Opium, desire or will?
Inspiration bound from an elegant seed
Subversion, through smoke I foresee
Erotic motions of lesser gods in ectasy

Opium, bring me forth another dream
Spawn worlds of flesh and red,
Little jewels of atrocity
Opium, I sleep in debauchery
And burn with you
When you burn in Me

Opium, we fantasize
As we fuse with your root
You are a strange flower,
We are your strangest fruit

Opium, it burns in me and you
Opium, it burns for me and for you


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    great song.....very detailed description of opium and it's effects.... vocals are wonderful and the song overall is very catchy..... fucking awesome.

    hydrogenon June 05, 2002   Link
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    From the songs I've heard of this band. They sound very good. They sound a little like T.O.N to me, only alot harder. Does anyone know where I can listen to Mp3's of this band? I've been thinking of buying their stuff, but I want to listen to more of their stuff first [I want to know what album's I like the most]. If you know where I can get Mp3's of their stuff please post the website for me. I would appreciate it.

    Ratgirlon June 13, 2002   Link
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    I think we all know where you can find .mp3 files of their songs... (p2p softwares...)

    Opium is nice song, from the Iriligious album, although I prefer the Wolfshade album much more.

    Idanon July 01, 2002   Link
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    love the intro guitar in this song... so killer

    gomerpileon April 09, 2004   Link
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    is this the band that does crystal gazing?

    z0MbiEon June 18, 2004   Link
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    Such a beautiful song, it describes the power of opium in such a great way and the music is good too. By the way, the last verse is from a famous portuguese writter and means:

    "Therefore I take opium. It is a medicine. I'm a convalescent of the moment. I live in the lower floors of the thoughts, and to see life pass by grows me tedious"

    Grey_Metalon May 05, 2005   Link
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    This is about the worship of drugs as a means of finding ecstasy and inspiration. The speaker finds this in sex by means of Opium. Note the first line "Opium, desire or will?" ...The speaker wonders if he is simply feeding his desires or if he has succumed to an addiction(will). This could also be about sex magik.

    themindseyeon August 18, 2005   Link
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    I take this song as a love song. Opium is kind of metaphor of love and it's intoxicating force. Lovers are like fingers and between of them burns opium...

    2mason September 12, 2006   Link
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    This is really a great song as portuguese i know what the last verbs really want to mean, IN opiario poem of Alvaro de Campos, OPium is what makes him forgot some other things, makes him almost traveling to another place, but when that feeling is over he felts even worst than in the beginning, this song really demonstrate the force of opiario... This is really close to something in Fernando Pessoa poems called hurt of thinking(don't know the real word in english) is dor de pensar(how much he thinks the worst he feels) and opium is the only way to runaway from the bad thoughts... the verse bring me for another dream demonstrates that...

    Demanderon November 29, 2007   Link
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    Poesia de Alváro de Campos - Fernando Pessoa .

    Hi All ^^ this song is based on a poem Opiário - Fernando Pessoa.

    Its all about the life of alváro de campos that is a Naval Engineering , and his travels to orient where he gets opium and he totaly bored with his life, and only way to get out of there and forget the bad things and sad feelings that was on in his mind is take opium .

    I'm Portuguese ^^ :P

    dragaopton September 29, 2008   Link

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