Into the West

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Into The West

closing credits

(ROTK - Track 19)

The Days of the Ring

closing credits

(CR-ROTK Disc Four - Track 7)


 

 


Words and Music by

Howard Shore, Fran Walsh, Annie Lennox


This 'voice' of this song is Galadriel's and Annie Lennox was chosen because it was felt her voice had a maturity that reflected Galadriel's long years in Middle-earth. It was written with thoughts for a friend of Fran Walsh and Peter Jackson's, Cameron Duncan, who died young of cancer just before the ROTK came out. It is a song of comfort for one who is leaving this world. Use Well The Days is a song of comfort for those who are left behind.

 

Sung by Annie Lennox. HS COMMENT


English


Lay down your sweet and weary head

Night is falling. You have come to journey's end.

Sleep now. Dream of the ones who came before.

They are calling from across a distant shore.

Why do you weep? What are these tears upon your face?

Soon you will see all of your fears will pass away.

Safe in my arms, you're only sleeping.

 

What can you see on the horizon?

Why do the white gulls call?

Across the sea, a pale moon rises.

The ships have come to carry you home.

And all will turn to silver glass.

A light on the water, all souls pass.

 

Hope fades into the world of night

Through shadows falling out of memory and time.

Don't say we have come now to the end.

White shores are calling. You and I will meet again.

And you'll be here in my arms, just sleeping.

 

What can you see on the horizon?

Why do the white gulls call?

Across the sea, a pale moon rises.

The ships have come to carry you home.

And all will turn to silver glass

A light on the water, grey ships pass
Into the West
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