"The Twilight Is My Robe" as written by Mikael Lars Akerfeldt and Sven Peter Malcolm Lindgren....
Unto you I whisper
The wildest dreams

In the coldness of night

Shrouded in crystals
Through a frosty dusk
Souls of the full moon awaits
Their shadows ablaze

We are all bending
Our tired leaves over your empty shell
In the sign of true esteem
Are you beloved lord
Sighing deep under these waterfalls?

The birds of the sun
Separates these dark clouds
While the winds of winter sleeps gently around
I am sworn to the oath
To breathe...

At the waters I dwell
The waves are still whispering
Ancient lullabies
I die
While our mystic brothers still seek

Under your command I will obey
In my vision
You are the embodiment of pure freedom
But through my eyes you are made of stone


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"The Twilight Is My Robe" as written by Sven Peter Malcolm Lindgren Mikael Lars Akerfeldt

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    General CommentHere is what the actual meaning from an interview: Ã…kerfeldt said that "The Twilight Is My Robe" used to be called "Oath" and "is a satanic song. Like an oath to Satan."
    miketopsyon May 06, 2013   Link
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    General CommentNothing very deep here unless you're into the occult like akerfeldt was when he was younger. This song use to be called "oath" and is basically an oath to Satan. That seemed to be the reoccurring theme on this album.
    JAMBI321on October 20, 2015   Link
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    General CommentThis is a cool song. The long, soft, quiet section in the middle has some great lyrics ( the paragraph starting with 'the birds of the sun...' ). Also, after that there is a deadly bass riff which seemed out of place to me at first but definitely grew on me.

    Great song overall.
    doomsoldieron March 18, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song-------one of my favorites on Orchid
    STEREOTYPE VOXon June 23, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song got me into Opeth
    Dying_In_Vainon November 08, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song got me into Opeth
    Dying_In_Vainon November 08, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song got me into Opeth
    Dying_In_Vainon November 08, 2004   Link
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    General Commenthmm like most lyrics on orchid its not really lyric with a deep meaning. it sounds a little like a power metal text about warriors. cant get much more out of it and i doubt there is much meant with this song. all the lyrics on orchid are like this
    In the miston August 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentmy fav song by opeth. the ending is just purely magical.

    x
    duchess_21on August 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGreat solo at 10:14, probably the best way to end it.
    Crujebsulon June 01, 2007   Link

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