"Derelict Herds" as written by and Per Jonas Wiberg Mikael Akerfeldt....
Someone died for looking too far
While I was asleep in my house
A child was killed
I heard it from a friend
A war raged in a distant land
Cost me to linger on a piece of text

Someone died
Not here, never here

There was a fever
There is a failure
Are you a believer?
That someone lied to you

You hold it closer to your chest
There was a meaning for this test
But you forgot and it’s gone now
You were controlled somehow

There was a mean time
An invitation of sorts
I remember life I
I was sick with sorrow

I’d fallen asleep
And dreamt of my sins here
It was your turn
Adamant smiled and said "Thank you…"

There was a sickness right in the family
While I shuttered in the cold
Woman hanged for her sins while I cribbed my eye
An old man drowned in this life herd as I made amends with my fathers

Someone died
Not here, never here

Lyrics submitted by DreamingInTheÆther

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    General CommentWell, my immediate impression of this song is that it is telling of how disconnected people feel towards the death of strangers and how unreal death itself seems until someone close to you dies. Then death feels like all that you ever can see.
    Windsongon July 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWhat is this song? The way it is written really doesn't seem to be from Mikael...
    newkillon August 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentNewkill it was written by Per and Mikael, its on the Vinyl version of Watershed and the Bonus Cd that it came with.
    peter_lindgrenon September 03, 2008   Link

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