"Faith in Others" as written by and Mikael Lars Akerfeldt....
The grave of our youth is up ahead
And life has become a burden
We move in circles of suppressed despair
Waiting for the sun
And turning stones to find evidence
But it hides in the recesses of our hearts

A written decree of our loss
And we carried no faith in the cross
And the cold years are coming
For the victims of a longing

Out through the doors of starvation
And into the rains of damnation
Where the bitter winds are singing
For the victims of a longing

We carried along through squalor
With an inborn need to dominate and possess
It gives birth to an anger inside
And we can't control this
The blood of departure in our tracks
Dripping from our emptying vessels
Your hand reached out to hold mine
But you're grasping melting ice

Asleep in the rain
A child once again
And the ghost in my head
Has forgiven me

Lifted his curse upon me


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"Faith in Others" as written by Mikael Lars Akerfeldt

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    Song MeaningThe elderly narrator, in the last moments or days of his life, is telling his regret for the life he passed with bad habits (inborn needs of dominate and possess). He longs for his youth days to turn back and live a life to spend in a better way (for the victims of longing). He is also sorry for not having a religion I guess. In the last stanza I guess he is dying and feeling relief somehow. So melancholic and a sad song, but one of the greatests from Opeth for me.
    Burakon February 04, 2015   Link
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    General CommentThe grave of our youth is up ahead
    And life has become a burden
    We move in circles of suppressed despair
    Waiting for the sun
    And turning stones to find evidence
    But it hides in the recesses of our hearts

    A written decree of our loss
    And we carried no faith in the cross
    And the cold years are coming
    For the victims of a longing

    Out through the doors of starvation
    And into the rains of damnation
    Where the bitter winds are singing
    For the victims of a longing

    We carried along through squalor
    With an inborn need to dominate and possess
    It gives birth to an anger inside
    And we can't control this
    The blood of departure in our tracks
    Dripping from our emptying vessels
    Your hand reached out to hold mine
    But you're grasping melting ice

    Asleep in the rain
    A child once again
    And the ghost in my head
    Has forgiven me

    Lifted his curse upon me
    Passenger146on August 23, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Comment^^
    It won't let me post the correct lyrics, it keeps switching them to "By the Pain I See in Others" instead of "Faith In Others"
    Passenger146on August 30, 2014   Link

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