Enya - The River Sings (English translation)

English translation

The River Sings

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Our words go beyond the moon.
Our words go into the shadows.
The river sings the endlessness.
We write of our journey through night.
We write in our aloneness.
We want to know the shape of eternity.
 
Who knows the way it is?
Who knows what time will not tell us?
 
Mountains, solitude and the moon
until the journey's end?
The river holds the lost road of the sky;
the shape of eternity?
 
Who knows the way it is?
Who knows what time will not tell us?
 
Where is the beginning?
Where is the end?
Why did we fall into days?
Why are we calling out into the endlessness?
 
Who knows the way it is?
Who knows what time will not tell us?
 
"Work hard in silence, let your success be your noise!"
Submitted by SilentRebel83 on Mon, 24/09/2012 - 04:55
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Translation as provided by the CD jacket of Amarantine. Lyrics by Roma Ryan.

Loxian

The River Sings

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SpecimenThings .    Fri, 23/02/2018 - 00:21

The River Sings (Full English Translation)

Our words go beyond the moon.
Our words go into the shadows.
The river sings;
The shape of the endlessness.
We write of our journey through night.
We write in our aloneness in the stillness.
The Loxian want to know the shape of eternity.

Who knows the way it is?
Who knows why time will not tell us?
Who knows the way it is?
Who knows why time will not tell us?

Mountains, the moon and solitude.
Will they be with us to the journey’s end?
The river holds the lost road of the sky;
the shape of eternity?

Who knows the way it is?
Who knows why time will not tell us?
Who knows the way it is?
Who knows why time will not tell us?

Where is the beginning, where is the end?
When did the sky first cry tears?
The valley-dwellers asks is the end found
In the endlessness?
Day and night are in the unknown.
The day tells us the measure of time.
Why are we calling out into
The endlessness?

Ah (hey), Ah (hey), Ah (hey), Ah (hey), Ah (hey), Ah (hey), Ah (hey), Ah (hey)

One’s world is the colour of a small cloud.
We are just a moment in time.
What is the answer that is found
In the endlessness?

Who knows the way it is?
Who knows why time will not tell us?
Who knows the way it is?
Who knows why time will not tell us?

Our words go beyond the moon.
Our words go into the shadows.
The river sings;
The shape of the endlessness.
We write of our journey through night.
We write in our aloneness in the stillness.
The Loxian want to know the shape of eternity.

Ah (hey), Ah (hey), Ah (hey), Ah (hey), Ah (hey), Ah (hey), Ah (hey), Ah (hey)

Mountains, the moon and solitude.
Will they be with us to the journey’s end?
The river holds the lost road of the sky;
The shape of eternity?

Who knows the way it is?
Who knows why time will not tell us?
Who knows the way it is?
Who knows why time will not tell us?

Where is the beginning, where is the end?
When did the sky first cry tears?
The valley-dwellers asks is the end found
In the endlessness?
Day and night are in the unknown.
The day tells us the measure of time.
Why are we calling out into the endlessness?

One’s world is the colour of a small cloud.
We are just a moment in time.
What is the answer that is found
In the endlessness?

- taken from the book 'Water Shows the Hidden Heart' by Roma Ryan (with edit*) -

*erraKan – a gaelic means more-less "the people that come from the Moon" (the Loxians), the people with the moon as their emblem.
*erraEa – the River people (Valley-dwellers). The river is their emblem.
*yllea – a River person, a Riparian