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“The Islander” is the tenth track on symphonic metal band Nightwish’s Dark Passion Play album. It was confirmed to be the album’s fifth single on the website Nightwish-World on February 23, 2008, only a week after the fourth single, “Bye Bye Beautiful”, was released.
On the day of release, “The Islander” topped the Finnish Charts, entering at #1 entirely on physical sales.
As some of Nightwish’ other songs (including for example “Creek Mary’s Blood” from Once), the song is highly influenced by folk music rather than the symphonic power metal they usually play, and uses only acoustic guitars, rather than electric. It is fully acoustic, except the use of some keyboard effects and drums, though folk-inspired. Marco Hietala sings the whole song with backing vocals... Read on...
Song lines: ♪ That's me locked inside reality's maze ... A nightingale in a golden cage ... Cant someone, make my heavy heart light ♫
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