Sunday, February 26, 2012

"Pop Latin"

Enough with the nonsense Latin.  I am sick of discovering epic tracks of music only to discover upon further investigation that the lyrics are gibberish.  Latin has as huge vocabulary of heroic and perfectly intelligible words one could use.  Case in point, "Conquest of Paradise" by Vangelis.

"In noreni per ipe,
In noreni cora;
Tira mine per ito,
Ne domina."

What the heck is that?  Wikipedia describes it as "pseudo-Latin."  I don't know whether reinventing the language rather than look up a few phrases can actually be called laziness, but I certainly don't appreciate it.

Of course, none of this is Rhydian's fault.  He can make even gibberish sound good.


  1. Wow, and he managed to sing those four lines of gibberish for almost five minutes. Impressive.

  2. There were actually another four equally meaningless lines later. Don't give him too much credit. ;)