Opeth – Ghost of Perdition (Live)


I’ve never been able to get into Opeth… or haven’t put the time in to properly appreciate them… this song is nice, sounds like a Death/progressive rock/stoner rock mashup..

Artist: Opeth
Album: Ghost Reveries
Year: 2005

Lyrics:
Ghost of Mother
Lingering death
Ghost on Mother’s bed
Black strands on the pillow
Contour of her health
Twisted face upon the head
Ghost of perdition
Stuck in her chest
A warning no one read
Tragic friendship
Called inside the fog
Pouring venom brew deceiving
Devil cracked the earthly shell
Foretold she was the one
Blew hope into the room and said:
“You have to live before you die young”
Holding her down
Channeling darkness
Hemlock for the Gods
Fading resistance
Draining the weakness
Penetrating inner light
Road into the dark unaware
Winding ever higher
Darkness by her side
Spoke and passed her by
Dedicated hunter
Waits to pull us under
Rose up to it’s call
In his arms she’d fall
Mother light received
And a faithful servant’s free
In time the hissing of her sanity
Faded out her voice and soiled her name
And like marked pages in a diary
Everything seemed clean that is unstained
The incoherent talk of ordinary days
Why would we really need to live?
Decide what is clear and what’s within a haze
What you should take and what to give
Ghost of perdition
A saint’s premonition’s unclear
Keeper of holy hoards
Keeper of holy whores
To see a beloved son
In despair of what’s to come
If one cut the source of the flow
And everything would change
Would conviction fall
In the shadow of the righteous
The phantasm of your mind
Might be calling you to go
Defying the forgotten morals
Where the victim is the prey

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.