"Dirge For November" as written by Mikael Lars Akerfeldt and Sven Peter Malcolm Lindgren....
Lost, here is nowhere
Searching home still
Turning past me, all are gone
Time is now

The omen showed, took me away
Preparations are done, this can't last
The mere reflection brought disgust
No ordeal to conquer, this firm slit

It sheds upon the floor, dripping into a pool
Grant me sleep, take me under
Like the wings of a dove, folding around
I fade into this tender care

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"Dirge For November" as written by Sven Peter Malcolm Lindgren Mikael Lars Akerfeldt

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  • +2
    General CommentOne word: fuckingawesomeandoneofthebestopethsongsever!
    NihilisticIdolon March 04, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIn my opinion blackwater park is a concept album talking about a place called "blackwater park" that during winter is infested by leper. I think that the whole story is narrated by the same man that in the first two songs sees his lover dying by leper, until in harvest she dies. After he also becomes infected and he is disgusted by the fact that everyone has abandoned him, so in "dirge for november" he decides to commit suicide. In "the funeral portrait" he is a ghost , infact in the last song we can read the word "Fluttering",and he describes how his dead body is covered by snow. Finally in the last song he is like a spectator that describes the other lepers death and he reflects about how healthy people were insensitive whit this situation.
    Sorry if my english is wrong but I'm italian :D
    That's just my interpretation
    silver34324on October 14, 2010   Link
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    General CommentOne Word : Suicide.
    Supplanteron September 03, 2002   Link
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    General Commentit doesnt have alot of lyrics.. which is kinda bad when a song is almost 8 minuites long. still is awesome though. "suicide" does cover it pretty well
    EvilPinkChipmunk-on May 01, 2004   Link
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    General Commentjust talking about the best fucking opeth song.

    it's definitely about suicide, or the consideration of it anyway. the lyrics are pretty spine tingling. almost like the way a master surrealist paints. the words and phrases are few and turse. but they paint pictures like the most effective poem does.

    michael, its hard not to label him a genuis (especially in an age when almost everybody is dubbed an artist). he's a fucking poet.

    lost here is no where
    searchin home still
    turning past me
    all are gone
    time is now

    every line paints a vivid image. reeking with sorrow and dispair. fucking brilliant.

    the music i must admit is what drives this heartwrenching ballad. so theatrical and dramatic... almost like a climax to the perfect greek tragedy.

    makes me wanna forget about everything and remember how important and necessary music really is in this dreary grey dismal world.

    the ending... what can i say about the ending? the simple melodies running as though in part writing reminds me of the faculty of memory. the ending speaks to you of reverie.

    heart of darknesson April 23, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"Like the wings of a dove, folding around
    I fade into this tender care "

    one of the best lines ever
    silver34324on September 01, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthat guitar part from 0:40 to 1:40.. man i just cant handle it, so amazing, deep, inspiring , so much feelings on that part...
    RickT90on July 01, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song very much.. hence my screen name and all. But I think that, although "suicide" does cover it really well, it's kind of about.. the thought process DURING the act of suicide, you know? Anyone could write a song about 'cutting yourself and dying because of blah blah' (and that's why we have emo) but this song is so much deeper, just going into the mind of the author.
    DirgeForScarletton October 02, 2004   Link
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    General Commentopeth is the best band on the planet. I love how bi-polar their music is and i love the dual nature of mikaels voice and this song shows the best sides of opeth
    plagueon November 28, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYes this song coversz suicide, but it covers the three parts of it. First the beginning is all clean and simulates a person's hopelessness etc. Then the heavy parts are when they are actually in the process of cutting themself, and the ending clean part is their ascension into tranquility and the resolution of the sadness. Great song.
    DingleberryElectronon February 27, 2005   Link

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