"Elysian Woes" as written by and Mikael Lars Akerfeldt....
What is left when the morning comes
Is the memory of a future
And when my plight is done
There is nothing left to hold onto

There were friends waiting at my door
They are gone now, for the year is new
I stuck by my word
And when the rains came
Made it true and pure, to dissolve the hurt

Are we nursing destruction?
Pursuing a dream we once had
Was it our intention
to follow this road 'til the end
Even if the end is a world of sorrow?

There is a bond between us
Even if it's frayed it is unbreakable
So I come for you always
And I welcome pain
For a second of belonging somewhere
There were times when I lost my way
With hope pouring from my soul
In a shelter from the sun
I don't want to bare my scars for you


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"Elysian Woes" as written by Mikael Lars Akerfeldt

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    My InterpretationI'm going to extrapolate a lot in this interpretation.

    Elysian refers to the concept of afterlife.
    I believe this song's title could be translated to "Lamentations from the Afterlife".

    The song's protagonist has gone through great turmoil, which resulted in his demise.
    The bonds he once had with his known friends and relatives is damaged, but will never be broken. So, instead of moving on, he keeps visiting the "living world", as painful as that may be for him.
    farchangeloon January 21, 2016   Link

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