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Lord Of The Rings – Into The West lyrics

Lay down
Your sweet and weary head
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 tears 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

Dawn 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

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 dawn will turn to silver glass
A light on the water
Grey ships pass
Into the West



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    Atreides
    If placed only in the context of the movie, it is obvious that Bilbo and Frodo, along with the other Ring Bearers, and the Elves are going to Valinor.
    But this song has meaning for me on a personal level. I listened to it after the passing of my Grandmother, and these are the words I would have told her before she left. That she had nothing to be afraid of and that those that she loved were waiting for her.
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    I think Galadriel sings this song. It is to Frodo, but there is many parts that are telling of Galadriel's past. Maybe regret of some things she had done (in Silmarillion), and regret of things her relatives had done (like killing other elves, stealing ships from other elves, lying etc.). But also happiness of returning finally to her homeland (she had born in Valinor, before The Two Trees were poisoned, before their light was only seen in the night sky, shining from the Silmaril in Eärendil's ship).

    Most of the song of course is just meant to tell Frodo that everything is alright and now all his sorrows are in the past, now he is going to the land where he can rest, where sorrows of Middle-Earth don't matter.
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