What does Wish I had an Angel mean?

Nightwish: Wish I had an Angel Meaning

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Wish I had an Angel Lyrics

Deep into a dying day
I took a step outside an innocent heart
Prepare to hate me fall when I may
This night will hurt you like never before

Old loves they die hard
Old lies they die harder
I wish I had an angel
For one moment of love
I wish I...


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    Oct 2nd 2012 !⃝

    As a matter of fact the song refers to a myth in Scandinavian mythology. I read somewhere else that it is about a Valkyrie who desired a human but since she was immortal she could not be with him (thus the references to lust, virgin undone etc). Nevertheless she still wanted to be with him so when Odin found out he 'burnt her angel wings to dust' thus rendering her mortal so as to spend her life with the mortal man. I am not certain but I am pretty sure that is correct

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    Jun 17th 2015 !⃝

    This music is another message from mentally ill satanists, they are using sarcasm of what they are doing to other good people (burning angel wings to dust). We can see a lot of goth bands videos that clearly instigue people to commit suicide (search for some videos of Tristania and you will understand what i am talking about). The only thing good we can take from this kind of bands is the instrumental, the lyrics is pure bullshit. You can see the same sarcasm in the lyrics of Bye bye beautiful that talks of the favorites "plays" that the tormented children do with genetic. They say that they get this far to fell my hate but they will only find my despise. Tremble abominations for you will never win!!! never!!!

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  3. anonymous
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    Feb 6th 2014 !⃝

    To me... This song is about a man who thought hos girlfriend/wife was a perfect angel, something happened that made him think otherwise. Perhaps she had an affair.
    After some time he still loves her "old loves they die hard" but he can't forget of the betrayal. "Old lies they die harder"
    He wishes he had his angel back even for one night so he can feel her love once more.

  4. anonymous
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    Sep 16th 2013 !⃝

    It's simple really. Replace the word Angel with the word pu55y. :-)

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  5. anonymous
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    Jan 2nd 2013 !⃝

    Soo, dear folks. I see that some of you found some high and mighty meaning between the lines, and some of you think that Tuomas just wanted to... you know... a virgin.
    I think, I've read too many fanfictions, so I won't say much. I'm afraid that I would see just what I want to see. So I'll just tell you two things:
    - Tarja was nicknamed 'Angel'
    - She was married to Marcelo
    Understand, what I mean?

  6. anonymous
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    Sep 23rd 2012 !⃝

    Burning angelwings to dust
    I wish I had your angel tonight ...

    well ... it's clear ! satanists

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  7. anonymous
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    Jul 11th 2012 !⃝

    Yes, but the expression is blasphemous. Did they say in an interwiew what exacktly they meant and why did they choose these words for the song?

  8. anonymous
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    Jun 23rd 2012 !⃝

    The song is an extraordinarily poetic way of expressing the author's desire to have sex with a virgin.

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