"Beneath the Mire" as written by Mikael Lars Akerfeldt and Per Wiberg....
Haunted nights for haleyon days
Can't sleep to the scraping of his voice
Nature's way struck grief in me
And I became a ghost in sickness

Willingly guided into heresy
Beneath the surface, stark emptiness
And you'd pity my conviction
Whereas I thought of myself as a leader

You'd cling to your pleasant hope
It is twisted fascination
While I'd ruin the obstacles into despair
And I'm praising death

Lost love of the heart
In a holocaust scene memory

Decrepit body wearing transparent skin
Inside, the smoke of failure

Wept for solace and submit to faith
In his shadow I'm choking
Yet flourishing

Master


A delusion made me stronger
Yet I'm draped in pale withering flesh
I sacrificed more than I had
And left my woes beneath the mire


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"Beneath the Mire" as written by Per Wiberg Mikael Lars Akerfeldt

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    General CommentExcellent track. Overplayed though.
    virtualfactoron January 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOverplayed?
    Frances-The-Toolon January 18, 2006   Link
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    General Comment'Haunted nights for haleyon days
    Can't sleep to the scraping of his voice"

    The Son has accepted Satan, which now haunts him.

    "Willingly guided into heresy
    Beneath the surface, stark emptiness
    And you'd pity my conviction
    Whereas I thought of myself as a leader"

    After turning to Satan he realizes there is no good in it, and as others saw him and pitied him, he thought he was doing what was right, hence being a leader.

    "You'd cling to your pleasant hope
    It is twisted fascination
    While I'd ruin the obstacles into despair
    And I'm praising death"

    Here he is saying how others would lead their life, typically, while he was obsessed with death and destruction.

    "Decrepit body wearing transparent skin
    Inside, the smoke of failure"

    His dealing with Satan has ruined him, and he has nothing to show for it but failure.

    'Wept for solace and submit to faith
    In his shadow I'm choking
    Yet flourishing"

    While with Satan he is losing sanity, yet is growing stronger.
    PraiseRaon January 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMike said this song is about "the character thinking everyone else in the story was possesed, but in reality its him"

    I think its the turning point, where he begins to accept what he is, although is cleary un happy with it.

    I cant find a link lyrically, but the underwater sounds at the end make me think he trys to end his life....which leads me to...atonement
    lacerateon April 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTHIS SONG'S LYRICS ARE SOME OF THE BEST THEY'VE EVER WRITTEN, EVEN BETTER THAN MOONLAPSE VERTIGO OR THE FOREST OF OCTOBER!!!
    Jester-Raceon February 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentCAPS LOCK IS CRUISE CONTROL FOR COOL
    pestriddentacoson January 22, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwhy doesn't this track have more comments? its fucking sick.
    ghettohmbrglron May 08, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOpeth's most underrated song, with "Demon of the Fall."
    TOOLrule3on July 15, 2010   Link

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