She was lost in so many different ways
Out in the darkness with no guide
I know the cost of a losing hand
But for the grace of God go I

I found Heaven on earth
You are my last, my first
And then I hear this voice inside
Ave Maria

I've been alone
When I'm surrounded by friends
How could the silence be so loud?
But I still go home
Knowing that I've got you
There's only us when the lights go down

You are my Heaven on earth
You are my hunger, my thirst
I always hear this voice inside
Singing Ave Maria

Sometimes love can come and pass you by
While you're busy making plans
Suddenly hits you and then you realize
It's out of your hands
Baby, you got to understand

You are my Heaven on earth
You are my last, my first
And then I hear this voice inside
Ave Maria

Ave Maria
Ave Maria

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Ave Maria Lyrics as written by Ian Dench Mikkel Eriksen

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  • +2
    Song MeaningIm thinking of having this as my first dance at my wedding. I dont think it is about loss or lonelyness at all.

    It is about mixing faith with love and knowing that no matter how lost you are you will have your faith and the love of the person in your life.

    It is about the sublimity of love and the feeling you have when you realise you have (above all costs) found the one person you want to spend the rest of your life with.
    tinks23on May 28, 2009   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningThis song is about a lost girl going through life without the realization of how love can change her life. When she found it, it became her everything. Her heaven on Earth. Her last, her first. Basically she is thanking God for bringing her this love in her darkest moment. She is saying that she was so unfamiliar with that kind of love that she didn't know how to react / respond to it but faith kept pursuing it. This song is about a religious love. Something so holy and pure that its embodied into her. He is her hunger and her thirst. This song is about nonrefundable love.
    madyun1000on December 24, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti have no idea what ave maria comes from but i think this song is about being saved by someone you love
    coconut33on December 09, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Sometimes love can come and pass you by
    While your busy making plans
    Suddenly hit you and then you realize
    It's out of your hands, baby you got to understand"

    I love that part of the song! So true
    I think this song is both religious and about 'love on earth'
    Nikki--xoxoon January 01, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIts almost like the relationship taking place is so unearthly and beautiful that it is glorifying to the Lord, thus, hailing Mary, "Ava Maria." It is such a beautiful concept that shes definitley grasped. Do you agree?
    kookeedohon June 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so real to me
    wereTHRIVINGon November 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentjust the last line of the first verse
    "there but for the grace of god go i"

    and the last line of the second verse
    "theres only us..."
    Sandysbirdon December 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a beautiful song
    hisEgoon December 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentUnlike "Halo", this song can be about a religious experience (then again the word "baby" is used). "Ave Maria" is basically "Hail Mary" and the prayer "Hail Mary" is sung as a church song in an operatic style. Beyonce's opera-like vocals in this song are amazing. The song's narrator is basically praying for love since she appears lonely and all love seems to pass her by (mainly romantic love but it can be any kind of love really). The song is definitely set in a female's point of view.
    storypwner14on January 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn the second verse, it should be

    "And then I hear this voice inside"


    "And then here this voice inside"
    Battleron January 18, 2009   Link

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