"Never-Ending Story" as written by Oscar C. Holleman, Rene J. Merkelbach and Sharon J. Den Adel....
Armies have conquered
And fallen in the end
Kingdoms have risen
Then buried by sand
The earth is our mother
She gives and she takes
She puts us to sleep and
In her light we'll awake
We'll all be forgotten
There's no endless fame
But everything we do
It's never in vain

We're part of a story
Part of a tale
We're all on this journey
No one's to stay
Where is it going
What is the way

Forests and deserts
Rivers, blue seas
Mountains and valleys
Nothing here stays
While we think we witness
We're part of the scene
This never-ending story
Where will it lead to
The earth is our mother
She gives and she takes
But she is also a part
A part of the tale

We're part of a story
Part of a tale
We're all on this journey
No one's to stay
Where is it going
What is the way

We're part of a story
Part of a tale
Sometimes beautiful
Sometimes insane
No one remembers how it began

We're part of a story
Part of a tale
We're all on this journey
No one's to stay
Where is it going
What is the way

We're part of a story
Part of a tale
Sometimes beautiful
Sometimes insane
No one remembers how it began


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"Never-Ending Story" as written by Rene J. Merkelbach Oscar C. Holleman

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    General Commentwe're all part of something big, and in the end it doesn't really matter what you've done, because in a few centuries time you'll be completely forgotten anyway.
    love this song, and the lyrics are completely true =)
    Luthien_9on May 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe best to live is finishing it
    hateuon March 24, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is all about life and death. how the world has began and not knowing. its great.
    angels_fall_firston March 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo one really know how and when it began. Beautifull song this one is. And like our dear Mother Earth she is only a part of the Newerending story..
    Dragonmistresson April 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like this song ^^
    Lil_MissAntiSocialon July 31, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is one of within temptation's best
    its so touching
    ????_chrison May 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's a bit frustrating, but it's truly beautiful.
    Soulslayeron December 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of the most touching poems ever put to music! Devastatingly beautiful!
    aceticaon July 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe song is of course based on the book and the movie of the same title.
    Metallianon November 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with Luthien 9, its just exactly as he/she put it
    JSimpson88on December 30, 2008   Link

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