Song of Myself

Album: Imaginaerum (2011)

Songfacts®:

  • This epic thirteen and a half minute track is divided into four parts and was inspired by Nightwish keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen's favorite poet Walt Whitman (1819–1892), and his famous free verse poem of the same name. The song includes a six-minute recitation of the Transcendentalist poem. He explained to Metal Hammer magazine: "I wanted to pay homage to him and do the lyrics in a way that he would possibly write. It's a real, open, thorough, personal catharsis – especially the spoken-word part."

Comments: 1

  • Bak from Khobar, Jordanamazing song specially it's inspired to the song writer of the band. the four parts are briefed from the original poem in serial and the ending guitar part is giving a meaning too.
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