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“The Gartan Mother’s Lullaby” lyrics

SONG: The Gartan Mother’s Lullaby
BY: Seosamh MacCathmhaoil

Sleep, my child, for the red bee hums
The silent twilight falls.
The Banshee from the Grey Rock comes
To wrap the world in thrall.
A leanbhan, O my child, my joy,
My love, my heart’s desire,
The cricket sings you lullaby,
Beside the dying fire.

Dusk is drawn, and the Green Man’s thorn
Is wreathed in rings of fog.
Siabhra sails his boat till morn,
Upon the Starry Bog.
A leanbhan, the pale half-moon,
Hath brimmed her cusp in dew,
And weeps to hear this sad sleep tune,
I sing, my love, to you.
To you.

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When I was in Chamber Singers my senior year of high school (2002-2003), we sang this in the spring semester. I fell in love with it right then and there and have loved it ever since. It’s been a while, but every time I hear it, my heart still aches. Here’s a link to a performance of the choral arrangement we sang (though the choir singing is not my choir). The only difference is that, when we sang it, we used a violin instead of flute and piano instead of guitar. For more: “The Gartan Mother’s Lullaby“.

“My Belruel” lyrics

SONG: My Belruel
BY: Tycho Brahe

’twas the twelving day of Everfair
when fell my maid of raven hair
beneath her cloven standard of the wren
and damn that roiling goblin horde
we’d almost slain the overlord
but I could never roll an elf again

“The Queen of Bells and Battle-Downs”
she wore the title like a crown
Foes so deep a man would drown, but she still stood alone
a princess and a duchess both
and sworn to nine prestigious oaths,
her duties, they would take her to that twisting spire of stone

Against his tower, a silhouette
She called like a coronet
And the green sea of his armies burst from warrens far below
The pacts he’d made with demonkind
Had rent his thin and tattered mind
And hellish princedoms occupied the arrow he let go

They took her through the crowded square
laid her at the temple stair
The sorcelled barb of Arudair beyond their healing arts
there stands a circlet on her brow
that turns the blades of men around
But if Belruel could hear me now
This song would pierce her heart

’twas the twelving day of Everfair
when fell my maid of raven hair
beneath her cloven standard of the wren
damn that roiling goblin horde!
and damn their hell-bound overlord!
but I could never roll an elf again

“In Between” lyrics

SONG: In Between
BY: Linkin Park

Let me apologize to begin with
Let me apologize for what I’m about to say
But trying to be genuine was harder than it seemed
And somehow I got caught up in between

Let me apologize to begin with
Let me apologize for what I’m about to say
But trying to be someone else was harder than it seemed
And somehow I got caught up in between

Between my pride and my promise
Between my lies and how the truth gets in the way
And things I want to say to you get lost before they come
The only thing that’s worse than one is none

Let me apologize to begin with
Let me apologize for what I’m about to say
But trying to regain your trust was harder than it seemed
And somehow I got caught up in between

Between my pride and my promise
Between my lies and how the truth gets in the way
The things I want to say to you get lost before they come
The only thing that’s worse than one is none (x2)

And I cannot explain to you
And anything I say or do or plan
Fear is not afraid of you
But guilt’s a language you can understand
I cannot explain to you
And anything I say or do
I hope the actions speak the words they can

For my pride and my promise
For my lies and how the truth gets in the way
The things I want to say to you get lost before they come
The only thing that’s worse than one is

Pride and my promise
Between my lies and how the truth gets in the way
The things I want to say to you get lost before they come
The only thing that’s worse than one is none (x3)

“Set the Fire to the Third Bar” lyrics

SONG: Set the Fire to the Third Bar
BY: Snow Patrol, featuring Martha Wainwright

I find the map and draw a straight line
Over rivers, farms, and state lines
The distance from ‘A’ to where you’d be
It’s only finger-lengths that I see
I touch the place where I’d find your face
My finger in creases of distant dark places

I hang my coat up in the first bar
There is no peace that I’ve found so far
The laughter penetrates my silence
As drunken men find flaws in science

Their words mostly noises
Ghosts with just voices
Your words in my memory
Are like music to me

I’m miles from where you are,
I lay down on the cold ground
And I, I pray that something picks me up
And sets me down in your warm arms

After I have travelled so far
We’d set the fire to the third bar
We’d share each other like an island
Until exhausted, close our eyelids
And dreaming, pick up from
The last place we left off
Your soft skin is weeping
A joy you can’t keep in

I’m miles from where you are,
I lay down on the cold ground
And I, I pray that something picks me up
and sets me down in your warm arms

I’m miles from where you are,
I lay down on the cold ground
and I, I pray that something picks me up
and sets me down in your warm arms

“Durch den Monsun” lyrics

SONG: Durch den Monsun
BY: Tokio Hotel

Das Fernster öffnet sich nicht mehr
Hier drin ist’s voll von dir und mehr
Und vor mir geht die letzte Kerze aus
Ich warte schon ne Ewigkeit
Endlich ist es jetzt so weit
und draußen ziehn die schwarzen Wolken auf

Ich muss durch den Monsun
Hinter die Welt
Ans Ende der Zeit
Bis kein Regen mehr fällt
Gegen den Sturm
Am Abgrund entlang
Und wenn ich nichtmehr kann
Denke ich daran
Irgendwann laufen wir zusammen
Durch den Monsun
Ein halber Mond versinkt vor mir
War der eben noch bei dir ?
Und hält er wirklich was er mir verspricht ?
Ich weiß, dass ich dich finden kann
hör deinen Namen im Orkan
Ich glaub noch mehr dran glauben kann ich nicht

Ich muss durch den Monsun
Hinter die Welt
Ans Ende der Zeit
Bis kein Regen mehr fällt
Gegen den Sturm
Am Abgrund entlang
Und wenn ich nichtmehr kann
Denke ich daran
Irgendwann laufen wir zusammen
Weil uns einfach nichts mehr halten kann
Durch den Monsun
Hey…
Hey…
Ich kämpf mich durch die Mächte
Hinter dieser Tür
Werde sie besiegen und dann
Führ’n sie mich zu dir
Dann wird alles gut
Dann wird alles gut
Alles gut

“The Devil in the Wishing Well” lyrics

SONG: The Devil in the Wishing Well
BY: Five For Fighting

I met Jane at the center of the earth
It was dark there was dirt all around
But I gather you can figure that

Jane says I’m your body in the night
And I’ll lead you where you might find yourself
Better if you follow me

So go right you’ll be left at a big hotel
You’ll meet the devil at the bottom of a wishing well
You know you better give him something
Give him something good
Like everybody else he’s misunderstood

Jane says it’s a long way out…
I’m gonna make it out
Cause I’m about her

Jane says, you’re as Holy as a ghost,
But who loves you the most, if you offer
I might let you carry me

Jane there’s nobody here but yourself
In the end it’s the wealth of your spirit
Now hurry up get on with it

I went left I got right at some big hotel
There was a devil at the bottom of the wishing well
He said you better give me something
Give me something good
Like everybody else I’m misunderstood

Jane says it’s a long way out
I’m gonna make it out
Cause I’m about
Jane says it’s a long way out
I’m gonna make it out

I took a guess and cut a portion out of my heart
He said that’s nowhere close enough but it’s a damn good start
I wrote the secret that I buried on the wishing well wall
He said I’ve seen one… it follows that I’ve seen them all
We spoke of human destination in a perfect world
Derived the nature of the universe (found it unfulfilled)
As I took him in my arms he screamed I’m not insane
I’m just looking for someone to understand my pain…

It’s a long way out…
I’m gonna make it out

“Magnificent Obsession” lyrics

"Magnificent Obsession" lyrics

SONG: Magnificent Obsession
BY: Steven Curtis Chapman

Lord, You know how much
I want to know so much
In the way of answers and explanations
I have cried and prayed
And still I seem to stay
In the middle of life’s complications
All this pursuing leaves me feeling like I’m chasing down the wind
But now it’s brought me back to You
And I can see again

This is everything I want
This is everything I need
I want this to be my one consuming passion
Everything my heart desires
Lord, I want it all to be for You, Jesus
Be my magnificent obsession

So capture my heart again
Take me to depths I’ve never been
Into the riches of Your grace and Your mercy
Return me to the cross
And let me be completely lost
In the wonder of the love
That You’ve shown me
Cut through these chains that tie me down to so many lesser things
Let all my dreams fall to the ground
Until this one remains

You are everything I want
You are everything I need
I want You to be my one consuming passion
Everything my heart desires
Lord, I want it all to be for You
I want it all to be for You

You are everything I want
And You are everything I need
Lord, You are all my heart desires
You are everything to me