This Wandering Day

From Tolkien Gateway

This Wandering Day is the twenty-fourth track of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (Season One: Amazon Original Series Soundtrack). The song was composed by David Donaldson, David Long, Janet Roddick, and Steve Roche, with lyrics by J.D. Payne. The song was sung during a montage by the Harfoot Poppy Proudfellow (Megan Richards) in scene six of episode five.


The sun is fast fallin'
Beneath trees of stone,
The light in the tower,
No longer my home,
Passed eyes of pale fire,
Black sand for my bed,
I trade all I've known for the unknown ahead.

Call to me, call to me, lands far away!
For I must now wander, this wandering day,
Away I must wander, this wandering day.

Of drink I have little
And food I have less,
My strength tells me no,
But the path demands yes.

My legs are so short and the way is so long,
I've no rest nor comfort,
No comfort but song.

Sing to me, sing to me, lands far away!
Oh rise up and guide me this wandering day,
Please promise to find me this wandering day.

At last comes their answer,
Through cold and through frost,
That not all who wonder or wander are lost,
No matter the sorrow,
No matter the cost,
That not all who wonder or wander are lost.