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Vangelis lyrics - Portraits (So long ago, so clear) lyrics

 Vangelis: Portraits lyrics

  1    To the unkown man    6:43        Cover from the Vangelis album: portraits
* 2 Italian song 2:50
3 Pulstar 5:38
4 La petite fille de la mer 5:49
5 Alpha 4:21
* 6 I hear you now 5:06
* 7 I'll find my way home 4:25
8 State of independence 6:08
9 Himalaya 6:53
** 10 Conquest of Paradise 5:31
** 11 Hymn 5:06
12 Antarctica 3:44
13 Sauvage et beau 3:18
14 Chariots of fire 3:21
* 15 So long ago, so clear 4:58
   
Total playing time 74:51
 

* Lyrics by Jon Anderson.
**Lyrics by Guy Protheroe. Its "word painting"
All music composed, arranged, produced and performed by Vangelis.
Copyright owned by: EMI Music and Spheric B.V., Holland.

Lyrics of "Italian song" transcribed from CD recording (not available in CD booklet)..
Lyrics of "I hear you now" taken from sleeve of  LP:  Short stories.
Lyrics of "I'll find my way home" and "State of independence" taken from sleeve of LP: The friends of Mr. Cairo.
Lyrics of "Conquest of paradise"  transcribed from the book: "Vangelis, the unknown man (Mark J.T. Griffin). Lyrics not available on sleeve or in booklet.
Lyrics of "So long ago, so clear" transcribed from CD recording (not available in CD booklet).
Lyrics of "Hymn" taken from sheet music (used at Eureka concert Rotterdam) (lyrics not available in booklet).

Note:
"To the unkown man" from the album: Spiral (1977)
"Italian song" from the album: Private collection (1983)
"Pulstar" from the album: Albedo 0.39 (1976)
"La petite fille de la mer" from the album: L'apocalypse des animaux (1973)
"Aplha" from the album: Albedo 0.39 (1976)
"I hear you now" from the album:  Short stories (1979)
"I'll find my way home" from the album: The friends of Mr. Cairo (1981)
"State of independence" from the album: The friends of Mr. Cairo (1981)
"Himalaya" from the album: China (1979)
"Conquest of paradise" from the album: 1492-Conquest of paradise (1992)
"Hymn" unreleased new mix
"Antarctica" from the album: Antarctica (1983)
"Sauvage et beau" previously unreleased
"Chariots of fire" from the album: Chariots of fire (1981)
"So long ago so clear" from the album: Heaven and hell (1975)

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Italian song lyrics *

Oh ma la oh oh me giova oh,
pe dolae gi po va po;
e sha me co oh me gioma ah,
p d le pa tus dac.

E la fongo oh te de van,
pe a su mon ah tu na.

Oh de salai tu ghe,
mani tnai oh ye.

Oh ni pa eh eh pad pa nar,
oh da ne pe se do oh;
e cha la co na cha me pa de,
sar male giac ef ma.

[interlude]

E ma pa co oh te do la ah,
cas do le pa ta..
.. pa.

 * It is neither wordpainting, nor pseudolatin, but just an invented language based on sounds.
The transcription is in phonetic Italian.

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I hear you now lyrics

After the first embrace from you my senses knew
The look of love was in your eyes
and after we first make love our senses tingle to
The touch oh how we hypnotize

Oh, to get the feeling on and on
Oh, just to get the feeling

Holding you closer in my arms we drift to heaven
Bringing in the morning light
And after all is said and done there's only us
We can make it right

So, our love will carry on and on
Now our love will be free, be free.

And when we play, love don't delay, I hear you now
For what was then, is what is now, anyhow
As I became a guest of love's tune here again
We'll carry on together like today.

After the first embrace from you I want you too
After the first embrace from you I want you too

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I'll find my way home lyrics

You ask me where to begin
Am I so lost in my sin
You ask me where did I fall
I'll say I can't tell you when
But if my spirit is lost
How will I find what is near
Don't question I'm not alone
Somehow I'll find my way home

My sun shall rise in the east
So shall my heart be at peace
And if you're asking me when
I'll say it starts at the end
You know your will to be free
Is matched with love secretly
And talk will alter your prayer
Somehow you'll find you are there.

Your friend is close by your side
And speaks in far ancient tongue
A seasons wish will come true
All seasons begin with you

One world we all come from
One world we melt into one

Just hold my hand and we're there
Somehow we're going somewhere
Somehow we're going somewhere

[interlude]

You ask me where to begin
Am I so lost in my sin
You ask me where did I fall
I'll say I can't tell you when
But if my spirit is strong
I know it can't be long
No questions I'm not alone
Somehow I'll find my way home
Somehow I'll find my way home
Somehow I'll find my way home
Somehow I'll find my way home

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State of independence lyrics

State of life-may I live-may I love
Coming out the sky, I name me a name

Coming out-silver word-what it is
It is the very nature of the sound the game
Siamese, Indionese. To Tibet treat the life
As a game, if you please

(Hey)

Coming up-Carabi-this sense of freedom
Derives from a medative State

Movin' on, 'believe' that's it, call it magic
Third world, it is, I only guessed it

Shablam idi Shablam ida
Shablam idi Shablam ida
Shablam idi Shablam ida

Shot to the soul-the flame of Oroladin
The essence of the word
The 'State Of Independence'

[interlude]

Sounds like a signal from you
Bring me to meet your sound
And I will bring you to my heart

Love like a signal you call
Touching my body my soul
Bring to me, you to meet me here

Home be the temple of your heart
Home be the body of your love
Just like Holy water to my lips

(Hey, hey)

Yes I do know how I survive
(Yes I do know) know why I'm alive
To love and be with you
Day by day by day by day

(Hey, hey)
Say-Aye yaya oh
(Yayah yaya oh)
'Be the sound of higher love' today

(Yayah)

(Hey, hey)
Time, time again, it is said
We will hear, we will see
See it all-in his wisdom-hear
His truth will abound the land
This truth will abound the land
This State of independence shall be
This State of independence shall be
Time, time again, it is said
We will hear, we will see
See it all-in his wisdom-hear
His truth will abound the land
This truth will abound the land
This state of independence shall be
This state of independence shall be
This state of independence shall be
This state of independence shall be
This state of independence shall be
This state of independence shall be

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Conquest of paradise lyrics *

mmmmmmm ... [etc]

In noreni per ipe,
in noreni cora;
tira mine per ito,
ne domina.

In noreni per ipe,
in noreni cora;
tira mine per ito,
ne domina.

In noreni per ipe,
in noreni cora;
tira mine per ito,
ne domina.

In romine tirmeno,
ne romine to fa,
imaginas per meno per imentira

mmmmmmm ... [etc.]

* These lyrics are an "invented" musical language, it's called: "wordpainting" [pseudo Latin]

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Hymn lyrics

Oooooo ...
ooo ...

Aaah...
aaah...

[interlude]

Ha ri me no ca ri ha
la ve ro ma ni es to ra
la mi na re se co ra
i do re na lo si ta
ha ri me no ca ri la
la ve ro ma ni es to ra,
ri me na ta lo pa
no cari la da
no cari la re mi na

da re mi na lor da
da re mi na lor
ha ri me no
da re mi na
to re se da...
ha ra la ma ha
ha re mi le mo no
ha re mi le mo no
ha re mi le mo no
ha re mi le mo no
ha ra la ma ha
ha re mi le mo no
ha re mi le mo no
ha ra la ma ha


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So long ago, so clear lyrics

Once, we did run
How we chased a million stars
and touched as only one can

Once, we did play
How the past delivered you
Amidst our youth we'd dream away, away

As if I knew the words I'm sure you'll hear
Of how we met as you recall so clear

Once, we did love
Long ago how did I forget
Holding you so closely

Look, how I move
Chance would have me glance at you
To know how you move me

Me, all barriers fall around us as we hear
Of memories known and matters long ago, so clear

[interlude]

Once, we did run
How we chased a million stars
And touched as only one can


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