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'The Poet and the Pendulum' is the opening track of the album Dark Passion Play. The song is about Nightwish's main composer Tuomas Holopainen's life. It lasts almost 14 minutes, and is the longest song the band have made (Holopainen blogged in 2010 that a track from upcoming album Imaginaerum would surpass it in length, but in the end Song of Myself turned out about 20 seconds shorter). The music is highly inspired by soundtracks and film scores.

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    Goosebumps again and again [2]
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    Goosebumps again and again. A enormous masterpiece. I love every second of this song.
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    Floor is not fit for this song. :/
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    >2005 lol
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    R.I.P. Nightwish [3] Without Anette [2]
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    Mother and Father, so sad :'(
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    This is masterpiece of symphonic,gothic, and metal music.
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    R.I.P. Nightwish [2] Without Anette
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