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Ghost of Perdition Lyrics

Opeth - Ghost Reveries
Band
Album

Ghost Reveries

(2005)
TypeAlbum (Studio full-length)
GenresProgressive Metal, Progressive Rock
Album rating :  90.9 / 100
Votes :  71
1. Ghost of Perdition (10:29)
Track rating :  98.3 / 100       Votes :  14       [ ]
Ghost of Perdition Lyrics
Ghost of Mother
Lingering death
Ghost on Mother's bed
Black strands on the pillow
Contour of her health
Twisted face upon the head

Ghost of perdition
Stuck in her chest
A warning no one read
Tragic friendship
Called inside the fog
Pouring venom brew deceiving

Devil cracked the earthly shell
Foretold she was the one
Blew hope into the room and said:
"You have to live before you die young"

Holding her down
Channeling darkness
Hemlock for the Gods
Fading resistance
Draining the weakness
Penetrating inner light

Road into the dark unaware
Winding ever higher

Darkness by her side
Spoke and passed her by
Dedicated hunter
Waits to pull us under
Rose up to its call
In his arms she'd fall
Mother light received
And a faithful servant's free

In time the hissing of her sanity
Faded out her voice and soiled her name
And like marked pages in a diary
Everthing seemed clean that is unstained
The incoherent talk of ordinary days
Why would we really need to live?
Decide what is clear and what's within a haze
What you should take and what to give

Ghost of perdition
A saint's premonition's unclear
Keeper of holy hordes
Keeper of holy whores

To see a beloved son
In despair of what's to come

If one cut the source of the flow
And everything would change
Would conviction fall
In the shadow of the righteous
The phantasm of your mind
Might be calling you to go
Defying the forgotten mortals
Where the victim is the prey
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Opeth - Ghost Reveries
Ghost Reveries - Album Credits
Members
Other staff
  • Opeth : Producer, Engineer, Art Direction
  • Jens Bogren : Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Mastering Engineer
  • Thomas Eberger : Mastering Engineer
  • Rickard Bengtsson : Recording Engineer
  • Anders Alexandersson : Recording Engineer
  • Niklas Kallgren : Recording Engineer
  • Travis Smith : Artwork, Layout, Art Direction
  • Anthony Sorrento : Artwork
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