"Opheliac" as written by and Emilie Autumn....
I'm your Opheliac
I've been so disillusioned
I know you'd take me back
But still I feigned confusion
I couldn't be your friend
My world was too unstable
You might have seen the end

But you were never able
To keep me breathing
As the water rises up again
Before I slip away

You know the games I play
And the words I say
When I want my own way
You know the lies I tell
When you've gone through hell
And I say I can't stay
You know how hard it can be
To keep believing in me
When everything and everyone
Becomes my enemy and when
There's nothing more you can do
I'm gonna blame it on you
It's not the way I want to be
I only hope that in the end you will see
It's the Opheliac in me
It's the Opheliac in me

I'm your Opheliac
My stocking prove my virtues
I'm open to attack
But I don't want to hurt you
Whether I swim or sink
That's no concern of yours now
How could you possibly think

You had the power to know how
To keep me breathing
As the water rises up again
Before I slip away

You know the games I play
And the words I say
When I want my own way
You know the lies I tell
When you've gone through hell
And I say I can't stay
You know how hard it can be
To keep believing in me
When everything and everyone
Becomes my enemy and when
There's nothing more you can do
I'm gonna blame it on you
It's not the way I want to be
I only hope that in the end you will see
It's the Opheliac in me
It's the Opheliac in me

Studies Show...
Intelligent girls are more depressed
Because they know
What the world is really like
Don't think for a beat it makes it better
When you sit her down and tell her
Everything's gonna all right
She knows in society she either is
A devil or an angel with no in between
She speaks in third person
So she can forget that she's me

Doubt thou the stars are fire
Doubt thou the sun doth move
Doubt truth to be a liar
But never doubt

Doubt thou the stars are fire
Doubt thou the sun doth move
Doubt truth to be a liar
But never doubt

Doubt thou the stars are fire
Doubt thou the sun doth move
Doubt truth to be a liar
But never doubt I love

You know the games I play
And the words I say
When I want my own way
You know the lies I tell
When you've gone through hell
And I say I can't stay
You know how hard it can be
To keep believing in me
When everything and everyone
Becomes my enemy and when
There's nothing more you can do
I'm gonna blame it on you
It's not the way I want to be
I only hope that in the end you will see
But never doubt

You know the games I play
And the words I say
When I want my own way
You know the lies I tell
When you've gone through hell
And I say I can't stay
You know how hard it can be
To keep believing in me
When everything and everyone
Becomes my enemy and when
There's nothing more you can do
I'm gonna blame it on you
It's not the way I want to be
I only hope that in the end you will see


Lyrics submitted by Sparkle_motion, edited by Shalott

"Opheliac" as written by Emilie Autumn

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    General CommentI had to read Hamlet again after first hearing this song (love Hamlet lovelovelove ^_^ ). And this song is very odd to me because the vast majority of it sounds like Hamlet rather than Ophelia, especially the chorus. Even the drowning imagery - Ophelia wasn't able to help him when he became overwhelmed by all he had to deal with. This line is especially interesting: "She speaks in the third person / So she can forget that she's me." Then there's the lines quoted DIRECTLY FROM Hamlet himself. Erm...I started listing more lines that make me think of Hamlet and I saw that my post was getting too long! I think this song is more Hamlet through reference of Ophelia than the other way around.
    Anyone else notice this switcharoo?
    BalisongAbraxason June 17, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI wasn't suggesting that living wasn't complicated, and that reality doesn't throw shit at you, but what do you want to do? Sit around being depressed because you're so much more intelligent that you can see these things other, less intelligent, people simply can not (this statement alone, dripping with arrogance) What is it? The world lies? Fuckin' a it does, and i'm not sure how much intelligence you need to see that. So lets all sit around and be despondent, right? I ain't the one telling you it's gonna be alright, but it can start getting a whole lot better if take your brain out of that self centered mind frame this songs appears to be rising up from.

    The irresponsibility people have for their own actions these days is appalling. Perhaps she's being sarcastic (doubtful) but its when people start identifying with this, draping its meaning across themselves proudly that leaves me flabbergasted.

    All instances of "you" are in the general sense, Matt. I wasn't meaning you specifically.
    StickityWicketon August 20, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn the companion album she said it herself she dislikes people who use their disease as an excuse to get away with something, and that the song was ironic of that because that's what she did.

    It's supposed to be about a girl who pretty much got ruined by her last relationship (i.e. her apparent shitastic ex boyfriend) and it's an advanced apology to the next guy to come around.
    She said it was rather sympathetic in nature...

    Idk, just saying what it said.
    Seijihimeon March 18, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song, it has to be my favorite song by Emilie Autumn. :D
    Morbid_Sincerityon August 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like it too I'm buying the album
    sexymonk-eon September 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentREAD HAMLET
    all shall become clear. the doubt thou bit is taken from there in a letter from hamle to ophelia
    sumpyXcoreon October 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI read Hamlet, a great story... Like all Emilie´s song, this one is really deep. I like it really really much
    Raven-chanon May 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI, too, love this song. I'm addicted to it.
    drowndollyon May 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI, too, love this song. I'm addicted to it.
    drowndollyon May 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentsunoXcore is right, this song is in reference to Hamlet's Ophelia. An Opheliac is "someone who has delved into madness." EA also said that an Opehliac is a girl who is left devastated by the men that control her. And even then counties to allow that control. Or something like that.
    ElectricTapeon May 26, 2007   Link

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