McKennitt, Loreena - Beneath A Phrygian Sky Lyrics




The moonlight it was dancing
On the waves, out on the sea
The stars of heaven hovered
In a shimmering galaxy

A voice from down the ages
So in haunting in its song
These ancient stones will tell us
Our love must make us strong

The breeze it wrapped around me
As I stood there on the shore
And listened to this voice
Like I never heard before

Our battles they may find us
No choice may ours to be
But hold the banner proudly
The truth will set us free

My mind was called across the years
Of rages and of strife
Of all the human misery
And all the waste of life

We wondered where our God was
In the face of so much pain
I looked up to the stars above
To find you once again

We travelled the wide oceans
Heard many call your name
With sword and gun and hatred
It all seemed much the same

Some used your name for glory
Some used it for their gain
Yet when liberty lay wanting
No lives were lost in vain

Is it not our place to wonder
As the sky does weep with tears
And all the living creatures
Look on with mortal fear

It is ours to hold the banner
Is ours to hold it long
It is ours to carry forward
Our love must make us strong

And as the warm wind carried
Its song into the night
I closed my eyes and tarried
Until the morning light

As the last star it shimmered
And the new sun's day gave birth
It was in this magic moment
Came this prayer for mother earth

[Reprise:]
The moonlight it was dancing
On the waves, out on the sea
The stars of heaven hovered
In a shimmering galaxy

A voice from down the ages
So in haunting in its song
The ancient stones will tell us
Our love will make us strong





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  1. Lefty IX*XI The Crescendo

    Loreena, is; the queen: of the Celts.. 👑♧

  2. Create Your Best Version

    Beautiful 💕💕💕💕🙌🏼💯🥰🥰🥰 new sub🙌🏼🙌🏼

  3. Heather Contois

    I submitted her cover of The Highwayman to my senior literature teacher for extra credit when I was in highschool. He must have listened to the entire album, as he came back on Monday handed mt cd to me and said "if she had been doing this in the 60's she would have been huge."

  4. Ellie Blair

    Loreena McKennitt is an enigma musically. She is a story teller with great ability to take to people a primal place that we have forgotten about. Ageless, timeless, beautiful music.

  5. Sigma

    Definitely her best. And my favourite. This is truly the stuf that makes dreams of an higher order

  6. Bulle de Rêve

    My fave song on this album 💖💖💖💖💖

  7. Ana Maria

    Amo loreena infinitamente!!

  8. Daffy B

    North Africa was more atuned to a European, specifically Celtic, culture, before the debilitating arab invasion of the 8th century. Our northern African breathern never fulfilled their potential as arabised vassal states.

  9. Fernando l

    B r a v o

  10. Alain Côté

    Je l'ai vu à L'institut Canadien à Québec il y a plusieurs années et à ce moment là elle m'avait charmé et depuis ce temps j'ai beaucoup d'admiration pour cette femme et sa musique.

  11. Maria Elena Manosalvas

    Me traslada a otro tiempo. ¡Muy bella música!

  12. Dora Prolungatti

    She will be on hold ..... I can`t believe.....

  13. Daniel James Photos

    mesmerizing...LOVE IT

  14. ANN FORLBY

    A VOICE OF AN ANGEL....I LISTEN TO HER SINCE 1995....I NEVER WILL GET TIRED OF HER AWESOME MUSIC...THANK YOU LOREENA YOU ARE THE BEST....:)

  15. Robert Golmassian

    Stunningly beautiful voice and music. One of the best voices ever....

  16. late fall chill

    I have listened to this song  more times than I know ... and it never fails to bewitch me .....

  17. Elizael

    Canada has got some really talented artists.

  18. Catherine Richard

    ☘️☘️💋👒☘️🤪💋☘️👒💋☘️🤪👒☘️💋🤪👒☘️💋☘️🤪👒💋☘️👒💋🤪☘️💋👒☘️🤪💋👒☘️🤪💋☘️👒💋🤪☘️👒💋☘️🤪👒💋☘️🤪👒💋☘️🤪💋👒☘️🐈🐈🐈🐈🐈🐈🤪💋🐈👒☘️🐈💋🐈☘️🤪👒💋🐈☘️🐈🤪👒💋☘️🐈🤪👒💋🐈☘️🐈💋👒🤪☘️🐈💋👒☘️🐈🤪💋🐈☘️👒🤪💋🐈⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️☘️👒💋🐈⭐️⭐️🤪☘️🐈💋⭐️👒⭐️☘️🐈🤪💋⭐️👒🐈☘️⭐️💋🤪🐈⭐️👒☘️💋⭐️🐈🤪☘️👒💋⭐️🐈🤪☘️⭐️👒💋🐈⭐️☘️🤪💋🐈👒⭐️☘️💋🐈🤪⭐️👒☘️💋🐈⭐️🤪👒💋☘️⭐️🐈👒⭐️🐈💋🐈💋👒⭐️☘️🤪🤣🐸🤣🐸🤣🐸🤣🐸🤣🐸🤣🐸🤣☘️⭐️🐸🤣🐈🐸🤣🤪💋👒🐸🤣🐈🤣🐸💋🤣🤪🐸👒🐈🤣💋🐸🤣🤪🇫🇷🍼😜👅🐂🍼🐂😜👅🇫🇷🍼🐂😜👅🍼🇫🇷🐂😜🐂🇫🇷🤣🤣🤪⭐️🐂⭐️😜🐂🍼👅👅😜🇫🇷🤡👺💋👺😜👅🍼🐈⭐️💋🤪💋🍼🐂👒🐸🇫🇷🤣😜👅🍼🐂🇫🇷😜👅🐸🍼🐂🤣😜🐈🇫🇷👅🍼🐂⭐️🐸🤣😜🇫🇷👅🤪💋🐈🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪

  19. aristoteles souza

    my god.....from god.....your voice.....and soul......thank s Loreena....ever....

  20. Osvanildo Zavitoski

    Que voz,incrivelmente linda,Loreena é minha bruxinha favorita!

  21. Scott Haddox

    Loreena is one of the best and most unique musicians of all times.

  22. Tyree Cruz

    Marisha wanton wrapped eqqroll

  23. Antee Matter

    I love this song but I always cry because it reminds me of my dear goldendoodle. She got leukemia when she was eight. I miss her so

  24. marisa cameron

    The dulcimer tones of fantasies come true....this is like reading Rumi....healing, soothing and touching....
    The voice of the goddess of memory and dreams

    Nora Garza

    Celestial

  25. Maria Emilia

    Lorena é infinitamente maravilhosa... amo demais...!!
    💖💖

  26. Celtic Man

    Mere words fail me !
    Quite possibly the most beautiful song ever written, certainly the most beautiful I’ve ever heard.

  27. Sara Ann Waller

    Daily song, An Ode to Day Li Songs

    What voices
    Muses of sorts
    Kindness galore
    Waves of shock and pain
    For this world no more
    ~
    The Truth sets all free,
    And threes not company
    For Roman ce is
    More than one may appear
    I never meant to cause
    The money to disappear.
    So thank you for
    Working so hard
    For the People
    And I never meant to take a girl
    Never knew her name or her look
    Never meditated like that at all -
    Just bring her home to me
    And I’ll love her as I do all.

  28. unknown Athenian

    Love from Athens

  29. Shaun mcinnis

    Hauntingly beautiful

  30. Gary Morton

    Nationalism race culture traditions music food beauty substance everyone needs it whatever color you are YOUR HOMELAND just like you need Parents and AIR

  31. Joshua Bates

    As a Canadian, I can say that while Loreena Mckennitt has nowhere near the same fame and recognition as, say, Celine Dion; she is far more of a national treasure in my books than the latter or Justin Bieber will ever be.

    Mihai Bravu

    Absolutely, Loreena is Canada's sage.

    Kim Knight

    @Mihai Bravu yes I agree

    luminair11

    It just depends on your taste.....I love Enya so love this artist as well and nice visual effects on this video as well.

    Patty Inman

    Your so right my friend, there is no comparison! ♡

    carlys777

    Amazing voice! If not the best...

  32. Rag Had

    Reminds me a lot of her older compositions. I love it!

  33. Brandon Allers

    A living muse.

  34. the80s4ever

    eargasm

  35. Mitch Swanson

    Mystical music from another realm

  36. with ness

    Love from Turkey where Phrygian sky used to be..

    Vasil Hristov

    Yes, although Phrygians (real name Brygi) were Thracians which migrated there in ancient times from around Macedonia and established one of the most prosperous Kingdoms ever.

  37. John Hebbes

    It took me to another place....tranquillity.

  38. Audrey and Remington

    What did the ancient stone say?


    Nothing stones don't talk.

  39. Mary Ann Knox

    Beautiful

  40. Chagit van Dijk

    our LOVE will make us strong 🐫🐪🐫🐫

  41. Grant Mather

    Brilliant

  42. Tyler Durden

    This has got to be her best, its just perfect!

  43. Rajesh Guha

    Melody, Voice, Instruments, Lyrics. All contribute to this exquisite composition. Haunting and touching at the same time. Don't mind if it gets stuck in the head.

  44. Kaan En eski Türk

    Phrygian it mean Turkey in Anatolia land an ancient civilization

  45. Charles Williamson

    Thank You - Dear Sweet Father.

  46. Osvanildo Zavitoski

    Linda musica e a voz da Loreena é magnifica !

  47. Reg Hunt

    Was this used n a movie soundtrack?

  48. Valeriu Ghimpu

    Divine Divine Divine Divine Divine Divine Gold Voice

  49. Valeriu Ghimpu

    Divine voice!

  50. Alessandro Folcarelli

    semplicemente divina...

  51. Valeriu Ghimpu

    Very beautiful music!

  52. stevensonrf

    To say that sacrifice transcends "borders" and "culture" is asinine. Soldiers sacrifice and die, so as to protect those "borders" and "cultures".

  53. Ariel Kroon

    This song always gives me real Kindath vibes

  54. Mateus S. Britto

    Sons de bruxa.

    Osvanildo Zavitoski

    Ela é uma sacerdotisa wicka!

  55. Jürgen Steiner

    Close your eyes for a mystic journey

  56. la pollita pio

    Divina lo transporta a uno, no sé a dónde

    robert cassell

    Breath in breath out. Astral inspiration from the Goddess. Is it just music I heard in an elevator to the last floor.

  57. Ray Schneider

    The Divine ones, their strength seeks us all, it’s within
    This is very powerful,
    Great Song!

  58. Luísa Barros

    This is one of my fav songs from the album! :-D

  59. Odilon Ari

    estou pensando em você......" agora "....................

  60. Radha Krishna

    I remember when I first learned about Loreena McKennitt: I was reading Jo Graham's book Hand Of Isis, and this song was one of the things that inspired her as she wrote her book. So glad I learned about Loreena and her gift from the Gods.

  61. Maria Angelica Bogani

    Hermosa canción

  62. Ryan Dodson

    Ecstaticly beautiful song. Mystical. It can take you somewhere

  63. Marina Assanti

    Bellissima

  64. AustraliaRealEstate.mobi

    Loreena understands - and demonstrates with ALL her beautiful music - this is One World.

  65. jose augusto

    is the best singer in the World.

    Aricha Richie

    Love it

  66. CANAL DA BRENDINHA

    Amo esta lindaaaa canção

  67. Luan Pieve

    My fav song...💘💘

  68. Hades Morocco

    breathtaking!

  69. David Rodgers

    So excellent, can listen to over, over, over, over, over, over, over, over, over, over, over, over, over, over and over again

    Maria Angelica Bogani

    David Rodgers me too

  70. bomber

    Another place , another time , or perhaps a forgotten dream , Loreena always takes me there . Loreena , take me away again !

  71. José Genú

    I 💙 Loreena

  72. Joaquin En

    Una razón más para seguir vivo.

  73. Dirk Schmidt

    The possibility to fly away in the world of dreams.

  74. SERKAN ÖZDEMİR

    Büyüleyici..Samanyolunun altinda bir yolculuğa cikariyor sanki..

    Deniz Øzbek

    SERKAN ÖZDEMİR Aynen öyle...

  75. quatzyeux

    thx madame mckennitt

  76. Jean-Luc BODERIOU

    An hini bravañ ganaouenn ´m eus klevet biskoazh. Ken splann, ken seder.

  77. abdulrahman al alawy

    I'm loving this song ❤❤

  78. Leia Maria Boeta Juliano

    Magnifique!!!!

  79. fasasi69

    The moonlight it was dancing

    On the waves, out on the sea

    The stars of heaven hovered

    In a shimmering galaxy



    A voice from down the ages

    So in haunting in its song

    These ancient stones will tell us

    Our love must make us strong



    The breeze it wrapped around me

    As I stood there on the shore

    And listened to this voice

    Like I never heard before



    Our battles they may find us

    No choice may ours to be

    But hold the banner proudly

    The truth will set us free



    My mind was called across the years

    Of rages and of strife

    Of all the human misery

    And all the waste of life



    We wondered where our God was

    In the face of so much pain

    I looked up to the stars above

    To find you once again



    We travelled the wide oceans

    Heard many call your name

    With sword and gun and hatred

    It all seemed much the same



    Some used your name for glory

    Some used it for their gain

    Yet when liberty lay wanting

    No lives were lost in vain



    Is it not our place to wonder

    As the sky does weep with tears

    And all the living creatures

    Look on with mortal fear



    It is ours to hold the banner

    Is ours to hold it long

    It is ours to carry forward

    Our love must make us strong



    And as the warm wind carried

    Its song into the night

    I closed my eyes and tarried

    Until the morning light



    As the last star it shimmered

    And the new sun's day gave birth

    It was in this magic moment

    Came this prayer for mother earth



    [Reprise:]

    The moonlight it was dancing

    On the waves, out on the sea

    The stars of heaven hovered

    In a shimmering galaxy



    A voice from down the ages

    So in haunting in its song

    The ancient stones will tell us

    Our love will make us strong

    stacey gingell

    Beautiful

    Maria Angelica Bogani

    Beautifull, the most beautifull song

    Vorkandor

    "The moonlight it was dancing, on the waves, out on the sea" Instant shock and awe, as shivers are sent down my spine. xD

    Madved07

    yeah , unbelievable song, unbelievable words. If only they be the true words

    luminair11

    Thanks ♥

  80. licoli

    Divine, Divine... DIVINE. Simply, DIVINE. DIVINE LOREENA. LOREENA! ... LOREENA.
    OH, GODDESS... GODDESS... GODDESS... BELOVED GODDESS!

  81. andreia costa

    linda canção

  82. andreia costa

    muita linda

  83. blajdzik

    Absolutely my favourite

  84. licoli

    LOREENA is more than an Illustrious Character of the Music.
    LOREENA is a creative being of the best and highest Feeling of the Human Soul.
    LOREENA is an absolutely sublime being in your vision of feelings.
    LOREENA is the best music, voice, words, MAGIC interpretation, etc.etc.
    WHO HEARS LOREENA, GIVE FOR LOST ALL THE TIME BACK AND TRAVELS TO ANOTHER WORLD. A UNIQUE WORLD.
    THE WORLD OF THIS GODDESS.
    Oh... GODDESS LOREENA... GIVE ME YOUR HEART... !

    Kim Chesnut

    Perfect

  85. GoodVibesOfficial

    The still existing pure sound of goth
    hic real living sound â♪rÄ♫♥ ; )

  86. GoodVibesOfficial

    Absolutely the best song I ever have heard ♪♫♥ !

    When I mend sound it means soul ♥...

  87. Webmaster La Ribereta

    Me encanta la tranquilidad y misterio que transmite esta canción...

  88. [host]lahevend

    This has become one of my absolute favorites.

  89. songof erin

    I love this song so much. Thank you for putting the full version up. Some of the others videos miss out the intro.