The last Unicorn
Juliette Lyrics


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When the last eagle flies
Over the last crumbling mountain
And the last lion roars
At the last dusty fountain

In the shadow of the forest
Though she may be old and worn
They will stare unbelieving at the last unicorn

When the first breath of winter
Through the flowers is icing
And you look to the north
And a pale moon is rising

And it seems like all is dying and would leave The world to mourn
In the distance hear the laughter
Of the last unicorn:

I'm alive, I'm alive

When the last moon is cast
Over the last star of morning
And the future has passed
Without even a last desperate warning

Then look into the sky where through
The clouds of path is formed
Look and see her how she sparkles
It's the last unicorn.





I'm alive, I'm alive

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Juliette's song, The Last Unicorn, are rich in symbolism and metaphorical meaning. The song paints a vivid image of a mythical world where there is only one unicorn left, the last of its kind. The first verse, "When the last eagle flies/Over the last crumbling mountain/And the last lion roars/At the last dusty fountain," sets the scene and suggests that the end of the world is near when all the majestic creatures have disappeared. The fading beauty of nature is emphasized by the phrase "crumbling mountain" and "dusty fountain," which denote a lack of vitality and life.


The second verse, "When the first breath of winter/Through the flowers is icing/And you look to the north/And a pale moon is rising/And it seems like all is dying and would leave/The world to mourn," indicates the arrival of winter, a season often associated with death and decay. The image of the "pale moon" rising brings to mind an eerie and ominous scenario, which is accentuated by the word "dying" and "world to mourn." However, in the distance, the "laughter of the last unicorn" can be heard, almost like a beacon of hope amidst the gloom.


The final verse, "When the last moon is cast/Over the last star of morning/And the future has passed/Without even a last desperate warning/Then look into the sky where through/The clouds a path is formed/Look and see her how she sparkles/It's the last unicorn" reveals that everything has come to an end, and the unicorn, the last survivor, is making its final journey. The unicorn's journey is represented by the clouds that form a path in the sky, which beckons the unicorn to its final destination. The song ends on a positive note with the unicorn declaring, "I'm alive, I'm alive," affirming the continuity of life through the generations.


Line by Line Meaning

When the last eagle flies
At the point where the final eagle takes to the sky


Over the last crumbling mountain
Above the ultimate, disintegrating summit


And the last lion roars
As the ultimate lion lets out its final roar


At the last dusty fountain
By the ultimate, parched fountain


In the shadow of the forest
Within the obscure, tree-covered area


Though she may be old and worn
Even if the unicorn is aged and battered


They will stare unbelieving at the last unicorn
Onlookers will gape in disbelief at the final unicorn


When the first breath of winter
Once the initial blast of wintry air blows in


Through the flowers is icing
The blooms become coated in frost


And you look to the north
You gaze upward to the northern region


And a pale moon is rising
As a muted moon ascends


And it seems like all is dying and would leave The world to mourn
At this moment, one may feel as though everything is perishing, and the planet would lament


In the distance hear the laughter
Amidst the background, laughter can be heard


Of the last unicorn:
From the last unicorn can be heard a chuckle:


I'm alive, I'm alive
I am still breathing, I am still breathing


When the last moon is cast
Once the final moon is projected


Over the last star of morning
Above the ultimate, morning star


And the future has passed
And time has elapsed


Without even a last desperate warning
Without any final notice whatsoever


Then look into the sky where through
At that point, gaze heavenward where


The clouds of path is formed
The clouds compose a path


Look and see her how she sparkles
Observe how the unicorn glitters


It's the last unicorn.
That is the final unicorn.


I'm alive, I'm alive
I am still breathing, I am still breathing




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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@sonicxrich0789

In Remembrance to The Last Unicorn (1982) animated film....
- Alan Arkin voice role as Schmendrick
(Born: March 26, 1934 – Died: June 29, 2023)

- Tammy Lee Grimes voice role as Molly Grue
(Born: January 30, 1934 – Died: October 30, 2016)

- Angela Lansbury voice role as Mommy Fortuna
(Born: October 16, 1925 – Died: October 11, 2022)

- Christopher Lee voice role as King Haggard
(Born: 27 May 1922 – Died: 7 June 2015)

- Keenan Wynn voice role as Captain Cully
(Born: July 27, 1916 – Died: October 14, 1986)

- Paul Frees voice role as Mabruk
(Born: June 22, 1920 – Died: November 2, 1986)

- Don Messick as Additional Voices
(Born: September 7, 1926 – Died: October 24, 1997)

- René Auberjonois voice role as Skull
(Born: June 1, 1940 – Died: December 8, 2019)

- Brother Theodore voice role as Ruhk
(Born: November 11, 1906 – Died: April 5, 2001)

- Ed Peck voice role as Jack Jingly, Cully's Men
(Born: March 26, 1917 – Died: September 12, 1992)



All comments from YouTube:

@RuralTowner

Those of us who fondly remember growing up as children in the 80s to this movie & have this song burned into memory...

@bronwynreijnders7205

I've spent YEARS looking for this cover!

@twosocks1976

Of all the versions of this song that I have heard since I first discovered the movie, many many years ago, this is the best by far. Her voice and the melodies In the instruments used are just beautiful, vastly surpassing the America version from the original soundtrack.

@Risingsun294

After all these years this song still catches my heart

@dr.bassam7102

Amazing.. still one of my favorite in 2021.
You deserve more than this 👍👍

@SashaLaFera

Dear Juliette, please upload an audio of this version in high quality, we will be more than greatfull💙

@vaidjoyesh4627

Love this version so much

@sonicxrich0789

Juliette is the best. ✨💖🦄
The Last Unicorn (1982) animated film

@GySgtRay

Absolutely beautiful voice and a lovely Julette!!

@grazynakomanschek9812

Traumhaft schönes Lied 💞💘🎶🎤🌐

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