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Book Of Days by Enya

2:56 produced by Nicky Ryan lyrics by Roma Ryan

lyrics

One day, one night, one moment, My dreams could be, tomorrow. One step, one fall, one falter, East or west, over earth or by ocean. One way to be my journey, This way could be my book of days. Ó lá go lá, mo thuras, An bealach fada romham. Ó oiche go hoich, mo thuras, na scéalta na mbeidh a chíoch. No day, no night, no moment, Can hold me back from trying. I'll fly, I'll fall, I'll falter, I'll find my day may be, Far and away, Far and away. One day, one night, one moment, With a dream to believe in. One step, one fall, one falter, Found a new earth across a wide ocean. This way became my journey, This day ends together, Far and away. This day ends together, Far and away. Far and away.

translation

Original Gaelic Lyrics: Ó oiche go hoich, mo thuras, An bealach fada romham. Ó lá go lá, mo thuras, na scéalta na mbeidh a chíoch. Translation From day to day, my journey, The long pilgrimage before me. From night to night, my journey, The stories that will never be again.
The original Gaelic Book of Days appeared on the Shepherd Moons album, but was replaced on subsequent singles, compilations, and album pressings from mid-1992 onwards with a re-recording using an English lyric. This English-Gaelic re-recording was first used in the Far and Away film soundtrack. There are three slightly different introductions for this new track. All three vary until the bell sound, which is the beginning of sixteen rapid cello beats before the main vocal begins: 1) the movie version played at the start of the film credits begins with sixteen rapid cello beats like the ones played after the bell; 2) the version used in the Far and Away soundtrack CD has a slightly longer piano introduction along with an accompanying vocalization; and 3) the version which replaced the original Gaelic album track has the same piano introduction but no vocalization. The track time for the Gaelic version is 2:34, and the English-Gaelic is 2:56. See the Shepherd Moons album notes for more information on identifying the different releases.