I stand alone in the darkness
The winter of my life came so fast
Memories go back to childhood
To days I still recall

Oh how happy I was then
There was no sorrow there was no pain
Walking through the green fields
Sunshine in my eyes

I'm still there everywhere
I'm the dust in the wind
I'm the star in the northern sky
I never stayed anywhere
I'm the wind in the trees
Will you wait for me forever?


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Forever Lyrics as written by Timo Tapio Tolkki

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    I think this song is about a man that has died. He says the "winter" of his life has come, meaning that the end of his life has come, as winter is the end of the year. He is saying that he is the dust in the wind, the stars in the sky and the wind in the trees. In other words, his spirit will live forever. This is one of the few songs that nearly made me cry when I first heard it.

    Jutahon October 26, 2004   Link
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    Jutah is very much correct. Timo Tolkki composed this song for his father who passed away, and it's most likely about remembering the good times they shared and that he will always remember him.

    Draksvanson June 26, 2010   Link
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    the lyric is so clear, it's about a man remember his childhood. i love this song... beatifull lyric!!!!

    bigstupidpigon August 11, 2002   Link
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    yeah this is about his childhood... but i mean, wow, this is like a Stratovarius classic! what a song!!! Stratovarius is one of the best metal bands there is.. although this song is not metal... how come no one comments on Stratovarius, this is an awsum band...

    Serdar_The_Greaton September 07, 2002   Link
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    This song is probably the most beautiful song ive ever heard...

    Chibilionon September 24, 2002   Link
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    I just saw them live yesterday and I felt goosebumps when they played this song, It's so melacholic you can't help but love It, Strato I'll never forget you guys!

    ashlekon October 18, 2006   Link
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    if only they would ever come to singapore.. if only bands like them ever do..

    lzhon February 12, 2007   Link
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    i agreed the songs is about the childhood of the character (wich names is unknow in this case) but he remebers his childhood when he (form what i understood) its about to die, and he has a flashback of his life on that moment

    R@iDenon November 11, 2007   Link
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    I completely agree with Jutah. The last verse is about him being everywhere around us.

    This song is so beautiful.

    Traveller69on July 20, 2008   Link

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