"In This River" as written by and Zakk Wylde....
I've been around this world, yet I see no end.
All shall fade to black again and again.
This storm that's broken me, my only friend.
Yeah

In this river all shall fade to black
In this river ain't no coming back
In this river all shall fade to black
Ain't no coming back

Withdrawn a step away, just to find my self
The door is closed again, the only one left
This storm that's broken me my only friend
Yeah

In this river all shall fade to black
In this river ain't no coming back
In this river all shall fade to black

In this river all shall fade to black
In this river ain't no coming back
In this river all shall fade to black
Ain't no coming back

In this river all shall fade to black
In this river ain't no coming back
In this river all shall fade to black
In this river all shall fade to black
In this river ain't no coming back
In this river all shall fade to black
Ain't no coming back


Lyrics submitted by Sparky_coulson

"In This River" as written by Zakk Wylde

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  • +2
    General CommentOh yeah, and to the guy who was bashing people for always saying "R.I.P Dimebag," I just want to say I understand you're frustration, but dude, do you know how many people practically worship Dimebag, how many people will be worshiping him when they eventually hear their first Pantera song, how many people actually still remember seeing him play live? You'll be hard put to shut all of them up, I can tell you that. And why shouldn't we pay our respects to Dimebag? Those of us who are learning metal guitar owe a lot to Dimebag for being a major influence on us, or at least most of us do. I think it's great that so many of us metalheads, hard rockers, and general music fans want to pay their respects to a fallen brother in arms.

    Although, I will say, you make an excellent point about Chuck Schuldiner. He was another one of the greatest guitarists ever and he also died a tragic death at young age. The thing that you have to respect about about Chuck is that he was essentially the father of death metal, and also a pioneer of progressive death metal, but he does not get the credit he deserves as a great guitarist. A lot of that probably has to do with the fact that death metal and progresive metal are both badly underrated and under represented genres of music.
    Thrash Metal Rulezon December 21, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentHere's what Zaak said about the song - "The river is a metaphor for life in general, all the bullshit that you deal with from being a kid growing up. The whole thing's just about life and death."
    Cabrosaon January 30, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentLove you Dimebag :')
    My here :')
    Return If Possible :'(
    Sashthecowboyon January 10, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIts a great shame awesome guitarists like Chuck Schuldiner do not get recognition.
    He wrote some awesome riffs and songs.

    R.I.P. Chuck Schuldiner
    R.I.P. Dimebag
    Anus McPhanuson March 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a great mellow thinking song if your troubled you just listen and it helps you think.
    This song is about a death i think and how you miss some one plus it is dedicated to Dimebag Darrell By Zakk Wilde a lush song
    Sparky_coulsonon March 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song, especially the meaning it has.
    Shadowbitchon May 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPersonally I love this song... I love Darrell and Zakk is an amazing musician as well. Should Pantera ever reform (though I think it better that they don't) even if just for a tribute to Darrell, Zakk would be the man to be on guitar.

    Anyway, I love this song. Very different for a BLS or Zakk Wylde song, but great none the less. It is basically a song about death and as has been said, it's a tribute to Dimebag Darrell Abbott.
    greyfox28on August 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song, brilliant, Zakk & Darrell rock!
    Metal Militiaon September 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is awesome. I think that Pantera should reunite even if its just to put out one more album or a tribute tour to Dimebag Darrell. The video to this song is awesome to. I used to not like Black Label Society but after I heard this song I started listening to more of their music.

    R.I.P Dimebag Darrell
    Victim_of_a_downon December 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is an amazing song. To the guy that told Zakk to work longer on his shit,what's the point? This song is raw, emotional and straight from the heart. GIving it more production would just suck out the feeling.

    Well, this song I'd say is about losing someone. Zakk didn't write it for Dime because it was written before his death, but as soon as he listened to it after Dime's death, he knew right away that "In This River" was going to be his tribute to Dimebag.
    Meteddicaon December 19, 2005   Link

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