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This is the most recent information about Enya that has been submitted to amIright. If we have more information about Enya, then we provide a link to the section where it appears (the actual page whenever possible).

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Band Name Origins:

  • A phonetic spelling of her first name, Eithne. Submitted by: Jenny Turner

Music Performer Pseudonyms:

Also known as: Eithne Ni Bhraonain. Submitted by: JJGat

Also known as: Eithne Ni Bhraonian. Submitted by: codeman38

Music Performer Nicknames:

Known informally as: Aine. Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"The Loxian Gate"The song is in Loxian, a language created by Enya, and the title does not appear in the translated version. However, it does make reference to "the gates of night". - Julian
"Dark Sky Island"The closest lyric from this song is "In the darkness of the sky above", and the word "island" is nowhere in the song. However, it does refer to an actual "dark-sky preserve" on the island of Sark. - Julian
"The Humming"Although the title is not in the lyrics, humming IS part of the song. - Julian
"The River Sings"The words of this song are entirely in Celtic, and almost impossible to make out. However, one of the lines translates as "The river sings the endlessness". - Julian
"Pax Deorum"These lyrics (Celtic for "peace of the gods") are nowhere in the song, but they fit with its overall theme. - Julian

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"The Oxen Gate""The Loxian Gate"Sir Ron Norris
"The Lexicon Gate""The Loxian Gate"Sir Ron Norris
"Only Thyme""Only Time"D. Melody Dole, MD
"Lonely Time""Only Time"D. Melody Dole, MD
"Laxy Days""Lazy Days"Eddie

There are additional Enya new song names available.

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"Pale Grass Blue,"Grass isn't blueLeopard Seal
"Paint the Sky With Stars,"The sky is air,so you can't paint on itNatasha
"Shepherd Moons,"How can a moon belong to a shepherd?Natasha Kershaw
"The River Sings,"Rivers can't talk,let alone singNatasha
"The Sun In The Stream,"Unless you're talking about a reflection...Diddims

There are additional Enya literally impossible song titles available.

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"What Colour Is The Wind?," Charlie Landsborough"Caribbean Blue," Enya
"China Roses," Enya"To China With Love," Mando Diao
"Evening Falls," Enya"Lights Out," Breaking Benjamin
"Evening Falls," Enya"Goodbye Blue Sky," Pink Floyd
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Orinoco Low (Sail Away)" originally "Orinoco Flow (Sail Away)"
James Joyce
"Afer Venus" originally "Afer Ventus"
Karen Smith
"Paint The Sky With Tars" originally "Paint The Sky With Stars"
Sally Kedoula
"Pain The Sky With Stars" originally "Paint The Sky With Stars"
Sally Kedoula
"The Sun In The Steam" originally "The Sun In The Stream"
Melissa Conway

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Gone Toy Soldier" originally "One Toy Soldier"
A sad version - the toy soldier has gone missing..
Topaz Rochelle
"After Ventus" originally "Afer Ventus"
Karen Smith
"Paint The Sky With Stairs" originally "Paint The Sky With Stars"
Why not an elevator?
"The River Stings" originally "The River Sings"
Melissa Conway
"How Can I Keep From Stinging" originally "How Can I Keep From Singing"
She turns into a bee

There are additional Enya song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Orinoco Flow (Wail Away)" originally "Orinoco Flow (Sail Away)"
"Book Of Ways" originally "Book Of Days"
"Caribbean Glue" originally "Caribbean Blue"
"Orinoco Flop (Sail Away)" originally "Orinoco Flow (Sail Away)"
Scarlett Lopez
"Orinoco Flow (Sail Awry)" originally "Orinoco Flow (Sail Away)"
Cape Canaveral Lavigne

There are additional Enya song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Carribbean Blue.""Henchpecked Seahorse Blues"Monstermaster13
"Only Time""Lonely Lime"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"Only Time""Pure Nonsense"Andria
"On Your Shore""Make Us Poor"Rex Ungericht
"Amarantine""Never On Time"Matthias
"Only Time""Frankenstein"Agrimorfee
"Angeles (Angels)""Bagels"Below Average Dave
"Orinoco Flow""Medical Cure-All"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"Wild Child""Wild Child (The Joys of Children)"Nathan Elia
"Book of Days""Book of Life"JD1611

There are additional Enya song parodies available.

Songs for Commercials, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

Song Name
Pale Grass BlueWeather serviceJulian
Long Long JourneyAny travel agencyJulian
Long Long JourneyAny travel agencyJulian
Caribbean BlueCaribbean airlinesNK
How Can I Keep From Singing?'Steve Wright In The Afternoon' (radio program)Pickle
There are additional Enya commercials that haven't been done yet available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Once You Had GoldFort Knox or a gold refineryJulian
Anywhere IsGoogle MapsJulian
One Toy SoldierUS ArmyJulian
On My Way HomeMissing Children HelplineNatasha
Storms Of AfricaFlood InsuranceGarrison
There are additional Enya on hold music ideas available.

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Even Flow
   Pearl Jam
Orinoco Flow (Sail Away)
Even Orinoco Flow
Britney Spears into pruning hooks
If I Could Turn Back Time
Only Time
If I Could Only Turn Back Time
Remember The Time
   Michael Jackson
Only Time
Remember The Only Time
Keira Dayley
Don't Bother
Someone Said Goodbye
Don't Bother To Say Goodbye
There are additional Enya duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Enya combined with Enigma
Both artists perform new-age/ambient music.
Submitted By: nally
Enya Vogue
Enya combined with En Vogue
Submitted By: Samantha Wayland

Misheard Lyrics:

"Only Time"
Misheard Lyrics:
Original Lyrics:
Who knows?
"Orinoco Flow (Sail Away)"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sara Lee, Sara Lee, Sara Lee
Original Lyrics:
Sail away, sail away, sail away
"Anywhere Is"
Misheard Lyrics:
But all I hear are loathed sounds
But all I hear are those sounds
Original Lyrics:
But all I hear are low sounds
"Book of Days"
Misheard Lyrics:
With a dream of bullying
Original Lyrics:
With a dream to believe in
There are additional Enya misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Caribbean Blue"
Misheard Lyrics:
If all you told was turned too cold
Original Lyrics:
If all you told was turned to gold

Story about this misheard lyric by: Cody Finke

I often confused myself between "gold" and "cold".

There are additional Enya misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"Long Long Journey"
Better Lyrics:
Long long journey to the bus stop,
long long way to go.
But does it have to keep raining?
Why can't they just get me home?
Original Lyrics:
Long long journey through the darkness,
long long way to go.
But what are miles accross the ocean,
to the heart that's coming home.
Submitted by: Natasha
"Sail Away"
Better Lyrics:
Save the whales
Original Lyrics:
Sail Away
Submitted by: Nili C.

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"Sancta Maria"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
'Sancta Maria' is the only lyric in this
Why They're Repetitive:
'Sancta Maria' is the only lyric in this song! Repetitive but instrumentally clever and beautiful, it is Enya's song of praise to Mother Mary.
Submitted by: Tel_dis_music
"Orinoco Flow"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Sail away
Why They're Repetitive:
I get the Idea that you want to go far away, but telling us about it for about three minutes makes us want to rip our hair out
Submitted by: jb

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"One By One"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Yet another goodbye ...
She says Adios, says Adios, Goodbye ...
No goodbye ... Don't say Adios, say Adios, Goodbye
Why They're Nonsensical:
Blatant contradiction. Does she say goodbye or not? She says goodbye through the first three verses, and then suddenly she doesn't. Changes the meaning a bit.
Submitted by: Christopher Hurley
"Anywhere Is"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
You go there, you're gone forever
I go there, I'll lose my way
If we stay here, we're not together
Anywhere is
Why They're Nonsensical:
The first two lines make some sort of sense, as they're lost in 'the maze of moments' according to the first verse, but why will they not be together if they stay where they are? And what is anywhere? We're never told.
Submitted by: Christopher Hurley
There are additional Enya nonsensical lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"My! My! Time Flies"
The Song Lyrics:
My my time flies, a man wrote a symphony, it's 1812
Song They Mention:
This is a reference to "The Star-Spangled Banner" by Francis Scott Key.
Submitted by: Julian

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Storms In Africa"
Opening Lines:
Rains will rise now from storms in Africa, time will go on through storms in Africa
This song ENDS with its title, something quite common among Enya's songs.
Submitted by: Julian
"Evening Falls..."
Opening Lines:
When the evening falls, and the daylight is fading
Submitted by: Julian
There are additional Enya spelling lyrics available.

Song Title Space Change:

"A Fervent Us" originally "Afer Ventus"
Submitted by: Karen Smith
"Only Tim E." originally "Only Time"
Submitted by: George Straitjacket

Band Name Anagrams:

Yena Submitted by: Jilly Bean
Any E Submitted by: Carmen Mistletoe
Any occurrence of the letter E
A Yen Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Yen, of course, is Japanese currency

Song Title Anagrams:

"Ebb In A Blue Car" originally "Caribbean Blue"
Submitted by: Anna Graham
"Nail The Ox Gate" originally "The Loxian Gate"
Submitted by: Karen Smith
"The Ox Nail Gate" originally "The Loxian Gate"
Submitted by: Karen Smith
"Her Easy Win" originally "Anywhere Is"
Submitted by: Melissa
"His New Year" originally "Anywhere Is"
Submitted by: Melissa

There are additional Enya Song Title Anagrams available.

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"Orinoco Flow"
The Lyrics:
Let me sail, let me sail, let the Orinoco flow,
Let me reach, let me beach on the shores of Tripoli.
Let me sail, let me sail, let me crash upon your shore,
Let me reach, let me beach far beyond the Yellow Sea.

From Bissau to Palau - in the shade of Avalon,
From Fiji to Tiree and the Isles of Ebony,
From Peru to Cebu hear the power of Babylon,
From Bali to Cali - far beneath the Coral Sea.

From the North to the South, Ebudae into Khartoum,
From the deep sea of Clouds to the island of the moon
We can sigh, say goodbye Ross and his dependencies
The Orinoco river (in Venezuela), Tripoli, the Yellow Sea (in China), Bissau, Palau (near the Philippines), Fiji, Tiree (an island of the Inner Hebrides in Scotland), the Isles of Ebony (in Kent, England), Peru, Cebu (also in the Philippines), Bali, Santiago ("Cali" refers to the city's full name "Santiago de Cali", it is not a reference to California), the Coral sea (off Australia), Ebudae (also in the Inner Hebrides), Khartoum (the capital of Sudan), the Islands of the Moon (in Madagascar) and the Ross dependencies in Antartica. Avalon is a mythical island, Babylon is now a ruined city in Iraq and the Sea of Clouds is on the moon; not sure if they count. Is there another song with more references to as many varied places around the world than this one?
Submitted by: Dave

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Pale Glass Brew" originally "Pale Grass Blue"
Submitted by: Trevor Overt
"Pale Brass Glue" originally "Pale Grass Blue"
Submitted by: Trevor Overt
"Pale Brass Glue" originally "Pale Grass Blue"
Submitted by: Trevor Overt
"Dark Eye Skyland" originally "Dark Sky Island"
Submitted by: D. Melody Dole, MD
"Dark Eye Skyland" originally "Dark Sky Island"
Submitted by: D. Melody Dole, MD

There are additional Enya Song Title Spoonerisms available.

Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics:

"Even In The Shadows"
The Lyrics:
Even in the shadows I turn around
To find you walk away
I could fall and keep on falling
I could call and keep on calling
Wonder why this love is over
Wonder why it's not forever
This entire song has a fast, lively beat, but it is about breaking up with a lover.

(NOTE: I know the dropdown box does not have a proper listing for songs after 2009, but I suggest using "Country" because that's the next one on the list. Also, PLEASE remember to use BR tags between consecutive lines, otherwise it'll show up as a big long paragraph.)
Submitted by: Julian

Hidden Messages:

"Only If"
Although the lyrics are apparently ' Ooh go doe bay mwa', it sounds more like 'Abandonnez-moi' ('abandon me' or 'leave me alone' in French). Enya does sing in French for part of this song too. Considering her problems with a stalker and a car crash (exactly 7 weeks before Princess Diana's death) in the late 1990s, no wonder Enya simply wanted to be left alone at the time. Also Only If played backwards sounds even more French - mentions of 'Bordeaux' and 'merci' (a town in France and 'thank you').
Submitted by: Tel_dis_music

What A Band is Best Known For (aside from their music):

"Living in a castle"
Enya lives in Manderley Castle, a Victorian castle in southern Ireland.
Submitted by: Julian

Bad Ringtone Choices:

"Anywhere Is"
The Lyrics:
You go there, you're gone forever
I go there, I'll lose my way
Imagine if you heard this ringtone when you got a call while working at a shelter for runaway teens
Submitted by: Kerry
There are additional Enya Bad Ringtone Choices available.

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