"Flag in the Ground" as written by and Toni Kakko....
In the days when lands were few,
And man sometimes had no chance
But sell his soul to his landlord to make a living
In far and away country,
They gave acres of land away for free,
To all able to claim it
Ships sailed across the great seas,
Fortunes were made and dreams shattered
Sometimes couples were torn apart,
For all they could afford, was one ticket.

Leaving my life behind
My young love and the unborn
Only have a lock of her hair
And burning love inside

After forty work-filled days and sleepless nights,
The sails are lit by the lights of Boston
And here we go
Off the ship! towards the adventure,
The one to define our lives.
Daily grind and a tiny room.

I got here safe, love.
I have an address, until spring, then I shall race for the land,
Hope to hear from you soon

Her letter reads

Please let me know everything's alright
Thinking about you, though you're out of sight
Every night, when I'm turning in, my tears find me.
Please hurry, dear, come back and rescue me

Now that I have made the dollars we need for the dream.
The best horse I've ever seen,
A carriage and everything I need
I will make my way to the great unknown
Every moment I wish you were here with me now

Please let me know everything's alright

No, I'm not a stranger, among the people in here
Yet I have never felt so alone
At high noon the sound will boom,
And I will start racing for the
Land we can call home.

I stuck my
Flag in the ground, screaming 'n shouting,
I've never felt so proud, love!
We are free from eternal serfdom!
I'm gonna bring you home, my light!

Nine, eight, seven, six, counting the days. solo!
Five, four, three, two, together forever! solo!

I made my way into the great unknown
Land by the river, and a new built home.
I am the land and the land is me
Freedom is everything and we are free

I made my way into the great unknown
Land by the river, and a new built home.
Every night, when I'm looking at the full moon rising
I hold you and know that we are free


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"Flag in the Ground" as written by Toni Kakko

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    General CommentThis song really reminds me of "the Cage". Probably cause both songs speak of freedom and it's great value.

    Can't wait for The days of Grays. to come out
    evilMoWon September 13, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty thrilled that SA made such an upbeat song with a happy ending. So catchy, too.
    Kamisamaaon September 23, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningThis song is pretty self-explanatory. This guy can't afford to live where he's at, so he has to get a job overseas (In America; 'The sails are lit by the lights of Boston'). Just like with the song Deathaura, I'd have to say this originated in Europe, but probably in the late 18th/early 19th centuries. Based on this, I am inclined to say it happened around the time of the Irish Potato Famine. So, the character in the song came to America, made enough money over time to become a landowner, and brought his wife and kid over (The song says 'My young love and the unborn,' but the video shows the wife holding a child, making it NOT unborn). Then they were able to live happily.

    This song is probably one of my favorites from the new album. It helps that they sang it at the concert I went to on September 19th. Good lyrics and good music, even though people say the song sucks in comparison to older Sonata Arctica albums, based on a lack of hooks and the like. However, I find the simplicity of this album to actually be quite intriguing.
    RyuheiAoion October 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentExcellent song! I think it may be a sequel to "My Land"
    chaosawakeningon August 15, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe whole idea behind the song is quite simple
    around the time USA was first discovered,
    they were giving land away to whichever white got there first.

    The guy goes there, makes enough money to provide for his family back home
    (presumably England or Ireland) and finally races for the land and wins it.
    And they all live happily ever after.

    On a personal note, I dont think this album is better or worse than their previous ones,
    I just think its different. A band cant have the same sound all the way through.
    They have to vary it once in a while. I like it anyway.
    SAognenovskion September 06, 2010   Link

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