Loreena McKennitt - The Gates of Istanbul Lyrics


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Music and lyric by Loreena McKennitt

See there, past that far-off hill
A tower held in the sky
Hear there, in that dark blue night
The music calling us home

See there, in that far-off field
Flowers turned to the sky
Feel there, in that dark blue night
The music calling us home

Stars may always guide our way,
From desert sands where winds blow harsh and long
But here's where, where our hearts will pray
And all our loves will slumber with a song

Stars may always guide our way,
From desert sands where winds blow harsh and long
Here's where our hearts will pray
And all our loves will slumber with a song

So now, if our hearts be true
And like a pool of truth reflect the sun
We will find right honour there
And keep us safe and lead us from all harm

So come love, let us dance all night
Until the birds they waken at the dawn
Then come love, let us sing all night
And all our loves will slumber with a song

Then come love, let us dance all night
Until the birds they waken at the dawn
Then come love, let us sing all night
And all our loves will slumber with a song



Track Listing
Enhanced CD 1
  • 1 Incantation
  • 2 The Gates of Istanbul
  • 3 Caravanserai
  • 4 The English Ladye and the Knight
  • 5 Kecharitomene
  • 6 Penelope’s Song
  • 7 Sacred Shabbat
  • 8 Beneath a Phrygian Sky
  • 9 Never‐Ending Road (Amhrán Duit)

  • Album Information
    label: Verve
    country(area): United States
    format: Enhanced CD
    barcode: 774213121097
    script: Latin