"Under The Weeping Moon" as written by Chris Fehn, Craig Jones, Michael Crahan, Corey Taylor, Nathan Jordison, Paul Gray, Sid Wilson and Mickael / Thomson....
Once again I've cried
Unto the moon
That burning flame
That has guided me
Through all these years

The lake from which you flow

With eyes of fire
Once unlit but now alive
This energy, sparkling
Like a morning star

The morning star

Riding the fires of
The northern gold
I've searched the eye
I laugh under the weeping moon

I am the watcher in the skies
Nor the emeralds know my mark
Glisten to mark their presence
Set the enigma ablaze
Searching
Finding

Burn the winter landmarks
That said I was there
Burn the spirit of cold
That travel through my soul


Lyrics submitted by Idan

"Under the Weeping Moon" as written by Sven Peter Malcolm Lindgren Mikael Lars Akerfeldt

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  • +1
    General CommentI was at an Opeth concert once last year and Akerfeldt actually said before playing the opening riff that it was a song about absolutely nothing, with no meaning whatsoever...still kicks ass though!
    Kobevaderon July 04, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAbsolute awesome tune.

    On their newest live album "The Roundhouse Tapes", Åkerfeldt said before they began playing this track, that this lyrics is just pure black metal nonesense.
    Alvionon November 08, 2007   Link
  • +1
    My Opinioni've just discovered that a mountain in East Zimbabwe has a mountain called weeping moon and its said that deep underground it there are reptilians/demons and that people go missing there. Coincidence or not the song kicks ass
    vkrikelaon May 21, 2010   Link
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    General Commentaccording to the band, just a evil nonsense song: The most evil song on the album, said Lindgren, the lyrics for "Under the Weeping Moon" were "some kind of satanic worship of the moon. It doesn't really deal with anything", according to Ã…kerfeldt
    miketopsyon May 06, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commentid reccomend this song to all fans of Opeth---it's on Orchid, therefore, its badass
    STEREOTYPE VOXon June 23, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is easily one of the top 5 Opeth songs. The part where he sings "I laugh under the weeping moon" kicks so much ass.
    Morgothon February 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits a good song , but the other songs on orchid are bettter if you dont count silhoutte en requim.

    to be honest, i have absolutely no idea what this song is about
    In the miston July 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell i dunno, but during the mellow part I can't help but imagine lots of evil things and feeling like the devil's gonna f*ck me hahaha
    hi_i_am_samon January 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYeah, the comment Mikael made on The Roundhouse Tapes made me look properly at the lyrics. And I agree, it sure doesn't make any sense whatsoever. Great song though.
    Crujebsulon March 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's about some kind of satanic worship of the moon.. Akerfeldt is never really direct about what the meanin is behind their first two albums lyrics most of the time. I think it's because he's not into the occult like he was at that time anymore.. He probably thinks what was it thinking.. I think is awesome occult or not. Love this album
    JAMBI321on October 20, 2015   Link

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