"White Night Fantasy" as written by and Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen....
Enchantress came to me
And said, meet me at the lake tonight

I hunt this song to the white
Through the shroud of snow I saw paradise
Peace, no more lies

Crestfallen soul
Rest for this night
Love is here
Right here under my wings

I dream of wolves
With them I run
For me she lengthened the night
I am home
I am in peace

Crestfallen soul
Rest for this night
Love is here
Right here under my wings


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"White Night Fantasy" as written by Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen

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    General Commentits kinda hard to see the meaning behind this song but its an amazing song
    lilcrowon July 13, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song used to make me cry

    Crestfallen soul
    Rest for this night
    Love is here
    Right here under my wings
    o0_Fly_0oon February 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is just someones dream of how perfect the world could be, as opposed to the amount of strife in it now
    HalitosisGnomeon February 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is all about finding peace in nature...if you are ever stressed out, try taking a walk in the woods on a winter's night and you will see exactly what the song means!
    rhennaon March 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI see this as a metaphore of the blissed resting of the soul when it is in peaceful sleep.
    Begins with an invitation to an oniric world, like a seductive snaring siren's chant that the dreamer follows and then is relieved from awakeness. Like a blank mind that worries no more, being now in a different layer of existence, resting for the night from the troubles of everyday life, embraced in unconciousness: free.
    Hedelexon May 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is quite unique I think, musically, for Nightwish. i really like it now though, and the lyrics are, once again for them, touching.
    thebigeman77on May 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentGod. I can't interpret this song at all. The first verse or so is sung so oddly (not badly, mind you) that all I can do is giggle at picturing Tarja's face while recording it. Ridiculous, I know.
    Sakelaon April 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentFirstly, i love this song mainly because you can tell by her voice that Tarja was smiling while she was singing this song. It's quite unique and she doesn't sound like this in any other Nightwish song.
    Please let me know if anyone else thought along these tracks though:
    Almost each line in the song adds up into the overall theme of a unfaithfulness.
    Through the shroud of snow (the relationship) i saw paradise (the enchantress)
    Running with wolves refers to the lust for adventure and in this case straying from a partner.
    The chorus and the part about lengthening the night seems to allude to the feeling of false security lying in someone else's arms.
    Maybe Im just taking everything metaphorically nowadays haha
    lickwidon January 05, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIt's a song about a child who is saved from suicide. Here's how I came to this point.
    The beginning of the song shows me a small girl within a home, a dagger resting over her heart. She prepares to bring it down, but just as the song begins to use the instruments the angelic figure (which is the second voice in the song) comes in and rests a hand over the girl's hands, and tells her to come meet her at a lake in the night.
    Curious, the girl agrees and at nightfall she follows the sound of the song (or the memory of it) to a simple lake. She sees the angelic creature again, who literally gives the girl a temporary paradise to escape the world's horrors.
    During this time the girl becomes one with the world, nature and its creatures, learning of it and finding that there are still some things in the world worth living for. The angelic creature literally has given the girl a night of rest and peace, one night to simply decide on the world and see if it is worth living for. And whether the girl decides to live or die, either way the angel gives her the rest she wants.
    Greenflameon February 03, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningPersonally I think this song in Tuomas's interpretation of King Arthur's meeting with "The lady of the Lake" when she gives him Excalibur and informs him he will become King. A great deal of nightwish songs draw meaning from different mythologies. Also the beggining of the song mention meeting the enchantress of at "the lake"
    SDLiteon April 28, 2010   Link

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