"To Bid You Farewell" as written by Mikael Lars Akerfeldt and Sven Peter Malcolm Lindgren....
I am awaiting the sunrise
Gazing modestly through the coldest morning
Once it came you lied
Embracing us over autumn´s proud treetops

I stand motionless
In a parade of falling rain
You voice I cannot hear
As I am falling again

Devotion eludes
And in sadness I lumber
In my own ashes I am standing without a soul
She wept and whispered: "I know"

We walked into the night
Am I to bid you farewell?

Why can't you see that I try
When every tear I shed
Is for you?


Lyrics submitted by Idan, edited by benjiethomas

"To Bid You Farewell" as written by Mikael Lars Akerfeldt, Sven Peter Malcolm Lindgren

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  • +3
    General Commenti don't give a flying fuck,what Opeth is. If thier pop, country, punk, who gives a fuck. the point is that they make good fucking music and thats that. lets drop it.
    Dying_In_Vainon November 03, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General Comment"Opeth is not Death Metal. Opeth is Melodic Gothic Metal, anyone wanna argue with me on that?"

    Hahahahahahahahahahaha. Thanks for making my day with your confident (yet absolutely incorrect) statement.

    Gothic metal: stuff like Nightwish or Lacuna Coil.
    Death metal: stuff like Cryptopsy or Cannibal Corpse.
    Melodic death metal: stuff like In Flames or Dark Tranquility.
    Progressive death metal: OPETH.
    6th_sadistic_sniperon May 12, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwait. i've changed my mind. They are Symphonic Black Metal!
    walesroxon January 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is powerfull one of the best song of opeth its about 11 minutes and really emotional track.
    qfmbmrtjdon April 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is the last on morningrise aand well the rest of the cd is fully heavy and the ultimate in death metal but then you get to this song and its like WOW god he can sing and it makes you feel weird
    Einherjeron May 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI would be willing to argue that Opeth isn't goth metal. Goth metal would be more along th elines of To Die For, or maybe Lake Of Tears. Honestly, this has been avidly debated, and the conclusion most us have come to, is that opeth doesn't fit into a genre. Us at ultimatemetal.com have made our new genre for Opeth, "Wandering through a dark, cool, forest" metal. Hehe, really though, does it matter? It kicks all ass, that is all that is important. hails. \m/
    Supplanteron May 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGuess you're right. Hell I don't really care about the genre, that's just what I think they would be if genres really mattered. But if genres mattered, Opeth would be a state of their own...and in a sense they are. They kick the most ass of any band I've ever listened to. My favorite band of all time without a doubt.
    Filthon May 31, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAccording to Mikael, this song is about his girlfriend of 4 years who "Fuked another guy". In Mike's own words.
    Supplanteron June 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is honestly the best song....its even better when im stoned
    GiZon July 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is too good, way to good. but i noticed two mistakes in the lyrics... the ending verse is " When every tear that I shed is for you..."
    i love when metal bands do slow songs, and this is one of the best examples i could ever mention, this song rules.
    illchi-3kon July 10, 2002   Link

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