Nightwish: The Islander Meaning
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The Islander Lyrics
At the end of day
Gazes the horizon
With seawinds in his face
Seasons all the same
And a ship without a name
Sea without a shore for the banished one unheard
He lightens the...
anonymous 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.
anonymous 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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