23 Jul 2017

Cursum Perficio - alternate take - lyrics project

Cursum Perficio: Alternate Take
By Dom based on the original Cursum Perficio recording

First presented as part of the 'Book of Days' Birthday Gift Book for Enya in 2001

Nautical theme, poetic sensibilities and mythology. All words are in English except for references to Greek mythology.
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Port ahead, home we’re back
Anchor down, to the deck!
Rally now, all ye lads
One last time on the deck!
Port ahead, home we’re back
Anchor down, to the deck!
Rally now, all ye lads
One last time on the deck!
Port ahead, home we’re back
Anchor down, to the deck!

Let us tell thee (we stayed true to our course)
Let it be known (we stayed true to our cause)
So doubt thee not (we stayed true to our cause)

Scylla, Charybdis we faced
Scylla, Charybdis we faced
Scylla, Charybdis we faced

Many wars we have fought, many lands we have trod
Many times we have sought, many lands we have trod
Many treasures we brought, many lands we have trod

Scylla, Charybdis we faced
Scylla, Charybdis we faced
Scylla, Charybdis we faced
Mighty gorges we traced
Mighty gorges we traced
Mighty gorges we traced

We prevailed
We prevailed
We prevailed
We prevailed

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Thanks to Enya for the inspiration.