She haunts the roads
She waits for new face

Her arms red and injured
She wants to rise
She can't 'til we have faced

I've cut your armies down
And sought your heart

You wait
I wait
Outside, awake for you

I've cut your armies down
And sought your heart

You wait
I wait
Outside awake
Awake

She haunts the roads
She waits for new face


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    General Commentbeautiful song

    lonely n heartbroken hitchhiker hu sum guy loves maybe
    davo_ismadon October 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commentsome guy finds a hitch-hiker and beats her or something? "Her arms red and injured" "I've cut your armies down and sought your heart" and then she escapes and tries to find someone else to help her? "She haunts the road she waits for new face"

    I dunno.. xD
    Sessh0umaru01on October 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's called Riviere now.
    poolhallXjunkieon November 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song deals with someone who can't get a girl out of his mind.

    "Roads" could represent how some people say that thoughts are travelling through their mind. "How do these thoughts travel through their minds?" on metaphoric roads.

    The line, "she waits for a new face" could mean that she is going to be there until someone elses face takes the place of hers.

    I think the lines "The arms red and injured/She wants to rise/She can't 'till we have faced" means that he is holding down the thought of the girl into his head. Injured arms could be on account to being tied down and the thought could be struggling to excape his mind but he doesn't want to let it go becuase he hasn't found another to replace it yet. He won't let the thought of her go until he has another face to replace hers.

    The next lines I believe represent his struggle to try and keep the memory of the girl in his mind. He doesn't want to let go of the girl that is haunting his mind. "I'll cut your armies down/and turn your heart," coult represent his endless struggle to try and get her back or to keep her.

    "You wait, I'll wait/I'll lie awake for you," seems to mean that he's determined to get this person back.

    I think that when he says "I'll break down," he could be literally breaking down from the struggle. At this point and leading up to it, the music gets aggressive it could represent his break down.

    The aggressive music subsides and turn back into the calm melody from the beginning. The first lines of the song are repeated at this point and could represent his struggle has ended and he is back to where he was; with the thought of this girl in his head that won't leave until he finds another to replace her.

    I also got to thinking that the "new face" could represent a time when he sees the girl again. So in this case, he is not trying to replace her with someone else, only with a new memory.

    A very deep song and definately pleasant to listen to. It has it all; deep lyrics, calming melodies, heavy guitar and bass rifts and amazing singing. One of my favorites on the new album.
    lestat86on December 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commentgorgeous *-*
    crow_hearton December 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI don't know much about the lyrics but I always found this song powerfully atmospheric. I always listen to it when I design or drawing moody things. I like the way the strings on the guitar are bent beyond the neck in some parts to dip the note.
    longdistance_runneron May 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commentum... guys?
    you know this song isn't called commanche?
    it's riviere. it was going round the internet as commanche before the release of the album though.
    meatstewon December 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentComanche was the working title.
    Scraped due to political pressure.

    I still use the name.

    And damn it people, at least TRY to get the damn lyrics RIGHT.

    It is, "She haunts, THE ROSE."
    TheCyndicateon February 02, 2009   Link

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