Bonfires dot the rolling hillsides, figures dance around and around
To drums that pulse out echoes of darkness, moving to the pagan sound.
Somewhere in a hidden memory images float before my eyes
Of fragrant nights of straw and bonfires and dancing till the next sunrise.

Chorus:
I can see the lights in the distance
Trembling in the dark cloak of night
Candles and lanterns are dancing, dancing
A waltz on all souls night.

Figures of cornstalks bend in the shadows held up tall as the flames leap high
The green knight holds the holly bush to mark where the old year passes by.

Chorus:
I can see the lights in the distance
Trembling in the dark cloak of night
Candles and lanterns are dancing, dancing
A waltz on all souls night.

Bonfires dot the rolling hillsides, figures dance around and around
To drums that pulse out echoes of darkness moving to the pagan sound.
Standing on the bridge that crosses the river that goes out to the sea
The wind is full of a thousand voices; they pass by the bridge and me.

Chorus:
I can see the lights in the distance
Trembling in the dark cloak of night
Candles and lanterns are dancing, dancing
A waltz on all souls night.

Recorded on: "The Visit," Loreena McKennitt