"Orinoco Flow" as written by Nicky Ryan, Roma Ryan and Eithne Ni Bhraonain....
Sail away, sail away, sail away
Sail away, sail away, sail away
Sail away, sail away, sail away
Sail away, sail away, sail away

From Bissau to Palau, in the shade of Avalon
From Fiji to Tyree and the Isles of Ebony
From Peru to Cebu hear the power of Babylon
From Bali to Cali, far beneath the Coral Sea

Turn it up, turn it up, turn it up, up, adieu. Ooh ooh
Turn it up, turn it up, turn it up, up, adieu. Ooh ooh
Turn it up, turn it up, turn it up, up, adieu. Oh


Sail away, sail away, sail away
Sail away, sail away, sail away
Sail away, sail away, sail away
Sail away, sail away, sail away

From the North to the South, Ebudæ into Khartoum
From the deep sea of Clouds to the island of the moon
Carry me on the waves to the lands I've never been
Carry me on the waves to the lands I've never seen
We can sail, we can sail with the Orinoco Flow
We can sail, we can sail
(Sail away, sail away, sail away)

We can steer, we can near
With Rob Dickins at the wheel
We can sigh, say goodbye Ross and his dependencies
We can sail, we can sail
(Sail away, sail away, sail away)

We can reach, we can beach
On the shores of Tripoli
We can sail, we can sail
(Sail away, sail away, sail away)
From Bali to Cali, far beneath the Coral Sea
We can sail, we can sail
(Sail away, sail away, sail away)
From Bissau to Palau, in the shade of Avalon
We can sail, we can sail
(Sail away, sail away, sail away)
We can reach, we can beach
Far beyond the Yellow Sea
We can sail, we can sail
(Sail away, sail away, sail away)
From Peru to Cebu hear the power of Babylon
We can sail, we can sail
(Sail away, sail away, sail away)
We can sail, we can sail

Sail away, sail away, sail away
Sail away, sail away, sail away
Sail away, sail away, sail away
Sail away, sail away, sail away
Sail away, sail away, sail away


Lyrics submitted by Novartza, edited by cblupo

"Orinoco Flow" as written by Nicky Ryan Eithne Ni Bhraonain

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  • +3
    General CommentYou know what so many people dislike this song but i really, really love this one. I don't care about the music video or anything. Lyrics are so meaningful and it makes me feel happy all the time.

    C'mon guys didn't you ever wish to get on a ship and sail away? Forget who you are, what are you doing and all of your problems? Just go where that blue sea goes and felt the wind? Well i do. I do all the time.

    This song is like escaping and finding a new purpose for me.
    Panflakeon September 15, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthe first time I heard this (and was, like, 7) I thought it was "save a whale, save a whale, save a whale..."
    catherinekson June 10, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentEnya tends to seem kind of airy and light, mellow, serene. The music makes my cats purr.
    myexplodingcaton November 27, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe best song about sailing ever
    incuon May 04, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthaha that's funny
    lauraboo438on December 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLOL @ catherineks !
    Yeah, now i listen a bit closer; it do sounds like that !

    amazing song; the voices really 'penetrated' me; very spiritual; a real chilling song.
    ChildInTimeon August 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe verses are beautiful
    queenofquiet23on January 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy mum used to listen to Enya when I was really small, like 3 and 4 years old! So I've always liked Enya, it reminds me of being really happy as a small girl. This was my favourite song and I used to dance round my living room to it!
    But now I'm older and I've begun to fully appreciate the beauty of Enya's music, its amazing!
    I think part of the beauty of her music is that the songs dont have a specific meaning, they all mean different things to different people.
    But, no matter what the songs mean, the music is serene, peaceful and always makes me happy!
    *baby_girl*on January 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is the same song as "Orinoco Flow"
    littlethreeon April 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is great. I think it's about sailing yet it has a very new age sound to it. I think the meaning has something to do with mood and new age stuff. Otherwise, this is a great song to mellow out to.
    OpinionHeadon June 19, 2006   Link

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