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Enya On Your Shore

 
 
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composed and performed by Enya, lyrics by Roma Ryan, produced by Nicky Ryan, the 3rd track of album Watermark (1988).

Lyrics
Strange how my heart beats / To find myself upon your shore. / Strange how I still feel / My loss of comfort gone before. / Cool waves wash over / And drift away with dreams of youth / So time is stolen / I cannot hold you long enough. / And so this is where I should be now
Days and nights falling by / Days and nights falling by me. / I know of a dream I should be holding / Days and nights falling by / Days and nights falling by me.
Cool waves wash over / And drift away with reams of youth / So time is stolen / I cannot hold you long enough. / Soft blue horizons / Reach far into my childhood days / As you are rising / To bring me my forgotten ways
Strange how I falter / To find I'm standing in deep water / Strange how my heart beats / To find I'm standing on your shore

"On Your Shore" refers to Magheragallon Beach at Enya's hometown of Gweedore, County Donegal that houses a cemetery where her grandparents are buried. Its emotional and personal connection to her childhood inspired her to write it. She explained: "When the first people lived in Gweedore, there was a sort of shelter for the fishermen ... The sea came in when there was a sermon going on and everybody was wiped out. There are a lot of stories like that, where we would start to talk about them and a song would evolve." It was written as an instrumental at first, but Enya and Nicky found lyrics suited the track better. Numerous "vocal experiments" were tried out for it, but neither suited the music, so it took the more simple form of a single lead vocal with one synthesiser. The clarinet solo was originally sung on its demo, but Nicky suggested a clarinet was the most suitable instrument which suited the vocals she used when singing it.
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