"Black River" as written by and Paul John Weller....
Still searching for my way
The right way to be
Still pondering
What I've done

I'm still thinking what I've said
Still finding from within
And all that I know
Is still not enough

I'm being held by the one
Shadow tormenting my soul
The curving neck of the swan
The slow turning of a bird?s head

So white its plumes and feathers
Its breast like the moon in water

Silent and tranquil it moves
On the river in the calm

I wander back on familiar roads
I sense the marks I left on the hills
I see the cuts and wounds of my deeds
They make me muse on life

Up the hill and the mountain
I look back, I look down
There flows the River of Death
And here the wind in my hair

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"Black River" as written by Paul John Weller

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    My InterpretationFirst off, "Silent Waters" is about a part of the Kalevala, and Wikipedia has a quick summary of what happens here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
    In this song, Lemminkainen, the main character, looks back at what he's done, and how he's changed. He's gone from a wild, cocky kid to a humbled man after trying and failing to kill the white swan. He won't be able to live with himself after failing at something for the first time in his life, but he knows his limits now, and he's a better man for it.
    Kiuassaulton December 02, 2011   Link

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