|Opeth – Master's Apprentices Lyrics||12 years ago|
Honestly, I think it's about the act of a suicide from start to finish, most likely by poison or some other slow acting means.
The first part of the song reads like a suicide note, descibing circumstances that have led to this decision. Around the lyric "I hold my breath and wait" is when the act is actually committed - perhaps the character begins hallucinating with the line about the colors fading and the ethereal light. The third part of the song - "Every wretched dream" - seems to be a kind of acceptance and embracing of the end, while the last part of the song could be seen as the physical end of life and the beginning of the journey into the beyond, whatever it holds for the character.
Whatever it's about, it's one of my favorite Opeth tracks.
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