Your unbreathing sleep.
Our dreamless bed,
Is mine to keep.
In my dark eyes and frozen arms,
Nothing lives 'cept my harm.
Now you're worn with years.
Years and sorrows,
Like saints with arrows.
Once again I see an end.
I watch it die with a humble sigh.

Calm these tides of sorrow.
He leads me away and I follow.
Sighs and then slumbers,
Wakes and sighs again.
Opens up the eyes,
Sees the ghost again.
Our dying love, it prays in vain to live,
And pleads for help, I simply cannot give.

My devoted love takes tiny backward
Steps away.
Loneliness aplenty spread before me.

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A Doomed Lover song meanings
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  • +3
    General Commentin my opinion the best song on the album SODWOL.. its just soo dark and doomy and sludgy you can feel his heart just smouldering in the middle of it.. its so emotional.. especially when he gets to singing and his voice is so clear.. yet on the verge of breaking.. like "sighs and then slumbers.. and pleads for hel pi simply cannot give".. and the ending just feels like it will never end.. beautiful song for drowning in sorrow
    Dark Tranquillityon May 24, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentSighs and then slumbers/ Wakes and sighs again/ Opens up the eyes/ Sees the ghost again

    The first time I heard that my jaw dropped. Staggeringly beautiful. I've been there alright.
    Ad_Nauseamon June 16, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General Comment"doom is to be experienced, not just listened"

    such truth in these words, especially when you hear My Dying Bride SODWOF

    This song is about the biggest lost in life, the personal love. It is so dramatic and powerful that you can't keep stop playing it

    emptiness aplenty spread before me - who hasn't felt that particular moment, when all seems to be have been lost forever? It takes quite some time to recover and you're unfazed by the memories, but unfortunately this song is extremely beautiful.
    darwinismon October 29, 2012   Link

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