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May It Be
Enya Lyrics


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May it be an evening star
Shines down upon you
May it be when darkness falls
Your heart will be true
You walk a lonely road
Oh! How far you are from home

Mornie utulie
Believe and you will find your way
Mornie alantie
A promise lives within you now

May it be the shadow's call
Will fly away
May it be your journey on
To light the day
When the night is overcome
You may rise to find the sun

Mornie utulie (darkness has come)
Believe and you will find your way
Mornie alantie (darkness has fallen)
A promise lives within you now

A promise lives within you now

Overall Meaning

"May It Be" is a hymn-like, ethereal song that appears in the credits sequence of Peter Jackson's 2001 film "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring". The lyrics of the song speak to feelings of loneliness, as the singer wishes upon the listener the hope of a star to guide them and for their heart to remain true even in darkness. The singer acknowledges that the listener walks a lonely road, far from home, before she declares, "Believe and you will find your way / A promise lives within you now." The song suggests that despite the trials and hardships one may face, the promise of hope still exists within oneself, waiting to be realized.


The song goes on to describe this journey towards the light and the overcoming of the darkness. The lyrics speak of the shadows that may try to lure the listener away, but they will fly away as the listener journeys through the darkness towards the light of the day. It's ultimately a song of hope and perseverance, urging the listener to hold on and have faith in their own inner strength.


Line by Line Meaning

May it be an evening star
May a bright shining star herald your evening and bring hope


Shines down upon you
May it glow upon you with warmth and light


May it be when darkness falls
May you find solace during moments of despair


Your heart will be true
You will remain steadfast in your beliefs


You walk a lonely road
You move forward alone, with great courage and self-reliance


Oh! How far you are from home
Your journey has taken you far from the place you call home


Mornie utulie
Darkness has come


Believe and you will find your way
Have faith and you can surmount the obstacles before you


Mornie alantie
Darkness has fallen


A promise lives within you now
Hope remains even in the darkest of times


May it be the shadow's call
May your fears and anxieties be dispelled


Will fly away
Disappear and be replaced by peace


May it be your journey on
May your journey forward bring you joy and fulfillment


To light the day
Illuminate the world with your strength and perseverance


When the night is overcome
When your struggles have been won


You may rise to find the sun
You will emerge victorious and bask in the light of a new day




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Howard Shore, Eithne Ni Bhraonain, Nicholas John Ryan, Roma Shane Ryan

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@Lovce

Music for the song was probably created in "A Major" Scale. Different music scales sound like

C Major is like everything is normal
D Major is all about progress and development
E Major introduces new material
F Major People celebrate by using materials
G Major creates happy song which is the highest level of suffering. At this stage, Material harms humanity
A Major recalls mistakes done by people. We start searching for hope or the God.
B Major concludes the cycle. We make good peaceful treaties and social contracts.
C Major....



@shinecrystalycnb908

May it be an evening star
Shines down upon you
May it be when darkness falls
Your heart will be true
You walk a lonely road
Oh, how far you are from home

Mornië utúlië
Believe and you will find your way
Mornië alantië
A promise lives within you now

May it be the shadow's call
Will fly away
May it be your journey on
To light the day
When the night is overcome
You may rise to find the sun

Mornië utúlië
Believe and you will find your way
Mornië alantië
A promise lives within you now

A promise lives within you now



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Anybody listening in 2024? ❤

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@TopazShane

I've been listening to Enya since 1987 and I'm still trying to find all the songs I didn't know existed. This is the 1st time I heard this tune and like so many other songs of hers, I love the pace and tranquility it brings.

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