"Famine" as written by and Mikael Lars Akerfeldt....
I can't see your face
And I can't breathe your air
So I wonder why I get cold inside
When I hear your name

When we meet eye to eye
I will ask how and why
And when guilt has its way
One lesser reason to stay
And I will see her cry

Into the fire of our youth comes the devil again
And you feel your way, feel your way

Saw you standing nigh
In the corner
Told me that you had died
And I would die when my heart was empty
Become a ghost in perpetual void
And neglect all reasons why


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"Famine" as written by Mikael Lars Akerfeldt

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  • +4
    General CommentLOVE the flute in this song...incredible
    SunSets4everOverBlackWaterParkon September 12, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIf you're a close-minded metal head you shouldn´t comment
    marceloolon June 02, 2013   Link
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    My Interpretationfor me this song its about the same of burden, hex omega and coil, its about the suicide of an mikael's ex girlfriend, in watershed is very clear and mikael alredy has confirm this.... but here is more difficult but i get this idea from the lines :

    "I can't see your face
    And I can't breathe your air
    So I wonder why I get cold inside
    When I hear your name"

    they lived on separated places when mikael hear about the death of this women(ex), for me this is how he felt when he heard about her dead

    "When we meet eye to eye
    I will ask how and why"

    maybe he have a hope to see her in heaven...i know mikael is atheist but i dont know.... this sounds like he askin to her the reasons of the suicide...

    "Into the fire of our youth comes the devil again"

    they where a couple when they was young,, at 18, 19... for what i heard say to mikael on interviews....

    "Saw you standing nigh
    In the corner
    Told me that you had died
    And I would die when my heart was empty
    Become a ghost in perpetual void
    And neglect all reasons why"

    this lines are very very personals... i dont know what is mikael refering to with this.. but surely its somethig very personal... i imagine some dream... he dreaming with her and she told he this....

    SORRY FOR MY ENGLISH, Im from Argentina....
    threewayson October 29, 2013   Link
  • -6
    General Commentwhat a steaming pile of crap this song is. not even crap. flaming liquid diarrhea. african bongos. awful transitions. subpar riffs. jethro tull flute imitation. lame attempt at falsetto. ugh. i think my ears obtained 2 more senses while listening to this song. i could literally smell and taste the shit through my headphones. disgusting.
    macdaddypootyon October 07, 2011   Link

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