Opeth - When Lyrics

Opeth My Arms, Your Hearse cover art
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Red sun rising somewhere through the dense fog.
The portrait of the jaded dawn who had seen it all before.
This day wept on my shoulders.
Still the same as yesterday.
This path seems endless, body is numb.
The soul has lost its flame.
Walking in familiar traces to find my way back home.
So there I was.
Within the sobriety of the immortals.
A semblance of supernatural winds passing through.
The garden sighs, flowers die.
The gate was closed that day, but I was bound to carry on.
She could not see me through the windows.
In dismay, strangest twist upon her lips.
Graven face, she said my name.
Once inside I heard whispers in the parlour.
The gilded faces grin, aware of my final demise.
And I cried, I knew she had lied.
Her obsession had died, it had died.
When can I take you from this place?
When is the word but a sigh?
When is death our lone beholder?
When do we walk the final steps?
When can we scream instead of whisper?
When is the new beginning,
The end of this sad Madrigal.
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Prologue
  • 2 April Ethereal
  • 3 When
  • 4 Madrigal
  • 5 The Amen Corner
  • 6 Demon of the Fall
  • 7 Credence
  • 8 Karma
  • 9 Epilogue


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Mikael Lars Akerfeldt, Sven Peter Malcolm Lindgren
    album: Track 3 in album My Arms, Your Hearse
    release date: 1998-6-15
    popularity : 65 users have visited this page.
    length: 9:15
    drums: Martin Lopez
    lead vocals: Mikael Åkerfeldt
    performer: Opeth
    bass: Mikael Åkerfeldt
    guitar: Peter Lindgren
    composer: Opeth
    lyricist: Opeth
    Album Information
    label: Candlelight Records
    country(area): Europe
    format: CD
    barcode: 5016685023253
    script: Latin