Gollum's song is sung by Gollum on several occasions, and may have been written by Sméagol and Deagol. It also could have originated from Gollum's time fishing with the Ring in his cave. A version of the song with different lyrics was sung by Icelandic singer Emiliana Torrini, for Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers


Part of "Gollum's song" was drawn from The Hobbit. Gollum used it as a riddle when he and Bilbo had a riddle contest.

Alive without breath;
As cold as death;
Never thirsting, ever drinking;
Clad in mail never clinking.
Drowns on dry land,
Thinks an island
Is a mountain;
Thinks a fountain
Is a puff of air.
So sleek, so fair!
What a joy to meet!
We only wish
To catch a fish,
So juicy-sweet!

The following lines were added to the beginning, probably made up on the spot, as Gollum led Frodo and Sam out of the Emyn Muil:

The cold hard lands,
They bites our hands,
They gnaws our feet.
The rocks and stones
Are like old bones
All bare of meat.
But stream and pool
Is wet and cool:
So nice for feet!
And now we wish--

In the films, an alternate but similar version is heard when Gollum catches a fish in the Forbidden Pool:

The rock and pool
Is nice and cool,
So juicy-sweet!
Our only wish,
To catch a fish,
So juicy-sweet!

Emilíana Torrini's versionEdit

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