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a question about the song ":demon of the fall"

Discussion in 'Opeth (Archived)' started by shaythan, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. Space Butler

    Space Butler Varg stabbed first

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    And what, may I ask, is so funny about mango juice?
     
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    Mango juice is da bomb.

    I've just never had the image in my head of someone rocking out with a delicious fruit-based beverage in their hand.
     
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    Demon of the Mall New Metal Member

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    Think of in the song when he says "Demon, demon of the fall"

    it would sound awkward as just "Demon, demon of fall"

    That probably isnt a reason he would decide to call it 'demon of the fall', but just because it is the fall in the time of the album, which spans one year. also 'the fall' could mean more than just the season, just 'fall' wouldn't have that sort of dualism in meaning.

    hey
     
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    :lol: Yes that does bring the lulz.
     
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    Lateralus14 New Metal Member

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    It could be a waterfall. In fact, the demon might be from Drapery Falls o:
     
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    then wouldn't it be called 'demon of the falls'? :err:
     
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    Nah there's plenty of bad grammar in Opeth. It's definitely a waterfall.
     
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    It's talking about the FALL OF THE DEMONS!

    Nah. That one guy was probably right

    Demon of the Winter
    Demon of the Spring
    Demon of the Summer
    Demon of the Fall

    Should have been called Demon of the Autumn though to be honest.
     
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    Antyman En Ful Jävel

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    Demon of the fall sounds so much better than both Demon of fall and Demon of the autumn.
     
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    Nasty-Fire Discursion

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    Nothing to do with a waterfall.
     
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    Check your sarcasm detector it may be broken
     
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    they first thing that came to my mind when i saw the song title was The Fall as in the fall of Man (ie. Adam and Eve with Satan etc.), but then i remembered Opeth isn't religious at all pretty much. I also then looked at the lyrics, and it doesn't fit

    P.S. imagine the chorus part with Demon of the Autumn instead, it just doesn't fit
     
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    Yes, it would be better with autumn. more brutal :rolleyes:
     
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    :lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
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    It's hard when you start with a true statement.

    Like I said in the past - and philno loled at me for it - fall could be interpreted as falling, because that's somehow what happens to the protagonist when he discovers that "everything is lost", that "false love turned to pure hate"... he, the "wind", "cried a lamentation before merging with the grey". The protagonist's love "know it's [him]" and "keep the dagger close at hand" like if he had become something evil, that deserved hate (maybe because of his death), a demon.

    And the most important part... "just one second and I was left with nothing" he lost her love and also his only reason to stay (run away is adressed to himself?).

    To summarize the lyrics : There's a mournful and dreadful silence, she feels he - the protagonist - is near and she is suddenly scared and holds a dagger to defend from the presence, but then she sees nothing at all. Her love (which we learn, was not a sincere love) becomes hate toward him, like if she was persecuted, and the protagonist who's seeing the situation feels completly destroyed faced to a such hate. She screams out her rage and the protagonist decides that he must leave "in tears for all the eternity". Then all of a sudden she just face him, completly, and he feels like it's the time to run away, during that small span of time - just one second - he realised that her face showed that he had lost her and was left with nothing. He leaves forever (which is explained and detailed in Karma and in Epilogue, the final destiny).

    Also notice that The Amen Corner informs us of something...

    My breath in the sepulchral mound;
    You know that your night is my day.
    The final spark that blew life into me,
    The demon of the fall.
     

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