- "Flag in the Ground," the story of a couple who is separated when the main character goes to America, but reunited through his hard work and determination. It may be the only happy song in Sonata's catalog.I stuck my flag in the groundScreaming and shouting, "I've never felt so proud, love!"We are free from eternal serfdomI'm gonna bring you home, my light!
- In "Blinded No More", after all the garbage the narrator gives his lover for betraying him, he gives her one more chance.
- The cover of Bette Midler's "The Wind Beneath My Wings" also comes to mind.
- "Love", from Pariah's Child: a Childhood Friend Romance that doesn't have a Bittersweet Ending.
- The actor in "Larger Than Life", after so much time trapped in his job, retires and starts a family.
- In the sequel to "White Pearl, Black Oceans..." in The Ninth Hour, not only did the lighthouse manager survive his suicide attempt, his lover - presumed dead in the crash of the White Pearl - is alive too!
- "Life" is the aural equivalent of a happy ending, with its triumphant main riff and fluffy lyrics.Life is better aliveIt is a dumb thing to say, but the fact won't wane awaySmile at someone todayWhen your team makes a game-winning goal, get ready to sing...
Heartwarming / Sonata Arctica