"Know Why The Nightingale Sings" as written by Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen, Erno Matti Juhani Vuorinen, Tuomas Lauri Johannes Holopainen, Tero Kalle Sakari Kinnunen, Jukka Antero Nevalainen, Tarja Soile Susanna Turunen and Erno Matti...
What does the free fall feel like?
Asks the boy with a spark in his eye
Know why the nightingale sings?
Is the answer to everything

Taking a step to a world unbound
Spinning my fantasies all around
Freed from the gravital leash
I swear the heaven's in my reach

Dancing with the spirit of the air
In this ocean so open and fair
Making love to the gods above
On my maiden voyage so bold

Landing safely to the blue lagoon
Don't know if this is the earth or the moon
Joy of living is no more a mask
The Eden I found will forever last

Migrating with the geese
My soul has finally found peace
Doesn't matter that man has no wings
As long as I hear the nightingale sing...



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"Know Why the Nightingale Sings" as written by Jukka Antero Nevalainen Erno Matti Juhani Vuorinen

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    General CommentThe song is about Tuomas finally being able to make music and to write "poems" as he calls them. It sounds like the view from someone writing for the first time who takes "a step to a world unbound/Spinning my fantasies all around". Knowing why the nightingale sings is like knowing why the writer writes.
    Zughiaqon August 27, 2007   Link
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    Song MeaningI disagree with you Emej. I saw the same interview, but i think his sister's answer and most importantly Tuomas's interpretation of what happened are different from what you said.

    Here's a little more detail on what was said in the interview.
    Tuomas's sister was very into parachuting and did it a lot, which made Tuomas (a boy at the time) curious, so he asked her why she spent so much time in that.
    She replied with a question "why does the nightingale sing?"

    The nightingale sings because it's what it lives for, it's what fulfills it and makes it feel alive. Just like Tuomas's sister with parachuting. This is all given with a very happy and inspiring undertone, which is reflected clearly in the lyrics and the music.

    I think your explanation was lacking that aspect, which, to me, is what makes this song so amazing.
    cabernalon March 26, 2012   Link
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    General CommentKnow why nobody posted any comment here
    Ocean Soulon February 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis reminds me of Peter Pan for some reason.
    spacepirateon April 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentReminds me of Romeo and Juliet
    Anilandon March 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentNice toughs, Zughiaq. At first time it reminded me on Petar Pan, but this is very interesting view.
    Vladimiriouson August 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAnybody thought about Cinderella ? I mean, in the Disney's version, there's a carol sung by Cindy (at least in the french version) which gives in English :
    "Sing, Nightingale, sing (2*)
    Aaaaah...in the night"
    Don't know if english lyrics look like that.
    shura22on December 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNightingale male bird sings at night to call female nightingales, to do.. something...
    EverDreamon March 31, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song fills me with hope, after listening to it i feel as though i could do anything!
    i.love.NIGHTWISHon April 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis sure is a happy song!
    Forbiddenloveon June 03, 2009   Link

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