"Hex Omega" as written by and Mikael Lars Akerfeldt....
Two years
In your heart
One moment of doubt

Two lives
Torn apart
One second from now

Held him
In your arms
Your fever subside
Always safe from harm
Kept demons inside

Still you always start runnin'
Touch the light
From the moon
Some way mother cried
Left us space here


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"Hex Omega" as written by Mikael Lars Akerfeldt

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    General CommentGreat song.. The lyrics are incredibly cryptic, I'll try my best.

    It seems that it's about a break-up where both people needed each other and relied on each other. It was brought on by "one moment of doubt". Or.. it could be about two siblings separated..
    wishafuron April 28, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLast two lines are actually:


    We saw a mother cry
    And left a space here


    Which kinda supports what wishafur said, which is interesting because I feel there's a concept to the album about a family breaking up due to the infidelity of one of the parents, ending with the mother dying either from sickness or suicide.
    6th_sadistic_sniperon June 06, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthe mother/woman meets the man who left him years before. from the point of view from the children. The woman lived all of the years in seclusion of guilt for what she did to the man, the father, and still runs towards death, and away from life.
    Bloodyteaon June 07, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationSo...this is what I think based on what I read on Burden song discussion.
    It's about mother of a child (Mikaels old friend), probably two years old male child. She committed a suicide. It;s all about that. Read lyrics, it says all, it is all clear when you read it with that in mind.
    djukicuroson October 01, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHey bloodytea, iv been following your comments through the songs, if your right about the theme of the album then most of the songs fit with the theme of a breakup or separation leading to the ultimate destruction of the whole family, however in this song i think it returns to the origional act which caused the separation because in the song before it looks like the mother has died. there is only a brief mention of demons inside which ( if this was the beginning of the separation ) would grow with time. also the bit about 2 years seams too short a period for the rest of the album to have covered if the theme runs through the album
    moment-of-truthon June 21, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyeah, i could definitely feel that this song is in the past. and yeah, i definitely feel that that's the major theme.
    thanks for checking out my theory.
    the demons inside was a bit confusing, i was considering it was maybe just the reference to the alcohol.
    Bloodyteaon June 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is Freakin' hard ..
    i Luv Opeth but why Mikael doesnt make a simple Song which people can easily understand.
    i mean wht's the point of listening to 'em if we dont understand the point that they wanna convey
    DyaaBelalon May 31, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmikael just uses metaphors so the lyrics and the subject of the song will be more interesting, so this way the lyrics won;t be boring and simple. so i think you should listen to the song and try to see what's hidden behind the words. cause mikael don't want you to understand the subject he just want you to feel somehow the way he felt when he wrote the song so you don't have to hit the target you just need to connect the words to your daylife and somehow you'll be sharing the same feeling with mikael.
    obsession23on October 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentYet again, about the mother/woman which he seperated with, but this time, it looks like its from her point of view.

    "Two years
    In your heart
    One moment of doubt

    Two lives
    Torn apart
    One second from now "

    - This, I believe means that they were together two years, and because of "that" little incident, they broke up, just like that.

    "Held him
    In your arms
    Your fever subside
    Always safe from harm
    Kept demons inside"

    - When she was with him she felt safe, but always hid her "dark" side.

    "Still you always start runnin'
    Towards the light
    From the moon
    We saw a mother cry
    And left a space here"

    - Hard to interpret but last two lines indicate her sorrow over having to leave her children.


    DeathIsMyNameon July 03, 2010   Link

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