Lay down Your sweet and weary head The night is falling You have come to journey's end Sleep now And dream of the ones who came before They are calling From across the distant shore
Why do you weep? What are these tears upon your face? Soon you will see All of your fears will pass away Safe in my arms You're only sleeping
What can you see On the horizon? Why do the white gulls call? Across the sea A pale moon rises The ships have come to carry you home
And all will turn To silver glass A light on the water All Souls pass
Hope fades Into the world of night Through shadows falling Out of memory and time Don't say We have come now to the end White shores are calling You and I will meet again And you'll be here in my arms Just sleeping
And all will turn To silver glass A light on the water Grey ships pass Into the West
Writer/s: Howard Shore, Philippa Boyens, Annie Lennox
Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
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Mikel from SeattleHeard this song and it really hit home with me. Such emotion, sadness and hope. I have decided I want this song played at my funeral. The Annie Lennox version. I have heard others sing it, but no one can draw out the emotion of the song like Ms. Lennox.
Mike from Philadelphia, PaI had finally made the decision that it was time to put my 16 year old cat, Rudy, to sleep. It had been bravely struggling with diabetes and numerous other issues. I was on my way home to take him to the vet and hit shuffle on my iPod. This song came on and I cried like a baby. I still cry and think of Rudy when I hear it.
Cindi from Cary, NcA beautiful voice with such feeling, and what a timeless song! It brings many things to mind.
Julia from Richland, WaI really love this song! I wonder which character she was thinking about when she wrote the song....
Tom from Lead-deadwood, SdI can't hear this song without breaking down in tears. What a wonderful song, what a wonderful movie, what a wonderful story.