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Opeth: Ghost of Perdition Meaning


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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...


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    Sep 22nd, 2012 9:15am report

    I think the song is about someone fearing their inner demons, being afraid they've sinned and will go to hell. They are afraid of the unknown, hence the line "Rode into the dark unaware." I am not sure if this is accurate or not, but to me it sounds like the song is about fear in general- fear of death, fear of "god", fear of what's to come.

    It could also be about a ruined soul, but I'm just stabbing in the dark here. By a ruined soul, I mean someone being possessed and having their soul stained by the unholiness.

    Hope you like my interpretation!

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