"Stargazers" as written by and Thomas Bronzwaer John Mannix O'callaghan....
A grand oasis in the vastness of gloom
Child of dew-spangled cobweb, Mother to the Moon
Constellations beholders of the 3rd vagrant
Theater for the play of life

Tragedienne of heavens
Watching the eyes of the night
Sailing the virgin oceans
A Planetride for Mother and Child

Floating upon the quiet hydrogen lakes
In this ambrosial merrry-go-round they will gaze
Ephemeral life touched by a billion-year-show
Separating the poet from the woe

Floating upon the quiet hydrogen lakes
In this ambrosial merrry-go-round they will gaze
Ephemeral life touched by a billion-year-show
Separating the poet from the woe

Oracle of the Delfian Domine
Witness of Adam's frailty
Seer of the master prophecy
The stellar world her betrothed

Wanderers in cosmic caravan
Universal bond - The Starborn

A son in search for the truth
Following the pages of Almagest
Discovering the origin of dreams
Stargazers ride through the ancient realms

Floating upon the quiet hydrogen lakes
In this ambrosial merrry-go-round they will gaze
Ephemeral life touched by a billion-year-show
Separating the poet from the woe


Lyrics submitted by Fistan, edited by Faerion

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

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    General CommentHere is my interpretation:

    "A grand oasis in the vastness of gloom"
    Earth in the vastness of the dark universe.
    "Child of dew-spangled cobweb, Mother to the Moon"
    The cobweb is our solar-system. Dewdrops = the planets. Mother to the Moon = Earth.
    "Constellations beholders of the 3rd vagrant"
    Star constellations. 3rd vagrant = 3rd planet from the Sun = Earth. The constellations are the audience to the play of life.
    "Theater for the play of life"
    Earth is where life unfolds.

    "Tragedienne of heavens"
    Tragedienne can also mean the writer of tragedies, and the Earth is full of tragedies, especially when we are talking Nightwish. So the tragedienne of heavens is also the Earth. Fits with the theater nicely
    "Watching the eyes of the night"
    Eyes of the night = stars. It can be both the Earth and/or the astronomers (stargazers) watching the stars. I believe it is both.
    "Sailing the virgin oceans"
    Earth moving in the universe. AND astronomers/navigators sailing the seas and navigating by the stars.
    "A Planetride for Mother and Child"
    The Earth and the Moon moving. AND the people of Earth riding around the universe on the Earth.

    "Floating upon the quiet hydrogen lakes"
    Hydrogen is the basic material of the universe. AND hydrogen is part of the water molecule, the hydrogen lakes are thus also the oceans of earth. It is Earth and the sailors/navigators/astronomers floating.
    "In this ambrosial merry-go-round they will gaze"
    The Earth is spinning. The astronomers/navigators gazing at the sky as they move around the world and the Earth moves around.
    "Ephemeral life touched by a billion-year-show"
    Humans' short lives compared to the age of the universe
    "Separating the poet from the woe"
    The knowledge of the age of the universe is comforting to the poet.

    "Oracle of the Delfian Domine"
    Astrologists using the sky and Earth to foresee events, they are the Delfian Domine. The Earth is the Oracle.
    "Witness of Adam's frailty"
    Earth saw the dawn of mankind.
    "Seer of the master prophecy"
    Master prophecy = end of the Earth, or = end of the universe, or = the entire history of the universe. The Earth is the seer.
    "The stellar world her betrothed"
    Earth will eventually be destroyed and the matter from which it is made will rejoin all the matter in the universe and take a new form.

    "Wanderers in cosmic caravan"
    The nearest stars are part of our galaxy which is the cosmic caravan.
    "Universal bond - The Starborn"
    Univeral bond = gravity and the unity of the universe. Starborn = The Earth, born from the stars. Perhaps the starborn are also the stargazers.

    "A son in search for the truth"
    The Earth is the son. The son is also a stargazer(an astronomer/astrologist/navigator and so on).
    "Following the pages of Almagest"
    Almagest being a series of ancient books about the movement of celestial bodies. The Earth is following its patch. The stargazers are using/following the knowledge of Almagest.
    "Discovering the origin of dreams"
    Now moving on to dealing only with the stargazers. They discover the origin of dreams which I read as a metaphor for obtaining the knowledge of The Riddler, which is the knowledge of the answer to the universe and the meaning of life.
    "Stargazers ride through the ancient realms"
    Might be the notion of building spacecrafts capable of interstellar travel. Might be the Earth moving in space. Might be riding in the ancient knowledge. Might be all three!

    Well that ended up being long…
    andersapon March 13, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is great for those wanting a slightly higher vocabulary ^_^

    Musically it's pretty good too.
    AngryCitizenon August 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti really have no idea what this is about but i love the song. i think it is just about different parts of the Earth. i don't care i LOVE nightwish. :D
    angels_fall_firston March 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commentone of the most beautiful songs ever
    Ocean Soulon February 02, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"A grand oasis in the vastness of gloom
    Child of dew-spangled cobweb, Mother to the Moon
    Constellations beholders of the 3rd vagrant
    Theater for the play of life"

    = The Earth
    red_over_whiteon April 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentStargazers=the best song EVER
    paghon May 31, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"Tragedienne" is a phrase which refers to an actress; a woman who performs tragic roles in a theater.

    The Almagest is an ancient book which outlines the paths of stars and planets.

    This song definitely touches on the planets and stars. Makes me think just how special we are to be able to look up at the sky and see such amazing things.
    kashteljson August 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentStargazers is a beautiful song,

    when listening to it i dont only get the impression that it is about stars and planets, i think it tells a story of the "Tragedienne" being a lady of heaven(s), who watches the stargazers as
    they watch the sky.

    I am not sure why this lady would be named "Tragedienne".

    I am probably way off the actual meaning :p
    i.love.NIGHTWISHon December 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentStargazers is a beautiful song,

    when listening to it i dont only get the impression that it is about stars and planets, i think it tells a story of the "Tragedienne" being a lady of heaven(s), who watches the stargazers as
    they watch the sky.

    I am not sure why this lady would be named "Tragedienne".

    I am probably way off the actual meaning :p
    i.love.NIGHTWISHon December 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so incredible that I don't even care if I know what it means or not. Just listening to it makes me feel like it is the raw definition of magic
    TaraK1028on February 17, 2008   Link

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