Wish upon a star
Take a step enter the land
Walk through the air
Take my hand
Wishmaster's will
Join him the quest for dream
A make-believe
Is all we ever need
Wish upon a star
No matter who you are
The second star to the right
Harbinger's gate
Beyond the boundaries
Blossom ballet
In the great wide somewhere
Wish upon a star
Believe in will
The realm of the king of fantasy
The master of the tale-like lore
The way to kingdom I adore
Where the warrior's heart is pure
Where the stories will come true

A cub of the king betrayed by usurper
A girl in the rain swearing to her father's name
Belle the last sight for the dying gruesome
The beauties sleeping awaiting
Deep in a dream
For true love's first kiss

Bald Mountain Night
Devilheart endures but light
A mad aerial dance
Chernabog's succubi
Black Cauldron born
Gurgi's heart forlorn
Pig-keeper or hero
On a quest of augury
Maleficent's fury
The spindle so luring
Dragon fight, dying night
Dooming might
Apprentice of Yen Sid
Conducting the galaxy
Dreamer on mountaintop
Spellbound masquerade
The Sailor an idol for the six-year-old in me
The Phoenix of White Agony Creek
Enchantress, A mermaid in a tale as old as time
A Dragonslayer, The Awakener
Wish upon a star


Lyrics submitted by Fistan

Fantasmic Lyrics as written by Jukka Antero Nevalainen Erno Matti Juhani Vuorinen

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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    Taken from Wikipedia:

    The song's title and part of its main chorus are both references to the water-and-lights show entitled Fantasmic! that is shown at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando, Florida and at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. The lines "Where the Warrior's heart is pure. Where the stories will come true" reference the theme of Fantasmic!, which takes place in Mickey's dreamworld.

    References to Walt Disney are heard in the lines "Wishmaster's will - Join him in the quest for dream", "The realm of the king of fantasy", and "the master of the tale-like lore". Further, the line "The way to kingdom I adore" is a reference to the castle that leads into Fantasyland at the Disney theme parks.

    The chorus line "Wish upon a star" is taken from a song from Pinocchio while referring to the star as "the second star to the right" is a reference to Peter Pan.

    Other movies that are referenced are:

    * "The beauties sleeping awaiting deep in a dream for true love's first kiss" references both Snow White and Princess Aurora from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Sleeping Beauty, respectively.
    * Fantasia - The song mentions Chernabog and Yen Sid from the animation shorts Night on Bald Mountain/Ave Maria and The Sorcerer's Apprentice, respectively. Just before the first chorus is also the line "Blossom ballet in the great wide somewhere". The "blossom ballet" is a Fantasia reference to the segment Nutcracker Suite, while "in the great wide somewhere" is a Beauty and the Beast reference to a song Belle sings.
    * Sleeping Beauty - "A Dragonslayer, The Awakener" is a reference to Prince Philip, "Maleficent's fury/The spindle so luring" references the villain Maleficent and the spindle that Aurora pricks her finger on, and "Dragon fight, dying night, dooming might" is referring to Philip's battle with Maleficent.
    * The Black Cauldron - "Black Cauldron born, Gurgi's heart forlorn. Pig keeper or hero on a quest of augury."
    * The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast - "Enchantress, A mermaid in a tale as old as time." Both "Enchantress" and "a tale as old as time" are references to Beauty and the Beast while the "mermaid" refers to Ariel from The Little Mermaid. Even further, the line "Belle the last sight for the dying gruesome" is another direct reference to Beauty and the Beast. The song also has a moment where a line of dialogue from the Beast is heard.
    * Mulan - "A girl in the rain swearing to her father's name", referring to Mulan's decision to take her father's place in the Chinese army.
    * The Lion King - "A cub of the king betrayed by the usurper". This refers to Simba and Mufasa, the latter of whom is murdered by his brother Scar in order to become king.

    The references to famous Disney comic characters include:

    * Scrooge McDuck - "The Phoenix of White Agony Creek" refers to White Agony Creek where Scrooge McDuck found gold in his youth.
    * Mickey Mouse - The title takes the name of the performance Fantasmic!, and capitalizes the "m" for "Mic," short for "Mickey." There is also a reference to Mickey in the lines "Apprentice of Yen Sid conducting the galaxy. Dreamer on mountaintop, spellbound masquerade." This refers to his iconic role as the title character in The Sorcerer's Apprentice.
    * Donald Duck - "The Sailor an idol for the six-year-old in me" refers to Donald Duck with his famous sailor uniform, who is supposed to be Holopainen's favorite Disney character.
    ale5875on August 24, 2010   Link
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    Beautiful tribute to Walt Disney. It's a long song 8:30 but it doesn't bore for a sec. Amazing vocals by Tarja. Definitely one of the best on the "Wishmaster" album.

    Kworbon June 30, 2002   Link
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    It's not just to Walt, two of the movies it mentions were made after he died =).

    But still, I agree. A goth-metal tribute to Disney...who'd have thought it'd be possible, and even then, who would have believed it could be that awesome?

    MattStrikeron March 05, 2003   Link
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    I believe this is named after the show Fantasmic! at Disneyland and Fantasmic! Hollywood at Disney-MGM Studios. The show has many scenes from movies many of which are referenced to in this song.

    lazyboy97Oon April 24, 2004   Link
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    .....I know it's about Disney and I get most of the references, but.....There are two that I just cannot for the life of me figure out..."Girl in the rain swearing to her father's name" being one, and the other "Phoenix of White Agony Creek".

    It annoys me that I can't get them because I've seen most every Disney movie. Help?

    Satakielion March 03, 2006   Link
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    You know, for the longest time, I was wondering about the "girl in the rain swearing to her father's name"...I love Disney, but couldn't for the life of me figure that out! Then, I was just listening to the song and reading the lyrics and I think it clicked...could it be Mulan? When she's in the rain, preparing to go to war instead of him? That's the closest thing I could come down to. I'm not sure of the other one though!

    giggyjellojiggyon March 13, 2006   Link
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    The one thing that always sticks with me about this song is the pair of harmonized flutes in the beginning of part III... It's probably the only song I like by Nightwish that contains flutes.

    James_Ton October 02, 2006   Link
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    this song is an amazing tribute to disney. i love the third part about fantasia. i love fantasia.

    erikskitty91on December 06, 2006   Link
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    The only reference I can find to White Agony Creek is in an old reference to Scrooge McDuck's adventures. Yea, the girl in the rain does sound like Mulan too.

    sxm342on March 29, 2007   Link
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    .....About the 'Phoenix'....Was Fantasia 2000 out when he wrote this? It could be about the Rite Of Spring segment.....

    Satakielion July 05, 2007   Link

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