Let me taste
Let me feel
I need to know what you keep inside

No need to speak
Just let it be
Carry out this wish for me let nothing interfere

Rise to submission
I'm still beneath in the soil

Discard your clothes
Let loose your hair
We're intertwined forever and has always been

Say the word
And I'll depart
Upon your lips dwells nothing but the meaning of my cause

And so comes the dark
Vibrant as ever before
Flowers already withered
In this endless winter of souls

Outside in the park
The days move along
And nothing ever changes

They have nothing on us
But we've always knew
That nothing ever changes

Rise to submission
I'm still beneath in the soil
This is ours alone
Feeding off the warmth
Lured out from the inside

Depending on the life blood

Move in me and set me free

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By the Pain I See in Others Lyrics as written by Mikael Lars Akerfeldt

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    General CommentOk, I'm going to try to interpret the whole album so...

    Deliverance I think is about the psyche of a serial killer. Wreath describes how is is slowly put into insanity by factors of his past, in fact the blissful singing could represent a symptom of multiple personalitities. Deliverance is the Killer going on the rampage, with his other side saying "I'm good" even though the protagonist know it's eveil. A fair judgement is regret about slaying someone close to him, maybe someone trying to help. "Master's apprentices" is him basically giving up, and letting the other side take over. "By the pain I see in others" is Shows how the alternate persona WILL NOT STOP!!! And the carnivaly sounding part hints he is an attention to detail, and is hard to catch because of that. The eerie sounding part at the end is the oblivion that the protagonist is in and will reside in forever. This is one of many interpretations, but many more are plausible, simply because Akerfeldt is such a great lyricist.
    colddwelleron June 21, 2006   Link

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