I usually do not post music over a certain length, as people tend to prefer shorter tracks on a blog. I have made an exception with this Runrig song and chosen a longer version, over 8 minutes, because I consider it to be one of the most emotionally charged songs I have ever heard. Runrig pay their respects to the brave people who have fallen in battle. I hope you can enjoy, and appreciate this music as much as I do.



Rise And Fall

I’ve seen the sunlight shining on the valley
I’ve seen the shadows darken on the deep
I’ve seen the young men riding out for glory
And broken in defeat

There was an hour that never knew a gloaming
The whole of life, enchanted in a day
And we’ll be there, forever in the places
Where we used to be

Passing the hedgerows, moving through the orchards
Through the bocage and breaking out for Caen
Dealing fear and all our dices loaded
With the courage of the dawn

And some will rise and some will fall
To gain the world or lose it all
And that time was mine to hear you when you called

You were our youngest, brightest flower
Walking side by side through our darkest hour
And we’ll take this cup, this portion evermore

I’ve seen the last wave breaking on the beaches
I’ve seen the angels crying on the wire
I’ve seen the first star up and brightly shining
Couldn’t rise much higher

Now we’re waiting here not getting older
But we can dream like we cannot believe
With all those fools, those great historic moments
That flatter to deceive

And some will come and some will go
To rise on wings in the skies of gold
Or to fall down to the final, silent cold

When I was young it burned so bright
The only son, a rising Christ
Now I’m left here in the fall out of that light

The rise and fall
The rise and fall

6 thoughts on “Runrig – Rise And Fall

  1. Jet Eliot says:

    Very moving song, Ronnie, thank you.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ronnie says:

      Thanks, Jet. I am glad you liked it it.


  2. Huguette says:

    Beautiful and emotional indeed

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ronnie says:

      Thank you. Runrig reaches places within me, that other music does not.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Bjørn Lyng says:

    Very nice song. One of the best songs by Runrig. Is it true that it is a norwegian musician who wrote this song and gave it to Runrig ?

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ronnie says:

      Thank you.
      No, it was written by Runrig.

      Rise and Fall – Runrig
      Album – The Story
      Released on: 29-01-2016
      Author: C. Macdonald
      Author: R. Macdonald
      Composer: C. Macdonald
      Composer: R. Macdonald
      Music Publisher: Chrysalis Music


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