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.
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