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Cursum Perficio

Lyrics by Roma Ryan
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Cursum perficio
Cursum perficio
Cursum perficio
Cursum perficio
Cursum perficio
dadadadadadadada...
aaah...mmmmmm... aah
aaah.. mmmmmm... aah...
Cursum perficio
Cursum perficio
Cursum perficio
Cursum perficio
aaah... aaaah... aaah
Cursum perficio
Aaah... aaah aaah
Verbum (sat) sapienti
eo plus cupiunt
Verbum (sat) sapienti
eo plus cupiunt
Quo plus habent, eo plus cupiunt
Verbum (sat) sapienti
Quo plus habent, eo plus cupiunt
Post nubila, Phoebus
Post nubila, Phoebus
Post nubila, Phoebus
Quo plus habent, eo plus cupiunt
Verbum (sat) sapienti
Quo plus habent, eo plus cupiunt
Verbum (sat) sapienti
Quo plus habent, eo plus cupiunt
Verbum (sat) sapienti
Post nubila, Phoebus
Post nubila, Phoebus
Post nubila, Phoebus
Post nubila, Phoebus
Post nubila, Phoebus
Post nubila, Phoebus
(in) aeternum
(in) aeternum
(in) aeternum

...my journey ends here...

...my journey ends here...
(repeat)

...a word is enough for the wise;
the more one has, the more he desires...
(repeat)

...after the clouds, the light...
(repeat)

...forever...
(repeat)
Copyright ©1988 EMI Music Publishing Ltd


On your shore

Lyrics by Roma Ryan
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Strange how my heart beats
to find myself upon your shore.
Strange how I still feel
my loss of comfort gone before.

Cool waves wash over
and drift away with dreams of youth,
so time is stolen,
I cannot hold you long enough.

And so
this is where I should be now,
days and nights falling by,
days and nights falling by me.
I know
of a dream I should be holding,
days and nights falling by,
days and nights falling by me.

Soft blue horizons
reach far into my childhood days
as you are rising
to bring me my forgotten ways.

Strange how I falter
to find I'm standing in deep water.
Strange how my heart beats
to find I'm standing on your shore.
Copyright ©1988 EMI Music Publishing Ltd


Storms in Africa

Lyrics by Roma Ryan
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nanananana....nananana.... nananananana....nananana....
Cá fhad é ó...nananana...nananana...
Cá fhad é ó...nananana...
nanananana...Siúl tríd na stoirmeacha...nananana...
nananannana...Dul tríd na stoirmeacha....nananana...

Cá fhad é ó...nananana...
an tús don stoirm? ...nananana...
Cá fhad é ó ...nananana...
an tús go deireadh?

Tóg do chroí! nanananana...
Siúl tríd na stoirmeacha. nananana...
Tóg do chroísa! nanananana...
Dul tríd na stoirmeacha. nanananna...

Turas mór. ...nanananana...
Tar tríd na stoirmeacha. ...nananana...

Turas fada. ...nanananana...
Amharc tríd na stoirmeacha. ...nananana...

Translation:
How far is it from...
How far is it from...
Walk through the storms.
Go through the storms.

How far is it from
the start of the storm?
How far is it from
the beginning to the end?

Take heart!
Walk through the storms.
Take heart
going through the storms!

A great journey.
Come through the storms.

A long Journey.
Look through the storms.


Copyright ©1988 EMI Music Publishing Ltd


Exile

Lyrics by Roma Ryan
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Cold as the northern winds in December mornings,
Cold is the cry that rings from this far distant shore.

Winter has come to lay too close beside me.
How can I chase away all this fears deep inside?

I'll wait the signs to come.
I'll find a way.
I will wait the time to come.
I'll find a way home.

My light shall be the moon
and my path - the ocean.
My guide the Morning Star
as I sail home to you.

I'll wait the signs to come.
I'll find a way.
I will wait the time to come.
I'll find a way home.

Who then can warm my soul?
Who can quell my passion?
Out of these dreams abode
I will sail home to you.

Copyright ©1988 EMI Music Publishing Ltd


Orinoco Flow

Lyrics by Roma Ryan
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Let me sail, let me sail, let the Orinoco flow,
let me reach, let me beach on the shores of Tripoli,
let me sail, let me sail, let me crash upon your shore,
let me reach, let me beach far beyond the Yellow Sea.
deh-dah-deh-dah-deh deh-dah-deh-dah-deh
deh-dah-deh-dah-deh deh-dah-deh-dah-deh
deh-dah-deh-dah-deh
sail away, sail away, sail away...
sail away, sail away, sail away...
sail away, sail away, sail away...
sail away, sail away, sail away...
From Bissau to Pilau - in the shade of Avalon,
from Fiji to Tiree and the Isles of Ebony,
from Peru to Cebu, feel the power of Babylon,
from Bali to Cali - far beneath the Coral Sea.
deh-dah-deh-dah-deh deh-dah-deh-dah-deh
deh-dah-deh-dah-deh deh-dah-deh-dah-deh
deh-dah-deh-dah-deh...........aaah,
turn it up turn it up turn it up - bye, adieu
turn it up turn it up turn it up - bye, adieu
turn it up turn it up turn it up - bye, adieu
sail away, sail away, sail away...
sail away, sail away, sail away...
sail away, sail away, sail away...
sail away, sail away, sail away...
From the North to the South, Ebudae unto Khartoum,
from the deep Sea of Clouds to the Island of the Moon,
carry me on the waves to the land I've never been,
carry me on the waves to the lands I've never seen.
we can sail, we can sail with the Orinoco flow,
we can sail, we can sail, sail away, sail away, sail away...
we can steer, we can near with Rob Dickins at the wheel,
we can sigh, say Goodbye Ross and his dependency.
we can sail, we can sail, sail away, sail away, sail away...
we can reach, we can beach on the shores of Tripoli,
we can sail, we can sail, sail away, sail away, sail away...
from Bali to Cali, far beneath the coral sea
we can sail, we can sail, sail away, sail away, sail away...
from Bissau to Pilau, in the shade of Avalon
we can sail, we can sail, sail away, sail away, sail away...
we can reach, we can beach for beyond the Yellow Sea
we can sail, we can sail, sail away, sail away, sail away...
from Peru to Cebu, feel the power of Babylon,
we can sail, we can sail, sail away, sail away, sail away...
we can sail, we can sail, sail away, sail away, sail away...
sail away, sail away, sail away...
sail away, sail away, sail away...
sail away, sail away, sail away...
sail away, sail away, sail away...
aaah!....

Copyright ©1988 EMI Music Publishing Ltd


Evening Falls

Lyrics by Roma Ryan
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When the evening falls and the daylight is fading,
from within me calls - could it be I am sleeping?
For a moment I stray, then it holds me completely.
Close to home - I cannot say.
Close to home - feeling so far away.

As I walk the room there before me a shadow
from another world where no other can follow.
Carry me to my own, to where I can cross over..
Close to home - I cannot say.
Close to home - feeling so far away.

Forever searching; never right,
I am lost in oceans of night.
Forever hoping I can find memories,
those memories I left behind.

Even though I leave will I go on believing
that this time is real - am I lost in this feeling?
Like a child passing through, never knowing the reason.
I am home - I know the way.
I am home- feeling oh! so far away.
Copyright ©1988 EMI Music Publishing Ltd


The Longships

Lyrics by Roma Ryan
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Him
Die-yeh o
him
die yeh
him
Die yeh o
him
die yeh
Him-o-ro-ho-ro
Die yeh o
him
Die yeh
him hi- ri u ho-ro-u him
die yeh him die yeh o

La...

Hoireann is o ro
Ta muid beo
Him o ro ho
Go deo na ndeor

Hi ri u
Ho ro ho
Ho ri u
La... him ho-ro-ho
Hi ri u
Ho ro ho
Ho ri u
La... him ho-ro-ho
Hi ri u
Ho ro ho
Ho ri u
La... him ho-ro-ho

Hoireann is o ro
Ta muid beo
Him o ro ho
Go deo na ndeor

Hi ri u
Ho ro ho
Ho ri u
Him-o-ro-ho
Hi ri u
Ho ro ho
Ho ri u
Him-o-ro-ho
Hi ri u
Ho ro ho
Him-o-ro-ho

Hi ri u
Ho ro ho
Ho ri u
Him-o-ro-ho
Hi ri u die yeh o die yeh
Ho ro ho
Ho ri u
Him-o-ro-ho
Hi ri u die yeh o die yeh
Ho ro ho
Him-o-ro-ho
die yeh o die yeh...

We live,
forever and ever.
Copyright ©1988 EMI Music Publishing Ltd


Na Laetha Geal M'Óige

Lyrics by Roma Ryan
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(In omos do me m'athair agus do mo mhathair)
Ag amharc trí m'óige
Is mé bhí sámh,
Gan eolas marbh
Bhí mé óg san am.

Anois, táim buartha,
'S fad ar shiúl an lá,
Ochón is ochón ó.

Na laetha geal m'óige
Bhí siad lán de dhóchas,
An bealach mór a bhí romham anonn
Bhí sé i ndán domh go mbeinn, slán, slán.
Anois, táim buartha,
'S fad ar shiúl an lá,
Ochón is ochón ó.
Na laetha geal m'óige
Bhí siad lán de dhóchas,
An bealach mór a bhí romham anonn
Bhí sé i ndán domh go mbeinn, slán, slán.
Anois, táim buartha,
'S fad ar shiúl an lá,
Ochón is ochón ó.


The brighter days of my youth


(in homage to my grandfather and my grandmother)

Looking back at my youth I was happy;
I was not aware of death then.
I was as a child.

Now, I am sorrowful,
Long gone the day.
(lament)

The brighter days of my youth held promise,
The way before me held sure destiny.

Now, I am sorrowful,
Long gone the day.
(lament)

The brighter days of my youth held promise,
The way before me held sure destiny.

Now, I am sorrowful,
Long gone the day.
(lament)
Copyright ©1988 EMI Music Publishing Ltd

Storms In Africa (part II)

Lyrics by Roma Ryan
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...nanananana...
...nanananna...
...nanananana...
...nanananna...
Though I walk through
warm sands in Africa,
winds will grow soon
to storms in Africa.

How far to go ...nananana..
I cannot say. ...nananana..
How many more...nananana..
Will journey this way?

Dark skies fall on
black earth and ivory.
Far from your sun
clouds now close over me.

How far to go...nananana..
I cannot say....nananana..
How many more ...nananana..
Will journey this way?

Storms have come!




Shepherdmoons




Caribbean Blue


Lyrics by Roma Ryan

...Eurus...
...Afer Ventus...

...so the world goes round and round
with all you ever knew-
they say the sky high above
is Caribbean Blue...

...if every man says all he can,
if every man is true,
do I believe the sky above
is Caribbean Blue?

...Boreas...
...Zephyrus...

...if all you told was turned to gold,
if all you dreamed was new,
imagine sky high above
in Caribbean Blue...

...Eurus...
Afer Ventus...
...Boreas
Zephyrus...
...Africus...

Copyright ©1991 EMI Music Publishing Ltd

Ebudae

Lyrics by Roma Ryan
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Amharc, mna ag obair la's mall san oich,
ceolann siad ar laethe geal, a bhi,
Bealach fada annon's anall a choich.

Look, women are working each day and into the night,
they sing of the brighter days that were,
the long road, back and forth forever.
Copyright ©1991 EMI Music Publishing Ltd

Angeles

Lyrics by Roma Ryan
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Angels, answer me,
are you near if rain should fall?
Am I to believe
you will rise to calm the storm?
For so great a treasure words will never do.
Surely, if this is, promises are mine to give you,
mine to give..

Here, all too soon the day!
Wish the moon to fall and alter our tomorrow.
I should know
heaven has her way
- each one given memories to own.

Angeles, all could be
should you move both earth and sea.
Angeles, I could feel
all those dark clouds disappearing...

Even as I breathe
comes an angel to their keep.
Surely, if this is,
promises are mine to give you,
mine to give...
Copyright ©1991 EMI Music Publishing Ltd

Book of days

Lyrics by Roma Ryan
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One day, one night, one moment
- my dreams could be tomorrow.
One step, one fall, one falter,
East or West, over earth or by ocean,
one way to be my journey;
-this way could be my book of days..

O la go la, mo thuras,
An bealach fada romham.
O oiche go hoich, mo thuras,
na scealta na mbeidh a chioch.

No day, no night, no moment
will hold me back from trying,
I'll fly, I'll fall, I'll falter,
I'll find my day - maybe far and away...

One day, one night, one moment
with a dream to believe in.
One step, one fall, one falter,
found a new earth across a wide ocean.
This way became my journey.
This day ends together - far and away.
This day ends together - far and away.
Far and away.

Translation:

From day to day, my journey.
The long road before me.
From night to night, my journey.
The stories that will be lost forever.
Copyright ©1991 EMI Music Publishing Ltd

Evacuee

Lyrics by Roma Ryan
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Each time on my leaving home
I run back to my mother's arms,
one last hold and then it's over.

Watching me, you know I cry,
you wave a kiss to say goodbye.
Feel the sky fall down upon me!

All I am,
a child with promises.
All I have
are miles full of promises of home.

If only I could stay with you,
my train moves on, you're gone from view,
now I must wait until it's over.

All I am,
a child with promises.
All I have
are miles full of promises of home.

Days will pass, your words to me,
it seems so long, eternity,
but I must wait until it's over.
Copyright ©1991 EMI Music Publishing Ltd

Afer Ventus

Lyrics by Roma Ryan
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Mare Nubium. Umbriel.
Mare Imbrium. Ariel.
Et itur ad astra.
Et itur ad astra.
Mare Undarum. Io. Vela.

Mirebile dictu. Miribilia.
Mirebile visu. Miribilia.
Et itur ad astra.
Et itur ad astra.
Sempervirent. Rosetum.

Afer Ventus. Zephyrus.
Volturnus. Africus.
Et itur ad astra.
Et itur ad astra.
Etesiarum. Eurus.

Suus cuique mos. Suum cuique.
Meus Mihi, suus cuique carus.
Memento, terrigena,
memento, vita brevis.
Meus mihi, suus cuique carus.

Translation:

(the moon and the stars)
Mare Nubium. Umbriel.
Mare Imbrium. Ariel.
And so, one goes to the stars.
And so, one goes to the stars.
Mare Undarum. Io. Vela.

(the earth)
Wonderful to speak of. Wonderful things.
Wonderful to see. Wonderful things.
And so, one goes to the stars.
And so, one goes to the stars.
Evergreens. A garden of roses.

(the winds)
Afer Ventus.. Zephyrus.
Volturnus. Africus.
And so, one goes to the stars.
And so, one goes to the stars.
Etesiarum. Eurus.

(the earthborn)
Each man to his own. Let this be so.
That which is mine I treasure,
and everyone treasures their own.
Remember, earthborn,
remember, life is short.
And that which is mine is treasured by me,
as everyone treasures their own.
Copyright ©1991 EMI Music Publishing Ltd

Smaointe...

Lyrics by Roma Ryan
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éist le mo chroí,
Go brónach a choích
Tá mé caillte gan tú
's do bhean cheile.
An grá mór i do shaoil
Threoraí sí me.
Bígí liomsa i gconaí

Lá's oích.

Curfa:
Ag caoineadh ar an uaigneas mór
Na deora, go brónach
Na gcodladh ins an uaigh ghlas chiúin
Faoi shuaimhneas, go domhain

Aoibhneas a bhí
Ach d'imigh sin
Sé léan tú
Do fhear cheile.
An grá mór i do shaoil
Threoraí sé mé.
Bígí liomsa i gconaí

Lá's oích.

Curfa:
Ag caoineadh ar an uaigneas mór
Na deora, go brónach
Na gcodladh ins an uaigh ghlas chiúin
Faoi shuaimhneas, go domhain

Smaointe, ar an lá
Raibh sibh ar mo thaobh
Ag inse scéil
Ar an doigh a bhí
Is cuimhin liom an lá
Gan gha's gan ghruaim
Bígí liomsa i gconaí

Lá's oích.

Translation

Thoughts...

Listen to my heart.
so sad forever;
I am lost without you
and your wife,
the great love in your life.
She guided me.
Both of you, be with me always,
day and night.

Chorus:
I cry at the great loneliness
tears, so sad,
and you sleeping in the quiet, green grave
in deep peace.

There was happiness,
but it went away.
You followed your husband,
the great love in your life.
He guided me.
Both of you, be with me always,
day and night.

Chorus
I cry at the great loneliness
tears, so sad,
and you sleeping in the quiet, green grave
in deep peace.

I think of the day
that you were at my side
telling stories
of the days that were.
I remember the day,
without want and without gloom.
Both of you, be with me always,
day and night.
Copyright ©1991 EMI Music Publishing Ltd

Book of Days (gaelic only version)

Lyrics by Roma Ryan
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Ó lá go lá, mo thuras,
An bealach fada romham.
Ó oiche go hoich, mo thuras,
na scéalta na mbeidh a chíoch.

Translation:

From day to day, my journey.
The long road before me.
From night to night, my journey.
The stories that will be lost forever.
Copyright ©1991 EMI Music Publishing Ltd

Marble Halls

Lyrics by Alfred Bunn
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I dreamt I dwelt in marble halls
with vassals and serfs at my side,
and of all who assembled within those walls
that I was the hope and the pride.
I had riches all too great to count
and a high ancestral name.
But I also dreamt which pleased me most
that you loved me still the same,
that you loved me
you loved me still the same,
that you loved me
you loved me still the same.

I dreamt that suitors sought my hand,
that knights upon bended knee
and with vows no maiden's heart could withstand,
they pledged their faith to me.
And I dreamt that one of that noble host
came forth my hand to claim.
But I also dreamt which charmed me most
that you loved me still the same
that you loved me
you loved me still the same,
that you loved me
you loved me still the same.

Paint the sky with stars





Paint the sky with stars


Lyrics by Roma Ryan
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Suddenly before my eyes
hues of indigo arise
with them how my spirit sighs - paint the sky with stars.

Only night will ever know
why the heavens never show
all the dreams there are to know - paint the sky with stars.

Who has placed the midnight sky
so a spirit has to fly?
As the heavens seem so far
now who will hang the midnight star?

Night has brought to those who sleep
only dreams they cannot keep
I have legends in the deep - paint the sky with stars.

Who has placed the midnight sky
so a spirit has to fly?
As the heavens seem so far
now who will hang the midnight star?

Place a name upon the night
one to set your heart alight
and to make the darkness bright - paint the sky with stars.
Copyright ©1997 EMI Music Publishing Ltd

Only if..


Lyrics by Roma Ryan
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When there's a shadow you reach for the sun..
When there is love then you look for the one..
..and for the promises there is the sky
..and for the heavens are those who can fly

If you really want to you can hear me say
only if you want to will you find a way.
If you really want to you can seize the day,
only if you want to will you fly away..

When there's a journey you follow a star..
When there's an ocean you sail from afar..
..and for the broken heart there is the sky
..and for tomorrow are those who can fly

If you really want to you can hear me say
only if you want to will you find a way.
If you really want to you can seize the day,
only if you want to will you fly away..

Ah! Je voudrais voler comme un oiseau d'aile.
Ah! Je voudrais voler comme un oiseau d'aile, d'aile..

The Memory of Trees




Anywhere is

Lyrics by Roma Ryan
[top]
I walk the maze of moments
but everywhere I turn to
begins a new beginning
but never finds a finish
I walk to the horizon
and there I find another
it all seems so surprising
and then I find that I know


You go there you're gone forever
I go there I'll lose my way
if we stay here we're not together
Anywhere is

The moon upon the ocean
is swept around in motion
but without ever knowing
the reason for its flowing
in motion on the ocean
the moon still keeps on moving
the waves still keep on waving
and I still keep on going

You go there you're gone forever
I go there I'll lose my way
if we stay here we're not together
Anywhere is

I wonder if the stars sign
the life that is to be mine
and would they let their light shine
enough for me to follow
I look up to the heavens
but night has clouded over
no spark of constellation
no Vela no Orion

The shells upon the warm sands
have taken from their own lands
the echo of their story
but all I hear are low sounds
as pillow words are weaving
and willow waves are leaving
but should I be believing
that I am only dreaming

You go there you're gone forever
I go there I'll lose my way
if we stay here we're not together
Anywhere is

To leave the thread of all time
and let it make a dark line
in hopes that I can still find
the way back to the moment
I took the turn and turned to
begin a new beginning
still looking for the answer
I cannot find the finish
it's either this or that way
it's one way or the other
it should be one direction
it could be on reflection
the turn I have just taken
the turn that I was making
I might be just beginning
I might be near the end
Copyright ©1995 EMI Music Publishing Ltd

Athair ar Neamh

Lyrics by Roma Ryan
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Athair ar Neamh.  Dia linn.
Athair ar Neamh. Dia liom.
M'anam, mo chroí, mo ghlóir,
moladh duit, a Dhia.

Fada an la, go sámh,
fada an oíche', gan ghruaim,
aoibhneas, áthas, grá,
moladh duit, a Dhia.

Moraim thú ó lá go lá.
Moraim thú ó oéch' go hoích'.

Athair ar Neamh. Dia linn.
Athair ar Neamh. Dia liom.
An ghealach, an ghrian, an ghaoth,
moladh duit, a Dhia.

Translation:
Father in Heaven, God help us.
Father in Heaven, God help me.
My soul, my heart, my voice
praise to you, oh God.

Long is the day, and peaceful,
long is the night without gloom,
happiness, joy, love,
praise to you, oh God.

I praise you from day to day.
I praise you night after night.

Father in Heaven, God help us.
Father in Heaven, God help me.
The moon, the sun, the wind,
praise be to you, oh God.

Copyright ©1995 EMI Music Publishing Ltd

China Roses

Lyrics by Roma Ryan
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Who can tell me if we have heaven?
Who can say the way it should be;
Moonlight Holly, the Sappho Comet,
Angel's Tears below a tree.

You talk of the break of morning
as you view the new aurora,
Cloud in crimson, the Key of Heaven,
one love carved in Acajou.

One told me of China Roses,
one a Thousand nights and One night,
Earth's last picture, the end of evening:
hue of indigo and blue.

A new moon leads me to
woods of dreams and I follow.
A new world waits for me;
my dream, my way.

I know that if I have heaven
there is nothing to desire.
Rain and river, a world of wonder
may be paradise to me.

I see the sun...
I see the stars...
Copyright ©1995 EMI Music Publishing Ltd

Hope Has a Place

Lyrics by Roma Ryan
[top]

One look at love
and you may see
it weaves a web
over mystery,
all ravelled threads
can rend apart
for hope has a place in the lover's heart.
Hope has a place in the lover's heart.

Whispering world,
a sigh of sighs,
the ebb and the flow
of the ocean tides,
one breath, one word
may end or may start
a hope in a place of the lover's heart.
Hope has a place in the lover's heart.

Look to love,
you may dream,
and if it should leave
then give it wings.
But if such a love
is meant to be;
hope is home and the heart is free.

Under the heavens
we journey far,
on roads of life
we are wanderers.
So let love rise,
so let love depart,
let hope have a place in the lover's heart.
Hope has a place in the lover's heart.

Look to love
you may dream,
and if it should leave
then give it wings,
but if such a love is meant to be
hope is home and the heart is free.
Hope is home and the heart is free.
Copyright ©1995 EMI Music Publishing Ltd

Once You Had Gold

Lyrics by Roma Ryan
[top]
Once, you had gold.
Once, you had silver.
Then came the rains
out of the blue.
Ever and always.
Always and ever.
Time gave both darkness and dreams to you.

Now you can see
Spring becomes Autumn.
Leaves become gold
falling from view.
Ever and always.
Always and ever.
No-one can promise a dream come true.
Time gave both darkness and dreams to you.

What is the dark;
shadows around you,
why not take heart
in the new day?
Ever and always.
Always and ever.
No-one can promise a dream for you.
Time gave both darkness and dreams to you.
Copyright ©1995 EMI Music Publishing Ltd

La Soñadora

Lyrics by Roma Ryan
[top]

Yo;  el otoño
Yo; el véspero
He sido un eco

Seré una ola
Seré la luna
He sido todo, soy yo

Yo; el verano
Yo; el ébano
Soy la soñadora

Translation:
I; the autumn
I; the evening star
I have been an echo

I shall be a wave
I shall be the moon
I have been everything, I am myself

I; the summer
I; the ebony
I am the dreamer
Copyright ©1995 EMI Music Publishing Ltd

On my way home

Lyrics by Roma Ryan
[top]


I have been given
one moment from heaven
as I am walking
surrounded by night.
Stars, high above me,
make a wish under moonlight.

On my way home
I remember
only good days.
On my way home
I remember
all the best days.
I'm on my way home
I can remember
every new day.

I move in silence
with each step taken,
snow falling round me
like angels in flight.
Far in the distance
is my wish under moonlight.

On my way home
I remember
only good days.
On my way home
I remember
all the best days.
I'm on my way home
I can remember
every new day.

A Day without Rain




Wild Child


Lyrics by Roma Ryan
[top]

Ever close your eyes
ever stop and listen
ever feel alive
and you've nothing missing
you don't need a reason
let the day go on and on

Let the rain fall down
everywhere around you
give into it now
let the day surround you
you don't need a reason
let the rain go on and on

What a day
what a day to take to
what a way
what a way
to make it through
what a day
what a day to take
a wild child

Only take the time
from the helter skelter
every day you find
everything's in kilter
you don't need a reason
let the day go on and on

Every summer sun
every winter evening
every spring to come
every autumn leaving
you don't need a reason
let it all go on and on



What a day
what a day to take to
what a way
what a way
to make it through
what a day
what a day to take to
What a day
what a day to take to
what a way
what a way to make it through
what a day
what a day to take to a wild child
What a day
what a day to take to
what a way
What a way
to make it through
what a day
what a day to take to
Da-da-da-
Da-da-da-da-da-da
Da-da-da
what a way
what a way
to make it through
Da-da-da
Da-da-da-da-da-da
Da-da-da
Da-da-da-da-da-da
what a way
what a way to make it through
what a day
what a day to take to a wild child
what a day
what a day to take to a wild child
Copyright ©2000 EMI Music Publishing Ltd

Only Time


Lyrics by Roma Ryan
[top]

Who can say
where the road goes
where the day flows
- only time
And who can say
if your love grows
as your heart chose
-only time

Who can say
why your heart sighs
as your love flies
-only time
And who can say
why your heart cries
when your love lies
-only time

Who can say
when the roads meet
that love might be
in your heart.
And who can say
when the day sleeps
if the night keeps
all your heart.

Night keeps all your heart

Who can say
if your love grows
as your heart chose
-only time
And who can say
where the road goes
where the day flows
-only time

Who knows - only time
Who knows - only time
Copyright ©2000 EMI Music Publishing Ltd

TEMPUS VERNUM



Lyrics by Roma Ryan
[top]

Ergo
oceanus, maritimus,
ergo
opacare, matutinus,
ergo
septentrio, meridies,
ergo
occidens et orientis,
ergo
oceanus, maritimus,
opacare, matutinus,
septentrio, meridies
occidens et orientis,
ergo
terra, stella,
hiems et aestas,
ergo
autumnus et
tempus vernum,
ergo
radius solis
et umbra,
ignis, aqua,
caelum, luna,
terra, stella,
hiems et aestas,
autumnus et
tempus vernum..

tempus vernum..


SPRING


Lyrics by Roma Ryan
[top]

Therefore; ocean, tide, shade, morning...

Therefore; north, south, east, west
and sunbeam and shadow,
fire, water, sky, moon, earth, star,
winter and summer, autumn and spring

Copyright ©2000 EMI Music Publishing Ltd

Deora ar mo chroí


Lyrics by Roma Ryan
[top]

Ba dheas an lá go oiche
Na glórtha binne i mo thaobh
'S aoibhneas i gach áit gan gruaim

Áthas ar mo chroí go deo
He-a-ro
He-a-o-ro


Ma shiúlaim ó na laetha beo
An ghrian 's an ghealach ar mo chúl
Nil uaim ach smaointe ó mo shaoil
Deora ar mo chroí go bron
He-a-ro
He-a-ro
He-a-o-ro



Translation

Tears in my heart

How wonderful, from morning to night
the sweet voices at my side,
and happiness everywhere, without sorrow,
joy in my heart forever.
Lament.

If I walk away from life,
the sun, the moon behind me,
I have only the memories of my life,
and sad tears in my heart.
Lament.
Copyright ©2000 EMI Music Publishing Ltd

Flora's secret


Lyrics by Roma Ryan
[top]

Lovers in the long grass
look above them,
only they can see
where the clouds are going,
only to discover
dust and sunlight
ever make the sky so blue.


Afternoon is hazy,
river flowing,
all around the sounds
moving closer to them,
telling them the story
told by flora,
dreams they never knew.


Silver willows,
tears from Persia,
those who come
from a far-off island,
Winter chanterelle lies
under cover,
Glory-of-the-sun in blue.

Some they know as passion,
some as freedom,
some they know as love
and the way it leaves them,
Summer snowflake
for a season
when the sky above is blue,
when the sky above is blue.

Lying in the long grass
close beside her
giving her the name
of the one the moon loves,
this will be the day she
will remember
when she knew his heart was

loving in the long grass
close beside her
whispering of love
and the way it leaves them
lying in the long grass
in the sunlight,
they believe it's true love,
and from all around them
flora's secret
telling them of love
and the way it breathes and
looking up from eyes of amaranthine
they can see the sky is blue,
knowing that their love is true,
dreams they never knew,
and the sky above is blue.
Copyright ©2000 EMI Music Publishing Ltd

Fallen Embers


Lyrics by Roma Ryan
[top]

Once, as my heart remembers
all the stars were fallen embers.
Once, when night seemed forever
I was with you.

Once, in the care of morning
in the air was all belonging,
Once, when that day was dawning
I was with you.

How far we are from morning,
how far we are
and the stars
shining through the darkness,
falling in the air.


Once, as the night was leaving
into us our dreams were weaving.
Once all dreams were worth keeping.
I was with you.

Once, when our hearts were singing,
I was with you.
Copyright ©2000 EMI Music Publishing Ltd

Pilgrim


Lyrics by Roma Ryan
[top]

Pilgrim,how you journey
on the road you chose
to find out why the winds die
and where the stories go.
All days come from one day
that much you must know,
you cannot change what's over
but only where you go.

One way leads to diamonds,
one way leads to gold,
another leads you only
to everything you're told.
In your heart you wonder
which of these is true
the road that leads to nowhere,
the road that leads to you.

Will you find the answer
in all you say and do?
Will you find the answer
in you?

Each heart is a pilgrim,
each one wants to know
the reason why the winds die
and where the stories go.
Pilgrim, in your journey
you may travel far,
for pilgrim it's a long way
to find out who you are..

Pilgrim, it's a long way
to find out who you are..

Pilgrim, it's a long way
to find out who you are...
Copyright ©2000 EMI Music Publishing Ltd

One by one



Lyrics by Roma Ryan
[top]

Here am I
yet another goodbye!
He says Adios, says Adios,
and do you know why
she won't break down and cry?
-she says Adios, says Adios, Goodbye.

One by one my leaves fall.
One by one my tales are told.

It's no lie,
she is yearning to fly.
She says Adios, says Adios,
and now you know why
he's a reason to sigh,
- she says Adios, says Adios, Goodbye.

One by one my leaves fall,
One by one my tales are told.

My, oh my!
She was aiming too high.
He says Adios, says Adios,
and now you know why
there's no moon in her sky,
-he says Adios, says Adios, Goodbye.

No Goodbyes
for love brightens their eyes
don't say Adios, say Adios,
and do you know why
there's a love that won't die?
-don't say Adios, Say Adios, Goodbye.

..don't say Adios, say Adios, Goodbye.
..don't say Adios, say Adios, Goodbye.
..don't say Adios, say Adios, Goodbye
Copyright ©2000 EMI Music Publishing Ltd

Lazy Days


Lyrics by Roma Ryan
[top]

Lazy old day
rolling away
dreaming the day away
don't want to go
now that I'm in the flow
crazy amazing day


One red balloon
floats to the moon
just let it fly away
I only know
that I'm longing to go
back to my lazy day


And how it sings and how it sighs
and how it never stays
And how it rings and how it cries
and how it sails away.. away...away....
Copyright ©2000 EMI Music Publishing Ltd

Isobella


Lyrics by Roma Ryan
[top]


I do bheatha sa tús, sa deireadh,
I do bheatha sa tús, sa deireadh.
Isobella, o.
Isobella, o.

I do lá's tú go samh
I do lá's tú go fior.
Grá, anois go deo na ndeor.

I do bheatha sa tús, sa deireadh,
I do bheatha sa tús, sa deireadh.
Isobella, o.
Isobella, o.

I do lá's tú gan buairt
I do lá's tú gan bron
Grá, anois go deo
Grá, anois go deo na ndeor.




Translation:
You live from the beginning to the end
Isobella Isobella

A day that belongs to you, tranquil
A day that belongs to you, pure of heart
Love, now and forever

You live from the beginning to the end
Isobella Isobella

Your day has no sorrow
Your day has no sadness
Love, now and forever
Love, now and forever


Amarantine...




Amarantine...

(everlasting...)

Lyrics by Roma Ryan

You know when you give your love away
it opens your heart,
everything is new.
And you know time will always find a way
to let your heart believe it's true.

You know love is everything you say;
a whisper, a word,
promises you give.
You feel it in the heartbeat of the day.
You know this is the way love is.

Amarantine... Amarantine...
Amarantine... Amarantine...
Amarantine... Amarantine...
Love is. Love is.
Love is. Love is.
Love... Love...

You know love may sometimes make you cry,
so let the tears go,
they will flow away,
For you know love will also let you fly
-how far a heart can fly away!

Amarantine... Amarantine...
Amarantine... Amarantine...
Amarantine... Amarantine...
Love is. Love is.
Love is. Love is.
Love... Love...
Amarantine...
Amarantine...
Amarantine....
Love is.
Love is.
Love...

You know when love's shining in your eyes
it may be the stars
fallen from above.
And you know love is with you when you rise,
for night and day belong to love.
Copyright ©2005 EMI Music Publishing Ltd

It's in the rain

Lyrics by Roma Ryan
[top]
Every time
the rain comes down,
close my eyes and listen.
I can hear the lonesome sound
of the sky as it cries...

Listen to the rain
Here it comes again
Hear it in the rain

Feel the touch
of tears that fall
-they won't fall forever
In the way the day will flow
all things come,
all things go.

Listen to the rain
...the rain...
Here it comes again...
...again....
Hear it in the rain
... the rain...

Late at night
I drift away -
I can hear you calling,
and my name
is in the rain,
leaves on trees whispering,
deep blue sea's mysteries.

Even when
this moment ends,
can't let go this feeling.
Everything
will come again
in the sound,
falling down,
of the sky as it cries.
Hear my name in the rain.
Copyright ©2005 EMI Music Publishing Ltd

If I could be where you are...

Lyrics by Roma Ryan
[top]
Where are you this moment -
only in my dreams.
You're missing, but you're always
a heartbeat from me.
I'm lost now without you,
I don't know where you are.
I keep watching, I keep hoping,
but time keeps us apart.


Is there a way I can find you,
is there a sign I should know,
is there a road I could follow
to bring you back home?


Winter lies before me
now you're so far away.
In the darkness of my dreaming
the light of you will stay.


If I could be close beside you,
if I could be where you are,
if I could reach out and touch you
and bring you back home.
Is there's a way I can find you,
Is there's a sign I should know,
Is there's a road I can follow
to bring you back home to me?
Copyright ©2005 EMI Music Publishing Ltd

Long, long journey

Lyrics by Roma Ryan
[top]


City lights shine on the harbour,
night has fallen down,
through the darkness
and the shadows
I will still go on.

Long, long journey
through the darkness,
long, long way to go;
but what are miles
across the ocean
to the heart that's coming home?

Where the road runs through the valley,
where the river flows,
I will follow every highway
to the place I know.

Long, long journey
out of nowhere,
long, long way to go;
but what are sighs
and what is sadness
to the heart that's coming home?

Long, long journey
through the darkness,
long, long way to go;
but are what are miles
across the ocean
to the heart that's coming home?

Long, long journey
out of nowhere,
long, long way to go;
but what are sighs
and what is sadness
to the heart that's coming home?
Copyright ©2005 EMI Music Publishing Ltd

Sumiregusa

Lyrics by Roma Ryan
[top]
Mono no awarē
Murasaki iro no hana
Haru no hana
To fuyu mo koyuki
Harahara

Shizēn no bi kana
Ah! Midori no ha to
Aki no iro

Kaze no koe
Tori no saezuri
Kanashii umi
Yorokobino umi
Yama
Koishi
Ayamegusa


Translation:

Wild violet

A purple flower
The blossoms of spring
And the light snow of winter
How they fall

The beauty of nature
A green leaf and
Autumn colours

The voice of the wind
The song of birds
A sad sea
A joyful sea
Mountains
Pebbles
A wild iris

Copyright ©2005 EMI Music Publishing Ltd

Someone said goodbye

Lyrics by Roma Ryan
[top]
Summer.  When the day is over
there's a heart a little colder;
someone said goodbye,
but you don't know why.
Somewhere there is someone keeping
all the tears they have been weeping,
someone said goodbye,
but you don't know why.

Is there a reason
why a broken heart begins to cry?
Is there a reason
you were lost although you don't know why?
Give me a reason
why you never want to say goodbye.
If there's a reason, I don't know why.

Always looking for a meaning,
all the time you keep believing,
but I don't know why
you won't say goodbye.
Even when the sun is shining
you don't see the silver lining,
but I don't know why you won't say goodbye.

Is there a reason
why a broken dream can never fly?
Is there a reason
you believe and then you close your eyes?
Give me a reason
why you hide away so much inside.
If there's a reason, I don't know why.

Is there a reason
why a broken heart begins to cry?
Is there a reason
you were lost although you don't know why?
Give me a reason
why you never want to say goodbye.
If there's a reason
I don't know why.
I don't know why.
I don't know why.
I don't know why.
Copyright ©2005 EMI Music Publishing Ltd

A moment lost

Lyrics by Roma Ryan
[top]
It's only now when words are said
that break my heart in two,
I wonder at how you endure
all I've said, all I say to you.

How strong, how brave, how true of you
to bear the hurt I gave.
I know it tears your heart in two;
all I've said, all I say to you.

After all the words are said,
after all the dreams we made;
every one a precious one,
every one a summer sun...

A moment lost, forever gone,
can never be again,
so know how much it mean to me;
all you said,
all you gave,
all your love to me.
Copyright ©2005 EMI Music Publishing Ltd

Amid the falling snow

Lyrics by Roma Ryan
[top]
How I remember sleepless nights
when we would read by candlelight,
and on the windowpane outside
a new world made of snow;

a million feathers falling down,
a million stars that touch the ground,
so many secrets to be found
amid the falling snow.

Maybe I am falling down.
Tell me should I touch the ground?
Maybe I won't make a sound
in the darkness all around.

The silence of a winter's night
brings memories I hold inside;
remembering a blue moonlight
upon the fallen snow.

Maybe I am falling down.
Tell me should I touch the ground?
Maybe I won't make a sound
in the darkness all around.

I close my window to the night.
I leave the sky her tears of white.
And all it lit by candlelight
amid the falling snow.

And all is lit by candlelight
amid the falling snow.




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