Allsouls Night Bonfires dot the rolling hillside, Figures dance around and around, To drums that pulse echoes of darkness, Moving to the pagan sound. Somewhere in a distant memory, Images float before my eyes, Of fragrant nights of staw and bonfires, And dancing until the next sunrise. cho: I can see lights in the distance Trembling in the dark cloak of night. Candles and lanterns are dancing, dancing. A waltz on all souls night. Figures of cornstalks bend in the shadows, Held up tall as the flames leap high. A green knight holds a holly bush To mark where the old year passes by. Bonfires dot the rolling hillside, Figures dance around and around, To drums that pulse echoes of darkness, Moving to the pagan sound. Standing on the bridge that crosses The river that goes down to the sea. The wind is full of a thousand voices They pass by the bridge and me. An interesting thing about this song is that is was supposedly written in Japan during their "all souls night", hence the reference to the bridge, river, and lanterns. Loreena McKennit's version SM OCT98
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