My dear, don't leave me now
Close at the edge of my end
All this time you have been my friend
Don't go, stay for a while

My dear, you're losing me now
This will be my last hour
Hear my voice, see my face
See how sick I am
How I long for your embrace

'"There is no such thing as a natural death. Nothing that happens to Man is ever natural, since his presence calls the whole world into question. All men must die, but for every man his death is an accident. And even if he knows it and consents to it, an unjustifiable violation."
'You may agree with the words or not, but those are the keyspring of The Lord of the Rings.'

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    General CommentIt is indeed Tolkien speaking, though the quotation is a translation from Simone De Beauvoir's "A Very Easy Death".

    A good interpretation of Tolkien's use of the quotation can be read here:… (Chris Seaman, Death and Language, 2002)
    azkmon April 22, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song appears to have four main parts to it: the instrumental main theme, then these two passages of tragic and moving last words from on the death bed of a lover, followed by two codas: an instrumental one, and a sample of J.R.R. Tolkien speaking about life and death.
    theothernesson June 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOh the person speaking at the end was Tolkien? I always wondered who said those words.
    Armon June 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's rather obvious that it's JRR Tolkien speaking, since he's actually saying he's talking about the Lord of the Rings:
    "Nothing that happens to Man is natural, since his presence calls the whole world into question. All men must die; but for each man, his death is an accident, and and even if he knows it, an unjustifiable violation". Now, you may agree with those words or not: but they are the keyspring of The Lord of the Rings'."
    Tyrielon July 29, 2006   Link

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