White Pearl, Black Oceans
White Pearl, Black Oceans is a symphonic metal song by the Finnish band Sonata Arctica.
I was born and raised by the sea, shy yet proud Learned to stay away from the crowd In my home, my lighthouse One hundred one steps round and down New Year's Eve, one night on the town Can change one night into eternity All I could see—her eyes We got caught in the moment, all of the night Taken beyond all lines In silence, leaving them all behind She had found her sails for the following night The town for her was getting way too small She promised to be mine Forever, for that one night Moments, passion, small defeats Concealed emotions found in me You gave life to a brand-new me Crossing the wintery fields, the first hour of morning light Warmed by the flame inside The lasting memory of the ending night I never had the chance to stop what hit me What broke my bones and mauled me After hours of deep, unwilling sleep in a cold shelter I fell back in the dark and the hours of the day passed A nightmare awakes me, blinking light There's no guide—blind shipes in the night! Oh, blood-red moon, eat away the night! Darkness covers my lonely soul No-one to feed the dying light Good morn, oh dreadful day I prayed the moon had lit the sea instead of me for the sails at night "Please tell me everything is alright..." My voice in the room broke the silence— Everybody killed me with their eyes What I was to hear made the people cry Impossible for me to keep the tears inside "All on board the White Pearl have died Coastal reef has tolled their lives And you are the light of the night!" One thing I remember, before I fell on the ground Although I never saw the face, a name was inked in his arm Love can be like poetry of demons Or maybe God loves complex irony The family name stated, I had seen before Written on her front door "Silence in the courthouse!" A presence in the room we both could feel The father of her unborn child and me All on board the White Pearl have died, Coastal reef has tolled their lives while I was the guide light Back to my tower, run, run, run Light is out... I hope to see black oceans beneath rise and swallow me <interlude> One step will take me back inside, another sees my end No-one can love the man who guarded the light one faithful night Flaming eyes I must confront, before I am stated free Defining innocence is hell, after all that has passed Building new walls inside my eternal night Although they took my heart and dried me up, sometimes I still bleed Show me the way (show me the way) The light will show me a way on the grisly reefs Too many dead ends I see No soul can save me, the respect I lost, the measure of a man <interlude> Ten thousand steps down Round and round One night on the town, and I'm hellbound (Black oceans beneath, come and swallow me) All on board the White Pearl have died Coastal reef, come claim my life (Black oceans beneath, come and swallow me) My little tower Seal my fate Help me pay back—end their hate (Black oceans beneath, come and swallow me) One direction—down, down, down Pitch black night for my old town (Black oceans beneath, come and swallow me) <interlude> I hereby commit the body to the deep To be turned into corruption Looking for the resurrection of the body When the Sea shall give up her dead In the life of the world to come Through our Lord, Amen