May It Be is a song by Irish singer Enya, which was released in 2001. The song was written by Enya herself, along with Nicky Ryan and Roma Ryan. May It Be was featured in the movie The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, which was released in the same year. The song was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song, and it also won the 2002 World Soundtrack Award for Best Original Song Written for a Film.
May It Be is a beautiful and haunting song, with lyrics that are both poetic and meaningful. The song is sung in both English and Quenya, a fictional language created by J.R.R. Tolkien for his Middle-earth stories.
The lyrics to May It Be are as follows:
May it be an evening star
Shines down upon you
May it be when darkness falls
Your heart will be true
You walk a lonely road
Oh! How far you are from home
Believe and you will find your way
A promise lives within you now
May it be the shadow’s call
Will fly away
May it be your journey on
To light the day
When the night is overcome
You may rise to find the sun
The lyrics of May It Be are full of hope and encouragement. The song speaks to the universal human experience of feeling lost and alone, and the desire to find one’s way back home. The first verse of the song talks about the evening star shining down upon the listener, offering comfort and guidance in the darkness. The second verse speaks of the power of belief and the promise of a better future. The final verse is a call to action, urging the listener to continue on their journey and to never give up hope, even in the darkest of times.
The music of May It Be is just as beautiful as the lyrics. Enya’s ethereal voice is accompanied by a lush orchestral arrangement, featuring strings, harp, and choir. The song has a dreamy, otherworldly quality that perfectly captures the sense of wonder and magic that is present throughout The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
May It Be is a timeless song that continues to captivate audiences today, almost 20 years after its initial release. The song’s beautiful lyrics and enchanting music have made it a beloved classic among fans of both Enya and The Lord of the Rings. No matter what one’s personal journey may be, May It Be serves as a reminder that there is always hope, and that we are never truly alone on our path towards finding our way back home.