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Roads Go Ever, Ever On

The name The Road Goes Ever On refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see The Road Goes Ever On (disambiguation).

Roads Go Ever, Ever On is a song written by Maury Laws (music) and Jules Bass (lyric) and performed by Glenn Yarbrough for the 1980 animated movie The Return of the King.[1] It is a reprise of the song "Roads" from the 1977 Rankin/Bass version of The Hobbit with a completely new lyric; its final stanza is taken from the song "It's So Easy Not to Try," also from The Return of the King.

[edit] Lyrics

Roads go ever, ever on
To the lands beyond the sea.
On a white ship will I sail,
Watching shadows part for me.

Leaving Havens grey with rain,
Now that years have slipped away.
Leaving friends with gentle pain
As they start another day.
 
The roads I travel I must leave,
For I've turned the final bend.
Weep not empty tears, but grieve
As the roads come to an end.

It's so easy not to try;
Let the world go drifting by.
If you never say hello,
You won't have to say goodbye.

If you never say hello,
You won't have to say goodbye!

[edit] References

  1. "Roads Go Ever, Ever On - The Return of the King Theme" dated 28 December 2009, YouTube (accessed 11 September 2013)