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May It Be

by

Enya



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This song was featured at the end of the 2001 movie Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring. Some of the verses are in the fictional language Sindarin, which author J.R.R. Tolkien invented for his Lord of the Rings series.
This was nominated for Best Song at the Oscars but lost to Randy Newman's "If I Didn't Have You" from Monster's Inc. (thanks Cindy - Houston, Texas for above 2)
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Comments (14):

Frodo does indeed live, and Case is a lying bastard. (I hope someone gets that reference...)

Also, Enya is quite possibly one of the best musicians i've ever heard.
- Cory, Buffalo, NY
I really love this song!!! It's really a very beautiful song... Oh, and just in case you were wondering, I'm an official LOTR junkie.(One more thing) FRODO LIVES!!!!!! :)
- Julia, Richland, WA
I'm a huge fan of LOTR and Enya, so the song is basically important to me, especially "you will rise and find the sun". It makes me feel inspired and it always reminds me of Aragorn and Arwen. And I agree with DoF that it brings to mind Galadriel's gifts.
- Carrie, Hefei, China
amin n'rangwa edanea...
- MaiSala, CH
I love LOTR anyway, and then we sang this song in choir and it was just absolutely gorgeous. This song is so beautiful. In the copy of the music I had it told what the Elvish lyrics mean: Mornie utulie, mornie alantie- it means "Darkness has come, darkness has fallen." Ah, Quenya is so pretty.
- Valerie, Evansville, IN
i love all the tunes from the lotr motion picture.in my spare time....when i read hobbiton,silmarils,rhovanion or lotr i always listen to a melody from the soundtrack.and deepends on what chapter i'm on i put anagressive or a slow one.another good song...almost.....maybe better than this one is "the council of elrond"...pitty is not enya that sings it
- waradu celeb luin, bucharest, Romania
uitheliton 'song facts' namarie
- calicien, valley stream, NY
elen sila omentielvo
- calicien, valley stream, NY
everytime i hear this song...i wanna watch the movie again...it's so awesome...
- jordan, springfeild, AR
heh But then again.. Can't most of the songs in the LOTR soundtracks be applied to the story? that IS why they are on the movies!

Yes, Elfa and I are both die-hard LOTR fans... and very obsessive..... :-D
- Daughter of Fenris, n/a, WA
It does, good point DoF. I also feel that it can be applied to that situation and also find that it can be applied to the story of the Silmarils and Beren and Luthien....
- EarthElfa, N/A, MO
To agree with EarthElfa ((Hiya!)) You are right... Sindarin... No Quenyan... tsk tsk.. heh egads. I'm wired.. Anyway... May it be, is, to me, about the Fellowship and its quest. "May it be an evening star/shines down on your" brings ot mind Galadriel's gifts.... Does it not?
- Daughter of Fenris, n/a, WA
In Middle Earth, Quenya is like Latin, it's a dead language only spoken by few extremely noble Elves to one another. I love this song and it fills me with hope every time that I hear it (which is a lot considering how often I watch LOTR).
- EarthElfa, N/A, MO
to me this song sounds like....someone wishing someone else a safe journey. telling the to be safe and praying that the morning finds them alive and well.
- minda, jamestown , TN
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