Elvish The Return of the King Soundtrack-Lyrics

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The Retreat from Osgiliath: [Sindarin] Voice Actor(s): Fiona Jallings

Revail vyrn dan minuial
ú galad, ú vin anor hen
Cano an dregad
ú natha ored
Gwanwen ost in giliath
Dannen Osgiliath.

Black wings against a pale morning
There is no more light, not in this sun
Call the retreat
There will be no warning
The citadel of the stars is gone
Osgiliath is fallen.


White Rider: [Sindarin] Voice Actor(s): Cody Leatzow

Mennen nored dîn;
Gwanwen i 'ûr bân.
Sílant calad Dûn –
Tollen Rochon 'Lân.

Their race was over;
All courage gone.
A light shone in the west –
The White Rider had come.


The Last Son: [Sindarin] Voice Actor(s): Spencer Reh

Boe le henio
E sí câr athad iyn
Ane ah a phen
I ú athelitha.

You must understand.
He does the duty of two sons now.
For himself; and for the one
who will not return.


The Evening Star: [Sindarin] Voice Actor(s): Fiona Jallings

Ngîl cennin eriel vi
Menel aduial,
Glingant sui vîr
Síliel mae.
Ngîl cennin firiel vi
Menel aduial,
Dúr, dúr i fuin
Naenol mae.
An i ú nathant
An i naun ului
A chuil, anann cuiannen
A meleth, perónen

I saw a star rise high in the
Evening sky,
It hung like a jewel,
Softly shining.
I saw a star fade in the
Evening sky,
The dark was too deep and so light died,
Softly pining.
For what might have been,
For what never was.
For a life, long lived
For a love half given.


Andúril: [Sindarin] Voice Actor(s): Spencer Reh

Elo! Andúril;
Lach en Annûn
I chatho asgannen,
Ad echannen!

Behold! Andúril;
Flame of the West
The blade that was broken,
has been remade!


Angmar: [Sindarin] Voice Actor(s): Adam Elliott

Dollost – dîr cuiol
ú-'ar nin degi!

Le echelithar aen
Athar fuin ban
Rhaw lîn mannen
Ind tham lîn
Lanc na chen be-thobas.

Anant i vaethor ú-ritha
Hên Rohan
Fim sui anghathel
Bain a goeol.

Na vedui istant
Na vedui cenn
Dîr ú-naun hon…
Vess e tiriant.

You fool – no living man
Can kill me!

You will be borne away
Beyond all darkness;
Your flesh devoured;
Your shriveled mind
Left naked to the lidless eye.

But still the soldier did not move,
Child of Rohan,
Slender as a steel-blade,
Fair yet terrible.

Too late he knew,
Too late saw,
This was no man…
He looked upon a woman.


Nazgûl: [Sindarin] Voice Actor(s): Cody Leatzow

Ristais dúath
Nerchennin o chuil
Coll am
na 'waewath goeyl

Tellin i Neder
Gurth renia.

Meditha han phan
Meditha ardhon

Shreds of shadow
Torn from life
Borne aloft
By fell winds.

The Nine have come
Death has taken wing.

He will eat it all
Eat all the world.


The Way is Shut: [Sindarin] Voice Actor(s): Spencer Reh

Hollen i ven
In gyrth han agorer
a han beriar in gyrth
Hollen i ven.

The way is shut.
It was made by those who are dead
and the Dead keep it.
The way is shut.


The Argument: [Sindarin] Voice Actor(s): Spencer Reh & Fiona McNeal

Caedo, losto.
Amman harthach?
Le tûg nach.
Ú-moe le anno nad.
Gurth han ristatha.
Gar vethed e-chúnen.
Ú-erin davo.
Anim únad.
O hon ú-wannathon.
Ónen a hon beth nín.
Ta han narcho Gurth.
go hon bedithon na meth.

Lie down, sleep.
Why do you still hope?
You are a fool.
You owe him nothing
Death will break it.
He has the last of my heart.
I cannot yield.
I have nothing else.
I will not leave him.
I gave him my word.
Then let death break it.
I will go with him to the end.


The Destruction of the Ring: [Sindarin] Voice Actor(s): Cody Leatzow

Mi naurath Orodruin
Boe hedi i Vin.
Han i vangad i moe ben bango.
Sin eriol natha tûr în úgarnen
Sin eriol ûm beleg úgannen
Ú cilith 'war
Ú men 'war
Boe vin mebi
Boe vin bango

Into the fires of Orodruin
The One must be cast.
This [is] the price that must be paid.
Only thus its power will be undone,
Only thus a great evil unmade.
There is no other choice,
There is no other way.
One of you must take it,
One of you must pay.


Not Once, Not Ever: [Sindarin] Voice Actor(s): Fiona Jallings

Dannen le
A ú-erin le regi
Rang ail le iestannen
Lû ail le tegin na hen.
Gwannach o innen ului
Ú lû erui, ului.

You have fallen.
And I cannot reach you.
Ever step I willed you on,
Every moment I lead you to this.
You never left my mind,
Not once, not ever.


Don't Let Go: [Sindarin] Voice Actor(s): A. E. Hartmann

Anírach únad
Egor gurth hen
Han cenin vi chen lín
Egor ú-'erin le devi
Tellin men achae
Brennin men anann
Rago! Ú-erich leithio,
Ú-erich o nin gwanno.

You want nothing more
Than this death.
I see it in your eye.
But I cannot let you
We have come too far
We have held on too long.
Reach! You cannot let go,
You cannot leave me.


The Mountain of Fire: [Sindarin] Voice Actor(s): Cody Leatzow

Nu dalaf
Úrui tuiannen na ruith
Leithia Orodruin 'oe in phan.
Ristannen i geven,
Danna eliad morn.
Si, na vethed
Meth i naid bain
I wilith úria
I ardhon ban lacha!

Beneath the ground
Swollen hot with anger
Orodruin releases all its ruin.
Earth rips asunder
Black rain falls.
Here at the end;
The end of all things.
The air is aflame,
All the world is on fire!


The Eagles: [Sindarin] Voice Actor(s): Spencer Reh

Orthannen im vi ôl
Coll e dû
Or hiriath naur
Na rovail mae sui 'waew
Man prestant i ardhon?
Cerithar aen illiad dim úthenin?

In a dream I was lifted up.
Borne from the darkness
Above the rivers of fire.
On wings doft as the wind.
What's happened to the world?
Is everything sad going to come untrue?


Aragorn's Coronation: [Quenya] Voice Actor(s): Thomas Elrod

Et Eärello Endorenna utúlien.
Sinomë maruvan ar Hildinyar tenn' Ambar-metta!

Out of the Great Sea to Middle-earth I am come.
In this place I will abide, and my heirs, unto the ending of the world!


Song to Tinúviel: [Sindarin] Voice Actor(s): Fiona Jallings

Tinúviel elvanui
Elleth alfirin edhelhael
O hon ring finnil fuinui
A renc gelebrin thiliol…

Tinúviel the elven-fair,
Immortal maiden elven-wise,
About him cast her shadowy hair
And arms like silver glimmering…


The Dimholt Road: [Sindarin] Voice Actor(s): Cody Leatzow

Go vegil tolo hi
Egor íriel firi
'Ni men hen ú veth 'war.

Come armed,
or prepared to die.
There is no other end to this road.


The Grey Havens: [Sindarin] Voice Actor(s): Spencer Reh

Dartha o nas a thar emyn
Men 'wain egor annon thurin
Ah ae anann erphennin hain
Na vedui cenithon aur wain
I badathon raid yriel
Amrûn n'Anor, Annûn n'Ithil.

Still round a corner there may wait
A new road or a secret gate;
And though I oft have passed them by,
A day will come at last when I
Shall take the hidden paths that run
West of the Moon, East of the Sun.


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