"Lucy" as written by and Neil Hannon....
I traveled among unknown men
In lands beyond the sea;
Nor, England did I know till then
What love I bore to thee.

'Tis past, that melancholy dream!
Nor will I quit thy shore
A second time; for I still seem
To love thee more and more.

Among thy mountains did I feel
The joy of my desire;
And she I cherished turned her wheel
Beside an English fire.

By mornings showed, by nights concealed
The bowers where Lucy played;
And thine too is the last green field
That Lucy's eye surveyed.

She dwelt among the untrodden ways
Beside the springs of Dove,
A Maid whom there were none to praise
And very few to love:

A violet by a mossy stone
Half hidden from the eye
Fair as a star, when only one
Is shining in the sky.

She lived unknown, and few could know
When Lucy ceased to be;
But she is in her grave and, oh
The difference to me

A slumber did my spirit seal;
I had no human fears.
She seemed a thing that could not feel
The touch of earthly eyes.

No motion has she now, no force;
She neither hears nor sees;
Rolled round in earth's diurnal course,
With rocks, and stones, and trees.

Lyrics submitted by JON

"Lucy" as written by Neil Hannon

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, DOMINO PUBLISHING COMPANY, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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    General Commentthe lyrics are based one or possibly more poems by william wordsworth. the effect is incredible, and whilst much of this is due to the source material neil hannon still manages to add to the poem. the ending is especially poignant.
    zygoticmyncion July 11, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is an amazing song. It is three of Worsdworth's Lucy poems joined together. They go together so well, I thought it was a single poe when I first heard the song. Beautiful.
    monkfluenceon January 26, 2006   Link

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