"The Islander" is the tenth track on symphonic power metal quintet Nightwish’s Dark Passion Play album. It was released as a single on May 21, 2008, and the video itself premiered on April 14, 2008.
On the day of release, "The Islander" topped the Finnish Charts, entering at #1 entirely on physical sales.
The song is highly influenced by folk music rather than the symphonic power metal Nightwish usually play, and uses only…
An old man by a seashore at the end of day
Gazes the horizon with sea winds in his face
Tempest tossed island, seasons all the same
Anchorage unpainted and a ship without a name