"The Leper Affinity" as written by and Mikael Lars Akerfeldt....
We entered Winter once again
Naked, freezing from my breath
â??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 splendor

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 featuresâ?¦.
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

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

The Leper Affinity song meanings
Add your thoughts

53 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +5
    General CommentOk Ok Ok... I created an account just for this song. I've listen to this so many times and saw the lyrics even more often. First of all YES ! it's about rape and murder NO there's no leprosy in this. A leper is also and outcast which is the case here. The last sentence confirm it "It was worth it for the wait alone". Is a way to say, it's my vengeance to the world. Ok lets take the lyrics part by part.

    "We entered Winter once again"
    Keep in mind that's the first lyrics of the album, it means we forgot the happy ending of still life : this is gonna be raw and cold, like winter.

    "Naked, freezing from my breath"
    Have you ever felt the breath of someone in your neck ?

    "Neath the lid all limbs tucked away
    This coffin is your abode from now"
    He's above, she can't move

    "Your body is mine to avail
    Such a tragic sight you are
    Slave under my creed
    Spurring me with those tears"
    This is were insanity begins, feeling all powerful makes him bursting in madness

    "I am beyond death"
    A lot of murderers, rapists etc... felt the same when they commited their crimes, feeling like god because you play with the life of someone

    "Midst a dreaming affinity
    Saving strength now, faint whispers
    Come erotic communion in its splendour
    Fever mirrored ghosts"
    She lost strength and resigned to fight, she let him do the dirty job, he fucks her

    "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 it's peak
    Love me to my death"
    He kills her, obvious enough : night means death, "cross the line" "Insanity at it's peak"

    "Lost are days of Spring
    You sighted 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"
    I can pretty much see the scene clearly. His madness stoped, he stand amazed, got scared. Then he talk to her, yell, and tell her it's her fault. MAAAAN i can almost see his eyes, in a mix of surprize, fear and anger.

    "Your gaze covered with virgin snow
    Rigid features
    It's the shallow deeds who is to blame
    Deafening shrieks pierced the night
    A step from oblivion
    Moving into the dim lights
    Hiding within a reverie"
    He now looks at the body, starting to get covered by fresh snow, the beauty of the white constrast with the horror of the murder. He feels like in a dream, unreal.

    "It was worth it for the wait alone"
    Like a cry against sociaty that made him an outcast.


    This song is perfect and very vivid
    thechopeuron May 09, 2011   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain