"Black Forest (Lorelei)" as written by Jonathan Daniel Donahue, Sean Thomas Mackowiak and Jeffrey Scott Mercel....
If I was a white horse... an' offered you a ride...
through a black forest

An' if we took a strange course... promised you some danger...
For a while

Ooh-Ooh... Lorelei
Ooh-Ooh... Lorelei

There's no way 'round the forest... the only way is through
An' there's no way I'll ever make it on my own... without you

But if you are persuaded... by all those dragon-flies... offering you a ride...
Well, I'll know why

Ooh-Ooh... Lorelei
Ooh-Ooh... I'll know why

Forests come in all size... danger many shapes...
Well, who's to say

If I was a white horse... an' offered you a ride...
through a black forest

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"Black Forest" as written by Jonathan Daniel Donahue Jeffrey Scott Mercel

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    General Commentr u serious no comments......this song is amazing

    i pretty much i have no idea what its about tho.

    pretty awesome bass in the backround tho

    Mercury Rev!
    *Modest_ Mouse*on June 12, 2006   Link
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    Song MeaningThis song is clearly about the German legend : the Lorelei. In the legend, the Lorelei is a beautiful woman living deep in the German Black Forest, near the shores of the river Rhein. All men that meet her are mesmerized by her beauty, they make love and she kill men after their encounter. There's a poem from German romantic poet Joseph von Eichendorff that is really similar to this song, in this poem, the woman is riding a white horse in the forest. But I don't know if the song intended the reference to this poem.
    The Lorelei symbolizes the power of women linked to the nature. The Song is about the fascination and fear we all have towards nature and sexuality. This is my favourite Mercury Rev song, so dreamy, so powerful. I had the chance to hear it performed live by the band : one of the greatest musical experience of my life !
    Counterclockwerkon January 19, 2018   Link

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