Nightwish – “Storytime” Live at Wacken Open Air 2013

This live footage, filmed Nightwish’s performance held at the Wacken Open Air in Wacken, Germany on 3 August, 2013, is the official promotion video from their live DVD/Blur-ray “Showtime, Storytime” (Nuclear Blast, 2013). Floor Jansen’s voice is really impressive. I think she is the best vocalist in entire history of the band.

Storytime” is a first single cut from Nightwish’s seventh studio album “Imaginaerum” (Roadrunner, 2012).

*The excellent cover photo of this post is shared from Mondkringel Photography.

Lineup

  • Floor Jansen – Lead vocals
  • Tuomas Holopainen – Keyboards, Synthesizers
  • Emppu Vuorinen – Guitars
  • Jukka Nevalainen – Drums, Percussion
  • Marco Hietala – Bass, Backing vocals
  • Troy Donockley – Uilleann pipes, Tin whistle, Backing vocals

Lyrics

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 child-man’s heart…

A painter on the shore
Imagined all the world
Within a snowflake on his palm
Unframed by poetry
A canvas of awe
Planet Earth falling back into the stars

I am the voice of Never, Never Land
The innocence, the dreams of every man
I am the empty crib 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 home
The tale that reads you
A way to taste the night,
The elusive high
Follow the madness,
Alice you know once did

Imaginarium, a dream emporium!
Caress the tales
And they will dream you real
A storyteller’s game,
Lips that intoxicate
The core of all life
Is a limitless chest of tales…

I am the voice of Never, Never Land
The innocence, the dreams of every man
I am the empty crib 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, the dreams of every man
Searching heavens for another earth…

I am the voice of Never, Never Land
The innocence, the dreams of every man
I am the empty crib 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
—————-
Written by Tuomas Holopainen
© Nuclear Blast Records

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