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We live in every moment but this one
Why don't we recognize the faces loving us so

What's God if not the spark that started my life
Smile of a stranger
Sweet music, starry skies
Wonder, mystery wherever my road goes
Early wake-ups in a moving home
Scent of fresh-mown grass in the morning sun
Open theme park gates waiting for

Riding the day, every day into sunset
Finding the way back home

Once upon a night we'll wake to the carnival of life
The beauty of this ride ahead such an incredible height
It's hard to light a candle, easy to curse the dark instead
This moment the dawn of humanity
Last ride of the day

Wake up, Dead Boy
Enter adventure-land
Tricksters, magicians will show you all that's real
Careless jugglers, snake-charmers by your trail
Magic of a moment
Abracadabra

Riding the day, every day into sunset
Finding the way back home

Once upon a night we'll wake to the carnival of life
The beauty of this ride ahead such an incredible height
It's hard to light a candle, easy to curse the dark instead
This moment the dawn of humanity
Last ride of the day

Once upon a night we'll wake to the carnival of life
The beauty of this ride ahead such an incredible height
It's hard to light a candle, easy to curse the dark instead
This moment the dawn of humanity
Last ride of the day

Once upon a night we'll wake to the carnival of life
The beauty of this ride ahead such an incredible height
It's hard to light a candle, easy to curse the dark instead
This moment the dawn of humanity
Last ride of the day

Last ride of the day!



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    UnregisteredMar 5, 2012 at 7:47 am
    I love the line 'it's hard to light a candle, easy to curse the dark instead' songwriting genius :) it's easier to moan and grumble about problems then to try and find a solution
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    UnregisteredJul 5, 2012 at 5:25 am
    This song is about "tom" waking from his coma (for those of you that don't know, this song is part of a movie sound track)the movie is the story of an old man with dementia who's daughter is trying to remake contact with her father. She discovers she must use his deepest darkest secrets to get through to him. She has finally found the secret, and now she's finally breaking through the dementia. He lives in his own imagination, that of a 10 year old boy, "the last ride of the day" is a metaphor for coming out of the coma, it's almost time to leave the amusement park. The line about ighting the candle is living in "real life" instead of his demented mind.
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    UnregisteredMar 19, 2012 at 11:47 pm
    I find the song to mean that life is amazing if you are more optimistic about it. The line "we live in every moment but this one," is saying that living in the past or dreaming of a great future is not going to make life any better. And i agree with the "it's hard to light a candle easy to curse the dark instead" comment. You can't fix your problems just wishing them to disappear, you have to take action, evenif it is hard. The line, "the beauty of this ride ahead such an incredible high," shows that the future can be brighter, you just need to take that chance.
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    UnregisteredDec 9, 2013 at 1:22 pm
    Personally, I feel it's about dreams. Factually, from what I've heard in concerts, it's about optimism. Living the moment while it's still present and then reflecting on what was, and what will be.

    "But even to the most magical nights like these, to the most wonderful stories, even to fairy tales, everything comes to an end. But, if you've had a beautiful story, let's just add one more good memory to this evening, and make a final ride together." - Floor Jansen - Wacken Open Air
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    UnregisteredFeb 28, 2012 at 8:31 am
    "wake up, dead boy" - i think that there are a lot of such dead boys within everyone of us - they are dead dreams and ghosts of our talents and ideas, which we have buried. The song simply one of the reminders that we can live another way.

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