Silent dance with death.
Everything is lost.
Torn by the arrival of Autumn.
The blink of an eye, you know it's me.
You keep the dagger close at hand.
And you saw nothing.
False love turned to pure hate.
The wind cried a lamentation,
before merging with the grey.
Demon of the fall.
Gasping for another breath.
She rose, screaming at closed doors.

Seductive faint mist forging
through the cracks in the wall.
I shan't resist.
In tears for all of eternity.
She turned around and faced me for the first time.
Run away, run away.
Just one second, and I was left with nothing.
Her fragrance still pulsating through damp air.
That day came to an end.
And she had lost in me, her credence.


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Demon of the Fall Lyrics as written by Sven Peter Malcolm Lindgren Mikael Lars Akerfeldt

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    General CommentI like it that Opeth has many songs about girls. Why not just understand them like the usual pop songs, in this case, the "Demon of the Fall" is trying to rape the girl inside her house,

    She rose, screaming at closed doors.
    Seductive faint mist forging
    through the cracks in the wall.

    that is to say, the Demon hasn't seen her completely but already had a glimpse of her through the wall, and smelled her seductiveness.

    "Run away Run away", is sung by clean vocals, but makes no difference, it's still the Demon's thoughts. The Demon was thinking, "You can run away, but I'll still catch ya."

    "CREDENCE" is but the credence of her virginity. She didn't die.

    That's just my understanding, and I found it to make a lot of sense too.
    pagen_hdon October 20, 2008   Link

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