"Storms In Africa" as written by Nicky Ryan, Roma Ryan and Eithne Ni Bhraonain....
Cá fhad é ó
Cá fhad é ó
Siúl tríd na stoirmeacha.
Dul tríd na stoirmeacha.
Cá fhad é ó
an tús don stoirm.
Cá fhad é ó
an tús go deireadh.

Tóg do Chroí.
Siúl tríd na stoirmeacha.
Tóg do chroísa.
Dul tríd na stoirmeacha.

Turas mór.
Tor tríd na Stoirmeacha.
Turas fada.
Amharc tríd na Stoirmeacha



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"Storms in Africa" as written by Nicky Ryan Eithne Ni Bhraonain

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  • +1
    General CommentI think Enya is talking about the sufferings of the people in Africa...with the poverty, apartheid, starvation, and disease-ridden lands....these people are suffering, and she is giving them words of hope.
    what a beautiful message of hope and peace....
    muziqon March 31, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentShe also lives in Ireland doesn't she? Therefore, no one here should care whether she speaks english or not. If she was an immigrant, I could understand the protests against other languages, but she isn't one, so it doesn't matter. She sings beautifully in any language and that's all that matters.
    AquilaCaton May 21, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment
    what to say about enya.
    she is amazing.
    her music is amazing.
    it cuts right through to the core of you.
    im irish (although i dont live in ireland) and this song is an amazing take on traditionally irish songs.
    i agree with muzig on the meaning.
    rose____xon September 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think it's a about storm in africa (duh?!)....but in a metaphore.
    Africa, a dessert & dry country, isn't it always stormy and heavy when a rain come?because there's only small trees etc. But water is always a blessing in that dry area.

    Storm symbolize trouble or big problem..
    **
    Lift your heart
    Walk through the storms
    Lift your heart!
    Go through the storms
    **
    get through it, don't run from your problems. the she says "long journey, LOOK THROUGH the storm"
    look beyond your trouble, there'll be some solution. After the storm, the blessing of the water will be the success and your achievement, you know --mistake / trouble that don't kill you only makes you stronger--

    after the storm, maybe there will be a rainbow..right?
    i always think enya's song is so optimistic and inspiring..

    daz_spaz, thank you for the translation, does Storm in africa II have the same meaning with this song?
    c h i e won November 12, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentCá fhad é ó
    Siúl tríd na stoirmeacha.
    Dul tríd na stoirmeacha.


    Cá fhad é ó
    An tús don stoirm.
    An tús go deiradh.


    Tóg do Chroí.
    Tóg do chroísa.


    Turas mór.
    Tor tríd na Stoirmeacha.


    Turas fada.
    Amharc tríd na Stoirmeacha.


    (Translation:
    How far is it from?
    Walking through the storms
    Going through the storms

    How far is it from?
    The beginning of the storm
    The start to the end

    Take your heart
    Take your beloved

    Long Journey
    Heavy through the storm

    Long Journey
    Look through the Storm )
    khaleb7777777on January 11, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLovely instrumental. :)
    redshiftdazzleron July 21, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsorry, i like some of enya's song but no effense this song sucks , but hey its your music, dig it any way you like. my apollogies for mocking your song, brother. and what's gaelic, isn't that irish native language? and could you translate this song, cause i'm pretty sue the words are good, and once again my apologies.
    njrockstarbanditon June 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGaelic is the ancient language of the Celts, a barbaric but artistic people that occupied nearly all of Europe at their peak.

    not only does Enya (who is from Ireland) sing in this beautiful language, but she also sings in Latin and French and, of course, English.

    i cannot translate this. i don't know Gaelic as well as i should. regardless, music is universal, and so language barriers do not matter to me.

    Enya's music, in any language, is gorgeous. there are several people who will agree.
    roger wilcoon June 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIf it will shut you two up, here is a translation.

    How long is it since
    How long is it since
    Walk through the storms
    Go through the storms

    How long is it since
    The start of the storm
    How long is it
    From beginning to end

    Lift your heart
    Walk through the storms
    Lift your heart!
    Go through the storms

    Great Journey
    Heavy, through the storms

    Long Journey
    Look through the storms

    daz_spazon July 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell i think this song is absolutely beautiful, whatever it means, though thankyou for the translation :) does it always matter what the meaning is though? though i tend to want to know i just love the beauty of this song, i think its really amazing. and enya is so good at capturing a feeling, this is what a storm in africa would sound like if you put it in music.
    artyon July 09, 2002   Link

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