Gollum's Song

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Gollum's Song

closing credits

(TTT - Track 19)

Long Ways to Go Yet

closing credits

(CR-TTT Disc Three - Track 14)


 


Music by Howard Shore

Words by Fran Walsh

(see note below)


Sung by Emiliana Torrini

 

English


Where once was light
Now darkness falls
Where once was love
Love is no more
Don't say
goodbye
Don't say
I didn't try

These tears we cry
Are falling rain
For all the lies you told us
The hurt, the blame!
And we will weep to be so alone
We are lost
We can never go home

So in the end
I'll be
what I will be*
No loyal friend
Was ever there for me
Now we say
goodbye
We say
you didn't try...
These tears you cry
Have come too late
Take back the lies
The hurt, the blame!

And you will weep
When you face the end alone
You are lost!
You can never go home
You are lost! 
You can never go home

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*For that line, The Annotated Score for The Two Towers provides this version:

I will be–what I will be.

The sheet music from Musicnotes.com provides the version shown above

and it seems clear that Emiliana is singing the version above.

 


*In the magazine, Movie from the Movies magazine, Issue #42, page 36, Janet Roddick, David Donaldson, Steve Roche, David Long—all from plan 9—are listed for lyrics in the recording info for the TTT. They are not credited in the AS-TTT. If I had to guess which source was correct, I would guess the AS-TTT. It's more recent and, although Plan 9 contributed diegetic music to the LOTR movies, in none of those cases did they contribute lyrics. I just can't imagine that they would bring those four in for this one song.