Sarah Brightman - La mer

Ancient unknown mammals
On a stormy sea
Like Buddha in the water
A velvet energy

As the night takes over
The spirits of the deep
Marvel at his majesty
The whale is in his sleep

Oh, la mer
You're shimmering through
Oh, la mer
Magnificent blue

Shimmering through the water
In search of sanctuary
Currents travel faster
In alien territory

Dancing in the distance
In a puff of spray
In a single moment
The dolphin glides away

Refrain (2x)

Oh, la mer

Note: Only the refrain is realy sung, the rest is kind-of spoken.

Music: Peterson
Lyrics: Peterson, Brightman

From: Dive (1993)
and The very best of 1990-2000 (2001).

Source of the lyrics: the CD-booklet, with thanks to Jeff.

The book Whale Nation by Heathcote Williams, where Sarah got the words spoken in song 1 on the CD (Dive) from, uses the phrases "Ancient, unknown mammals" and "A velvet energy", and also refers to whales as "like Buddhists" the long poem.
[Thanks to Pickle3985 for this info.]

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