"Weak Fantasy" as written by and Marko Hietala Tuomas Holopainen....
These stories given to us all
Are filled with sacrifice and robes of lust
Dissonant choirs and downcast eyes
Selfhood of a condescending ape

Behold the crown of a heavenly spy
Forged in blood of those who defy
Kiss the ring, praise and sing
He loves you dwelling in fear and sin

Fear is a choice you embrace

Your only truth
Tribal poetry
Witchcraft filling your void
Lust for fantasy
Male necrocracy
Every child worthy of a better tale

Pick your author from à la carte fantasy
Filled with suffering and slavery
You live only for the days to come
Shoveling trash of the upper caste

Smiling mouth in a rotting head
Sucking dry the teat of the scared
A storytelling breed we are
A starving crew with show-off toys

Fear is a choice you embrace

Your only truth
Tribal poetry
Witchcraft filling your void
Lust for fantasy
Male necrocracy
Every child worthy of a better tale

From words into war of the worlds
This one we forsake with scorn
From lies, the strength of our love
Mother's milk laced with poison for this newborn

Wake up child, I have a story to tell
Once upon a time

Your only truth
Tribal poetry
Witchcraft filling your void
Lust for fantasy
Fantasy
Male necrocracy
Every child worthy of a better tale


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"Weak Fantasy" as written by Tuomas Holopainen Marco Hietala

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  • +5
    General CommentIt seems to be critical of religions that rely upon fear to control people.
    Ganondoxon June 06, 2015   Link
  • +4
    My OpinionI was shocked when this song came out, since in many of Nightwish's songs in the past consisted of some mention or another about religions and beliefs, especially Christianity. It was one of the things I loved about their music, how Tuomas seemed to be accepting of everything and had a fascination with it.

    Even in the previous album with "Last Ride of the Day", there's the line "what's God is not the spark that started life". Then we got slammed with this, with "Behold the crown of a heavenly spy / Forged in blood of those who defy / Kiss the ring, praise and sing / He loves you dwelling in fear and sin", and so forth. It makes me wonder what happened in those four years, and why Tuomas all of a sudden has taken this turn.

    I won't go too personal into it, and though I am very disappointed by this, all I really want to know is why his thoughts on it changed so much. From my own personal experience and I'm sure many of you have too, religion can be extremely toxic and hurtful, so I assume something along those lines must have happened towards him, so much so that he felt as if this needed to be written. I'm gonna sound petty here, but it soured the whole album for me. We go from listening to lyrics that explore beliefs in a beautiful way, to harshly speaking against a religion and marking it as false; a getaway from reality, which to some, may be true, but to others it's a way of life.

    Now, I see where he's coming from, but that doesn't change the fact that I think this is unnecessary. I understand that the whole concept of this album is evolution and how everyone came to be without the aid of some supernatural being, but was this really needed?
    Sapherdon March 06, 2016   Link
  • +3
    My InterpretationThis song is about relion, about how, no matter which religion we pick, we are just choosing a fantasy to believe in. (pick your author from a la carte fantasy)
    To fill with witchcraft (religion) our void (that life has no meaning).
    And thus we create a meaning for life thought fantasy, even thought every one (every new born child) deserve better then to worship death (necrocracy - Nietzche called the cristian priests the death worshipers); and should learn to worship life (nature) instead
    RicardoMSLannaon September 17, 2015   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationIt describes how everyone has a void in their soul. We are all trying to find a way to fill this void. And sometimes we fill it with bad things. Such as "witchcraft". We may even fill it with a faith in something that is in fact damaging and manipulative. We are at risk at being exploited.

    The world is in a terrible state due to people being corrupted. Lust for power or pleasure in manipulating others. This invites darkness into a world that our children will inherit. What have they done to deserve this?
    bluebottleblueon July 27, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General Comment@Yuuri Actually, there are many different comments you can make. When you go to make a comment, there are different types you can select (for example, General Comment, Memory, My Interpretation, Song Meaning, My Opinion, and so forth). For the comment I made, I selected "My Opinion", since that's what it is. It's simply my own opinion and take on this song, on the album.
    Sapherdon May 27, 2016   Link

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