"In Mist She Was Standing" as written by Mikael Lars Akerfeldt and Sven Peter Malcolm Lindgren....
Seven milestones...
Under a watching autumn eye
Contorted trees are spreading forth
The message of the wind

With frozen hands I rode with the stars
With anger the wind blew
Giving wings to my stallion
Clouds gathered across the moon
Blazing, the white light

Passing the lake I know so well
I am near, yet so far away

I saw her shadow (standing) in the darkness
Awaiting me like the night
Awaits the day
Standing silent smiling at my presence
A black candle holds the only light

Darkness encloses
And the candle seems to expire
In her cold, cold hand
And as a forlorn soul
It will fade away

Touching her flesh in this night
My blood froze forever
Embraced before the dawn
A kiss brought total eclipse

And she spoke
Once and forever
I am sol cold
In mist enrobed the twilight
She was standing...

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"In Mist She Was Standing" as written by Sven Peter Malcolm Lindgren Mikael Lars Akerfeldt

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  • +1
    General CommentThe most obvious lyrics of Opeth discography.

    Tells the story of a man that rides a horse through the cold autumn. He's trying to travel the faster possible to meet her beloved one for the last time. She's dead and he gives her a last kiss before the funeral. As he kisses her he feels the coldness of her body. She possess him for the last time through that cold kiss.
    thechopeuron May 10, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI kinda feel like this song is about a couple who has waited forever to be together. Awaiting each other forever, and one of them waits then something stands in the way longing for the day when they can finally cross paths again. Living in different cities or having other relationships, or obstacles in their lives and visiting each other as friends and never really getting to be together.
    sheazillaon April 17, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Comment....i cried man...opeth..how do u do this...
    sum69on June 24, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHow has no one commented on this song? It's definitely the 2nd best one on Orchid! It's awesome!
    doomsoldieron March 07, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIncredible, I agree
    spasticon March 14, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDamn it I'd never be able to write stuff that good. Opeth kicks everyone else's asses!
    simiankolyaon April 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment...This song is so fucking beautiful.....brings me to tears.....Opeth rulez
    Trinidadianon August 31, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is about a necrophile guy trying to meet his girlfriend. she was standing, somehow.
    shearson January 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song and i love the base interlude in the middle
    blink182suxon January 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbass*
    blink182suxon January 18, 2006   Link

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