All Souls Night
Words and music by Loreena McKennitt

Bonfires dot the rolling hillsides, figures dance around and around
To drums that pulse out echoes of darkness, moving to the pagan sound

Somewhere in a hidden memory, images float before my eyes
Of fragrant nights of straw and of bonfires, and dancing till the next sunrise
Chorus:

I can see the lights in the distance, trembling in the dark cloak of night
Candles and lanterns are dancing, dancing, a waltz on All Souls Night

Figures of cornstalks bend in the shadows, held up tall as the flames leap high
The green knight holds the holly bush, to mark where the old year passes by

Bonfires dot the rolling hillsides, figures dance around and around
To drums that pulse out echoes of darkness, moving to the pagan sound

Standing on the bridge that crosses the river that goes out to the sea
The wind is full of a thousand voices; they pass by the bridge and me

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