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Loreena McKennitt – Penelope's Song lyrics

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Now that the time has come
Soon gone is the day
There upon some distant shore
You'll hear me say

Long as the day in the summer time
Deep as the wine dark sea
I'll keep your heart with mine.
Till you come to me.

There like a bird I'd fly
High through the air
Reaching for the sun's full rays
Only to find you there

And in the night when our dreams are still
Or when the wind calls free
I'll keep your heart with mine
Till you
come to me

Now that the time has come
Soon gone is the day
There upon some distant shore
You'll hear me say

Long as the day in the summer time
Deep as the wine dark sea
I'll keep your heart with mine.
Till you come to me



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    jkinnan
    This song was written from the point of view of Penelope, the wife of Odysseus. In the Iliad and the Odyssey, Odysseus goes to war and is shipwrecked and stranded before finally arriving home 20 years later. His wife, Penelope, never doubts that he is alive and waits for him faithfully.
    This song is made more touching by the fact that Loreena Mckennitt lost her fiance in a boating accident in 1998. It affected her deeply and she spent several years away from music.
    I'd have to imagine that the lyrics speak to her loss as much as the story of Penelope.
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      This song was written from the point of view of Penelope, the wife of Odysseus. In the Iliad and... Read more →

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