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Nightwish: The Riddler Meaning


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The Riddler Lyrics

Riddler Riddler ask me why
The birds fly free on a mackerel sky
Ask me whither goes the wind
Whence the endless tick-tick stream begins

Make me guess if the earth is flat or round
Set a guessing if fantasies are unbound
If tales aren't...

  1. anonymous
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    Nov 9th 2007 report

    This song from what I believe is about knowing the fact that not everything in the world can be found out. Once something new comes out, it's suddenly a whole new thing to learn.

    'Riddler Riddler ask me why
    The birds fly free on a mackerel sky
    Ask me whither goes the wind
    Whence the endless tick-tick stream begins'

    I am guessing that this part is spoken through somebody who thinks they know everything and the "Riddler" has come to challenge their knowledge.

    'As you wish
    For kingdom come
    The one to know all the answers
    You think you dwell in wisdoms sea
    Still sweet ignorance is the key
    To a poet's paradise
    Challenge the Riddler and you will see'

    The chorus I believe is spoken through somebody who is disproving the person who thinks they know all. That could be "The Riddler" singing. 'You think you dwell in wisdom's sea...'; that part is deliberately saying "So you think you know everything?"

    'For nature hates virginity
    I wish to be touched
    Not by the hands of where's and why's
    But by the Oceans' minds'

    That part could be hazy, but I think it's spoken through the person who thinks they found out everything, and they're finally backing down. They realize that they really don't know everything. And now they're only saying "okay, now I'm just gonna learn what I can learn".

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