We entered Winter once again
Naked, freezing from my breath
‘Neath the lid, all limbs tucked away
This coffin is your abode from now and onwards

Your body is mine to avail
Such a tragic sight you are
Slave under my creed
Spurring me with those tears

I am beyond death
Midst a dreaming affinity
Saving strength now, faint whispers
Come erotic communion in its splendour

Fever mirrored ghosts
Night-time consolation, cross the line
Draw murder into art
Sleep inside through days

In the wake of this relief
Shivering, longing for more
Insanity at its peak
Love me to my death

Lost are the days of Spring
You sighed and let me in

Keep the beast inside
Shackled within my hide
Screaming out too late
Losing to my hate

Grew together with your skin
And paced the trails of sin

Your gaze, covered with virgin snow
Rigid features….
It's the shallow deeds who's to blame
Deafening shrieks pierced the night

A step from oblivion
Moving into the dim lights
Hiding within a reverie
It was worth it for the wait alone


Lyrics submitted by Idan

"The Leper Affinity" as written by Mikael Lars Akerfeldt

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +1
    General CommentIn this song I believe, first of all, the first person character is a sadist
    "Spurring me with those tears"

    Has anyone ever considered that the seasons described (winter and spring) refer to chronology surrounding the event of the song, rather than literal seasons?

    The song definately has sexual connotations to me, being perhaps about a rape and murder or necrophilia, but I also thought that the first person character repents or at least realises what he is doing is wrong,
    "Such a tragic sight you are
    Slave under my creed" and

    "Keep the beast inside
    Shackled within my hide
    Screaming out too late
    Losing to my hate" suggests maybe the character realises what he is doing is wrong, or maybe doesn't want to do it but is overtaken by his impulses? Just ideas people.

    Feel free to drop me a PM, I love to talk about music

    Fantastic song, though I prefer Still Life as an album =D
    Vivalarevolution16on September 27, 2008   Link

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