Top 10 Enya Funeral songs

Top 10 Enya Funeral songs

by Tess Bawa-an2024-02-150

Enya's ethereal soundscapes and deeply emotional lyrics have touched millions of listeners worldwide.

Her music, often centred around themes of nature, love, memory and the passage of time holds a serene and healing quality that can be particularly suitable for a funeral service.

Here are ten Enya funeral songs, along with their significance and a lyric from each, that could be appropriate for a funeral:

10. "Only Time" (2000)

Perhaps Enya's most famous song, "Only Time", speaks to the unknowable future and the healing power of time.

The lyric, "Who can say where the road goes, where the day flows, only time," reminds us that life is unpredictable, a sentiment that can provide comfort and perspective during a funeral service.

The first pick on our list of Enya funeral songs since it's also one of the most emotional songs on the list. 

9. "May It Be" (2001)

This song, used as the end-credit song for "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring," is imbued with a deep sense of hope and comfort. The line, "May it be an evening star shines down upon you," suggests a spiritual presence watching over loved ones, offering solace during a time of mourning.

When planning a funeral, finding the right words and music can be hard, but this song expresses your deep feeling of loss—a great pick from our list of Enya songs for funerals list. 

8. "Anywhere Is" (1995)

"Anywhere Is" speaks to the infinite potential of the human spirit. The lyric, "I walk the maze of moments, but everywhere I turn to begins a new beginning, but never finds a finish," can resonate deeply during a funeral, serving as a poignant reminder of life's endless journey and possibilities.

7. "Caribbean Blue" (1991)

This song captures the serenity and beauty of nature, offering a peaceful escape. The line, "If every man says all he can, if every man is true, do I believe the sky above is Caribbean blue," encourages reflection and honesty, which can provide comfort and perspective during a time of loss. 

6. "Orinoco Flow" (1988)

Though often associated with joy and adventure, "Orinoco Flow" can serve as a reminder of the pleasures and journeys of life.

The lyric, "We can steer, we can near with Rob Dickins at the wheel, we can sigh, say goodbye Ross and his dependencies," signifies moving on, an apt sentiment for a funeral. While this song might not suit everyone and how they feel, the song had to be included on our list of Enya funeral songs. 

5. "Watermark" (1988)

While lacking lyrics, this instrumental track carries a sense of deep emotion and reflection. Its serene melody and gentle rhythms can offer a peaceful backdrop to moments of remembrance during a funeral service.

Get your funeral director to advise you on picking the right song if you feel unsure which one is suitable. 

4. "Wild Child" (2000)

"Wild Child" is a celebration of freedom and joy. The line, "Ever close your eyes, ever stop and listen, ever feel alive, and you've nothing missing," can serve as a reminder to cherish every moment, a sentiment that can provide comfort and encouragement during a funeral or cremation.

3. "A Day Without Rain" (2000)

This song on our list of Enya songs for funerals portrays the sense of peace that comes after a storm, a metaphor that can resonate deeply in the face of loss.

The lyric, "Who can say where the road goes, where the day flows, only time," suggests acceptance and the healing power of time, providing solace during a funeral.

2. "Echoes in Rain" (2015)

"Echoes in Rain" carries a sense of melancholy but also of hope and acceptance. The line, "Echoes in rain, drifting in waves, longing for the days," evokes the ebb and flow of life and loss, making it a fitting choice for a funeral.

1 "The River Sings" (2005)

Another instrumental track, "The River Sings", uses wordless vocals to create an atmosphere of profound emotion and serenity. Its flowing melody can provide a calming and reflective space during a funeral service.

Even though this song is the last on our list of Enya funeral songs, it still could be a fitting choice for your funeral or wake to honour your loved one.

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