So when the day broke they gathered 'round the golden Stones, so carried forth from the days that stole the forest, then took the stand from the first to call this earth a name. Each and every one could see the healing.

As no one talked, no one else could know the thought that day- the stolen promises that thundered through the dark sky. The Scared Stones had been hidden 700 years, and now the spell had been broken.

They say that thousands or millions they had walked the earth. They traveled East in the greatest known migration. The Sacred Stones had been diamonds cascading from the sky to forge these words here now spoken...

We're given heaven each and every day, so here it says, don't waste a minute to rejoice in every glory. Each day we live just to sing the tunes of ancient songs. Each generation has its story.

So every evening when you hear the songs of Evermore, trying to believe in all the deeds we have forgotten, the truth will find you for the seeking of your highest love. Each has their songs for they to listen. We seek all things that we never really understand, as every man will see the woman has the blessing, to bring us back to the rivers where it all began, and to truly find the river flowing.

So if we don't understand what we are singing for, we cannot grieve for we all must play our part. As I believe that there will come a day so very soon, when everyone will have a pure heart.

And I believe that there will come a day so very soon, when everyone will have a pure heart.


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    General CommentThis has to be one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard. I think its describing the Silmarils, but not everything makes complete sense. The part:


    "As no one talked, no one else could know the thought that day- the stolen promises that thundered through the dark sky. The Scared Stones had been hidden 700 years, and now the spell had been broken.

    They say that thousands or millions they had walked the earth. They traveled East in the greatest known migration. The Sacred Stones had been diamonds cascading from the sky to forge these words here now spoken..."

    seems to fit with this I found from the lotr wiki:

    "At some time early in the Second Age, Celeborn and Galadriel are said to have moved eastward into Eriador with a number of Elves in their following. They may have lived for a while near Lake Evendim. Their daughter Celebrian may have been born during this time. They began to move eastward again around the year SA 700 of the Second Age because Galadriel sensed a growing evil in Middle-earth that she felt duty-bound to oppose."

    As for the rest of it, it's pretty universal.
    ledtheater9on November 05, 2010   Link
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    General CommentUpdate:

    This is from the liner notes for the album.

    "In the middle-ages, the trope was a kind of musical commentary on sacred writings. The Sacred Stones is Jon Anderson's commentary on that moment within The Silmarillion when the Valar had brought Morgoth, the dark lord, to justice and recovered the most sacred of jewels, the Silmarils. While sacred, the stones where also cursed. They always brought madness and death to those who sought them. Even to name them was to awaken some hidden evil."
    ledtheater9on December 10, 2010   Link

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