This is not a happy song for a peaceful Sunday morning. It is one of my favourite songs by Nightwish, before studying the lyrics actually.

The lyrics are dark. They deal with the effects people wreak upon one another, primarily via war. One of the strongest lines for me is: ‘Welcome to paradise, Soldier.’
This is deeply sarcastic. War is terrible for everyone, and most of all, those affected on the battlefield.

The song offers no solution. It’s merely a description of the sad state of the world we’re in. This song was released in 2004, and now, all these years later, it’s still just as relevant as it was back then.

Song Lyric Sunday – Planet Hell – Nightwish

This is not a happy song for a peaceful Sunday morning. It is one of my favourite songs by Nightwish, before studying the lyrics actually.

The lyrics are dark. They deal with the effects people wreak upon one another, mostly via war. One of the strongest lines for me is: ‘Welcome to paradise, Soldier’
This is deeply sarcastic. War is bad for everyone, and most of all those affected on the battlefield.

The song offers no solution. It’s merely a description of the sad state of the world we’re in. This song was released in 2004, and now, all these years later, it’s still just as relevant as it was back then.

Planet Hell – Nightwish

Denying the lying
A million children fighting
For lives in strife
For hope beyond the horizon

A dead world
A dark path
Not even crossroads to choose from
All the blood red
Carpets before me
Behold this fair creation of God!

My only wish to leave behind
All the days of the Earth
This everyday hell of my kingdom come

The 1st rock thrown again
Welcome to hell, little Saint
Mother Gaia in slaughter
Welcome to paradise, Soldier

My 1st cry never ending
All life is to fear for life
You fool, you wanderer
You challenged the gods and lost

Save yourself a penny for the ferryman
Save yourself and let them suffer
In hope
In love
This world ain’t ready for The Ark
Save yourself a penny for the ferryman
Save yourself and let them suffer
In hope
In love
Mankind works in mysterious ways

Save yourself a penny for the ferryman.

Lyrics submitted by Idan
Planet Hell Lyrics as written by Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen
Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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Links used in this post: https://songmeanings.com/songs/view/3530822107858504365/

Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planet_Hell


Song Lyrics Sunday is a prompt by Jim Adams, other entries can be found here: https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2021/05/08/states-of-being/

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