A day's light told me of my son's fate
The sun showed the way, grim and severe
Pulled under the raging waters, my child
Sank in the drowning currents, my son

My strength is not enough, my powers failed me
I need the heavens help, I ask for thunder's force
I plead for you oh lightning, forge an iron tool
A magic rake of dragging, a river for my son

God of fire bring your light
Forger of sun help me now
Guardian of the shore will sleep in your warmth
Lull the folk of cold water
Banish the serpents of the dark
To the river let me go and fetch my son away

A rake made of iron from the Gods of skies
The spirit of bright days sent me the sun
Cold troops of Tuoni can not stand in my way
Untouched I shall walk by the river of the night
My child
My son

Lyrics submitted by Esgaroth

Silent Waters song meanings
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    General CommentSince the entire album Silent Waters is about Lemminkäinens struggles, this song is probably about when his mother finds him dead by the river after he failed at killing the swan and got punished. He was torn into pieces, but his mother stitched him up with the wax of a bee. This is when his mother grieves.
    EdmundMcSmartypantson March 11, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWhatchu talkin' about, Willis?
    Anilandon September 17, 2009   Link
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    General CommentNo, he's right. Amorphis's last four albums (Eclipse through Beginning Of Time) are each about a different character from the Kalevala (an epic poem based on Finnish folklore). And yes, one of them does get cut to pieces, then stitched back up and revived by his mother. And that's not even the weirdest part.
    Kiuassaulton September 19, 2011   Link
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    General CommentTo me, it is about the fight between good and evil. By beginning with his son, I think that it shows that something tragic has to happen to you personally, to cause you to join the good side.
    mmmusicon January 04, 2009   Link

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