"Opium" as written by Andreas Bergh and Emil Nodtveidt....
Can you see them coming
From the valleys and hills
They finally got you
Can you sse them staring
As they rain hits your palms
They are here to gut you

Can you hear them speak your name
They shout it out
So the storm can come through
Can you hear them celebrate
That they found you
Their knives will slip through

I know? I know? that you can?

Zeitgeist
Wow wow - Darkness kingsized!
Opium

Zeitgeist
Wow wow - the end of our lives!
Opium

Can you feel them closing in
The sky has exploded
From powers unseen
Can you feel your struggle
As the dark turns to white
The whitest you've seen

Can you think of
Why they were here
To carve your lungs out
With their little toys
Can you think of why
You were playing on the darkside
As you end in sharp noise

I know ? I know? that you can?

Zeitgeist
Wow wow - Darkness kingsized!
Opium

Zeitgeist
Wow wow - the end of our lives!
Opium

They count your steps
They count your heartbeats
They count the seconds
That are carved in blood
And you give in for the world
That I show you tonight

Because the shadows strike hard
In the ballrooms of your mind
And now the devils play their cards
In the graveyards of your time


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"Opium" as written by Emil Nodtveidt Andreas Bergh

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    General CommentZeitgeist refers to any era (an entire time, and place)

    To me, this song is about having nowhere to run...

    As in, a person caused someone alot of pain, and they are coming to get them... There is nowhere to run, so give up and accept death. :)
    ThePsychoticWolfon November 25, 2009   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI think he's talking about social darwinism(survival of the fittest). Where you must get your hands dirty or they'll eat you alive.
    Xenoghostlikecynicon November 27, 2010   Link
  • -2
    General CommentCorrect lyrics:
    Can you see them coming
    From the valleys and the hills
    They finally got you
    Can you see them staring
    As they rain hits your palms
    They are here to gut you

    Can you hear them speak your name
    They shout it out
    So the storm can come through
    Can you hear them celebrate
    That they found you
    Their knives will slip through

    I know,I know that you can

    Zeitgeist
    Wow, wow, darkness king-sized
    Zeitgeist
    Opium

    Zeitgeist
    Wow, wow, the end of our lives
    Zeitgeist
    Opium

    Can you feel them closing in
    The sky has exploded
    From powers unseen
    Can you feel your struggle
    As the dark turns to white
    The whitest you'ver seen

    Can you think of
    Why they were here
    To carve your lungs out
    With their little toys
    Can you think of why
    You were playing on the darkside
    As you end in sharp noise

    I know, I know that you can

    Zeitgeist
    Wow, wow, darkness king-sized
    Zeitgeist
    Opium

    Zeitgeist
    Wow, wow, the end of our lives
    Zeitgeist
    Opium

    They count your steps
    They count your heartbeats
    They count the seconds
    That are carved in blood
    And you give in for the world
    That I show you tonight

    Because the shadows strike hard
    In the ballrooms of your mind (opium)
    And now the devil play their cards
    In the graveyards of your time (opium)

    Zeitgeist
    Wow, wow, darkness king-sized
    Zeitgeist
    Opium

    Zeitgeist
    Wow, wow, the end of our lives
    Zeitgeist
    Opium
    TheDarkSecreton May 01, 2009   Link

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