"Last Ride Of The Day" as written by Tuomas Holopainen, Marko Hietala, Emppu Vuorinen and Jukka Nevalainen....
We live in every moment but this one
Why don’t we recognize the faces loving us so

What’s God if not the spark that started life
Smile of a stranger
Sweet music, starry skies
Wonder, mystery, wherever my road goes
Early wake-ups in a moving home
Scent of fresh-mown grass in the morning sun
Open theme park gates waiting for

Riding the day, every day into sunset
Finding the way back home

Once upon a night we’ll wake to the carnival of life
The beauty of this ride ahead such an incredible high
It’s hard to light a candle, easy to curse the dark instead
This moment the dawn of humanity
Last ride of the day
Last ride of the day

Wake up, dead Boy
Enter adventureland
Tricksters, magicians will show you all that’s real
Careless jugglers, snakecharmers by your trail
Magic of a moment
Abracadabra

Riding the day, every day into sunset
Finding the way back home

Once upon a night we’ll wake to the carnival of life
The beauty of this ride ahead such an incredible high
It’s hard to light a candle, easy to curse the dark instead
This moment the dawn of humanity
Last ride of the day

Once upon a night we’ll wake to the carnival of life
The beauty of this ride ahead such an incredible high
It’s hard to light a candle, easy to curse the dark instead
This moment the dawn of humanity
Last ride of the day

Once upon a night we’ll wake to the carnival of life
The beauty of this ride ahead such an incredible high
It’s hard to light a candle, easy to curse the dark instead
This moment the dawn of humanity
Last ride of the day


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"Last Ride of the Day" as written by Jukka Nevalainen Erno Vuorinen

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    General CommentThe carnival/theme park seems to be symbolic of life, so this song appears to be all about waking up to the moment and living your life, being positive rather than negative (It's hard to light a candle, easy to curse the dark instead) right up until the last ride of your life.

    I love the first line, "We live in every moment but this one, why don't we recognize the faces loving us so?" It sums the song up nicely, we are always looking to the future or are moping about the past. Be happy about the present.
    joca13on November 29, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI live in hope that one day I'll hear a Nightwish song that I actually understand.
    Rommieon February 21, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about when you're time is about come (like you only have a month to live) you make the most of it and do all that you wanted to do right before death.
    MetalRoxon March 10, 2013   Link
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    General CommentImaginareum is one of the best music albums of all time! It's so powerful and this song is one of the main cornerstone of this immense power. And I love it!
    Behzadon April 09, 2014   Link

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