“While Your Lips Are Still Red” is not an official Nightwish track, but Holopainen has stated that he is not comfortable with releasing any material under his own name. The Nightwish website clearly states that the song was written by Tuomas Holopainen and features him on keyboards, Marco Hietala on vocals and Jukka Nevalainen on drums. The song does not include guitars or female vocals. The videoclip accredits the song to Holopainen and Hietala, leaving out Nevalainen, who was not involved in the songwriting. The whispering in the background is done by Tuomas Holopainen.
The song has been played on concerts in various occasions, while guitarist Emppu Vuorinen and vocalist Anette Olzon have been backstage.