"Elvenpath" as written by Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen, Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen, Tero Kalle Sakari Kinnunen, Jukka Antero Nevalainen, Tarja Soile Susanna Turunen and Erno Matti Juhani Vuorinen....
In the sheltering shade of the forest
Calling calming silence
Accompanied only by the full moon
The howling of a night wolf
And the path under my bare feet,
The Elvenpath

Sung, female:
Hearing music from the deepest forest
Songs as a seduction of sirens
The elf-folk is calling me

Tapio, Bear-king, Ruler of the forest
Mielikki, Bluecloak, Healer of the ill and sad
Open the gate and let me follow the uncarven path

The way to the lands
Where as a hero I stand
The path where Beauty met the Beast
Elvenpath
It's the honesty of these worlds
Ruled by magic and mighty swords
That makes my soul long for the past
Elvenpath

The moonwitch took me to a ride on a broomstick
Introduced me to her old friend home gnome
Told me to keep the sauna warm for him

At the grove I met the rest - the folk of my fantasies
Bilbo, Sparhawk, goblins and pixies
Snowman, Willow, trolls and the seven dwarves
The path goes forever on

The way to the lands
Where as a hero I stand
The path where Beauty met the Beast
Elvenpath
It's the honesty of these worlds
Ruled by magic and mighty swords
That makes my soul long for the past
Elvenpath

Spoken, male:
Long ago,
In the early years of the Second Age,
Great elven smiths forged rings of power.

Sung, female:
As I return to my room
And as sleep takes me by my hand
Madrigals from the woods
Carry me to neverland
In this spellbound night
The world's an elvish sight
In this spellbound night
The world's an elvish sight

But then, the Dark Lord learned
The craft of ring making and made the master ring.


Lyrics submitted by Fistan

"Elvenpath" as written by Jukka Antero Nevalainen Erno Matti Juhani Vuorinen

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    General CommentIt pays homage to fantasy and the places it takes your imagination. It makes me think of a girl lying in bed under an open window surrounded by all these books and then being swept away to the same fantasy worlds she had been reading about that day. But it turns out she was just having a dream about all the wonderful things in her books.
    Atagamay41on July 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgrrrreat!! love it.
    fisuon September 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnd really, she sings elvenBath! No mistaking that b-sound. This is, as pointed out on some IRC channel, about "nekkid elves gettin' wet".
    nidhoggron December 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song rocks I like the way Tarja talks its cool.
    SinofSinson February 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is ridiculous.. i laugh so much at these lyrics.. no diss to nightwish thom they're sound is good..
    RichardLGon April 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentActually nidhoggr I always thought Tarja pronounced the p in path as a g. As in "the elvengoth" instead of elvenpath. Makes even less sense then bath.
    Armon May 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI usually like Nightwish's lyrics but this one really is silly.
    Equilanon May 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI admit that the song is somewhat childish, but listeners have to relieze that Nightwish has progressed so much from this song that, we have higher expectations of the group. Anyway, I think that this song is about longing for something different in our lives, something more mystical and magical. It's all a dream.
    novadreamon June 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt is childish, but isn't ever dream of our hearts childish?

    it is about longing for a diffrent world, world of books, world of dreams. world of witches, Bilbo, elves, Beauty and the beast...
    Lothmírilon September 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAtagamay41 has got it right on.

    "At the grove I met rest-the folk of my fantasies
    Bilbo, Sparhawk, goblins and pixies,
    Snowman, Willow, trolls and the seven dwarfs
    The path goes forever on"

    Also, the background dialogue about 3 minutes in is from Lord of the Rings. It's simply an homage to fantasy stories.
    kashteljson August 06, 2007   Link

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