Enya - “Cursum Perficio”

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“Cursum Perficio” (1988), sung by Enya (Eithne Ní Bhraonáin) (born 1961)

The text shown on the screen is someone's try in putting the sound in English. It's not accurate, but quite funny. I especially like the way where the words “eterna” gets larger and larger.

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The lyrics is in Latin, and is written by Roma Ryan, who write lyrics for singer Enya.

Here's the lyrics, in Latin, with English translation, from the official site http://www.enya.com/lyrics_watermark.php

Cursum perficio
Verbum (sat) sapienti
eo plus cupiunt
Quo plus habent, eo plus cupiunt
Post nubila, Phoebus
(in) aeternum
…my journey ends here…
…a word is enough for the wise;
   the more one has, the more he desires…
…after the clouds, the light…
…forever…
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reminds of Elfen Lied - “Lilium”

Operatic Fantasy

  1. Diva Dance Song from The Fifth Element
  2. Castrato Singing
  3. Enya - “Cursum Perficio”
  4. Elfen Lied - “Lilium”
  5. Choi Sung-bong - “Nella Fantasia”
  6. Yoko Kanno - “Moon” (Song from Turn A Gundam)

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