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

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Meaning of the lyrics
• Posted by: Elya
• Date: Friday, March 24, 2006, at 11:06 a.m.
• IP Address: aputeaux-151-1-34-55.w82-120.abo.wanadoo.fr
• In Response to: Re: summary of the string of comments (I'm sorry)

Hi everyone. I'm posting a few years later... but some of you might not have the answers about enya's song. I gather from the film that the song puts together messages from peace from all the gladiators ethnies... there are latin, african style, hebrew words... i think they sing their freedom - Now we are free...
This song is about the roman paradise, as we hear it when Maximus joins his wife and child in what romans called the Elysian Fields : the word "FLAVUM" is latin, it means 'goldish fields' (or country) - just remember the film...
Moreover there are words like "SHALOM" (peace in hebrew).
To sum up, this song celebrates the gladiators' freedom and Maximus' happiness to join his family... :')
Hope this meaning still leaves a few mystery that makes this song so beautiful... and I think that paradise consists just in hearing it

Elya from Paris




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