Saga at Mount Tireney


First of them true loves
Singing on the shoulders of an angel
Without care for love ‘n loss

– Nightwish – Ghost Love Score (Once)

Song of Myself (Imaginaerum)


In the movie Song of Myself refers not only to the song itself, but to all the lyrics Thomas Whitman has been keeping inside his safe in general. Aside the lyrics, there’s also a memory of him going to circus with Gem, of course, which has it’s own symbolism, but I won’t cover it here and will save that for another time.

I was curious if it was possible to read the lyrics that were shown, so I watched the movie again and took some screenshots.

Note: To open a screenshot in full size, you have to right-click on it, choose “Copy Image Location”, then paste it in the location bar and remove “?w=656” at the end of the link. Or you can simply save the screenshot to your computer, then it will be in full size automatically.

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Nightwish – Alpenglow (analysis)


Some time ago I’ve already talked a bit about Alpenglow here, and now I have a few more things to add, so I decided to go with a full-scale song analysis.

Disclaimer: this is my take on the song based on my own feelings and experiences, so I have no right to claim that my interpretation is entirely correct, it’s just an expression of how I feel about it from my own perspective.

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