Reincarnation music/Songs about reincarnation (merged)

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  1. tao

    tao New Member

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    When I am sad I listen to certain songs over and over again. Songs about the human experience often help me sort through the meaning of what is going on in my life and give me direction and perspective. I think Bob Dylan is so gifted. So many of his songs have helped me work through many a hard time. I have lately been listening to his song, Shelter from the Storm which is about reincarnation. It reminds me that nothing is final. We are given so many chances to get it right and we are all here to help each other, we don't have to go it alone. It reminds me that I'm not as different as I sometimes feel.

    Carley Simon has several songs about reincarnation. Julie Through the Glass and Life Is Eternal. There is also a song called The things We've handed Down.

    Does anyone else know any other songs about reincarnation that you could share?
     
  2. Deborah

    Deborah Executive Director Staff Member

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    HI Tao,

    One of my favorites is Robert Plant's new CD The Mighty Rearranger. The song All the Kings Horses. It's an awesome song - I highly recommend the whole CD. :)

    It is a love song - but is based on falling for the beauty within. :)
     
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    Before I was even aware of reincarnation I loved the country song 'The Highwayman'. It was sung by Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristoferson, Willie Nelson, and Johnny Cash. When I became aware of reincarnation I just shook my head and wondered how I could be so blind as not to see what everything around me, including this song, were telling me. The song neither glorifies nor degrades reincarnation. It comes from people I would never expect to even hear the word from and made an even bigger impact because it did. I have included the lyrics.

    I was a highwayman. Along the coach roads I did ride
    With sword and pistol by my side
    Many a young maid lost her baubles to my trade
    Many a soldier shed his lifeblood on my blade
    The ******** hung me in the spring of twenty-five
    But I am still alive.

    I was a sailor. I was born upon the tide
    And with the sea I did abide.
    I sailed a schooner round the Horn to Mexico
    I went aloft and furled the mainsail in a blow
    And when the yards broke off they said that I got killed
    But I am living still.

    I was a dam builder across the river deep and wide
    Where steel and water did collide
    A place called Boulder on the wild Colorado
    I slipped and fell into the wet concrete below
    They buried me in that great tomb that knows no sound
    But I am still around..I'll always be around..and around and around and
    around and around

    I fly a starship across the Universe divide
    And when I reach the other side
    I'll find a place to rest my spirit if I can
    Perhaps I may become a highwayman again
    Or I may simply be a single drop of rain
    But I will remain
    And I'll be back again, and again and again and again and again..
     
  4. Nobutada

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    "Karma Slave," by Splashdown, is the only one I know of-- it was in the film Titan AE, I believe. Some of the lyrics:

    "I'm a slave of Karma
    Spin the Wheel and I'm a king reborn
    I'm a slave to Karma
    I'm coming back, yeah, I'll be coming back
    But for the last time."


    -N.
     
  5. Liz O'C

    Liz O'C Liz O'C

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    glpoisson,
    I have heard that song as well! I'm not a big country music fan but you cannot deny the beauty and depth of the words and the way in which it's sung is wonderful. You made me want to listen to it again! Thanks! :thumbsup:
     
  6. Libellule

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    "Across the Universe of Time"... It makes me think of reincarnation, or at least of soulmates. :)

    Also, "Your Wildest Dreams" by The Moody Blues. I'm sure most people are familiar with that one. Certain parts of the song have a reincarnation-ish feel to them. To me, anyway.

    Lib
     
  7. glpoisson

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    Another one is the whole concept album 'The Woman's Boat' by Toni Childs. It is very female oriented but having been both over lifetimes I can connect with it on other levels. It starts with Birth and ends with Death. Right after Death is a little reprise of Birth. The artist seems to be giving a little hint of the grand cycles of life and life again. The album takes a little getting used to and I could not listen to it for the first two years I had the CD. I just was not ready for it and would not have understood it if I had forced myself to listen to the whole thing at that time.

    The song I used to get over the passing of one of my cats recently was from this album. It is entitled 'Long Time Coming'. It has an ethereal feel and a hope that reminds us that nothing is ever lost. The lyrics follow.

    it'll be a long time coming
    it's part of life I don't like
    saying goodbye to old friends
    and the end of life
    and what we know
    it'll be a long time coming, boy
    till we meet again

    well it's time to say goodbye
    and all the things we've said and cried
    through our lives
    you will be on my lips
    it'll be a long time coming, boy
    till we meet again

    into the earth we go and we dive
    into the spirit world
    where our hearts lie
    we go down into the sea
    of eternal life
    they say there is a light
    and we're freed, some say

    we will find a better place, they say
    some day
    we will finally meet some day
    we will sing in joy
    we will sing amazing grace
    and say we loved to know
    long time coming, a long time
    will come some day
    we will meet on that glorious day
    long time coming, a long time
    it'll come some day
     
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    The first thing that comes to mind is something called "Dream Theater" which is a whole CD of songs in which the artist describes a past life regression he had to a life as a murdered woman in 1928.There was another song I have called my Past Lives but I don't remember who it was by.
     
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    What i really love is ,Dead can dance,and specially Lisa Gerrard,
    she has a very historical look and she has a very spiritual and deep voice,When i listen to her music i think about past lifes,it has a immortal feeling,and very spiritual,really special music!
     
  10. Midnight.Sapphires

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    I know there are many songs but this is the only one I can think of at the moment...it was written by Richard Marx and part of the lyrics are:

    "...I've loved you forever,
    In lifetimes before
    And I promise you never...
    Will you hurt anymore
    I give you my word
    I give you my heart (give you my heart)
    This is a battle we've won
    And with this vow,
    Forever has now begun..."

    :thumbsup:
     
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    "It's All Been Done" by The Barenaked Ladies

    I met you before the fall of Rome
    And I begged you to let me take you home
    You were wrong, I was right
    You said goodbye, I said goodnight

    It's all been done
    It's all been done
    It's all been done before

    I knew you before the west was won
    And I heard you say the past
    was much more fun
    You go your way, I go mine
    But I'll see you next time

    It's all been done
    It's all been done
    It's all been done before

    And if I put my fingers here, and if I say
    "I love you, dear"
    And if I play the same three chords,
    Will you just yawn and say

    It's all been done
    It's all been done
    It's all been done before

    Alone and bored on a thirtieth-century night
    Will I see you on The Price Is Right?
    Will I cry? Will I smile?
    As you run down the aisle?

    It's all been done
    It's all been done
    It's all been done before
     
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    Libellule Iridescent Insect

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    Funny that those Barenaked Ladies songs were brought up here tonight (I'm assuming by Americans?)... I just finished watching the latest episode of "Canadian Idol" where the kids sang nothing but Barenaked Ladies songs. Not those two, unfortunately. :(

    I'm not a fan, so I didn't really know the lyrics to those two songs. They're both very suggestive of reincarnation, aren't they? :thumbsup:

    Lib
     
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    Yes Karen! :thumbsup: Lisa has a amazing voice!and yes her singing in Gladiator was wonderfull ! She reminds me of someone who remembers also a past life,and even by the look of her face,its WOW!
    she looks kinda victorian to me ,she brings my emotions and my memories back,cool that you also like her and dead can dance,im a fan too,thats for sure *smiles*Nice to meet you Karen by the way!
    Elisa

    Lisa Gerrard : http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v296/LadyElisabetha/lisagerard75.jpg
     
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    Wherever I may roam from Metallica

    Wherever I May Roam

    ...(And the road becomes my bride)
    And the road becomes my bride
    I'm stripped of all but pride
    so in her I do confide
    and she keeps me satisfied
    gives me all I need

    ...and with dust in throat I crave
    only knowledge will I save
    to the game you stay a slave

    rover wanderer
    nomad vagabond
    call me what you will

    but I'll take my time anywhere
    i'm free to speak my mind anywhere
    and I'll redefine anywhere
    anywhere I roam
    where I lay my head is home

    ...and the earth becomes my throne
    and the earth becomes my throne
    I adapt to the unknown
    under wandering stars I've grown
    by myself but not alone
    I ask no one

    ...and my ties are severed clean
    the less I have the more I gain
    off the beaten path I reign

    rover wanderer
    nomad vagabond
    call me what you will

    but I'll take my time anywhere
    I'm free to speak my mind anywhere
    and I'll never mind anywhere
    anywhere I may roam
    where I lay my head is home

    but i'll take my time anywhere
    i'm free to speak my mind
    and I'll take my find anywhere
    anywhere I may roam
    where I lay my head is home

    carved upon my stone
    my body lie, but still I roam
    wherever I may roam
     
  15. Carol

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    Thanks for the song titles, and in some cases the lyrics. Quite a range.

    I've always loved what I thought were obvious reincarnation songs:
    Crosby, Stills, Nash's "Deja-Vu", with the chorus, "We have all been here before, we have all been here before..." I remember that one really striking like lightening when I was in college.

    The Grateful Dead do a song called "The Wheel". I should have googled the lyrics, since I can't remember all of them, but there is a refrain..."every time that wheel goes round, trying to cover just a little more ground." I always loved that one. Sounds like karma to me.

    Also, the Indigo Girls have a song called "Galileo" with a plaintive refrain, "how long 'til my soul gets it right?" They actually mention the word "reincarnation" in it. Good music, too.

    Carol
     
  16. Mama2HRB

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    I just bought that CD!


    It is on the NSync CD No Strings Attached ... when Dad was dying I would ride around in my car listening to that song ... it holds a very special spot in my heart. :)
     
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    There was a pop song in the late 1950s or early 1960s whose title and recording artists' names escape me but maybe someone might remember and post here. This is the part I remember (it is played on oldies stations a lot). ;)

    The smile you are smiling you were smiling then,
    But I can't remember where or when,

    Ahhhhhh....

    Things that are happening for the first time,
    Seem to be happening again,

    And so it seems that we have lived before,
    And laughed before,
    And loved before,
    But who knows where, or when?
     
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    Reincarnation music...

    I was wondering something.......

    I love music and listen to it every day and as I was thinking on reincarnation one of my favorite Mp3's played. This was the song/lyrics:


    Highwayman by Johnny Cash

    I was a highwayman. Along the coach roads I did ride
    With sword and pistol by my side
    Many a young maid lost her baubles to my trade
    Many a soldier shed his lifeblood on my blade
    The ******** hung me in the spring of twenty-five
    But I am still alive.

    I was a sailor. I was born upon the tide
    And with the sea I did abide.
    I sailed a schooner round the Horn to Mexico
    I went aloft and furled the mainsail in a blow
    And when the yards broke off they said that I got killed
    But I am living still.

    I was a dam builder across the river deep and wide
    Where steel and water did collide
    A place called Boulder on the wild Colorado
    I slipped and fell into the wet concrete below
    They buried me in that great tomb that knows no sound
    But I am still around..I'll always be around..and around and around and
    around and around

    I fly a starship across the Universe divide
    And when I reach the other side
    I'll find a place to rest my spirit if I can
    Perhaps I may become a highwayman again
    Or I may simply be a single drop of rain
    But I will remain
    And I'll be back again, and again and again and again and again..


    I love this song and am always touched by it and I was wondering if anyone else has heard this song before? In fact I was also wondering if there were any other songs which speak on reincarnation? If so perhaps they could be posted here so I may track them down. In either case, I thought I would share this with you all.......

    Peace..........
     
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    One particular type of music that triggers a lot for me in instrumental music, especially by a group called ES Posthumus, usually when it comes to wars and places I've been. The song "Iris" by the Goo Goo Dolls has always had great importance to me and my soulmate as well in terms of the trials we've had to overcome. The song "24" by Switchfoot has triggered more than a few things as well. The only other one that really springs to mind is a song called "Sick Cycle Carousel" which one could relate to reincarnation and karma.
     
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    Songs About Reincarnation

    Hi friends!

    I am acquainted with two songs about the subject of reincarnation.

    The first was sung by a group called the Highwaymen, which was composed of Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings (perhaps their were others as well). This is a wonderful song which I have listened to MANY times. The name of the song is similiar to the group, but called "The Highwayman."

    Perhaps many of you are familiar with Marty Robbins. One of his greatest songs was called "El Paso", which is a ballad about a gunfighter who dies in the arms of his love. About a year ago I listened to another song called "El Paso City." Marty Robbins describes flying at 30,000 feet over El Paso. He describes his feeling that he perhaps HAD BEEN that gunfighter which he described in "El Paso."

    Both are TREMENDOUS songs which I would be happy to share with anyone. My email address is thephilosopher54@yahoo.com

    Does anyone know of any other songs that deal with reincarnation?

    Or would you like to share any information you have about the above songs?

    Peace, Freedom, and Good Health to Beings...


    Richard G.
     
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    How about this one?

    Robyn---Say You'll Walk The Distance lyrics

    (J. Elofsson/T. Ekman/T. Cox)

    I can still see your face
    But I still can't explain
    How you where there so suddenly
    And as you walked away from me
    I knew we were meant to be
    Holding onto my hope
    But I just gotta know
    Will you do what it takes

    From the mountains to the seas
    Cross the miles of memories
    Through the endless dark
    Say you'll walk the distance to my heart
    Past the walls of fear and pride
    to a place where Love can't hide
    Searching for a spark
    Say you'll walk the distance to my heart

    Many times we lose track
    And have to fight our way back
    But even more than before
    We know what we're reachin for
    You're my date with destiny
    What ever goes wrong
    Gotta keep holdin on
    Gotta do what it takes

    From the mountains to the seas
    Cross the miles of memories
    Through the endless dark
    Say you'll walk the distance to my heart
    Past the walls of fear and pride
    to a place where Love can't hide
    Searching for a spark
    Say you'll walk the distance to my heart

    I can still see you face
    Llike an angel in time and place
    Gotta turn every stone
    Take every road
    Gotta keep holdin on
    Gotta do what it...takes

    From the mountains to the seas
    Cross the miles of memories
    Through the endless dark
    Say you'll walk the distance to my heart
    Past the walls of fear and pride
    to a place where Love can't hide
    Searching for a spark
    Say you'll walk the distance to my heart

    I know it's a love song but there's just something in the phrase below that always makes me feel the song might have a subtle reference to reincarnation.

    "From the mountains to the seas
    Cross the miles of memories
    Through the endless dark..."
     
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    I am a little mystified because when I posted a thread on this very same subject, there were no responses. As my late father might have said, "maybe the jiins did it!". Ha, Ha....But at least we have a good discussion going on here.

    One of the greatest country music writers and singers was Marty Robbins.
    He wrote an excellent ballad called "El Paso." It tells the story of a cowboy who, as the result of a gun-fight, dies in the arms of his Mexican girlfriend.

    Shorty before Marty Robbin's death in 1982, he wrotes a song called "El Paso City." In it he reveals that the previous song was inspired by memories of a past life!

    Below are the lyrics. If anyone wants a copy of this song, I will be glad to email a copy of it to you. thephilosopher54@yahoo.com

    peace,

    Richard Galenes



    Artist Marty Robbins
    Album Unknown
    Song El Paso City

    From thirty thousand feet above the desert floor I see it there below
    A city with a legend, the West Texas city of El Paso
    Where long ago I heard a song about a Texas cowboy and a girl
    And a little place called Rosa's where he used to go and watch this beauty whirl

    I don't recall who sang the song but I recall a story that I heard
    And as I look down on this city I remember each and every word
    The singer sang about a jealous cowboy and the way he used a gun
    To kill another cowboy, then he had to leave El Paso on the run

    El Paso City
    By the Rio Grande
    The cowboy lived and rode away but love was strong he couldn't stay
    He rode back just to die in that El Paso sand
    El Paso City
    By the Rio Grande
    I try not to let you cross my mind but still I find
    There's such a mystery in the song that I don't understand

    My mind is down there somewhere as I fly above the badlands of New Mexico
    I can't explain why I should know the very trail he rode back to El Paso
    Can it be that man can disappear from life and live another time
    And does the mystery deepen 'cause you think that you yourself lived in that other time

    Somewhere in my deepest thoughts familiar scenes and memories unfold
    These wild and unexplained emotions that I've had so long, but I have never told
    Like everytime I fly up through the heavens and I see you there below
    I get the feeling sometime in another world I lived in El Paso

    El Paso City
    By the Rio Grande
    Could it be that I could be the cowboy in the mystery
    That died there in that desert sand so long ago
    El Paso City
    By the Rio Grande
    A voice tells me to go and seek, another voice keeps telling me
    Maybe death awaits me in El Paso

    El Paso City
     
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    I've just found this interesting topic. When I was a kid, the first song that spoke to the side of me that knows about things that aren't material was 'Invisible Sun' by The Police. I never spoke about these things to anyone, and no one around me ever indicated any awareness of anything beyond the material world, but I have always had a strong memory of the light. So when I heard 'There has to be an invisible sun that gives its heat to everyone. Has to be an invisible sun that gives us hope when the hope is done' -- I was so excited to hear someone singing about something I knew and recognized. I'm not sure I got the lyrics exactly right, though. :D

    But Mysterysoul and Karen -- I am a huge Dead Can Dance and Lisa Gerrard fan too. I almost can't get started talking about *all* the stuff about DCD and Lisa Gerrard that I think I perceive in the music because it would hijack the thread, so I will stick narrow it down to be on topic! On her collaboration album with Pieter Bourke, called Duality, Lisa Gerrard has a song called The Human Game. The lyrics are not written down anywhere, so in transcribing the lyrics to share here, I had to guess on some of it, so the below might not be *perfectly* accurate, but it is *really* close. It seems to me that the song goes beyond talking about rebirth and she sings about what it is all about. This song is really dramatic and moving sounding when you hear it:

    The Human Game

    Under the sun I call your name
    I realize your inner flame
    I will beg to come disguised
    In the night of human eyes

    As we begin to unravel the veil
    Of our visions vivid and pale
    We recoil with invisible bliss
    Losing there the pain to the comfort of
    Exquisite design.
    Questioned in vain - the soul remains.
    Who can explain the vivid pain of broken dreams?

    Out of the blue and into the flame
    We begin the human game
    That requires us to rise above to clarity
    that calls you to come out of your tears
    Lend me your fears
    and fly away
    Rest within arms that promise to calm the pain away

    Somewhere I’ll find you
    Inside the answer
    When you remember
    Who we can really be,
    And there we will arrive home
    With all the answers that wait -
    The reason of all -
    is within our love.

    Out of the blue and into the flame
    We do it again.
    All of our love rises above
    The human game.

    Come out of your fears and lend me your tears
    And fly away
    Rest within arms that promise to calm
    Your pain away.


    :)
     
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    This is a nice music video about reincarnation: the chronicles of life and death, although the reincarnation part is in the end, this songs makes me think...
     
  25. Justin Smith

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    Check out this link for a song entitled "Reincarnation"

    The preview is quite pretty.

    Here are the lyrics:

    I've seen you coming for at least ten thousand years
    and I've been running to meet you through the tears,
    Though now you're dressed in a different gown
    your eyes are still the same,
    Though now you're dressed in a different gown
    your eyes are still the same... your eyes are still the same...

    We stood beside a mighty temple of the sun
    and at the tideline we watched the waters come
    Though now you're dressed in a different gown
    your eyes are still the same,
    Though now you're dressed in a different gown
    your eyes are still the same... your eyes are still the same...
     
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    Where or when

    Old Jazz tune by Rogers and Hart: Since first appearing in 'Babes in Arms' in the 1930s has been recorded by many vocalists including Frank Sinatra and Harry Connick Jr.

    It seems we stood and talked like this before
    We looked at each other in the same way then
    But I cant remember where or when

    The clothes youre wearing are the clothes you wore
    The smile you are smiling you were smiling then
    But I cant remember where or when

    Some things that happen for the first time
    Seem to be happening again

    And so it seems that we have met before
    And laughed before and loved before
    But who knows where or when
     
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    The Long Road - Cliff Eberhardt (the recorded version is a duet w/Richie Havens! A gem!)


    There are the ones you call friends
    There are the ones you call late at night
    There are the ones who sweep away your past
    With one wave of their hand
    There are the ones you call family
    There are the ones you hold close to your heart
    There are the ones who see the danger in you
    And won't understand
    I can hear your voice in the wind
    Are you calling to me
    Down the long road
    Do you really think that there's an end
    I have followed my dreams, down the long road
    You are the one that I met long ago
    You are the one who saw my dream
    You are the one who took me from my home
    And left me off somewhere
    Somehow I feel you are here
    You are waiting in that dream
    Somewhere down this road we will awake
    And be at the start again

    I can hear your voice in the wind
    Are you calling to me
    Down the long road
    Do you really think that there's an end
    I have lived my whole life, down the long road

    I've got to find you tonight
    Are you waiting for me
    I have followed my dream
    I have lived my whole life
    Are you waiting for me
    I can hear your voice in the wind
    Are you calling to me
    Down the long road
    Do you really think that there's an end
    I will live my whole life, down the long road
     
  28. tao

    tao New Member

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    I was downloading John Denver songs and came apon this one. It has to be an old song, but I had never heard it before. I think it's beautiful.



    The Wings That Fly Us Home
    by John Denver


    There are many ways of being
    In this circle we call life
    A wise man seeks an answer
    Burns his candle through the night
    Is a jewel just a pebble
    That found a way to shine
    Is a hero's blood more righteous
    Than a hobo's sip of wine
    Did I speak to you one morning
    On some distant world away?
    Did you save me from an arrow?
    Did you lay me in a grave?
    Were we brothers on a journey?
    Did you teach me how to run?
    Were we broken by the waters?
    Did I lie you in the sun?
    I dreamed you were a prophet in a meadow
    I dreamed I was a mountain in the wind
    I dreamed you knelt and touched me with a flower
    I awoke with this: a flower in my hand
    I know that love is seeing
    All the infinite in one
    In the brotherhood of creatures;
    Who the father, who the son
    The vision of your goodness
    Will sustain me through the cold
    Take my hand now to remember
    When you find yourself alone (You are never alone)
    And the spirit fills the darkness of the heavens
    It fills the endless yearning of the soul
    It lives within a star too far to dream of
    It lives within each part and is the whole
    It's the fire and the wings that fly us home
     
  29. Karoliina

    Karoliina Moderator Emerita

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    Being a lover of animated films, I had to attach here lyrics of two songs from the film "Anastasia". She is actually talking about her current life's childhood that has been kept in the dark for her, but I think the lyrics could well be written by someone who longs for their past life :D (although if it were so, the second song would be actually sad):

    Once upon a December

    Dancing bears,
    Painted wings,
    Things I almost remember,
    And a song someone sings
    Once upon a December.

    Someone holds me safe and warm.
    Horses prance through a silver storm.
    Figures dancing gracefully
    Across my memory...

    Far away, long ago,
    Glowing dim as an ember,
    Things my heart
    Used to know,
    Things it yearns to remember...

    And a song
    Someone sings
    Once upon a December

    Journey to the Past

    Heart, don't fail me now!
    Courage, don't desert me!
    Don't turn back now that we're here
    People always say
    Life is full of choices
    No one ever mentions fear!
    Or how a road can seem so long
    How the world can seem so vast
    Courage see me through
    Heart I'm trusting you
    On this journey...to the past

    Somewhere down this road
    I know someone's waiting
    Years of dreams just can't be wrong
    Arms will open wide
    I'll be safe and wanted
    Fin'lly home where I belong
    Well, starting here, my life begins
    Starting now, I'm learning fast
    Courage see me through
    Heart I'm trusting you
    On this journey...to the past

    Heart don't fail me now!
    Courage don't desert me!

    Home, Love, Family
    There was once a time
    I must have had them too
    Home, Love, Family
    I will never be complete
    Until I find you...

    One step at a time,
    One hope, then another
    Who knows where this road may go
    Back to who I was
    On to find my future,
    Things my heart still needs to know
    Yes, let this be a sign!
    Let this road be mine!
    Let it lead me to my past
    Courage see me through
    Heart I'm trusting you
    To bring me home...
    At last!
    At last!

    Karoliina
     
  30. tpicco

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    Two Van Morrison references:

    Foreign Window

    I saw you from a foreign window
    Bearing down the sufferin' road
    You were carryin' your burden
    To the palace of the Lord
    To the palace of the Lord

    I spied you from a foreign window
    When the lilacs were in bloom

    And the sun shone through your window pane
    To the place you kept your books
    You were reading on your sofa
    You were singin' every prayer
    That the masters had instilled in you
    Since Lord Byron loved despair
    In the palace of the Lord
    In the palace of the Lord

    Bridge:
    And if you get it right this time
    You don't have to come back again
    And if you get it right this time
    There's no need to explain


    I saw you from a foreign
    Bearing down the sufferin' road
    You were carryin' your burden
    You were singing about Rimbaud
    I was going down to Geneva
    When the Kingdom had been found
    I was giving you protection
    From the loneliness of the crowd
    In the palace of the Lord
    In the palace of the Lord

    They were giving you religion
    Breaking bread and drinking wine
    And you laid out on the green hills
    Just like when you were a child
    I saw you from a foreign window
    You were trying to find your way back home
    You were carrying your defects
    Sleeping on a pallet on the floor
    In the palace of the Lord
    In the palace of the Lord
    In the palace of the Lord
    Etc etc...

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    Tir Na Nog

    We were standing in the kingdom
    And by the mansion gate
    We stood enraptured by the silence
    As the birds sang their heavenly song
    In Tir Na Nog

    We stopped in the church of Ireland
    And prayed to our father
    And climbed up the mountainside
    With fire in our hearts
    And we walked all the way to Tir Na Nog

    I said with my eyes that
    I recognized your chin
    It was my long lost friend
    To help me from another lifetime
    We took each others hands and cried
    Like a river when we said hello
    And we walked to Tir Na Nog

    We made a big connection
    On a golden autumn day
    We were standing in the garden wet with rain
    And our souls were young again
    In Tir Na Nog

    And outside the storm was raging
    Outside Jerusalem
    We drove in our chariots of fire
    Following the big sun in the west
    Going up, going up, to
    Tir Na Nog

    You came into my life
    And you filled me and you filled me
    Oh so joyous
    By the clear cool crystal streams
    Where the roads were quiet and still
    And we walked all the way
    To Tir Na Nog

    How can we not be attached
    After all we're only human
    The only way then is to never come back
    Except I wouldn't want that would you
    If we weren't together again
    In Tir Na Nog

    We've been together before
    In a different incarnation
    And we loved each other then as well
    And we sat down in contemplation
    Many many many times you kissed mine eyes
    In Tir Na Nog
     

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