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A-ri-a-di-a-mus-la-te, a-ri-a-di-a-mus-da,
A-ri-a- na-tus-la-te-a-du-a
A-re-va-re-tu-e-va-te, a-re-va-re-tu-e-va-te,
A-re-va-re-tu-e-va-te-la-ti-a

A-ri-a-di-a-mus-la-te, a-ri-a-di-a-mus-da,
A-ri-a-na-tus-la-te-a-du-a
A-re-va-re-tu-e-va-te, a-re-va-re-tu-e-va-te,
A-re-va-re-tu-e-va-te-la-ti-a

A-ne-ma-ne-coo-le-ra-we, a-ne-ma-ne-coo-le-ra,
A-ne-ma-ne-coo-le-ra-we-a-ka-la
A-ne-ma-ne-coo-le-a-we-a-ka-la (a-ya-do-wa-ye-)
A-ne-ma-ne-coo-le-ra-we-a-ka-la (a-ya-do-wa-ye-)
A—ya-do-wa-ye
A—ya-do-wa-ye-e-

Instrumental

A-ne-ma-ne-coo-le-ra-we, a-ne-ma-ne-coo-le-ra,
A-ne-ma-ne-coo-le-a-we-a-ka-la
A-ne-ma-ne-coo-le-a-we-a-ka-la (a-ya-do-wa-ye-)
A-ne-ma-ne-coo-le-ra-we-a-ka-la (a-ya-do-wa-ye-)
A—ya-do-wa-ye
A—ya-do-wa-ye-e-

A-ri-a-di-a-mus-la-te, a-ri-a-di-a-mus-da,
A-ri-a-na-tus-la-te-a-du-a
A-re-va-re-tu-e-va-te, a-re-va-re-tu-e-va-te,
A-re-va-re-tu-e-va-te-la-di-a

A-ne-ma-ne-coo-le-ra-we, a-ne-ma-ne-coo-le-ra,
A-ne-ma-ne-coo-re-ra-we-a-ka-la
(ah ah ah ah)
A-ne-ma-ne-coo-le-a-we-a-ka-la (a-ya-coo-wa-ye-)
A-ne-ma-ne-coo-e-ra-we-a-ka-la (a-ya-coo-wa-ye-)
A—ya-do-wa-ye
A—ya-do-wa-ye-e-



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    UnregisteredSep 22, 2013 at 1:34 pm
    This is just such a celebratory song. It sounds as if it is in an African language, but it's not! No language at all. I feel bad for Miriam Stockley, the vocalist, as this song is endlessly mis-credited to Enya.
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    UnregisteredFeb 11, 2012 at 4:34 am
    Each adiemus album is a collection of song-length pieces featuring harmonised vocal melody against an orchestra background. There are no lyrics as such, instead the vocalists sing syllables and 'words' invented by jenkins. However, rather than creating musical interest from patterns of phonemes (as in scat singing, or in numerous classical and crossover compositions), the language of adiemus is carefully stylised so as not to distract the listener's attention from the pitch and timbre of the voice. Syllables rarely end in consonants, for example. In this respect it is similar to japanese and several other languages. The core concept of adiemus is that the voice should be allowed to function as nothing more than an instrument, an approach that has become something of a trend in recent choral writing (compare, for example vangelis's score for the film 1492: conquest of paradise (1992), or "dogora", a symphonic suite by french composer Étienne perruchon). The word adiemus itself resembles the latin word 'adeamus' meaning 'let us approach' (or "let us submit a cause to a referee"). [1] jenkins has said he was unaware of this. [2] even more appropriately, perhaps, it also resembles two 1st person plural forms of the latin verb 'audire' (to hear), viz. 'audiemus' (we shall hear) and 'audiamus' (let us hear).
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    Aleia ManningAug 23, 2013 at 12:28 am
    We are going to do this song for all state choir (opus)! It's motivating me to do well on the auditions. This song is just too beautiful!<3.
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    UnregisteredSep 6, 2012 at 2:12 am
    Great song... No need for translation or meaning for each word ... It is a healing sound that brings happness. Of course, this is how i see it :)
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    UnregisteredAug 11, 2012 at 4:50 am
    Man it makes me feel like crying and i am a dude.

    The songs makes me feel that we have lost so much, lives, environment, human decency.

    If we only just stopped caring what colour our skin is and get off our buts and change things this would be be an amazing place.

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