"The Lost Child" as written by Daniel Cavanagh, Vincent Cavanagh and John James Douglas....
Adrift on a silent sea
The cold night surrounds me
Black ice forms beneath
The waves of a childhood dream
A far light hypnotized
A voice calls from paradise
Paradise to here

My light is fading now
My heart is breaking now
My light is fading now
My heart is breaking now

A child sings to me
The mists rise, blinding me
I can't find a way out of here
And the sound of angel dreams
The stars fall into the sea
The ice breaks, I'm pulled beneath
Pulled beneath the waves

My light is fading now
My heart is breaking now
My life is failing now
My mind is drowning now
But your hand reaches down,
to reach down and pull me out
Save me! (x12)

Lyrics submitted by Opethfanatic89, edited by Octavarium64

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    General CommentHm, I swear I posted a comment on this song before, but there are no comments here at all. Will post my interpretation later if this comment stays here, test test.

    Anyhoo, beautiful song for sure.
    Thominatoron October 04, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationContinuing the interpretation that I begin in the first song...
    This song looks like the end of everything.. is like the main character died...and is getting close to the next step... pur your belives and personal opinions here because this song don´t have a religion .. is for all... you just are close to peace to the paradise even if you think you are getting star dust or if you belive in one god .. everything will fit this song...
    even the reincarnation .. you could be that lost child...

    In an interview Danny said that in the last albums (since "a fine day to exit" I think) they begin to construct the album around the penultimate song.. so this is the main song of the album...

    and then you have the next and last song...
    Luarton February 12, 2015   Link

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