I walk the maze of moments
But everywhere I turn to
Begins a new beginning
But never finds a finish
I walk to the horizon
And there I find another
It all seems so surprising
And then I find that I know

You go there you're gone forever
I go there I'll lose my way
If we stay here we're not together
Anywhere is

The moon upon the ocean
Is swept around in motion
But without ever knowing
The reason for its flowing
In motion on the ocean
The moon still keeps on moving
The waves still keep on waving
And I still keep on going

You go there you're gone forever
I go there I'll lose my way
If we stay here we're not together
Anywhere is

I wonder if the stars sign
The life that is to be mine
And would they let their light shine
Enough for me to follow
I look up to the heavens
But night has clouded over
No spark of constellation
No Vela no Orion

The shells upon the warm sands
Have taken from their own lands
The echo of their story
But all I hear are low sounds
As pillow words are weaving
And willow waves are leaving
But should I be believing
That I am only dreaming

You go there you're gone forever
I go there I'll lose my way
If we stay here we're not together
Anywhere is

To leave the tread of all time
And let it make a dark line
In hopes that I can still find
The way back to the moment
I took the turn and turned to
Begin a new beginning
Still looking for the answer
I cannot find the finish
It's either this or that way
It's one way or the other
It should be one direction
It could be on reflection
The turn I have just taken
The turn that I was making
I might be just beginning
I might be near the end.



Lyrics submitted by kevin

"Anywhere Is" as written by Nicky Ryan, Roma Ryan, Eithne Ni Bhraonain

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing

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  • +3
    General Comment:I was such a huge, huge, HUGE Enya fan back in my hippie days. This was the first Enya song I heard after like, Orinoco Flow, I saw it on Rosie O'Donnell and was MESMERIZED! I still have every Enya CD made up until about '99 in a drawer. Now I'm feeling inspired to get them out and listen. I would venture to say that Enya has made me a better person. I think going through my "Enya-phase" definitely made me more easy-going, more understaning of people, less quick to judge or to throw a tantrum. The music just emits serenity. Plus, the multilingual, multitalented, funkily-dressing Enya is a good role model for a young girl to have. I sound like a teeny-bopper professing her love for Britney Spears, but I'm serious. Deep in the soul of this current Rock and Roller lies the deep impact of ENYA.
    BtownMeggyon July 26, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:Right on! I can seriously say Enya has changed my life. She is so amazing!
    ir0nmaidenon August 06, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:To me this song is about religion/life.

    As life keeps going on, the character here is trying to figure out what everything's all about.

    Maybe the character is trying to find or hear from a higher power/ God, but to no avail:

    "I wonder if the stars sign
    the life that is to be mine
    and would they let their light shine
    enough for me to follow
    I look up to the heavens
    but night has clouded over
    no spark of constellation
    no Vela no Orion."

    An experience of discovery:

    "I walk the maze of moments
    but everywhere I turn to
    begins a new beginning
    but never finds a finish
    I walk to the horizon
    and there I find another
    it all seems so surprising,"

    Trying to understand the direction and purpose of this life, seeking for truth:

    "It's either this or that way
    it's one way or the other
    it should be one direction
    it could be on reflection
    the turn I have just taken
    the turn that I was making
    I might be just beginning
    I might be near the end. "

    But despite all of the searching, the character is trying to live in the moment and still enjoy life for all that it is, while keeping the big questions and ideas close at hand:

    “To leave the thread of all time
    and let it make a dark line
    in hopes that I can still find
    the way back to the moment.”

    However, I can’t quite articulate my feelings or thoughts about the chorus. For me, there’s something so intangible about trying to describe it, yet it makes so much sense:

    “You go there you're gone forever
    I go there I'll lose my way
    if we stay here we're not together
    Anywhere is.”

    We’re all in this together, trying to figure this thing called life out.

    “Anywhere Is.” How could someone come up with such a phrase? Very unique; very colorful; very true.

    - songbird101@hotmail.com
    mjohnson10on January 26, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:I think the chorus describes her dilemma:

    "You go there you're gone forever
    I go there I'll lose my way
    if we stay here we're not together
    Anywhere is"

    Assuming that there are 2 people at a current place, and if "you" go there, the outcome is undesirable (to be gone forever), if "i" go there, the outcome is also undesirable (losing her way). But yet, they cannot both stay as well, because they have to move on with life, as sung "I still keep on going".

    Anywhere is the same, always faced with such a dilemma.
    josephlee94on December 28, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:This was the very first song I heard from Enya - my stepsister was playing it. I went out and bought the cd the next day and have loved Enya ever since. Like BtownMeggy said, she's an incredible artist and the kind of woman that young girls ought to look up to. The makers of the Lord of the Rings movies even enlisted her!
    Shiara514on August 14, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:i cant nod in a message so i'n not gonna try :)
    llamaon September 01, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:Enya is amazing! She brings me to a spiritual place. her voice is so harmonious and full of grace. I feel enlightment when I listen to her music!
    urbanSKOOlrejecton May 04, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:Her tones are so hard to match! This is one of her best songs in my opinion. She has some of the most beautiful lyrics i have ever heard!
    LoTRFanon May 29, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:I think this song is about being stuck in a moment and wondering what you're leaving behind, sacrificing, by moving on. But the conclusion drawn is that the moment this person is in is meaningless, it's just about remembering, not making new memories. And in that moment, that person is alone, and without the things they remember loving so much. They know that by leaving the past behind they can never get it back, but any moment is better than the one that person is in, because they don't have anything. But that also means they don't have anything or lose.
    boomlily55on June 18, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:Yay I'm still in my enya-worshipping phase ^_^ Along with Capercaillie, I think I have heard Enya from even before birth so she makes me feel safe.

    As for meaning boomlily seems to have got it ^_^
    simsfreqon February 25, 2006   Link

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