Enya Lyrics

Enya lyrics, like Enya music, are a happy combination of Irish traditions and new age musical genres. A sizeable number of Enya's compositions are entirely in languages other than English. The other languages that Enya sings in are:

  • Irish
  • Welsh
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Spanish
  • French

If you are thinking that there is nothing special or extremely extraordinary in this feat in the age of globalization and in view of the international market, think again. Enya lyrics have also been written in languages not spoken by any human being. Yes, Enya has even sung songs written in an invented language by Roma Ryan called Loxian and another language invented by fantasy writer J.R.R. Tolkien. The songs related to J.R.R. Tolkien's masterpiece Lord of the Rings is called Lothlórien was released in the year 1991. After that, there came a few more songs from the year 2001 onwards, like “May It Be”, and Aníron, which were used for the cinematic version of the book by director Peter Jackson.

Most of the Enya lyrics are written by Roma Ryan who was also nominated for the Best Songwriter category by the Academy Award committee. The songster Enya herself, is the performer and composer of these beautiful lyrics.

Enya's songs are often used as the background score for war reporting. Two notable cases are the reporting of the tragic date of 9/11 and the other is that of the violence in Afghanistan. The song “May It Be” was used in the latter context. Enya lyrics in either case had little to do with war or violence.

Enya lyrics are extremely distinct and some of the songs resonate with the nostalgia of the pre-colonial past of Ireland like the lyrics of a number of Irish folk songs. The vibrancy of the Irish musical traditions and the Irish landscape and people is sensitively captured in Enya lyrics.