White Pearl, Black Oceans

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White Pearl, Black Oceans is a symphonic metal song by the Finnish band Sonata Arctica.

Lyrics

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