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Thread #116157   Message #2492290
Posted By: Jeremiah McCaw
12-Nov-08 - 07:42 PM
Thread Name: Pagan Songs
Subject: RE: Pagan Songs
Loreena McKinnot's "All Soul's Night":

All Soul's Night
Loreena McKinnot

Bonfires dot the rolling hillside figures dance around & around
To drums that pulse out echoes of darkness moving to the pagan sound

Somewhere in a hidden memory images flash before my eyes
Of fragrant nights and straw bonfires & dancing to the next sunrise

chorus:
I can see the lights in the distance trembling in the dark cloak of night
Candles & lanterns are dancing, dancing; a waltz out on all soul's night

Figures of cornstalks bend in the shadows held up tall as the flames leap high
The green knight holds the holly bush to mark where the old year passes by

chorus:

Bonfires dot the rolling hillside figures dance around & around
To drums that pulse out echoes of darkness moving to the pagan sound

Standing on the bridge that crosses the river that flows out to the sea
The night is full of a thousand voices that pass by the bridge & me

chorus (x2):