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Damnation - The Lyrics

Discussion in 'Opeth (Archived)' started by Vehemens, Dec 1, 2003.

  1. Vehemens

    Vehemens The Wayfarer

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    Hey

    Kind of a dumb question...but I just want to talk about it anyway! Does anyone know if the lyrics in the songs on Damnation were inspired by personal experiences of the band, or are they just songs without any meaning as such?

    Because to me some of the lyrics (especially in 'Hope Leaves' and 'In My Time Of Need') seem to be (quite obviously) dealing with sadness and loss. Things turned to shit for me and I was pretty sad so all I listened to for like a week was Damnation. Haha then the anger and frustration set in and my cd player circulated Slayer - God Hates Us All and Pantera - The Great Southern Trendkill.

    Then I dyed my long hair black and bought a long black coat...it's wicked! I think my parents got a bit worried though hahahahaha.
     
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    Leper_/-\ffinity Child of The Grave

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    Yeah, Im pretty sure the songs that Mike wrote lyrics for himself on this album were pretty meaningful, and about loss like you said because I think his grandmother died at that time, so I think that is what In My Time of Need is about. Probably the album with lyriCs most closest and connected to the band.
     
  3. Vehemens

    Vehemens The Wayfarer

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    Yeah that's what I thought but I was just curious to see if anyone knew more about it than I did.

    Cheers.
     
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    Black hair and long matrix-like coats = stupid.
     
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    Basically, if everybody would follow that: Lot's of fat bitchy teenage girls wearing almost nothing.
     
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    I heard from here that D1 was a boy and D2 a girl in a relationship. What about that?
     
  7. Vehemens

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    You're entitled to your opinion about the hair and the coat...personally I like it but each to his own. But anyway the inspiration came from The Crow not The Matrix.

    Someone probably has too much time on their hands to be thinking of special 'relationships' between Deliverance and Damnation, but it does kinda make sense about the whole boy-girl thing. Still, too much idle time available to some.
     
  8. Judas Pissed

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    Like those that want to know what exactly inspired the lyrics behind it, those who listened to nothing but Damnation for a week and those that walk around in dyed black hair and long black coats.
     
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    It's really okay as long as you don't wear spikes all over.

    Anyways, I think all of the songs explain emotions. Nothing really happens...
     
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    Vehemens The Wayfarer

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    Haha that's true I guess. All I was doing is trying to start a conversation about an album that obviously has lots of meaning. Where's the problem with that as this is a place to talk about Opeth and their albums.
     
  11. Demonspell

    Demonspell cheating the polygraph

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    The lyrics on Damnation seem to be more personal than on the previous albums, but there's still a sense of ambiguity to them...I'm not sure if the "I" in the songs is Mikael inspired by some tragedy...
     
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    No problem, I just thought it was weird that you wanted to discuss an album in depth while saying that anyone who compared it to Deliverance had too much time...
     

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