Friday, September 09, 2005

Urgent: My Friend Needs Help!

Can anybody help?! My friend needs help with these lyrics. It's Wishmaster by Nightwish. This is the first time I hear about this singer or band.

It sounds religious, right? Please, any comments about its explanation or background will do. What or who is Shalafi ?

Master!
Apprentice!
Heartborne, 7th Seeker
Warrior!
Disciple!
In me the Wishmaster

Master!
Apprentice!
Heartborne, 7th Seeker
Warrior!
Disciple!
In me the Wishmaster

Elbereth
Lorien

A dreamy-eyed child staring into night
On a journey to storyteller`s mind
Whispers a wish speaks with the stars the words are silent in Him
Distant sigh from a lonely heart
"I`ll be with you soon, my Shalafi"
Grey Havens my destiny

Master!
Apprentice!
Heartborne, 7th Seeker
Warrior!
Disciple!
In me the Wishmaster

Silvara
Starbreeze

Sla-Mori the one known only by Him
To august realms, the sorcery within
If you hear the call of arcane lore,
Your world shall rest on Earth no more
A maiden elf calling with her cunning song
"Meet me at the Inn of Last Home"
Heartborne will find the way!

Master!
Apprentice!
Heartborne, 7th Seeker
Warrior!
Disciple!
In me the Wishmaster

Master!
Apprentice!
Heartborne, 7th Seeker
Warrior!
Disciple!
In me the Wishmaster

Wishmaster
Crusade for Your will
A child, dreamfinder
The Apprentice becoming...

Master!
Apprentice!
Heartborne, 7th Seeker
Warrior!
Disciple!
In me the Wishmaster

Master!
Apprentice!
Heartborne, 7th Seeker
Warrior!
Disciple!
In me the Wishmaster

Master!
Apprentice!
Heartborne, 7th Seeker
Warrior!
Disciple!
In me the Wishmaster


Thanks!

8 comments:

aNarki-13 said...

hmm... got it, check it out:

"Wishmaster – starting with the chorus, the title song is a fan favorite. At first I didn´t like it, but the more I heard it the more it got to me. The guitar riffing is slithering towards great and fast melody. The lyrics contain references to The Lord of the Rings (Elbereth and Lorien) and more for DragonLance (Sla-Mori, meaning secret path; Starbreeze, last name of Princess Alhana of the Silvanesti elves; Silvara, the name of a silver dragon; and Shalafi, meaning master); and I think its about yearning for a fantasy world. The solo is simple, yet great. Being the title track, it cannot be bad but great."

from Encyclopedia Metallum

hmm.. i like "over the hills and far away more".. find it, hear it, read the lyrics. oh and if your friend can, get their CenturyChild Album, its their most popular.

Tarja's voice is from Heaven


Cheers friend!

aNarki-13 said...

oh and dragonlance is a fantasy book series, read more Here !


cheers!

Morbid Smile said...

Hey thanks alot for all of those information. This will certainly help my friend. Well, she was given few lines from the lyrics and was asked to guess what is it! We've been thinking of some hidden meaning behind the words. The lines were " A dreamy-eyed child staring into night
On a journey to storyteller`s mind
Whispers a wish speaks with the stars the words are silent in Him
Distant sigh from a lonely heart
"I`ll be with you soon, my Shalafi"
Grey Havens my destiny" These same lines were printed on a CD cover of the band. But the word "whisper" was changed with the word "Zohispers". Now there is another question: What does Zohisper mean!!?

We are still looking for the answer. She has one of their albums but I don't know if it's CenturyChild Album. I'll look for it for myself. They sound interesting.

I have heard about that dragonlance but haven't read it before. Thanks for the link friend :)

Truth About Iraqis said...

Nightwish rely quite a bit on folklore and have unfortunately gone the way of homage to JRR Tolkien as many bands have done.

But our rockin friend Anark13 is right. This (Wishmaster) is the fans' fave album.

Anark13, Over the Hills, which? Led Zepplin or Gary Moore's?

German metallers Blind Guardian are knee-deep in Tolkien lore.

Manowar used some early Greek mythology as did the band Virgin Steele.

I bet neither of you heard of Melchesh, a band that calls itself the first mesopotamian heavy metal band in the world. It is based in Israel.

They play music based on old Sumerian and Bablyonian mythology.

Then you have Ritchie Blackmore, who in my opinion is one of the best guitarists of all time (although my guitar playing was influenced more by Tony Iommi). Blackmore has been playing celtic and european folk lore for the past several years. You will find lots of flute and traditional instruments dating back centuries.

Cheers from an Iraqi headbanger.

aNarki-13 said...

"Over the hills and far away" for nightwish!

hmm.. Mr. Blackmore, too much Robin-Hoody for me!

Iommi is THE guitar hero!

Blind Guardian I've heard of, OF, not the actual music!

and your bet is right, Melchesh is indeed a foreign name to me..

funny, what with the exodus and them being israeli and all.. maybe they're not israeli? dunno..

I have a coupla albums for Manowar, and one for virgin steels, dont ask me which cuz i bought it on a recommendation from a friend, havent paid much attention to it lately..sorry!

Cheers my friend, and i hope Heeho here can forgive my blabber! (and my informality) salam!

aNarki-13 said...

Steele Steele!

hehe!

Taninn said...

This is a full reference to dragonlance. first of all master and apprentice is talking about the mage Raistlin Majere and his apprentice Dalamar, Dalamar calles Raistlin his Shalafi, or master in his tongue, the inn of the last home is the very popular Inn where the friends meet up before the whole story starts in dragons of autumn twilight, Caramon majere, raistlins brother is the warrior and the elf maiden is laurana, all these are main characters of the dragonlance storyline, trust me, you need to read those books.

dyanna said...

wishmaster is writen in some words on elvish...the language of elves...it's nordic mithology...
all in all shalafi mean teacher...
sla.mori its a secret pasige...
silvara is a women with silver hair a and | think that elbereth means star...it's a name but in elvish means star...
starbreez is last name of a doughter of a dream teller or something like that by a legend...and a few words could be found in books of that nature...fantasy mostly...