"Ghost River" as written by Tuomas Holopainen, Marko Hietala, Erno Vuorinen and Jukka Nevalainen....
It’s a long road down the river deep ‘n wild
Every twist and turn a wonder-dale
It’s a scary ride we’d give anything to take
Let yourself bleed
Leave a footprint on every island you see

Hey you, child of rape, the riverbed awaits
Snow white, pitch-black, your life such strife
Heavenward, deep down, I’ll show you such sights
Believe it, we live as we dream, scream

He will go down he will drown drown, deeper down
The river wild will take your only child
He will go down he will drown drown deeper down
The mills grind slow in a riverbed ghost town

He will go down he will drown drown, deeper down
The river wild will take your only child
He will go down he will drown drown deeper down
The mills grind slow in a riverbed ghost town

He will go down he will drown drown, deeper down
If you want me, then do come across

What is it you dream of, child of mine?
The magic ride, the mermaid cove?
Never met a kinder heart than yours
Let it bleed
Leave a footprint on every island you see

I am the painted faces, the toxic kiss
Sowing of doubt, troll beneath the bridge
Come across
Death by a thousand cuts
Believe it, we live as we dream, scream

He will go down he will drown drown, deeper down
The river wild will take your only child
He will go down he will drown drown deeper down
The mills grind slow in a riverbed ghost town

He will go down he will drown drown, deeper down
The river wild will take your only child
He will go down he will drown drown deeper down
The mills grind slow in a riverbed ghost town

He will go down he will drown drown, deeper down
If you want me, do come across

I am the desert-scape, the sand inside your hourglass
I am the fear and abuse, the leper children
Every eye sewn shut

We will go down we will drown drown, deeper down
The river wild will be our last ride
We will go down we will drown drown, deeper down
The mills grind slow in a riverbed ghost town

Beautifully shy as you are
Never lose your heart
And do come across


Lyrics submitted by joca13

"Ghost River" as written by Jukka Nevalainen Erno Vuorinen

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    General CommentI think the river is supposed to represent life, while the end of the river is death. The song seems to be about how you never know when your time will be up, so you should enjoy your ride down the river while you can, leaving a mark on every island along the way. This ties in nicely with 'Turn loose the mermaids'.
    joca13on November 29, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI always thought it was "the river wild will take you, lonely child". It seems to fit in better with the rest of the song.

    Could easily be wrong though.
    Rommieon August 21, 2013   Link

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