The Serpent & The Dove
Lisa Gerrard Lyrics


Once there was a secret union
A serpent and a dove
Enchanted by their beauty
They found a perfect love

Although the garden was lost to them
They sought a purity
They're shown by the sunlight
A gate into the sea
A home there to be

There they lived beyond all reason
Acquainted by their dreams
But one in true affection
Their souls would be redeemed

The dolphin song
Fell sweetly on their ears
In sacred tears
They called for our saviour
To cast away their fears
They prayed there for years

Once there was a sacred union
A dolphin and a whale
The purity within them
No other could avail

The song incited a peace
Within their frail and gentle ways
They softly embraced us
And sought the souls of sails
They praised us in vain

Once there was a magic union
A beetle and a frog
Their songs were so enchanted
They mystified the fog

Although their singing
Was not the sweetest sound
They called the morning
And bore up a guardianship
On those unborn
Hence, warning
Transcending dreams

There was a frightening union
A sailor and a gun
?
And murdered just for fun

All their laughter
Bore tears to those afraid
They slayed, and dared
That others would seize them
And leave them cold and scared
They wasted
And murdered
They wasted
And orphaned

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Galactic Gifts

Once there was a secret union
A serpent and a dove
Enchanted by their beauty
They found a perfect love
Although the garden was lost to them
They sought a purity
They're shown by the sunlight
A gate into the sea
A home there to be
There they lived beyond all reason
Acquainted by their dreams
But one in true affection
Their souls would be redeemed
The dolphin song
Fell sweetly on their ears
In sacred tears
They called for our saviour
To cast away their fears
They prayed there for years
Once there was a sacred union
A dolphin and a whale
The purity within them
No other could avail
The song incited a peace
Within their frail and gentle ways
They softly embraced us
And sought the souls of sails
They praised us in vain
Once there was a magic union
A beetle and a frog
Their songs were so enchanted
They mystified the fog
Although their singing
Was not the sweetest sound
They called the morning
And bore up a guardianship
On those unborn
Hence, warning
Transcending dreams
There was a frightening union
A sailor and a gun
?
And murdered just for fun
All their laughter
Bore tears to those afraid
They slayed, and dared
That others would seize them
And leave them cold and scared
They wasted
And murdered
They wasted
And orphaned



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Galactic Gifts

Once there was a secret union
A serpent and a dove
Enchanted by their beauty
They found a perfect love
Although the garden was lost to them
They sought a purity
They're shown by the sunlight
A gate into the sea
A home there to be
There they lived beyond all reason
Acquainted by their dreams
But one in true affection
Their souls would be redeemed
The dolphin song
Fell sweetly on their ears
In sacred tears
They called for our saviour
To cast away their fears
They prayed there for years
Once there was a sacred union
A dolphin and a whale
The purity within them
No other could avail
The song incited a peace
Within their frail and gentle ways
They softly embraced us
And sought the souls of sails
They praised us in vain
Once there was a magic union
A beetle and a frog
Their songs were so enchanted
They mystified the fog
Although their singing
Was not the sweetest sound
They called the morning
And bore up a guardianship
On those unborn
Hence, warning
Transcending dreams
There was a frightening union
A sailor and a gun
?
And murdered just for fun
All their laughter
Bore tears to those afraid
They slayed, and dared
That others would seize them
And leave them cold and scared
They wasted
And murdered
They wasted
And orphaned

Mike Thompson

I would have liked to have heard Leonard Cohen do this piece .

Brendan Smith

Does anyone know where I can find a guitar tab for this song? I must, must, must play it immediately

Nanton BullArt

Without music, life would be a mistake Nietzsche

Craig Hancock

Ever since I here's hear voice form dated can dance ilve always been transferred into a world of total beauty.

oscar armando pinochi

Her voice comes from deep inside the earth and it goes far away in heaven.....

ratdancer77

Utterly beautiful!

Musiclover

A SERPENT AND A BEAUTY.........

Robert van Aalst

Bitter en zoet, ontzagwekkend, schittering en droefening.

Mrs. Kathleen Antuna

Such Synchronicity!

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