Escapist by Nightwish – Scrolling Sheet Music

This is a scrolling piano sheet music for Escapist by Nightwish.
Support me making sheet music: https://www.patreon.com/composer1992
Sheet music available here: http://sheet.host/sheet/r5yfMq

This video was made by Matthias Faucannau (https://www.youtube.com/user/FauconneauMatthias)
Many thanks to Matthias for this fantastic video! He made this using software that he himself developed.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthias-fauconneau-38758918

Escapist is the bonus track from the 2007 Nightwish album Dark Passion Play. Its lyrics are about being mired in reality and wishing, wanting to escape – escapism. In 2005, Nightwish fired Tarja Turunen, their vocalist since 1996. This resulted in an incredible amount of attention focused on Tuomas and he calls this his “dark period”, a very unhappy time. Given this, you can understand why he wrote the song “Escapist” – he was a nightingale in golden cage, locked in reality’s maze.

Despite the dark tone, I love this song. I was always amazed that it was not included in the Dark Passion Play album as honestly it’s possibly the best song from that period! And the best suited to Anette’s voice. Tuomas wrote something incredible with this – Escapist is one of his best songs in my opinion. So it was good to make a piano version of it! Please enjoy Escapist, piano version!

A big thank you to my Patreon patrons for voting for Escapist on piano as my next track and for supporting me! You guys rock. Sheet music is given to my patrons on Patreon. https://www.patreon.com/composer1992

Previous videos:
Last of the Wilds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqU-XveRBfE
Stargazers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ocl3-JgpxeI

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Escapist lyrics:

Who’s there knocking at my window?
The Owl and the Dead Boy
This night whispers my name
All the dying children

Virgin snow beneath my feet
Painting the world in white
I tread the way and lose myself into a tale

Come hell or high water
My search will go on
Clayborn Voyage without an end

A nightingale in a golden cage
That’s me locked inside reality’s maze
Come someone make my heavy heart light
Come undone bring me back to life
It all starts with a lullaby

Journey homeward bound
A sound of a dolphin calling
Tearing off the mask of man
The Tower my sole guide
This is who I am
Escapist, paradise seeker
Farewell now time to fly
Out of sight, out of time, away from all lies

A nightingale in a golden cage
That’s me locked inside reality’s maze
Come someone make my heavy heart light
Come undone bring me back to life
It all starts with a lullaby

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