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

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Lisa Gerrard uses "her own" language.
• Posted by: Cristóbal Marcet   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Saturday, December 10, 2005, at 12:49 p.m.
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• In Response to: I just made an impressionistic translation of ... (Marty)

Lisa Gerrard's lyrics in "Now We Are Free" have no language known to man. However, we all -feel- the meaning. Remember, perhaps true intelligence is when we think with our hearts, not our minds.

Lisa Gerrard uses her own "language" or glosalalia, similar to what young children use to talk or sing. At least this is how LG has described her process in many interviews. My impression is that she finds doing this doesn't hamper the listener's ability to add their own experience with the song itself - words get in the way, kind of like now, for example.

I verified this in Lisa Gerrard's homepage.

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