Last Ride of the Day

Album: Imaginaerum (2011)
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Songfacts®:

  • This song was inspired by roller coaster rides. Nightwish keyboardist and chief songwriter, Tuomas Holopainen explained to Metal Hammer magazine: "I'm a fanatic when it comes to theme parks and roller-coasters. I've been to Disney World eight times now! Hollywood, Universal Studios, all this kinda stuff – it's so, so, so good and you feel like a kid again. Also, it's the perfect metaphor for life."
  • An orchestral version was used by Australia's national synchronized swimming team during their performance at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

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