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Comments about the soundtrack for Gladiator (Hans Zimmer/Lisa Gerrard)

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Re: Lyrics & Interviews for "Now We Are Free"
• Posted by: Carrie   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2010, at 5:10 p.m.
• IP Address: cust-66.114.184-92.dyn-wireless.t6broadband.com
• In Response to: Lyrics & Interviews for "Now We Are Free" (Catherine Todd)

> This should answer almost all questions, after research on the web:

> Note: Thanks also to Nate Jackson for some of the interview / web
> references (below), and lyrics I found on the web. Fascinating Irish
> Gaelic "made up language" mystery SOLVED! See more below for the
> interview with Gerrard:

> http://www.geocities.com/temptrack/gerrard1.html

> "WHAT IS THAT LANGUAGE? “I sing in the language of the Heart,” begins
> Gerrard. “It’s an INVENTED LANGUAGE that I’ve had for avery 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."

> Lyrics:

> http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/gladiator/nowwearefree.htm

> Artist: Lisa Gerrard Lyrics
> Song: Now We Are Free Lyrics

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

> 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
> (Aaahh)
> Un di-I lay na day
> Un ma la pech a nay
> Mee di nu ku

> (Fast tempo, 4 times)
> 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.
> Flavum.
> Flavum.
> M-ai shondol-lee
> Flavu… {Live on…}
> Lof flesh lay
> Nof ne
> Nom de lis
> Ham de num um dass
> La um de
> Flavne…
> Flay
> Shom de nomm
> Ma-lun des
> Dwondi.
> Dwwoondi
> Alas sharum du koos
> Shaley koot-tum.

> ---

> here’s a note from an interview about the “made up language”:

> http://www.dreamworksfansite.com/gladiator/interviews/Hans_Zimmer.htm

> see: 8. Throughout the film we hear a woman singing in joy and sorrow.
> What language is that and what is she saying?

> It is Lisa Gerrard's voice. It is not words or any particular language.
> Instead of LALA or HMHMHM, we wanted to try something different, so we did
> that. It was funny how Ridley and I played the entire film with music and
> no dialogue. After watching Ridley said that the haunting voice of Lisa
> does tell us the story from an ancient language, only it’s not.

> ------

> Click here to visit: Gladiator Soundtrack Lyrics Page

> http://www.stlyrics.com/g/gladiator.htm

> see:Filmtracks.com

> http://www.filmtracks.com/comments/titles/gladiator/index.cgi?read=733

> many comments, haven’t read all. Here’s one:

> • Posted by: shane kinsella
> • Date: Thursday, September 28, 2006, at 4:49 a.m.
> • IP Address: mail.priestley.ac.uk
> • In Response to: Re: the real language of the song (SM)

> Re: the real language of the song

> doesn't anybody know the true language? It's Irish Gaelic!! I should know,
> my father was irish and his first language was gaelic, also this song has
> been repeated by an irish trio called triniti, of which i am a huge fan,
> it is all about the freedom for the irish from th british empire, and how
> they are glad to have the land classed as their own, as it was for the
> ancestors before the british intrusion.

> ---

> my edited post:

> Where I can find an ENGLISH TRANSLATION of this beautiful song,"Now
> We Are Free" from the "Gladiator" soundtrack, if one
> exists?

> This song has apparently also been recorded in it's native Irish Gaelic by
> Lisa Gerrard, Enya, Triniti and is a classic in Ireland and is "about
> the freedom for the Irish from the British empire." (see more
> below).[Note: I could not find any more info to support this theory]

> I also read a post here that said: "SAID BY ZIMMER HIMSELF, THEY MEAN
> NOTHING!!!!!HE said quote, "you better be recording when Lisa starts
> to sing because whatever she starts singing cannot be duplicated."

> I have seen this language attributed to "Latin, Spanish, Armenian,
> Greek, Hebrew, or ‘it didn't matter’..." it's almost laughable, but I
> want the
> English translation myself, so it just goes to show what lengths people
> will go to when they don't have "the facts" and are trying to
> figure something out with no information or knowledge. Just like former
> controversy over “how the pyramids were built,” I suppose!

> Remember the “spaceships” theory, when in fact it was a post and a rope
> placed on each level as the pyramid was built, and the blocks of stone
> “turned the corner” in that way. (PBS Special, I believe...)

> Thanks, Catherine Todd, CTodd1000@gmail.com

> Thanks also for the earlier post which helped clear the air about the
> language:

> "Re: the real language of the song"

> doesn't anybody know the true language? It's Irish Gaelic!! I should know,
> my father was irish and his first language was Gaelic, also this song has
> been repeated by an Irish trio called Triniti, of which i am a huge fan,
> it is all about the freedom for the Irish from the British empire, and how
> they are glad to have the land classed as their own, as it was for the
> ancestors before the British intrusion.
> ---

> My original post:

> THANK YOU! I was amazed at all the discussion about "what
> language" and how it was "Latin, [Spanish, Armenian] or Greek,
> or Hebrew, or ‘it didn't matter’..." and you have set the record
> straight. I am also interested in hearing the Irish trio Triniti you
> mention. Thank you for that note.

> Where I can find an ENGLISH TRANSLATION of this beautiful song? That is
> what I am looking for... Thanks, Catherine Todd, CTodd1000@gmail.com

> ---

> Second post: English translation for "Now We Are Free" ?

> Where I can find an ENGLISH TRANSLATION of this beautiful song,"Now
> We Are Free" from the "Gladiator" soundtrack?

> This song has apparently also been recorded in it's native Irish Gaelic by
> Lisa Gerrard, Enya, Triniti and is a classic in Ireland. I would love to
> know the true meaning of the words.

> Thanks, Catherine Todd, CTodd1000@gmail.com

> Thanks also for the earlier post which helped clear the air about the
> language:

> "Re: the real language of the song"

> doesn't anybody know the true language? It's Irish Gaelic!! I should know,
> my father was irish and his first language was gaelic, also this song has
> been repeated by an irish trio called triniti, of which i am a huge fan,
> it is all about the freedom for the irish from th british empire, and how
> they are glad to have the land classed as their own, as it was for the
> ancestors before the british intrusion. [Note: could not find any more
> info to support this, see Lisa Garraud's interview about "made up
> language."]

> ----

>
> http://www.filmtracks.com/comments/titles/gladiator/index.cgi?read=736&expand=1#736

> Nate Jackson

> (ac83c568.ipt.aol.com)

> In Response to:
> Å™ mag

> Responses to this Comment:
> Å´ Thorondor
> Å´ Mary

> All OF YOU LISTEN!!! Friday, March 29, 2002 (9:21 p.m.)

> TO END THIS LONG LINE OF QUESTIONS ABOUT THE LYRICS OF "NOW WE ARE
> FREE."THEY MEAN NOTHING!!!!!!!!NOTHING AT ALL!!!!!ALONG WITH ALL THE
> OTHER LYRICS SANG BY LISA IN THE WHOLE MOVIE OF GALDIATOR!!!!!!!!!!! You
> people should try reading interviews! GOOD GOD!!!!!!!!I thought I may have
> cleared this up near the top of this strand of comments and responses
> comments and responses.SAID BY ZIMMER HIMSELF, THEY MEAN NOTHING!!!!!HE
> said quote, "you better be recording when Lisa starts to sing because
> whatever she starts singing cannot be dupilcated."

> THANK YOU AND GOODNIGHT!!!!

> ---

> Thorondor

> (spider-tp081.proxy.aol.com)

> In Response to:
> Å™ Nate Jackson

> Responses to this Comment:
> Å´ Nate Jackson
> Å´ Andy
> Å´ eowathiel
> Å´ Hans
> Å´ Ian McElroy

> Re: All OF YOU LISTEN!!! Saturday, May 4, 2002 (7:13 p.m.)

> No, they are ancient Gaelic, of the Gallic variety. There are a few words
> that seem like so many different languages because the language is old and
> many words became incorporated into other languages. Yes, when translated
> it makes no sense but it can be translated because it is actual words in
> an actual ancient language!

> Nate Jackson

> (spider-mtc-tj064.proxy.aol.com)

> In Response to:
> Å™ Thorondor

> Responses to this Comment:
> Å´ Cinaed

> Re: All OF YOU LISTEN!!! Tuesday, May 7, 2002 (4:57 p.m.)

> You say they are ancient Gaelic, thats fine. But, what about Hans Zimmer
> and Lisa Gerrards own words saying that the lyrics mean nothing? It is
> possible to murmur a few words that may sound like a similar word in
> Gaelic that actually means somthing. Hans Zimmer states himself in an
> interview that the words are jibberish made up specialy for the score in
> particular. He once said about Lisa, "You better be recording when
> Lisa is in the sound booth watching the movie because she sings somthing
> amazing that you WONT HEAR TWICE.

> ---

> • Posted by: Nate Jackson
> • Date: Monday, July 24, 2006, at 12:21 p.m.
> • IP Address: ppp-70-248-188-241.dsl.hstntx.swbell.net

> END TO MYSTERY LANGUAGE!

> "When you put the picture up - and you'd better be recording, if
> she(Lisa) sees the picture and starts singing amazing things will start
> happening and you'd better capture it." -Hans Zimmer (interview)

> Lisa uses a "language grown by itself" as she puts it. It's not
> a real language- she improvises them... Yet it may sound like Greek or
> Turkish, it is totally made up. Hence the "watching the screen and
> just singing, and you better be recording when she starts or you'll miss
> the best stuff." from the quote by Zimmer above.

> (THIS QUOTE IS FROM A BIOGRAPHY/INTERVIEW WITH LISA GERRARD)
> It is enchanting during the finale of Ridley Scott’s Roman epic and the
> QUESTION ON EVERYONE'S LIPS IS: WHAT IS THAT LANGUAGE? “I sing in the
> language of the Heart,” begins Gerrard. “It’s an INVENTED LANGUAGE that
> I’ve had for avery 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. Now I am filled with the Holy Ghost, that is
> the promise in the Bible the Church will not talk about, because this
> secret would mean the fall of the religion.” The idea is that one can have
> a personal relationship with God without the interference of an
> organization like the Church.
> http://www.geocities.com/temptrack/gerrard1.html

> And that is it ladys and gentleman!I took the liberty of Capitalizing the
> important parts that would answer you questions. This is end to all of
> your questions that have been asked about the "language" she
> sings in. As I have tried to state in the past, it is all made up! I even
> sited the website for all ye of little faith. Thank you and goodnight!

> -Nate Jackson

> I really don't know how much longer I'm going to keep on trying to
> convince these people who attempting to figure out what language(of any
> song that was sung in any way on this album)this soundtrack is sung in?
> Please look at the website, IT'S TRUE!

That really sucks, here I think I'm listening to some pretty gaelic song and it has no meaning whatsoever, its basically just gobbaldygook. that ruins my appreciation for the music. Why call it Now We are Free when it has nothing to do with freedom? It's just her doing pretty riffs, which doesn't impress me in the least. It's far harder to sing in another language than to just make one up. Trust me on this, I've sang in German, Latin, French, Finnish, and Russian. All are way more difficult to sing than her made up language.




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