"Kyrie" as written by and John Ross/george Lang....
Kyrie eleison, kyrie eleison, kyrie

The wind blows hard against this mountain side, across the sea into my soul
It reaches into where I cannot hide, setting my feet upon the road

My heart is old, it holds my memories, my body burns a gemlike flame
Somewhere between the soul and soft machine, is where I find myself again

[Chorus]
Kyrie eleison, down the road that I must travel
Kyrie eleison, through the darkness of the night
Kyrie eleison, where I'm going will you follow
Kyrie eleison, on a highway in the light

When I was young I thought of growing old, of what my life would mean to me
Would I have followed down my chosen road, or only wished what I could be

[Chorus]


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"Kyrie" as written by John Ross/george Lang

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  • +2
    General CommentAhhh, what memories to hear this song, coupled with a prayer for safetey along this journey called life! Really it does remind me of my life and younger years. Awesome.
    unimportanton April 26, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Commentlol, I am greek. It's only greek.
    moulin.rouge2001on December 09, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentnewadvent.org/cathen/…

    its fucking greek
    cdbilson September 02, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHe is simply replcing the english words for the greek works and for those who think it cheesy....Maybe you sould write more songs.....
    pappychksixon December 21, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's definitely not Latin people. So I'm inclined to believe the others who say it's Greek :-)
    Rumpelstiltskinon July 09, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionLove this song. :)
    redshiftdazzleron December 07, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThe first acclamation in the Ordinary of the Latin Mass, sung directly after the introit. The basic text, which is Greek, consists of ‘Kyrie eleison’ (three times), ‘Christe eleison’ (three times), ‘Kyrie eleison’ (three times): ‘Lord, have mercy ... Christ, have mercy ... Lord, have mercy’. The phrase ‘Kyrie eleison’ was used in Eastern and Western litanies from at least the 4th and 5th centuries, and St Gregory the Great (pope 590-604) is credited with establishing its use together with ‘Christe eleison’ in the Roman Mass. By the 10th century the ninefold shape was established.

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    sprtwolf71on February 21, 2012   Link
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    General CommentNo matter where,no matter what time. I can listen to this song over and over and over. I love this song and it would be one of the top 5 favorites in my lifetime,for me :):):)
    redshiftdazzleron August 09, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentKyrie Eleison = Lord Have Mercy in Greek
    esmjlm080507on November 07, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Kyrie Eleison" means "Lord have Mercy", for those who aren't up on their Latin!
    Marelleon June 14, 2002   Link

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