"Wildfire, Part: II - One with the Mountain" as written by and Toni Kakko....
"Hello"

So here I walk up the road back home,
This place is me, my skin, blood and bones
You'd have to remember in order to fear me
"Your past will now burn down your town"

There is a mountain, in the horizon
Rebuilding the fire, the flames are arising
I am the flint and the kindler they need

This is where we used to live
You were scared. You all were.
You cast me out, all for one, family.
You draw my blood, they will burn down your town

There is a mountain, in the horizon
Rebuilding the fire, the flames are arising
Strong is the fear, and the anger it breeds

I can take all the blame, for the sake of my name
Our blood on your hands, running hot in my veins
They say "Do yourself well and stay away from your family" what?

Build a wall on the hill and write a book out of fear
Then aim a gun at your son to keep him safe from us
You´re not foolish, you're insane. They would die for me. Twice.

Build a wall on the hill, write a book out of fear
You are out of your minds, blind; your love´s the killing kind

Children play,
Your riddles and games
Are hurtful, this pains me to know, they will teach them to fear.
But if anything, they teach them to hate
The bells of my fate play my songs,
But I don´t want to dance anymore
But I don´t want to dance anymore
Cause I don´t want to dance with fire!

Love is the infinite power
You´re gonna sing when the mountain tells you,
Now, you'll sing, you'll bow, as we dance around you
In a dream, you believe, you have seen our soul,
You have seen our heart,
You have seen through the wall,
You have seen what we are,
But what have you learned?

I can take all the blame, for the sake of my name
Our blood on your hands, running hot in the veins
They say: "Do yourself well and stay away from your family" what?

Build a wall on the hill, write a book out of fear
Aim a gun at your son, keep him safe from us
You're not foolish, you're insane. They will love me till death

Build a wall on the hill, write a book out of fear
Aim a gun at your sons, make them all read it
You are out of your minds, your love is the killing kind

Write a book about us, family infamous
Memorize every leaf, every word, every phrase
See your name on the last page
Consumed by fire

The bells of my fate play a song, but I don´t want to dance anymore
But I don´t want to dance anymore
Cause I don´t want to dance with fire!

The innocence slain, the price you have paid
So tonight, if you teach your own children to hate
Remember to tell of both heaven and hell
Never open those gates for the weak

Because we're up on the mountain
We are one with the mountain
Cause we are the mountain, one with the Mountain
Wildfire Mountain
Wildfire


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"Wildfire, Pt. 2: The One With The Mountain" as written by Toni Kakko

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    Song MeaningI keep reading people mention that the song has an underlying environmental theme, and the voiceover in wildfire III certainly suggests that, but I simply don't get that vibe from this song, or it's predecessor.

    If you look at this song as part of a whole (Wildfire from Reckoning Night, and then Wildfire II and Wildfire III on Stones Grow Her Name), the obvious meaning is that:

    There is a man who (believes he) is unfairly scapegoated for problems in a town due tot he acts of some of his family members. In a fit of rage, he tries to burn down the town (Wildfire).

    In Wildfire II, the son of the narrator in Wildfire returns to find that the townsfolk have created a dark mythos regarding his family line. The family is now a sort of "boogeyman", and the man is appalled at all the hate that is thrown towards his family name and concerned that he will be unfairly persecuted because of his lineage. He has moments of anger, but on reflection realizes that the history between his family and the town forms a terrible cycle of violence, with the whole family being unfairly persecuted for the acts of a few, until someone in the family snaps and does something horrible, which causes the town to hate and fear the family even more. The narrator realizes that if he succumbs to anger because of the townsfolk hateful ways, he'll just be continuing the cycle.

    I'm about to go off the deep end here:

    In Scandinavian folklore, trolls are oftentimes depicted as outsiders and antagonists against societies. In the last hundred years, some modernists retelling have also painted trolls as victims of urban sprawl and the destruction of nature. If we were to run with this theme, it would fit in especially well with Wildfire III, but what about I and II? No idea. Maybe the "family infamous" in question take the role of the troll, and by fleeing into the mountains become representatives of the wildnerness. In this light, the cycle of violence between the unnamed family and the unnamed town is an allegory of the relationship between Man and his attempts to control nature.
    MaidOMetalon February 05, 2014   Link
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    General CommentObviously this is about the environment, but it's also odd how there is a Caananite theme given to this song. Either interpretation fits.
    And am I only one who thinks the emphasis and dynamics, speed, etc, are meant to mimic sobbing.
    craniiferon June 17, 2012   Link

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