Riverside - Vale Of Tears Lyrics




Shake me down
I'll make a noise
Tap my hand
I'll make you smile
Give me hope
Then take away
Like you did the last time
Like the last time
Like the last time

Tell me who I have to be
Cross my head, lips and heart
Make me get down on my knees
Like you did the last time
Like the last time
Like the last time

Wading through the desert
I am wading through the desert
To the promised land
You burned to the ground
Wading through the desert
I am wading through the desert
To the promised land
You burned to the ground

Take me to the highest hill
Show the fireworks display
Tell me it's for my own good
Like you did the last time
Like the last time
Like the last time

Turn poetry into prose
Then launch a crusade
Make another vale of tears
Like you did the last time
Like the last time
Like the last time

Wading through the desert
I am wading through the desert
To the promised land
You burned to the ground
Wading through the desert
I am wading through the desert
To the promised land
You burned to the ground
...





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  1. Lovecraft's Watermelon of Knowledge

    Today is the first birthday of this album. I didn't even know it, came here randomly and saw the release date

  2. SoothSayer

    Chelmstock 2019 dziekujemy

    Robert Nieborak

    byłem, widziałem, przyłączam się

  3. Nihil Ego

    I swear Alice, you must be part fro-oh, wrong media. Sorry.




    ...Did you saw a certain train ?

  4. The Notorious

    Vale of Tears
    Riverside
    Shake me down
    I'll make a noise
    Tap my hand
    I'll make you smile
    Give me hope
    Then take away
    Like you did the last time
    Like the last time
    Like the last time
    Tell me who I have to be
    Cross my head, lips and heart
    Make me get down on my knees
    Like you did the last time
    Like the last time
    Like the last time
    Wading through the desert
    I am wading through the desert
    To the promised land
    You burned to the ground
    Take me to the highest hill
    Show the fireworks display
    Tell me it's for my own good
    Like you did the last time
    Like the last time
    Like the last time
    Turn poetry into prose
    Then launch a crusade
    Make another vale of tears
    Like you did the last time
    Like the last time
    Like the last time
    Wading through the desert
    I am wading through the desert
    To the promised land
    You burned to the ground
    Songwriters: Mariusz Duda / Piotr Wlodzimerz Kozieradzki / Michal Krzysztof Lapaj

  5. Master Of Puppets

    u stink

  6. silja lin

    Me talking to D&D after they ruined Game of Thrones

  7. progbc

    Vancouver June 1st.Are we worthy?

  8. MBS1995

    HEY GUYS, I DID A GUITAR COVER OF THIS SONG, FEEL FREE TO CHECK IT OUT AT:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6h21dsPuIPo

  9. grazyna paw

    Utwór mówi co sie dziej obecnie na swiecie, itd. Dzielo. Pozdrawiam.

  10. Marko Kampfelt

    Damn so so good...

  11. Maxime Jerjise

    I need a good live version of this

  12. wiktor dab

    RIVERSIDE - Wasteland European Tour 2019 - dlaczego polski nie ma?

  13. lessislessie

    Świetny numer :) melodia przyczepia się do człowieka i nie chce sobie pójść ;)

  14. Michal Majsiewicz

    slaby kawalek wtorna muzyka.

  15. Jacek Szklarski

    Początek przypomina King Crimson, dalej jest jeszcze ciekawiej!

  16. Azita Manii

    Just fantastic....see you on March ........Roma

  17. Nassim Nader

    left out is one of my personal favs by riverside

  18. Anna Konieczna

    Lubie to😙😙😙😙😙

  19. nails_n_nature

    I will love this band forever! <3

  20. Mr Q

    Sorrki , ale to wszytko już było. Czasmi słysze jakby echo Tool , czasami echo innych kapel rokowych i gotyk-rokowych jak niemiecka Lacrimoza , ale to tylko echo i nic nowego tam nie znajduję MrQ

  21. Lucas Albuquerque

    https://youtu.be/xeG9RhBTqQU

  22. OSKAR PENDYK

    www.muzykazplyt.blogspot.com

  23. Bernadeta Radziwońska

    Wyrywa z fotela, jesteście super, dobry powrót, stary Riverside a jednak nowy, I love it ❤️❤️❤️

  24. Aviv Kotek

    Awesome

  25. norbussss

    style of Mateusz Owczarek solo is magnificent :o już od pierwszych edycji Solo Życia gość był świetny i miał swój styl

  26. Devin Townsend

    No chłopaki przypierdolili że aż miło

  27. ma rek

    02:54 love, so heavy

  28. Roar Sivertsvik

    Awesome :-)

  29. Sebastian Szmeiduch

    Czapki z głów świetny album Brawo

  30. Iako Bei

    a review of their new album from a viewpoint of a musician :)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgC38L4rYNw

  31. Pusia Pusia

    Trochę jak Tool, fajne

    Ade M

    a troche nie..

  32. reachdown76

    Pure Riverside

  33. Валерия Волобуева

    Впервые услышала группу с выходом этого альбома. Великолепное звучание! Впечатляюще, проникновенно и уникально. Спасибо)

  34. Felken

    That first riff in the intro is terrible. It sounds like some typical royalty-free rock music for advertising. That said, the rest of the song is great. Our first true showing since Piotr's death.

  35. Fr0gg0

    The english is pretty bad. It's a shame since the music is awesome.

  36. Ariel helwani's nose

    I wish i could hear an entire album of metal by these guys. Would be a nice change of pace for them. Sometimes their albums are missing really defining songs.

    Slimy_the _horrible_Guitarist

    Listen to ADHD, that is their metal album.

  37. Łukasz M.

    I love this game !!!

  38. 1956gooner

    such an underated band, like lunatic soul

  39. Csaba Bakos

    Iron Maiden.....yeah n i hear a bit Carel Gott....so...this band is ready, this river names Amazonas.

  40. Νίκος Γιακουμάκης

    Ok! I was not sure, but now, yes! AWESOME guys! Cheers from Greece!

  41. patrick thorne

    This is awesome! I wasn’t blown away with the last album but this is really cool! Very anxious for this album to be spinning on my table🤩!

  42. Supertramp

    This is just so awsome! Can#t wait to hear the whole piece of art! Wow, this is just soo deep and powerful music

  43. Ewa Brasiun-Adamowicz

    Najlepszy polski zespół. Kawałek wbija w fotel😁

    Bogusław Drelich

    Zgadzam się :)

    Madame Napoleonka

    Dokładnie

  44. Prog Lover

    wow so good.

  45. Raisul Islam

    In the realm of Progressive Metal, I found a band which I was wanted for a long time. Pure progressive Rock and Amazing Music. Riverside You Love. By the way, It is Riverside. Not Muse, No Iron Maiden. Only Riverseide.

  46. BoldiXTM

    Perfect...

  47. Grzegorz Łoboda

    Daje rade

  48. Dominik Fliegner

    YES!!! I love this Album! Get it here: https://tinyurl.com/yarj2g6r

  49. Roman Wolsztyński

    It sound's little bit Irish but still ... daaamn ! just perfect :)

  50. Borek Jo

    Świetna piosenka (A great song)

  51. Yuriy Ghost

    2:09 Iron Maiden vibe and some riffs from Bruce Dickinson solo albums 3:36

  52. Yuriy Ghost

    3:00 pure eargasm begins

  53. Valen Sinclair

    Well, that was a different sound. To be expected I guess.

  54. lionel martin

    Almost sounds like a mellotron in spots.

  55. Vermillion Clouds

    This just made my day.... Riversiiiiiiiiide ❤❤❤❤❤❤

  56. Kristian Winchester

    Sehr sehr geil ♥

  57. Kaiokenx333

    Interpretation of the lyrics:

    Overall Meaning: The song is talking about how religious people (priests, etc.) keep telling us how we should live our lives while pointing to the "next life" as the reward for us to come if we follow exactly what they say.

    I think Riverside is asking us to wake up from our religious trance because the priests have "burned the promised land to the ground" so we should decide how we should live our lives and enjoy what the Earth has to offer instead of waiting for a "better life" to come.

    Details:

    Vale of Tears (also Valley of Tears) is a Christian phrase referencing the trials and tribulations Christians must go through in this life which are left behind once they enter "heaven" in the next life. The scope of the song may be all religions but this song at least references Roman Catholicism (Riverside is Polish after all).

    Who is the song about?

    "Tell me who I have to be
    Cross my head, lips and heart
    Make me get down on my knees"

    Roman Catholics make the sign of the cross in all three places during Sunday mass so we know the song is talking about the laity (church goers) following the directions of the clergy (priests).

    Adding Insult to Injury:

    "Turn poetry into prose
    Then launch a crusade
    Make another vale of tears"

    This talks about how clergy tell us to not only to suffer in this life but to also accept all the repercussions of their actions and commands. A prime example are the crusades the Roman Catholic Church engaged in where hundreds of thousands lost their lives for their "right to the holy land".

    The Game:

    "Shake me down
    I’ll make a noise
    Tap my hand
    I’ll make you smile
    Give me hope
    Then take away"

    This talks about how the clergy manipulate thoughts and feelings to pull at the heartstrings so that chruch goers do as they say.

    "Take me to the highest hill
    Show the fireworks display
    Tell me it’s for my own good"

    Actually not sure what the fireworks is referring to but I think this refernces all the rituals clergy do during mass telling us "it's good for you".

    The Refrain (Warning: Deep stuff here):

    "Wading through the desert
    I am wading through the desert
    To the promised land
    You burned to the ground"

    The church goers believe they are on this Earth going though a desert (vale of tears) in hopes of reaching the promised land through what the clergy say to do.What Riverside is saying here is that the clergy have "burned the promised land" because the promised land isn't actually heaven, it is what we have here on Earth. The clergy have "burned" it by changing our perception from enjoying our life here to enduring suffering during this life.

    Wading means " the act of walking with our feet immersed in water". Church goers are too busy imagining we live in a "desert" in search of water to realize that we are "wading" or walking through water the whole time while on this Earth. We should shift our perspective and enjoy the life we have here now.

    Dariusz Regulski

    Very good interpretation.

    Stracharium

    That's... that's so deep, great stuff man!

  58. marcin jeds

    Coś czuję że będzie petarda 😱

  59. Kamil Pietrzyk

    Ten instrument od 40 sekundy w tle i na czele od 2.25 to picollo bass? / An instrument we hear in the background in 40 sec and in front 2:25 is picollo bass?

  60. Dave Winter

    Basically a Lunatic Soul track with heavier guitar. Yawn.

  61. Marcin Podlasin

    Ten utwór jest genialny uwielbiam go słuchać i jako wielki fan Riverside tęskniłem za takim wspaniałym i Progresywnym utworem istna magia ♥♥♥ Panowie gratulację bardzo dobra robota kawałek brzmi po prostu zajebiście i fantastycznie sobie radzi na poszczególnych Rockowych listach :) Szczerze mówiąc kiedy odszedł do innej orkiestry Piotr Grudziński wspaniały gitarzysta zespołu,to miałem ogromne obawy co będzie dalej z tym wspaniałym zespołem.Kilka nowych utworów ja przepraszam ale nie zachwycało mnie do całości L.Soul też jakoś nie byłem specjalnie przekonany,chociaż niektóre utwory na płycie były piękne,no i oto pojawiło się to cudo Vale Of Tears ♥ Od samego początku nagranie bardzo mnie się spodobało znakomity wokal Mariusza Dudy poza tym fantastyczne brzmienie gitar szacunek i po prostu klasa ♥ Czekam na cały album pozdrawiam :)

  62. From Poland With ROAAAAR!

    Naprawdę fajny numer!

  63. Azita Manii

    Super !

  64. Κώστας Αποκίδης Costas Apokides

    The guitar solo is so Fredrik Åkesson! Love it!

  65. Demara Davidson

    First half is a bit repetitive... Doesn't have as much variation or flavour as some of the older stuff. Hopefully the other tracks are different.

  66. GeddyOverlord

    I'm so glad they're back! Can't wait for the next US tour.

  67. Ade M

    every album has been different so far, this is way it is called prog.

  68. benny hill

    w heavy rotation w radiu rock 106.600 od paru dni wielki success

  69. Liran Peleg

    02:08 This is sooo BLACK SABBATH . Awesome!

  70. Katerina Fwtiadou

    Amazing like orgasm! 🤘

  71. Adam Arciszewski

    Wspaniale, byle do września :)

  72. Araxela Walasiak

    To jest absolutny obłęd... Aż... brakuje słów...

  73. Alek Kocevski

    Had respect for Riverside at one point and Duda was amazing, but this is really far from what I expected and in a way disappointing.. Majority of it was pretty boring, repetitive and had no emotions or feelings associated to it. Hopefully, the remainder of the album is better. Felt like I wasted 5 minutes with this song...

  74. Andreas G.

    Great track, cannot wait for the complete album (already pre-ordered) :-)

  75. Leo Steiner

    I like that Muse Intro :D

  76. Robert Nieborak

    wiedziałem że będzie dobrze , obawiałam się trochę o gitary (niepotrzebnie jest ok)

  77. jeczybula

    I'm a fan of Riverside, I love their music, I've been eagerly awaiting the forthcoming album... but I find this song quite disappointing. I have listened to it many many times already and still can't fully like it. I don't mean it's totally bad, I really like some moments, the guitar solo is impressive, but all in all it's not the tune and atmosphere I love Riverside for. Still, I can't wait to listen to the rest of the album.

    Paulo Trindade

    Listen more times. This will grow in you :)

  78. eventidewinds

    sounds ok, there are some promising parts, hope the album takes some of the great parts of this song, then it could be a really great one! And they should really "move on" as they claim during their shows...and not use Piotr's guitar anymore...

  79. Bill Nole

    A little crunchier lead guitar would have added to the "Riverside Sound". But very good track.

  80. eric kittinger

    Very Jethro Tull-like at the 'wading through the desert' part. Transition after 2nd chorus is fabulous.

  81. Justing Blanco

    Oh fuck, eso luego del minuto 2:50. Esto esta muy bueno!!!

  82. TribalSkyes

    Well ain't this a killer change up! (I do smell a touch of AFI in there).

  83. Daniel Alvarado

    The only album i ever listened to was Rapid Eye movement and I absolutely loved it. This is a very nice way to come back to them. Any other album you guys suggest i should hear? By the way this song is insane!!!

    Robert Chwiałkowski

    At fist try Second Life Syndrome. It is perfect
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5OVUBDK2Po
    Next, You shoud find yourself. Every album is fantastic.

  84. Mike Maas

    Fuck tool. This is riverside!

  85. javier gonzalez

    puf muy buen tema me encanto, esperemos que el resto este igual de bien, no lo dudo siendo quienes son.

  86. asiciliz 46n2

    Liked. Subscribed. Shared :)

  87. Szymon f

    Let's say it's alright

  88. Super Moog

    Saw them last year in Gburg!! Great gig. Looking forward to hearing the new album.

  89. P Z

    Elektryzuje. Jest moc i zajebistość. Ja tu czuje mocno klimaty tool\APC ale to nic złego. Zawsze lepiej równać do ideału.

  90. Łukasz Sokołowski

    To jest ten stary dobry Riverside;))!!!

  91. Steve Smith

    This is so fantastic, so much in less than 5 minutes :)

  92. Snajper

    Może w kontekście całego albumu utwór ten będzie brzmiał lepiej. Kiedy możliwy będzie pre-order na iTunes?

  93. Marlon Davis

    Wooohoo! Loving this one.

  94. burnitdwn

    Looking forward to this album! Track is awesome.

  95. Trinitarian

    I have to say the guitar playing lacks that Piotr subtle touch. It's just generic metal riffing 101

  96. Eszelon

    TAK, napewno będą w Gdańsku , więc będę jak zawsze. CZEKAM :)