Floating on mist
Crept up the caverns of my brain
Received no warning
From nothing to a life code

Walk with me, you'll never leave
Wait to see your spirit free
Tell me how your heart's in need
As I drown you in the sea

Unwinding snares of distrust
Your wrist in my fast grip
Look me in the eye, I'm clear
This is your time

Face down beneath the waterline
Gazing into the deep

From love to death
In a time span of seconds
Oblivious to regret
Pushed into belief
In liquid cellophane
Gasping for air
Mercy in my eyes
Is the shade of the night

The piercing sounds you make
Soaring higher, higher now
And once left in my wake
Your memory's nothing but the scars on me

All over now
Forgotten why I needed this
Standing down
Disappear into the obscure
Resting days
Waiting for new disease
Biding time
Locked inside insanity

It always burns within
The downward spiral never ends
When driven into sin
Your salvation's found in a sinners deed

The devil guides the way
Tells me what to say
Pours himself inside
And snuffs the final light

Deliverance
Thrown back at me
Deliverance
Laughing at me


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Deliverance Lyrics as written by Mikael Lars Akerfeldt

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    General CommentI think Ddadutta is quite right about the guy who kills someone else driven by the insanity given by Satan without even knowing what he was doing. But i have to disagree in the fact that the guy is a killer. He rather is as normal as we are and he never really intended to kill her. Her? Yep, I have to agree with jonas87 on that point. The "from nothing to a life code" is taken from his point of view so you can say that his girl got pregnant without having sex with him. Therefore he thinks that she had with someone else. This fact drove him into his insanity.

    Anyway, to me it's one of the best songs ever written by Opeth. So sad and yet so powerful with an incredible instrumental part at the end. I never thought that they could play the song live as good as they did in the album version but I was mistaken. Live it's even more breathtaking...
    Nezgaron October 28, 2008   Link

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