Enya ♪〈Cursum Perficio〉

By Xah Lee. Date:

♪〈Cursum Perficio〉 (1988), sung by Enya (Eithne Ní Bhraonáin, b1961)

“Enya ♪〈Cursum Perficio〉”. amazon 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.

The lyrics is in Latin, and is written by Roma Ryan.

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…  

The song reminds me of Lilium (Elfen Lied).

Enya Watermark album
Cover of the album “Watermark”.