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Nightwish: The Islander Meaning

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The Islander Lyrics

An old man by a seashore
At the end of day
Gazes the horizon
With seawinds in his face
Tempest-tossed island
Seasons all the same
Anchorage unpainted
And a ship without a name

Sea without a shore for the banished one unheard
He lightens the...

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    anonymous
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    Apr 9th, 4:53pm report


    My interpretation of the Islander is that it is about an old man who has lost everything and everyone has ever loved. The island represents his confinement to the world, and his loneliness. The boat represents his path to Heaven. In the end of the song, there are the lyrics "Anchor to the water, seabed far below, grass still in his feet, and a smile beneath his brow." This either means that the man died naturally or killed himself, but either way he is not sad about leaving.



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    anonymous
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    Nov 9th, 2015 11:55pm report


    The song is about a man who gets lost at sea. his ship becomes his island metaphorically, its a moving island and the song is about everything in his life he leaves behind. Memories are brought up with Annette's voice in a way and its basically that.




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