"Epilogue" as written by Mikael Lars Akerfeldt and Sven Peter Malcolm Lindgren....
There it was.
The final destiny.
A sunrise that never came,
Still the night lamp that never faded away.
Farewell was the word,
And the afterglow was the brave morning.
Rising and telling everyone
About the beauty of its prologue.

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"Epilogue" as written by Sven Peter Malcolm Lindgren Mikael Lars Akerfeldt

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    General CommentI thought this track was just an instrumental...
    Crymsinon July 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIt is, at least the one I have
    spasticon March 15, 2003   Link
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    General Commentit is an instrumental. They just put lyrics in to finish off the story. They aren't actually sung. Same goes for Prologue.
    doomsoldieron April 22, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThe solo in this song is awesome.
    Kodos86on April 08, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYeah, if you have My Arms Your Hearse, you see they wrote lyrics for Prologue, Madrigal, and Epilogue. None of the lyrics were used, though.

    Personally, I think the song is the most beautiful piece of music Opeth has ever done, and the lyrics basically double that. Hell, my computer background at university has those lyrics on it, heh.
    6th_sadistic_sniperon May 12, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about sunrise..kinda makes since b/c it is at the end of their record
    totalimmortal08on March 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think the first part is about the ghost realizing his destiny no longer involves him actively being a part of her life, but also realizing that he will never completely fade away from her memory, so he's saying farewell as the sun rises.
    huggybear0132on July 14, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti agree with Sniper as i also think this is the most beautiful piece of music i have heard
    Opethfanatic89on August 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentStunning solo. Under-rated Opeth song, IMO.
    sarcasticguyon September 25, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI have a theory about this...the album revolves in a cycle, with this last song going into the first song. Is it reasonable to perhaps think that maybe he only thinks he has found peace, while eventually he will continue to cycle his actions of the album again and again? Maybe he finds peace here, but then prologue comes around and all frustrations and determinations have returned to him for "April Ethereal" again?

    Just an idea.
    Anilandon January 02, 2010   Link

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