Song Lyric Sunday – 7 February 2021 – Caribbean Blue

Jim Adams’ Song Lyric Sunday gives us the chance to share familiar, and sometimes not so familiar, songs.

This week the title or lyrics of the song must contain a colour. (For my American friends that is one of the many words where you took out the U for some reason!)

If you fancy sharing one of your favourite songs you can find out how to participate, and also listen to all the great entries, here.

Last week I chose “Even in the Shadows” by Enya and I’ve decided to indulge myself further this week by offering “Caribbean Blue”, another Enya song.

The video for this is really rather clever.  It is other worldly, dreamlike, with a generous smattering of childhood magic.  The lyrics include a bit of Latin so I hope that you paid attention at school. 

Eurus Afer Ventus – South African Wind

Boreus Zephyrus Africus – Northern West and Southwest

These are all ancient Greek wind gods, or Anemoi

Please sit back and enjoy this lovely song.

Caribbean Blue

Enya

Eurus
Afer Ventus

So the world goes round and round
With all you ever knew
They say the sky high above
Is Caribbean blue?

If every man says all he can
If every man is true
Do I believe the sky above
Is Caribbean blue?

Boreas
Zephyrus

If all you told was turned to gold
If all you dreamed was new
Imagine sky high above
In Caribbean blue

Eurus
Afer Ventus
Boreas
Zephyrus
Africus

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Nicky Ryan / Roma Shane Ryan / Enya

Caribbean Blue lyrics © Emi Music Publishing Ltd

14 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday – 7 February 2021 – Caribbean Blue

  1. I was the substitute teacher for Latin and the students taught me a few words. I should listen to more Enya as I find her music so peaceful. I like the Greek wind gods and the Caribbean is beautiful. Nice choice Peter.

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  2. You can never go wrong with Enya! Love her voice and her songs! She always transports me to a beautiful place. And this is a wonderful video. 🙂
    Ooh, I know very little Latin…but I love when a song is bi-lingual or multi-lingual.
    How are you doing today, Peter?
    HUGS!!! 🙂
    🌍 💙 🌃
    PS…Americans took the u out of favourite, too! Specifically, it was Mr. Noah Webster. 😉

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  3. Makes me think of the gentle trade winds in the Caribbean. My parents lived In Barbados for many years. There was a softness to the air in those parts and Mum’s garden was filled with beautiful blooms.

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