"Gollum's Song" is a song that plays during the end credits of Peter Jackson's 2002 fantasy film The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. It is sung from the point of view of Gollum with a big focus on his tragic story.

It was performed by the Icelandic singer Emilíana Torrini.


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 will 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

Other Appearances

  • A music video featuring images from the film was released to promote the film.
  • The song was both featured in the film's soundtrack and released as a single.
  • The song was featured in the album The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers-The Complete Recordings as a medley with other compositions and songs from the film (those being "Éowyn, Shieldmaiden of the Rohirrim", "The Seduction of the Ring", "Rivendell", "Evenstar", "The Rohan Fanfare") under the name "Long Ways to Go Yet".







  • The song's melody is musically related to the instrumental theme "Gollum's Pity Theme".
  • The song was originally supposed to be performed by the singer Björk but she declined the offer due to her pregnancy, she is mistakenly accredited as the song's performer in the credits of the theatrical version of the film, the mistake got corrected for the domestic release version.
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