Élan

Album: Endless Forms Most Beautiful (2014)
  • Leave the sleep and let the springtime talk
    In tongues from the time before man
    Listen to a daffodil tell her tale
    Let the guest in, walk out, be the first to greet the morn
    The meadows of heaven await harvest
    The cliffs unjumped, cold waters untouched
    The elsewhere creatures yet unseen
    Finally your number came up, freefall awaits the brave

    Come, taste the wine
    Raise the blind
    They will guide you from the light
    Writing noughts till the end of time
    Come, surf the clouds
    Race the dark
    It feeds from the runs undone
    Meet me where the cliff greets the sea

    The answer to the riddle before your eyes
    Is in dead leaves and fleeting skies
    Returning swans and sedulous mice
    Writing's on the gardens book, in the minute of a lover's look
    Building a sandcastle close to the shore
    A house of cards from a worn-out deck
    A home from the fellowship, poise and calm
    Write a lyric for the song only you can understand

    Come, taste the wine
    Raise the blind
    They will guide you from the light
    Writing noughts till the end of time
    Come, surf the clouds
    Race the dark
    It feeds from the runs undone
    Meet me where the cliff greets the sea

    Riding hard every shooting star
    Come to life, open mind, have a laugh at the orthodox
    Come, drink deep let the dam of mind seep
    Travel with great élan, dance a jig at the funeral, come!

    Taste the wine
    Raise the blind
    They will guide you from the light
    Writing noughts till the end of time
    Ooh, come, surf the clouds
    Race the dark
    It feeds from the runs undone
    Meet me where the cliff greets the sea, come! Writer/s: Tuomas Holopainen
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Lionhardt from Rio Chico, Venezuela Beautiful song, beautiful singer. What I really like the most about this song, other than the singer, is the lower harmony line in the chorus. Really beautiful.. A masterpiece of modern songwriting.
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