Rise my clandestines, thy secrecies invoked
Streams of argentine across eyelids are drawn
Rise upon the tide, my castaway's outworn
Fall from distant worlds and redeyed skies above
Rise my clandestines, thy secrecies invoked
Streams of argentine across eyelids are drawn
Rise upon the tide, my castaway's outworn
Fall from distant worlds and redeyed skies above

Gesture of an argentine moisture
like snow upon the riverine
Gesture of an argentine moisture
so sore upon congeal skin

Ardency of life forsakened
time will gather the source of thy secrecies
Ardency of life forsakened
in swarthy hours thou ponder still

Invoke thy aeons in a dream
entrancing sleep
profound and prolix
Estranged to life's utility
Bequest thy endurance in the times of
lethargic

Gesture of an argentine moisture
like snow upon the riverine
Gesture of an argentine moisture
so sore upon congeal skin

Lead me down in wailing hours
to the riverside
Reveal to me thy secrecies
hidden in the wan deep of thy infinite mourning
Lethean river carry me beneath thy riverine


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Lethean River Lyrics as written by Morten Veland Einar Moen

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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    The lyrics are very complex in this, but i think its about trying to forget something bad thats happened. Maybe the loss of a loved one. Probably only half of it though... Anyone else got views on it?

    Awesome song anyway.

    Blightoon June 25, 2005   Link
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    A person dreams of being someone who can actually make something of themselves. But, they are lead to realize by some physical forces entrancing them to believe the real answers they ache for are to be found in this Lethean river, to "take them away", a desire most have.

    afflicted4lifeon October 11, 2005   Link
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    In Greek mythology, if you drink from the Lethean River in Hades, you instantly forget your past. Keeping that in mind, the song begins to make a little bit more sense, though, we must admit, Tristania can be a bit "prolix" themselves. :p In any case, it seems this person is burdened by his past, and aches to drink from the Lethean in order to forget it. Which would mean he would have to die ("entrancing sleep") and go tohell/Hades. My personal favourite Tristania lyric is in this song: "Time will gather the source of thy secrecies."

    unfashionedon September 22, 2006   Link
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    I think the person is a she, and she is already dead. She took her live in 'Beyond the Veil" and entered the Styx in Aphelion. Now, she has gotten the chance to to be resurrected, since the Stygian twirling didn't satisfy her either. But to be resurrected, she has to forget the past, by drinking from the Lethean River.

    The_Promiseon September 22, 2007   Link

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