"Mushroom River" as written by and Schuylar Croom Steve Bache....
The trees are alive
They held their arms up high
And with a whisper they sighed
Your name against the wind

Your skin was so prized
Your head grew out to cover
Your new blisters
I've tried
To learn all that you're saying

I used to be you
And you used to be me
Her body is a drug
That's why you've been so crazy
We are the things that were
And we shall be them again
Although these were our dreams
We'll never wake from them

That's when someone spoke
The crippled ripped a piece off
And his legs were not broke
And stood up over me

I watched as he choked
And threw up all those shrooms
That had been buried
I woke
With you next to me

I used to be you
And you used to be me
Her body is a drug
That's why you've been so crazy
We are the things that were
And we shall be them again
Although these were our dreams
You will never wake from them

Hello wanderer I
Wish I never talked to her I
So much to say

Hello magic mirror please
Two spoons will stand again there
There is so much to see

And hello honey child
You sure can drive me wild
I wish you let me be

And hello stranger, stranger
I hate to put your life in danger
You are the one I see

You watched your life go by
Scratch out the warning signs
I watched the dessert spill
Just as the ghost walked out


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"Mushroom River" as written by Schuylar Croom Steve Bache

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    General CommentCorrections:

    "The trees are alive
    They held their arms up high
    And with a whisper they sighed
    Your name against the wind

    Your skin was so prized
    Your head grew out to cover
    Your new blisters
    I’ve tried
    To learn all that you’re saying

    I used to be you
    And you used to be me
    Her body is a drug
    That’s why you’ve been so crazy
    We are the things that were
    And we shall be them again
    Although these were our dreams
    We’ll never wake from them

    That’s when someone spoke
    The crippled ripped a piece off
    And his legs were not broke
    And stood up over me

    I watched as he choked
    And threw up all those shrooms
    That had been buried
    I woke
    With you next to me

    I used to be you
    And you used to be me
    Her body is a drug
    That’s why you’ve been so crazy
    We are the things that were
    And we shall be them again
    Although these were our dreams
    You will never wake from them

    Hello wanderer I
    Wish I never talked to her I
    So much to say

    Hello magic mirror please
    Two spoons will stand again there
    There is so much to see

    And hello honey child
    You sure can drive me wild
    I wish you let me be

    And hello stranger, stranger
    I hate to put your life in danger
    You are the one I see

    You watched your life go by
    Scratch out the warning signs
    I watched the dessert spill
    Just as the ghost walked out"
    xXx10290on October 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe imagery in this song is so fantastic. HIL just keep getting better and better.
    Despise13on October 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt sounds like a song about a drug user
    "Your skin was so prized
    Your head/hair grew out to cover
    Your new blisters"
    Could be scars from needles or cutting, "her hair grew out" could mean that she changes her appearance to hide her habits,
    "Although these were our dreams
    We’ll never wake from them" could represent that she may may not fully realize what she's doing or maybe even not remember it, but the consequences are permanent and serious (death, jail, whatever)
    djewellon January 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSuch amazing imagery as Despise13 pointed out. Everything is just so epic and imaginative. Really amazed that bands can still write songs the way these guys do.
    urgayufagon February 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHe Is Legend borrowed the vocal melody from "Birthmark" for this song. True story.
    SnareRushJunkieon March 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThese lyrics and the corrections to them are both wrong. These are the lyrics from the CD booklet.

    The trees are alive
    They held their arms up high
    And with a whisper, they sighed
    Your name against the wind
    Your skin was surprised
    Your hair grew out to cover your new blisters
    I tried to learn about your sin

    I used to be you
    And you used to be me
    Her body is a drug
    That's why you feel so crazy
    We are the things that were
    And we shall be them again
    Although these were all dreams
    We'll never wake from them

    That's when someone spoke
    The crippled river decided his legs
    Were not broke, and stood up above me
    I watched as he choked
    And threw up all the ships that had been buried
    I woke with you next to me

    I used to be you
    And you used to be me
    Her body is a drug
    That's why you feel so crazy
    We are the things that were
    And we shall be them again
    Although these were all dreams
    You will never wake from them

    Hello, wanderer, I
    Wish you'd let me talk to her, I
    Have so much to say

    And hello, magic man, please
    Teach me to stand again
    There is so much to see

    Hello, honey child
    You sure can drive me wild
    I wish you'd let me peak

    Hello, strangest stranger
    I hate to put your life in danger
    You are the one I seek

    You must have lost your mind
    Scratched off the warning sign
    I watched the dancers bow
    Just as the ghost wolf howled
    Tommy Pakkoon May 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is sooo good.
    his voice=amazing
    no lie.
    darling_mooseon June 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commentreally? no ones gonna point out the obvious? im pretty sure this song is about a mushroom trip. i mean i could be wrong, but the name of the song is mushroom river lol. the imagery in the lyrics brought up my own mushroom experiences. its a great song! very visual...just like a good trip
    takenbylordgoldon May 31, 2009   Link

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