Nightwish: Elvenpath Meaning
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Calling calming silence
Accompanied only by the full moon
The howling of a night wolf
And the path under my bare feet...
Hearing music from the deepest forest
Songs as a seduction...
anonymous May 21st 2012 report
I agree with some of the earlier posts. This song yes refers to LOTR but is NOT about it alltogether. This song is speaking of fantasy! If you read it refers to finish fatasies (Tapio, and Meilikki) then it also refers to other fastasies that we know (bilbo lotr, seven dwarves snow white). The quote read by marco (i belive thats who it is) is just a excerpt from one of the greatest fantasties of all time. The one that "started it all" you might say. There are other references (goblins, pixies), these dont necassarily fit under one fantasie tale. They are used in many tales and stories. This "elvenpath" is the path that all stories are reached by. The person/main charecter of the song is walking down the path and seeing all these fantasies. The elvenpath is what the main charecter is walking down and seeing all the different stories. Walk the elvenpath and you shall see all the "Folk of my fantasies" (or yours).
anonymous Sep 26th 2011 report
The Elvenpath can be also called "Fantasypath". This is the meaning of this song. Awake or not, everyone has a secret world(s) of fantasy in his/her mind. Who reads fantasy-style books and plays some RPG knows what I'm talking about. It's like a escape or ideal world we make.
anonymous Feb 22nd 2011 report
It's about the forging of the one ring.
anonymous Apr 16th 2007 report
I think it also has something to do with fantasy being a form of escape. Escaping from this world into one of your own. "It's the honesty of these worlds Ruled by magic and mighty swords/That makes my soul long for the past." I think its also about how our world maybe isn't all that nice and leaving and going to another one.
anonymous Feb 18th 2007 report
I think it's about how when you're a child the books you read are real to you, so real, in fact, that you are able to travel there in dreams. You are led down what they call the "Elvenpath" or the path to all your fantasy worlds.
anonymous Nov 14th 2006 report
Yes, the song clearly relating to (e.A.) the lord of the rings mainly because of the parts read by male voice (they really are from lotr).. But the whole text describes world of of fantasy as whole .. .. From my point of view it reader's feeling of/when reading fantasy/fairytale books .. Ithing it's quite obvious from the lyrics.. :)
anonymous Jun 6th 2006 report
Elvenpath is simply a fantasy tale. It could be while your sleeping 'As sleep takes me by my hand,magrigolds from the woods, carry me to neverland'. Could be in the medieval times. Could be on a journey. Its pure fantasy this song is.
For those who haven't heard of them, Nightwish are a Finnish metal band with a female opera-style singer. They've had about 5/6 albums out, I have 3. Now, the song, someone told me it's related to Lord Of The Rings, and I can see that. There is an excerpt read somewhere in the song that sounds like LOTR but I can't be sure. Someone post an interpretation to tell me if I'm right.
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