Song Lyric Sunday – Into the West by Annie Lennox

I don’t even know how I happened onto this song today.  I was looking up different bands, trying to find the word “shadow” in the lyrics of songs.  I don’t know if I glanced at the side bar on YouTube where they have recommended videos and saw Lord of the Rings, but suddenly I realized that the Lord of the Rings soundtracks would definitely have songs with shadows in them.

I was totally right!  I almost went with the song from The Fellowship of the Ring, but then I remembered this one.  It’s from Return of the King and is definitely one of my favorite songs.  My sister and I actually sang this song at my aunt’s funeral.  It was one of those songs that I couldn’t get through without crying, but I sure gave it my best shot.

The song was written by Annie Lennox, Fran Walsh and Howard Shore.  It played at one of the most poignant parts of the movie and it will forever be etched in my memory and heart.

I hope you enjoy (the lyrics are in the video)!


The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was shadow.  Please feel free to click the link, read the rules and post one of your own.

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