"Exile" as written by Nicky Ryan, Roma Ryan and Eithne Ni Bhraonain....
Cold as the northern winds
In December mornings,
Cold is the cry that rings
From this far distant shore.
Winter has come too late
Too close beside me.
How can I chase away
All these fears deep inside?

I'll wait the signs to come.
I'll find a way
I will wait the time to come.
I'll find a way home.
My light shall be the moon
And my path - the ocean.
My guide the morning star
As I sail home to you.

I'll wait the signs to come.
I'll find a way
I will wait the time to come.
I'll find a way home.
My light shall be the moon
And my path - the ocean.
My guide the morning star
As I sail home to you.

Who then can warm my soul?
Who can quell my passion?
Out of these dreams - a boat
I will sail home to you.



Lyrics submitted by 6Yankee

"Exile" as written by Nicky Ryan Eithne Ni Bhraonain

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    General CommentFor me, this has always been about being wrenched away from the place you love, the desperate loneliness of knowing you will probably never see the people you left behind ever again... and that small grain of hope that you might. When it happened to me, this was the song that kept me going.
    6Yankeeon February 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIn this, I see two lovers seperated by time and space, who long only for each other's touch (perhaps, Romeo & Juliet?) One has been sent away, and the others waits for his/her return. A real tear jerker for me, especially if you've seen the video.
    morgana_blueon March 04, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. has anybody read the books by Diana Gabaldon, called Cross Stich and then going on through to the Fiery Cross? if you have then ull know what i mean about it reminding me of these books. its ;ike what 6yankee said, she got wrenched away from her home, time and place. brilliant books and beautiful song
    artyon July 11, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIt reminds me of being lost and wanting to be found but finding your way back is more a challenge then once thought but still you trudge on. Also I keep thinking of the TITANCI and 9-11 when I hear this.
    Ephahon July 26, 2008   Link
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    General CommentCool, I'm not the only one who thinks of "Titanic" when I hear this song! The song came out in 1989 or so, but I heard it for the first time right around when "Titanic" came out. I always equated the lyrics to the story, b/c the lyrics make me think of someone who is lost at sea at night and trying to find home and the one they love. I wish that they had used this song somewhere in the movie -like right before Rose decides to kill herself or after Jack dies, or at the end where Old Rose is dropping the necklace and dreaming of Jack.
    Miss Darkkon August 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentCool, I'm not the only one who thinks of "Titanic" when I hear this song! The song came out in 1989 or so, but I heard it for the first time right around when "Titanic" came out. I always equated the lyrics to the story, b/c the lyrics make me think of someone who is lost at sea at night and trying to find home and the one they love. I wish that they had used this song somewhere in the movie -like right before Rose decides to kill herself or after Jack dies, or at the end where Old Rose is dropping the necklace and dreaming of Jack.
    Miss Darkkon August 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentCool, I'm not the only one who thinks of "Titanic" when I hear this song! The song came out in 1989 or so, but I heard it for the first time right around when "Titanic" came out. I always equated the lyrics to the story, b/c the lyrics make me think of someone who is lost at sea at night and trying to find home and the one they love. I wish that they had used this song somewhere in the movie -like right before Rose decides to kill herself or after Jack dies, or at the end where Old Rose is dropping the necklace and dreaming of Jack.
    Miss Darkkon August 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI didn't mean to submit 3 times, my pc locked up!
    Miss Darkkon August 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree with the being forced to leave the place you love theory.
    reiko7176on January 22, 2009   Link

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