"Evacuee" as written by Nicky Ryan, Roma Ryan and Eithne Ni Bhraonain....
Each time on my leaving home
I run back to my mother's arms,
One last hold and then it's over.

Watching me, you know I cry,
You wave a kiss to say goodbye,
Feel the sky fall down upon me!

All I am, a child with promises
All I have, are miles full of promises of home.

If only I could stay with you,
My train moves on, you're gone from view,
Now I must wait until it's over.

Days will pass, your words to me,
It seems so long; eternity,
But I must wait until it's over.



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"Evacuee" as written by Nicky Ryan Eithne Ni Bhraonain

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    General CommentSuch a touching song. Everytime I hear this song, I miss my mom.
    Sleepon October 25, 2004   Link
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    General CommentPretty sure this song is about going away from your home for a while. She talks about her mom, but it can about anybody or group of people your leaving for a long time. One of my favorite Enya songs.
    jasonnov118on June 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFrom Enya's "Only Time: The Collection":

    "War carries with it inevitable sadness. This is the song of the grief of a child evacuee, of the separation of the child from mother and father. Unfortunately it is not a song that belongs only to the past."

    I love this song...
    meparanoidedon July 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commentim fourteen years old, and im into hardcore metal/thrash metal but this album (shepherd moons) came out when i was born and my mom used to listen to this album all the time when i was a baby and i still listen to it all the time...every night. and it never gets boring. i love enya. thank u enya. personally enya remindes me of my mom and also a very special girl i love more than anything...but she doesnt love me back so it hurts sometimes listening to enya...
    mortemdrummeron September 27, 2007   Link

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