Wayfaring warrior soul, still wild
The archer stands
Arrow measured to the goal, sing of
Strong and living man
In his mind there is a vision wand'ring
Through the forest town
Telling of riches only given if through
The woods the way is found

Crying ah! beautiful dancers wake up
From your sleep!
Ah gentle romancers, drink of love
So sweet!

Treasure glowing in their eyes, forest
Deepens dark their dream
Keep to the pathway he advise the woods
Are more than they might seem
Heed you now the apparition bending never
Ending sounds
Call you into her mystery, are your eyes
Not sparkling now?

Sighing ahh! take you no warning,
Make no foolish fight
Ahh, think not of morning, lie here
Through the night!

Beauty take us! they call in my arms!
They hear her say
Silken web falls, mist illusion rips away
Helpless! helpless! now they scream
Helpless on the path he stands
And awakens from his dream singing string
Beneath his hand

Gentle archer ages old, release the aim
Free the goal
Roll your arrow to my soul, release the aim
Free the goal


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Dream of the Archer Lyrics as written by Nancy Lamoureaux Wilson Ann Wilson

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    One of the best Heart songs ever! Brilliant mandolins especially during the "Sylvan Song" part. I think, along with the midieval imagery, the song is about an endless quest; kind of like the holy grail, a prise that is ultimately unattainable.

    leopeaon May 14, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    References to The Hobbit in this song. The misty mountains, the spiders and the webs in Mirkwood Forest. Also the line "Keep to the pathway" are the words Gandalf says to the hobbits before they enter Mirkwood.

    mike111111on May 14, 2017   Link
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    I didn't even know they had a song about an archer, now I gotta go listen. D: The spun visions are jawesome.

    Reedstaron May 22, 2009   Link
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    the best heart song ever. this song is the reason that Nancy Wilson is my favorite guitarist, although is a mandolin.

    Sorpahon September 29, 2008   Link

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