Fallen Embers
Enya Lyrics


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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.

Overall Meaning

Enya's song "Fallen Embers" is a melancholic and sentimental ode to a past love. The lyrics evoke a sense of longing for a time gone by, when the world seemed full of promises and possibilities. In the first stanza, Enya describes a time when "all the stars were fallen embers", a clear visual image of a night sky that has lost its brightness and is slowly fading away. The lyrics suggest a deeper meaning as Enya reflects on how fleeting love can be, just like the stars that once shone.


In the second stanza, Enya reminisces about an idyllic moment in time when "the air was all belonging" and "in the care of morning" she was with her lover. She longs for the feeling of belonging that was once shared, a feeling that she cannot seem to find again. The idea of belonging is further reinforced when she sings "once, when our hearts were singing", a clear image of two people in love, happy and carefree. The lyrics hint at the loss of something once great, leaving the listener filled with a sense of nostalgia and yearning.


The chorus of the song serves as a reminder of the distance between past and present, and how we can never truly go back to what once was. Despite this distance, the stars continue to shine through the darkness, serving as a symbol of hope amidst the gloom.


Line by Line Meaning

Once, as my heart remembers,
I recall a time when my heart reminisces,


All the stars were fallen embers.
Every star in the sky appeared like burnt-out pieces of wood,


Once, when night seemed forever
On a night that felt perpetual,


I was with you.
You were by my side, making everything feel alright.


Once, in the care of morning
At a time when morning watchfully cared for us,


In the air was all belonging.
The atmosphere had become our possession.


Once, when that day was dawning
During the sunrise of a former day,


I was with you.
You were my companion, and I felt complete.


How far we are from morning,
We have come a long way from the comfort of daybreak,


How far we are
Things have drastically changed between us,


And the stars shining through the darkness,
But the stars continue to twinkle amidst the gloom,


Falling in the air.
Like they are tumbling from the sky.


Once, as the night was leaving
While the moonlight was fading away,


Into us our dreams were weaving.
We had intertwined our aspirations and thoughts within each other.


Once, all dreams were worth keeping.
Back then, it felt like every dream was worth holding onto.


I was with you.
At that moment, you were my source of strength.


Once, when our hearts were singing,
In a time when our hearts were singing in unison,


I was with you.
You were there, and life was perfect.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: EITHNE NI BHRAONAIN, NICKY RYAN, ROMA RYAN

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