"Gollum's Song" as written by Howard Leslie Shore and Frances Rosemary Walsh....
Where once was light
Now darkness falls
Where once was love
Love is no more

Don't say - goodbye
Don't say - I didn't try...

These tears we cry
Are falling rain
For all the lies
You told us
The hurt, the blame

And we will weep
To be so alone
We are lost
We can never go home

So in the end
I will be what I will be
No loyal friend
Was ever there for me

Now we say - goodbye
We say - you didn't try...

These tears you cry
Have come too late
Take back the lies
The hurt, the blame

And you will weep
When you face the end alone
You are lost
You can never go home

You are lost
You can never go home



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"Gollum's Song" as written by Fran Walsh Howard Shore

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    General CommentSuch a depressing song.. poor Gollum. I always thought Gollum just became what he was because he was weak and gave into temptation, but these lines changed my opinion of him:
    "No loyal friend
    Was ever there for me"

    I believe that that's referring to Sam, who saved Frodo from the destructive powers of the rings a few times in the movies. Maybe if Gollum had had someone like Sam around to help him he wouldn't have turned into the miserable creature he was..
    zenzellaon June 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's a real shame this song and the great Emiliana Torrini got ignored at the Oscars!
    I love how Gollum starts out kind of sad and desperate and slowly turns more angry and determined towards the end.
    formiculaon December 27, 2005   Link
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    General Commentamazing
    meursaultsrevolveron February 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. It describes Gollum perfectly because he used to have such a better life 'till he found the ring and it destroyed him. It shows how he feels betrayed by everybody because they turn him away. The story of Gollum is so sad because he could have such a better life if he could give up the ring, but because it's so corruptive and he'd had it so long before, there's no way he can get away from it. This song describes him feeling that there's no hope left for him and then starting in the second verse how he feels there's no hope for Frodo and Sam either. It makes me sad because there really WAS no hope for him. He wasn't as strong as Frodo and he'd had the ring for at least 500 years, which explains why he looked and acted the way he did. Besides the book and movie meaning, this song makes me think of people in the world who feel betrayed and alone and the ones who feel there's no hope for themselves. For those people I just wanna say: God loves you no matter what, even if you don't beleive he exists at all. He knew when he sent Jesus that not everybody would accept him, but he loved us so much that he sent him anyway. What really gets me is that Jesus CHOSE to go through it all. Jesus said that if he wanted he could call 12 legions of angels to save him. ONE legion is 12,000, so that means there were 72,000 angels waiting for his command. But he still didn't call them. He chose to stay on the cross and die for us because he loved us too much to live without us. I think the people who feel the way Gollum does wouldn't feel that way if they gave their hearts to God, but that's between them and God. To meursaultsrevolver I just wanna say that I think they put Arwen in so many times bcuz they thought people would want to know what happens between her and Aragorn. Not everybody has read the books and they would want to know why she was in one movie and then left out of the others until the end. I guess that's just the way they had to do it. Anyway, I love the books, I love the movies, and I love this song.

    Love always in Christ,

    MrReallyBigBadMan
    MrReallyBigBadManon April 03, 2005   Link
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    General Commentfree will does not exist, you pretty much said that yourself.
    meursaultsrevolveron April 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI thought this song was really good. It sums up Gollum for me anyway. Such a sad song. Out of interest, was I the only one who felt the tinyest bit of sympothy for Gollum? Or at least Smeagol.
    Arbobugon June 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI felt sympathy for him. It would've been cool if he could've changed and survived, but what would he do for the rest of his life, and where would he go? He spent so many years just thinking about the ring that there was really nothing left for him in life. All his old friends and family had already died.
    MrReallyBigBadManon July 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAnd free will definitely does exist. I said Jesus chose to go through that bcuz he couldn't stand the thought of living without us, but not everybody will choose him. He doesn't try to force anybody to choose him, and he never will.
    MrReallyBigBadManon July 26, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is a very haunting rendition of gollum's song and also a very haunting song in general. sadly, it's another one of my theme songs!

    "so in the end
    I will be what I will be
    no loyal friend
    was ever there for me
    now we say goodbye
    we say you didn't try,"

    my favorite part of the song... sure, it's easy to place all blame on gollum for his ways, but in reality it wasn't completely his fault he ended up the way he did.

    I felt a lot of sympathy for gollum...in fact, in some ways, i relate to his character(...). his demise was sad, but really, what other end could he possibly have had?
    delialon July 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI took out my LOTR soundtracks and had a lot of fun listening! This is my favorite credits song out of the three. While I really like Into The West's lyrics... I'm not fond of their vocalist choice. And I like May it Be, but this one, however, fits perfectly.

    Plus, I really like angst.
    Purifiedxon October 03, 2006   Link

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