"Weakness" as written by and Mikael Lars Akerfeldt....
Found you there in the blink of an eye
I miss you
Turned away into a thousand dreams
Found out what they mean

Lost you there in a moment of truth
I trust you
Gave away the one and only heart
A gift to tear apart

Stain me, save me
Take me to my home
Hold me, show me
Take me to my home

Weaker now, drawing fluid from me
You kill me
I'm not afraid of what you have just done
But of what you've just become


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"Weakness" as written by Mikael Lars Akerfeldt

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    General CommentK, a line by line breakdown, WOO!

    "Found you there in the blink of an eye"
    love at first sight
    "I miss you"
    well... if you have ever been in love you would know that whenever you are not with that person you miss then terribly.
    "Turned away into a thousand dreams. Found out what they mean"
    He has been dreaming of the perfect woman, and he has turned away from many women, and looked back to his dreams, the perfect girl. He has found the girl in his dreams.
    "Lost you there in a moment of truth, I trust you"
    well, based on personal experience, I would say this line means that maybe he found out that she may be with some other guy aswell and got angry and confronted her about it. Ultimately, he decides to believe her. He "Lost her in a moment of truth" (when he confronted her) but he says he trusts her.
    "Gave away the one and only heart, A gift to tear apart"
    Probably the most self explanitory line in the song...
    "Stain me, Save me, Take me to my home. Hold me, Show me, Take me to my home"
    well... this is the "making love" part of the song. They just decide to forget about their problems and "do it" :-P.
    "weaker now, drawing fluid from me, you kill me"
    Once his boner goes away, he realizes that maybe he made a mistake in believing her (as every guy knows, once it goes away you can think more clearly :-P). "drawing fluid from me, you kill me" well... for lack of a better term, the fluid part is ejaculation... and afterwards he is emotionally drained ( and maybe physically :-P) and he is weaker now.
    "I'm not afraid of what you have just done, but of what you've just become"
    Though she has lied to him, betrayed him, and used him for sexual pleasure, he still loves her and is more concerned for her future now than what she has done to him.

    His "Weakness"es I believe are two things. One, he cares too much, (which can be concidered a weakness in a situation such as this). And Two, plain and simple, sex. I can totally relate to this song. I believe that sexual desires are a HUGE weakness, if not my worste. I wish I didnt have them, and I believe that this song-writer does aswell.
    apexrockson February 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about sleeping with his lover for the first time, or perhaps making her pregnant. It's very downbeat and emotional, though.
    6th_sadistic_sniperon September 27, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think he also who gives away his heart (his soul?) to a woman who becomes much more than she seems.
    "Weaker now, drawing fluid from me/
    You kill me"
    She later becomes a vampire (demon) and kills him.
    evildead167on February 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI believe that this song goes deeper than sex. Opeth has (to the best of my knowledge) never done a song with such a blunt, straightforward meaning.

    The overall meaning could have to do with a lover that had passed away, and the man's seeing her ghost, possibly as a poltergeist. That's all I have now. I'll have to give it an analysis later.
    im_a_pirateon October 19, 2006   Link
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    General Comment^not true. this is one of the greatest tracks off of an Opeth album.
    Anilandon December 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah I would definitely agree with Apex Rocks. Although one point that he didn't mention that someone else did.

    "I'm not afraid of what you hav ejust done, but of what you've just become". After he realises that the sexual desire has led him to doing something stupid, i believe his woman has now become pregnant, which only makes matters worse considering her cheating nature.
    Musheton March 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI personally think this is a great song off damnation, really relaxing.
    ZionsVillageIdioton May 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAnd for a meanings (sorry I'm at school and ran out of time) it seems to go deeper than just sex. It may be involved, but there seems to be a lot more than sex, but maybe a murder after sex.
    ZionsVillageIdioton May 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is personally my favorite track off of Damnation. It lulls me into a quietude that's something like despair, but the feeling is electric every time.

    I don't know if a song like this can have one concrete interpretation. The lyrics themselves don't seem to matter as much as the sound of the voice against the music.
    Vogelfreion June 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about someone who was looking for his dreamgirl, and he realized his dream, but she left him for someone else....
    Oh my god, mike seems as he wrote this song about me...
    Hibernal_froston August 08, 2007   Link

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