Nightwish Storytime Lyrics

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It was the night before,
When all through the world,
No words, no dreams
Then one day,
A writer by a fire
Imagined all of Gaia
Took a journey into a childless heart

A painter on the shore
Imagined all the world
Within the snowflake on his palm
A dream of poetry,
I'll tell is over
Cutting in,
Falling back in to the stars

I am the voice of never, never land,
The innocence of dreams from every man,
I am the empty grave of Peter Pan,
A soaring kite against the blue, blue sky,
Every chimney, every moonlit sight
I am the story that will read you real,
Every memory that you hold dear

I am the journey,
I am the destination,
I am the whole mad tale
That grieves you
Away to taste the night,
Free and loose we fly!
Follow the madness,
How do you know what's real?

Imaginarium, a dream emporium!
Caress the tales
And they will read you real
A storyteller's game,
Inside he flicks the gate
The calling heart
Is a limitless chest of tales

I am the voice of never, never land,
The innocence of dreams from every man,
I am the empty grave of Peter Pan,
A soaring kite against the blue, blue sky,
Every chimney, every moonlit sight
I am the story that will read you real,
Every memory that you hold dear

I am the voice of never, never land,
The innocence of dreams from every man,
Searching heavens for another earth

I am the voice of never, never land,
The innocence of dreams from every man,
I am the empty grave of Peter Pan,
A soaring kite against the blue, blue sky,
Every chimney, every moonlit sight
I am the story that will read you real,
Every memory that you hold dear

I am the voice of never, never land,
The innocence of dreams from every man,
I am the empty grave of Peter Pan,
A soaring kite against the blue, blue sky,
Every chimney, every moonlit sight
I am the story that will read you real,
Every memory that you hold dear.
Imaginaerum Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Taikatalvi
  • 2 Storytime
  • 3 Ghost River
  • 4 Slow, Love, Slow
  • 5 I Want My Tears Back
  • 6 Scaretale
  • 7 Arabesque
  • 8 Turn Loose the Mermaids
  • 9 Rest Calm
  • 10 The Crow, the Owl and the Dove
  • 11 Last Ride of the Day
  • 12 Song of Myself: 1. From a Dusty Bookshelf / 2. All That Great Heart Lying Still / 3. Piano Black / 4. Love
  • 13 Imaginaerum
    CD 2
  • 1 Taikatalvi (instrumental)
  • 2 Storytime (instrumental)
  • 3 Ghost River (instrumental)
  • 4 Slow, Love, Slow (instrumental)
  • 5 I Want My Tears Back (instrumental)
  • 6 Scaretale (instrumental)
  • 7 Arabesque (instrumental)
  • 8 Turn Loose the Mermaids (instrumental)
  • 9 Rest Calm (instrumental)
  • 10 The Crow, the Owl and the Dove (instrumental)
  • 11 Last Ride of the Day (instrumental)
  • 12 Song of Myself (instrumental): 1. From a Dusty Bookshelf / 2. All That Great Heart Lying Still / 3. Piano Black / 4. Love
  • 13 Imaginaerum (instrumental)
    CD 3
  • 1 Rest Calm (demo version)


  • Written by: Erno Vuorinen, Jukka Nevalainen, Marko Hietala, Tuomas Holopainen
    Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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