Into The West

Album: The Return Of The King (2003)
  • 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
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 5

  • 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.
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