Sunday, January 17, 2010

Into the West: best soundtrack song ever

Hey I just wanted to share with you this song from the soundtrack to The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. It's called Into the West. It's sung by the amazing Annie Lennox.

Here's the video:

Here's the lyrics:
"Into The West"

Lay down
Your sweet and weary head
Night is falling
You’ve come to journey's end
Sleep now
And dream of the ones who came before
They are calling
From across the 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


And all will turn
To silver glass
A light on the water
Grey ships pass
Into the West


I absolutely love this song...I am doing "Music, Movies, and Other Pop Culture Artifacts", a.k.a MMOPCA, in Mr. Mosely's Bible class this friday. MMOPCA is where we usually listen to a couple songs and then discuss what worldview is shown in the song. I'm using this song for the upcoming Friday. I have thought about it for a while and I believe that it is a Christian worldview. All I can picture is God comforting someone who just lost a loved one. He is telling them that it's all going to be ok...because when He calls them home too, He will be waiting for them with open arms. At least, this is what I believe it is saying. J.R.R. Tolkien was after all a Christian. Some of these lyrics come directly from the last chapter in The Return of the King.

I hope you enjoy this song, Internet!

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