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Ghost of Perdition lyrics

Discussion in 'Opeth (Archived)' started by R0l0, Jul 20, 2005.

  1. R0l0

    R0l0 lol @ opeth tattoos

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    it's always fun doing this even though most of my interpretation doesn't make any sense :) let's try to figure these out


    Ghost of martyr
    Lingering dead
    Ghost on harvest bed
    Voice rips on the pillar
    Come dormant hound
    Crimson face upon the head
    Ghost of perdition
    Stalking in chains(chairs?)
    A warning no one read
    Tragic friendship
    Caught inside the fog
    Pouring venom to the sea bed

    Devil crack the earthly shelf
    I(for-?) told you was the one
    They open to the rumors(room?)
    As if(said?) you have to live before you die young

    Devil crack the earthly shelf
    I told you was the one
    They open to the rumors
    As if you have to live before you die young

    Holding it down
    Gathering darkness
    A mock for the cold
    Fading resistance
    Draining the weakness
    Penetrating in a light

    Rode into the dark unaware
    Winding ever higher
    Higher....higher.....

    Darkness by her side
    Spoke and passed goodbye
    Dedicated hunger(hunter?)
    Waits to pull us under
    Rose up to its call
    In his songs(sons?) she found
    Mother life we see
    The faithful servant's free

    You’re driving insane on the sanity
    Another voice outside the name
    Like golden pages in a diary
    They contemplate there is no same
    We go in and talk all morning any day
    Why you want the melody(enemy?) to live
    This(the?) song(sun?) is clear and once within a haze
    What you should to take and what to give

    Ghost of perdition
    Save(same?) reminitions are clear (?)
    Keeper of all the lore (?)
    Keeper of all lies
    Ugh!

    To see her beloved son
    In despair of what's to come

    If we got the source of the flow and everything we take
    We commit to fall in the shadow of the righteous
    The fragments among your mind have been telling(calling?) you to go (?)
    Define the forgotten moors(moments?) where the victim hits the frame
    Ahh!

    Higher….higher…..
     
  2. NeverIsForever

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    I like the parts about "stalking of chairs" and "golden pages in a dairy"
     
  3. saut

    saut He who goes without pants

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    Yeah, there are some great, evocative lines in there. I'm sure the actual lyrics are going to be pretty kickass.
     
  4. Moonstruck

    Moonstruck The Twilight Is My Robe

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    2:20

    Fading resistance, draining the weiners. :erk:

    Edit: Ah you had the same, didn't bother to read it. :tickled:
     
  5. polarity

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    was there any reason you put the growls in caps cause it looks like some teenager reciting lyrics to someone over aim now
     
  6. R0l0

    R0l0 lol @ opeth tattoos

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    :lol: yeah you're probably right...
     
  7. Moonstruck

    Moonstruck The Twilight Is My Robe

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    Ok.

    8:47

    Define the forgotten balls where the victim hits the frame. :headbang:
     
  8. saut

    saut He who goes without pants

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    I thought that 8:47 part sounded like "....and everything would change"
     
  9. Man In Black

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    Isn't it "Said you have to live before you die young"
     
  10. R0l0

    R0l0 lol @ opeth tattoos

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    ooh, definately.
     
  11. Man In Black

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    made a few minor changes... some of them may not be right.
     
  12. R0l0

    R0l0 lol @ opeth tattoos

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    ^ cool. that sounds a little better. I'm really curious what the "Draining the wieners" part will turn out to be, hehe.
     
  13. Khayman666

    Khayman666 Lord of the tomb

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    Draining the weakest? Or maybe "... ... weakness"
     
  14. Man In Black

    Man In Black Member

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    Thats what I thought it might be, but I wasn't sure.
     
  15. R0l0

    R0l0 lol @ opeth tattoos

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    hm yeah that could be it, suprised that didn't come to mind before.

    Also some more corrections (or i think so ):
    contemplate there is no ? -> contemplate there is no same
    The fragrence -> The fragments
    forgotten moors -> forgotten moments
     
  16. Man In Black

    Man In Black Member

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    That bit really sounds like moors to me...
     
  17. R0l0

    R0l0 lol @ opeth tattoos

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    Hm yeah, though "moments" seems to fit better into the context of the line...


    In his sons she fall -> In his songs she found
    We can go and talk -> We go in and talk
    The fragrance bog your mind like ????? Gooo -> The framents among your mind have been telling you to go (?)
     
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    Yeah, it could really be either. I think on a closer listen it might be moments... he just really slurs it.
     
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    I always thought the first line was "Ghost of Murder"
    /?

    After listening a couple times I guess it is Martyr, although Murder sounds alot more metal.....power metal.......
     
  20. R0l0

    R0l0 lol @ opeth tattoos

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    Well after hearing the better quality version I definately hear "martyr".
    and that "telephone" sounding verse appears to be pretty accurate!
     

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