Gladiator Last Scene Soundtrack – Now We Are Free – Hans Zimmer & Lisa Gerrard (Lyrics)


Anol shalom
Anol sheh lay konnud de ne um {shaddai}
Nom de leesh
Ham de nam um das
La um de

We de ze zu bu
We de sooo a ru
Un va-a pesh a lay
Un vi-I bee
Un da la pech ni sa
Un di-I lay na day
Un ma la pech a nay
Mee di nu ku

La la da pa da le na da na
Ve va da pa da le na la dumda

Anol shalom
Anol sheh ley kon-nud de ne um.
M-ai shondol-lee
Flavu… {Live on…}
Lof flesh lay
Nof ne
Nom de lis
Ham de num um dass
La um de
Shom de nomm
Ma-lun des
Alas sharum du koos
Shaley koot-tum.

The language used was invented by Lisa Gerrard.

Note by Chad Weber:

Translating this song is literally impossible. Lisa Gerrard sings in an invented language that has no relation to any language ever spoken. The technique is called glossalalia or idioglossia. She makes up sounds that almost appear to be words, which is called euphonia, but they are not actually words at all. They are meaningless phonemes. From the Wikipedia page on Lisa Gerrard:

‘She received a Golden Globe Award for the music score to the film Gladiator, on which she collaborated with Hans Zimmer on such songs as “Now We Are Free.” With respect to such work she has said, “I sing in the language of the Heart. It’s an invented language that I’ve had for a very long time. I believe I started singing in it when I was about 12. Roughly that time. And I believed that I was speaking to God when I sang in that language.”[1]’

‘Lisa sings many of her songs, such as “Now We Are Free”, “Come Tenderness”, “Serenity”, “The Valley of the Moon”, “Tempest”, “Pilgrimage of Lost Children”, “Coming Home” and “Sanvean” in idioglossia.’

‘An idioglossia is an idiosyncratic language invented and spoken by only one person or very few people. Most often, idioglossia refers to the “private languages” of young children’

Another way of saying this is that she sings gibberish. She has used idioglossia in virtually all her songs since she first joined the band Dead Can Dance in the early 80’s. Feel free to research Lisa Gerrard and/or Dead Can Dance. You will see that I am telling the truth. I have heard many of her songs, and I love them to pieces, but they simply do not contain any actual words, in any actual language.]


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