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For the Clannad album of the same name, go to The Best of Clannad: In a Lifetime."In a Lifetime" is a pop song performed by Irish artists Clannad and Bono. It was written by brothers Pól Brennan and Ciarán Brennan and produced by Steve Nye. The single was released in January 1986, and was the third single to be released from Clannad's eighth studio album Macalla (1985). It charted well in many countries including United States, Ireland, UK, Italy and Brazil. It is one of Clannad's most successful songs and it remains as Bono's most successful solo effort. The single was re-released in 1989 with a change of artwork on the cover and a different B Side ("Indoor"). The song also appears on Moya Brennan's 2008 live album Heart Strings and on Triniti's début album. 


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Hard to tell 
Or recognize a sign 
To see me through 
A warning sign 

First the thunder 
Satisfied, if the past it will not lie (then the storm, torn asunder )
The future you and I get blown away (in the storm) 
In a lifetime, in a lifetime 

And as the rain it falls 
We begin again (heavy in my heart)
As the storm breaks through (believe the light in you)
So the light shines in you 

Without color, faded and worn 
Torn asunder in the storm 

Unless the sound can save your body and soul 
Unless it disappears 

Selfish storm (first the thunder)(then the storm)
Torn aside (one life) 
In the storm 

In a lifetime 
In a lifetime
In a lifetime 
In a lifetime

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Clannad

Clannad (Irish pronunciation: [kl̪ˠan̪ˠad̪ˠ]) are an Irish band formed in 1970 in Gweedore, County Donegal. Their music has been variously described as bordering on folk and folk rock, traditional Irish, Celtic and New Age, often incorporating elements of an even broader spectrum of smooth jazz and Gregorian chant. After twelve years of success in the folk music industry, they shot to international recognition in 1982 with the release of the "Theme from Harry's Game", becoming the most successful band in the Celtic music genre. They subsequently went on to bridge the gap between traditional Celtic music and pop music in the 1980s and 1990s with albums such as Macalla and Anam. Their records usually consist of traditional Gaelic ballads, New Age tracks that ca… more »

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Written by: CIARAN MARION BRENNAN, PAUL HUGH BRENNAN

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