Into The West Lyrics - Annie Lennox

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Lay down
Your sweet and weary head
Night is falling
You have 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

[Chorus]
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

[Chorus]

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




Writer: LENNOX, ANNIE / SHORE, HOWARD LESLIE / WALSH, FRANCES ROSEMARY
Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.



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Astonishing and amazing | Reviewer: liselotte | 1/5/14

It is the only song that can make me cry every single time I listen to it. Though I have been a LOTR fan for 7 years I only noticed this song recently and beats every song I have heard for the past 19 years. The lyrics are wonderfull and it is perfomed with so much emotion and it connects brilliantly to the movie. Thanks Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, Howard Shore and Annie Lennox!

Breathtaking | Reviewer: Gillete | 12/24/13

What an amazing song!
I'm a 33 yr old man who doesn't get emotional but after hearing this song after watching TROTK I just burst into tears.
Such a powerful & emotional song, not only in hearing but reading the words.
Thank you Annie Lennox & Peter Jackson , I can't describe how much this song moves me and its one ill be telling my family to play at my funeral one day

no words | Reviewer: umyra | 10/26/13

In my opinion, there are no words to describe how this song touches someone. You cry and feel joy at the same time. I am in agreement with almost of you. .. this song is priceless.

competition with "tears in heaven" for most popular funeral song | Reviewer: LeeAnn W | 10/20/13

Tacky tho' my title may be, This is one of the most moving songs I have ever heard in 64 years of serious music listening. Those it makes sad because they want to "go" to Middle earth might just apply what they would do "there" to their lives "here", in the earth we have. Yes, I intend to have this song at my passing ceremonies-I believe its imagery is the truth. Perhaps this is why it touches so many, so deeply-we recognize the comfort and hope that is to come. Not preaching; just comfort.

The songs moves me from sadness into living hope | Reviewer: Bassam Bannoura | 9/13/13

I confess that as a man in his mid fifties, the words of "Into the West" moves my whole being. I just love to listen again and again to the message of hope contained in the lyrics. And yes, I know that sooner or later I will pass away, but still I know that I will live forever with my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. I know for sure that I will spend eternity at the white shores with my beloved once, and that is a joy. I have already ask my wife and four children to play this song on my funeral.

Cryin' without reason | Reviewer: Adélaïde | 5/4/13

I had never paid attention to the lyrics, but I used to listen and listen again this song... I was crying without knowing why.
I understand now... To my mind, it is about love, and death, and heaven. It is about a world wich doesn't exist but wich I am waiting for...
I would like to be part of this world. I wish the ships... To carry me home.

SIP (sleep in peace) | Reviewer: Anonymous | 2/7/13

When ever I hear this I always think of my friend who recently died. She was only nine but lived her short life to the fullest. Her smile brightened up everyone and never thought about her pain. She died with a smile and I hope we will sometime meet beyond the great sea, into the Grey Havens and possible jump on beds again :)
SIP Lilly

Beautiful | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/5/12

I'm a 21 year old guy and I've always thought that this is a beautiful song. But I've never really listened to it until now. I'm crying my eyes out, which I never have done to a song before (and I listen ALOT to music). This is really the most beautiful song I know. It's going to be played at my funeral some day.

Excellent song but SAD | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/28/12

When I originally heard this song at the end of the 3rd movie, I never thought much of it other than that it was a great song, so befitting the world. However, I just recently figured out what inspired this song and now, every time I hear it, tears come to my eyes which songs NEVER do to me.

Everlasting Love | Reviewer: Iman alidadiani | 12/30/11

Although this song in my opinion is talking of middle earth and valinor, but any way it's an awesome and great explaination of the life, LOVE and after-life;
I've read all tolkien's books(mostly silmarilion and sons of hurin), and I've seen all LOTR more than 200 times.
seriously whenever I listen to this song I can imagine myself in middle earth and when it's finished It makes me sad why I can't be in white city or one of middle earth people.
Whatever, thanks tolkien for his unexplainably beautiful stories and for awesome job of peter jackson for LOTR movie.

Passionate song | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/16/11

This song is filled with so much passion. I love this song and listen to it over and over on my iPod. Lord of the Rings are some of my favorite movies but you just can't beat this amazing song of passion Into the West.

Nostalgic.... | Reviewer: Anonymous | 10/11/11

I m fan of LOTR books and the movies...And when I listen to this song I don't know but I...actually want to live there!Sometimes I feel it like my heart is gonna break.If only I lived in Middle Earth....If only I could become one with the world...If only I could hold the world in my very hands...If only I could help make this world a better place...Sometimes it seems impossible how much power and emotion passes through a song...Thanks JRR Tolkien Thanks Annie Lennox thanks Peter Jackson...Thank you my God...

... | Reviewer: Kallum | 5/23/11

I sung this at my son sung this at his cousin's funeral and it made me so emotional because he was keep checking with me, I used to teach Music, that "Dad, is my singing okay?" and every time I said yes. I was so proud if him when he finished singing it.

saying goodbye | Reviewer: Chris | 4/25/11

I love LOTR both books and film and yes, I agree this is a beautiful song. Both my husband and I waited avidly for the films to come out and then the DVD's.
I used this song at the funeral of my husband. He died suddenly in my arms one Friday afternoon 18 month ago. I still hurt so much. There was nothing I could do to save him, although I tried so hard to do so. This song seems to me to say it all. We all have to say goodbye to someone we love deeply at some time in our lives. It's a hard but inevitable fact of life. I take comfort from these lyrics, You and I will meet again. And you'll be here in my arms
Just sleeping...
A beautiful song, touchingly performed, and one that will always touch my heart for many reasons.
Thank you all for reading this. RIP John.

Into The West | Reviewer: Icena | 2/20/11

I don't cry very often, but whenever I hear this song, I cry so very hard.
I cry becuase the song is so, so beautiful and moving.
I cry because the world is nothing like Lord of the Rings. You finally go back into the real world and no matter what you do, you realize that you can't find the Grey Havens or the West at all. It makes me so sad.
But there is still hope within that song. It tells you that when you are finally done with this life, you will finally go to the West. And it will be better than anything you could ever imagine.


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