"The Valleys" as written by and Mia Lauren Clarke Verity Susman....
I heard it from the valleys
I heard it ringing in the mountains
Ah ah ah ah ah ah ah

I heard it from the valleys
I heard him singing in the mountains
Ah ah ah ah ah ah ah

The rest of the lyrics are taken from the poem 'A Letter Home' by Siegfried Sassoon, written in May 1916.
This poem can be found in many editions of his work


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"The Valleys" as written by Mia Lauren Clarke Emma Zulieka Gaze

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    General CommentThe lyrics:

    I heard it from the valleys, I heard it ringing in the mountains
    I heard it from the valleys, I heard him singing in the mountains

    Robert, when I drowse to-night,
    Skirting lawns of sleep to chase
    Shifting dreams in mazy light,
    Somewhere then I'll see your face
    Turning back to bid me follow
    Where I wag my arms and hollo,
    Over hedges hasting after
    Crooked smile and baffling laughter,
    We know such dreams are true!

    (WOMEN)
    Running tireless, floating, leaping,
    Down your web-hung woods and valleys,
    Where the glowworm stars are peeping,
    Till I find you, quiet as stone
    On a hill-top all alone,
    Staring outward, gravely pondering
    Jumbled leagues of hillock-wandering.
    You and I have walked together
    In the starving winter weather.
    We've been glad because we knew
    Time's too short and friends are few.
    We've been sad because we missed
    One whose yellow head was kissed
    By the gods, who thought about him
    Till they couldn't do without him.

    (MEN)
    He's come back, all mirth and glory,
    Like the prince in a fairy tory.
    Winter called him far away;
    Blossoms bring him home with May.

    (ALL)
    Now he's here again;
    Standing in a wood that swings

    Now he’s here again
    Standing in a wood that swings
    To Madrigal he sings
    And I'm sure, as here I stand,
    That he shines through every land,
    That he sings in every place
    Where we're thinking of his face

    And we know such dreams are true
    tinfoilsallyon June 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGORGEOUSNESS!!!
    zitoon February 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is absurdly magical.
    mamaramaon October 21, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI enjoy that this is also one of the few songs where they mellow out towards the end rather build up.
    mamaramaon October 21, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningThe song and the poem it is based on are one soldier's dream of another who died in battle and a dedication to his friend's memory.
    tradecrafton April 15, 2011   Link

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