"Nectar" as written by Mikael Lars Akerfeldt and Sven Peter Malcolm Lindgren....
I arose from the lullaby
Enduring yet another tale
You tempt me again
With your embrace, so tainted
Within the night you beckon
Cursing me with every glance

Bring me through
Carry my empty shadow
And guide me inside your warped labyrinth
To the well of sin
I swear I will always love you

Leave me speechless
Release my yearning
The soil I walk is clad with light
Drifting moons thrust me with their rays
And I fall inside

I lament this heritage
Cannot bid farewell
The pale face you went as far as you could
And from that moment
I witnessed your beauty, felt your death

Mine is yours, mine is yours

In the wake of dawn
The mist of morning linger before it leaves
Invisible eyes, red reflection
It is you
Smiling in the midst of the moor


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"Nectar" as written by Sven Peter Malcolm Lindgren Mikael Lars Akerfeldt

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    My InterpretationYou got to mind the other songs on this album and how Opeth almost always makes a storyline to go with the music/album. I think this is about how the devil affects us and his "heritage". It is showing what we need to combat in ourselves but yet it is showing that it is the other side of the coin when you think about "god". He still loves devil/the darkness as he confesses it, but yet the other lyrics seem to be leading up to this confession and then drawing the consequences.
    mecadonon August 18, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo one? This song is very very good. love it
    spasticon March 15, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm not sure exactly on the complete meaning, but it is clearly sexual.
    Paradoxon March 20, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI belive I recall Mike saying this song is about nightmares, although I agree with Paradox that it sounds more lusty.
    Supplanteron March 29, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDamn, that acoustic interlude towards the end is just beautiful...
    simiankolyaon April 15, 2004   Link
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    General Commenthmm,,, It is about nightmares, especially the last sentences, it sounds to me like the appearance of a ghost. And yeh, its about love too.. I dont even care where its about, Opeth just rocks :D
    Lamentationon August 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI personally think this song is about a sperm. No reall, look. . .

    The first stanza shows the sperm being awakned by interactions between the man and woman (lullaby=music, tale=conversation, embrace=intercourse)

    "Cursing me with every glance" means that the parents don't want a child, but with "I swear I will always love you", the sperm says that they won't regret having a child.

    The second and third stanzas (Bring me through. . . fall inside) detail the sperm's feelings about release and getting to the egg.

    In the fourth stanza, the sperm witnesses so many of his fellow sperms dying. He regrets that they had so little chance to survive and feels pain at their passings.

    "Mine is yours, mine is yours
    In the wake of dawn
    The mist of morning linger before it leaves
    Invisible eyes, red reflection
    It is you
    Smiling in the midst of the moor"

    Here the sperm is talking to the egg as if together they had already made a child, hence the "invisible eyes". He is happy at the end the end result.
    scuzlupon March 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentman that whole sex thing ruined the song for me. lol
    PinkFloydrulezon March 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthey scuzlup are you on drugs by any chance :p

    and its not about sex. its about a guy who cant forget his dead love. he sees her in his dreams because he cant let her go. and the last sentence indicates that he even sees her when he is awake.

    so its about not being able to let a lost love go
    In the miston August 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentRegardless of what the song's about, Nectar has some seriously great riffage. It's easily my favourite Opeth song.
    NothingManon December 08, 2006   Link

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