Higher Than Hope

  • songfacts ®
  • Lyrics
  • This song is a tribute to Marc Brueland, a good friend of Nightwish Keyboard player and the songwriter Tuomas Holopainen, who died of cancer. Tuomas said that the first line of the chorus was taken from Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers, when Legolas says something along the lines of, "The red sun rises. Blood has been spilt this night." The second line of the chorus was a brief but accurate description of what Tuomas heard on the phone as he heard Marc drift off ("Drown without inhaling"). In addition, the other vocals in this song are that of the deceased, Marc Brueland. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Dark - Sydney, Australia
Please sign in or register to post comments.

Comments: 4

  • Michelle from South Yorkshire, United Kingdomi played it at my mothers funeral 18yrs ago & i sing it to myself when i'm really need my mam around me

    shelly from leicester
  • Sibella from Pretoria, South AfricaMAN! This song is so melancholising, it's painfully addictive. Beautiful, though. Heavy depressing songs are usually the best ones.
  • Sibella from Pretoria, --Good for your daughter!
  • Joe from Cochin, India.............
    "Passiontide
    An angel by my side
    But no Christ to end this war
    To deliver my soul from the sword
    Hope has shown me a scenery
    Paradise poetry
    With first snow I`ll be gone".....

    Like most of the other great songs from Nightwish, this too is pure meaningful poetry.
    That is why I keep listening to their older albums over and over again.
    But, only Tarja could have sung it the way it is.
    My 10 year old daughter too likes to listen to Nightwish instead of rap.
see more comments

Muhammad Ali: His Musical Legacy and the Songs he InspiredSong Writing

Before he was the champ, Ali released an album called I Am The Greatest!, but his musical influence is best heard in the songs he inspired.

Rosanne CashSongwriter Interviews

Rosanne talks about the journey that inspired her songs on her album The River & the Thread, including a stop at the Tallahatchie Bridge.

Tom Johnston from The Doobie BrothersSongwriter Interviews

The Doobies guitarist and lead singer, Tom wrote the classics "Listen To The Music," "Long Train Runnin'" and "China Grove."

How The Beatles Crafted Killer ChorusesSong Writing

The author of Help! 100 Songwriting, Recording And Career Tips Used By The Beatles, explains how the group crafted their choruses so effectively.

Sub Pop Founder Bruce Pavitt On How To Create A Music SceneSong Writing

With $50 and a glue stick, Bruce Pavitt created Sub Pop, a fanzine-turned-label that gave the world Nirvana and grunge. He explains how motivated individuals can shift culture.

Album Cover InspirationsSong Writing

Some album art was at least "inspired" by others. A look at some very similar covers.