Friday, May 30, 2008

This is a post for the music lover's out there. If you have never listened to this band... then this is an education for you. Opeth is a band from Sweden. One of my faves.

I want to learn to play guitar. But, I want to be able to play LIKE THIS. The technical skill and versatility of this band is awesome to me. Some of their songs make me want to weep. Some make me want to run. Some make me want to dance and jump and thrash. Some make me want to move in slow motion and sweat and whisper. All of their music, to me, is an inspiration. I usually listen to Opeth when I am cleaning house.And also when i am writing. Really. So, I thought I would take my last couple of minutes before bed to give you all a surprise posting of some great music. Both videos are long, both are great and I love both. But, they are very different! LOL

This video is 9 minutes long. Worth a listen. One of my favorite songs. Don't forget to turn off the music on the sidebar! Lyrics are below the video. The music in this one is fabulous. I listen to this album all the time.


Blank face in the windowpane
Made clear in seconds of light
Disappears and returns again
Counting hours, searching the night

Might be waiting for someone
Might be there for us to see
Might be in need of talking
Might be staring directly at me

Inside plays a lullaby
Slurred voice over children cries
On the inside

Haunting loneliness in the eye
Skin covering secret scars
His hand is waving a goodbye
There's no response or action returned
There is deep prejudice in me
Outshines all reasons inside
Given dreams all ridden with pain
And projected unto the lost

ANd the other side of Opeth.... another long one. And if you are fundamentally opposed to metal music... skip this one. I am always amazed and in awe that this is the same band and the exact same singer! Again, lyrics are below the video.

The Master's Apprentice

There is a voice calling for me
There is a light coming down on me
There is a doubt that is clearing
There is a day that is dawning
There is a wound that is healing
There is a season waiting for me
There is a road that is turning
There is a fire still burning

A sickness in me
Constant pace towards the end
The need is stronger
This time the need is deeper

There is a peace I am searching
There is a freedom I'm depending on
There is a pain that's never ending
There is a rain falling only on me
There is a dream I am living
There is a life I'm dreaming of
There is a death I'm awaiting
There is a home I am deserting

I hold my breath in wait
Only moments remain
Movement for departed hope
Effect for absent friends
Sever the faith from my body
Leave me begging for more
Take what I have and deliver me
Into everlasting sleep

Soothing trance
Colours fade
And disappear
Ethereal light
Showing me what I can do without

In a motionless scene
There is only me
I take what I can
Controlling you to get ahead

Fading away
And leaving
Long for sleep
Closer now
Lead the way into death

Every wretched dream
I've left behind
Every waking hour
I lie in wait
Sucked inside by will
Gone into the flood
All my questions unfurled
As I was put to the test
Once I'm below there's no turning back


Plunging into the deepest void
Departed shell left drained behind

Pacing roads unknown
Searching for a new home
Desert in my eye
Barren lands inside

So, tell me..... what do YOU think?
Did you enjoy either song? Both?
Do you see what I mean about the opposing sides of this band? Did you see what an amazing singer that man is? Wow.

Anyway. I am heading to bed to sleep the exhausted sleep of the finally packed and ready to go to FL mom. Catcha on the flip side.


Claudia said... the first, not the second. I'm in a Jazz mode though lately. Duffy rocks my world right now, and Amy Winehouse. Maybe because they are both a little nuts. :) Like you. * mwah * Breathe you, you're running around like a chicken with your head cut off!

Bina said...

Hmmm, okay, I don't really like it. It scared the crap out of me! It's what I call "The demon's singing" music. Don't get me wrong. I love just about all music. Rock, pop, country, techno, jazz, etc. I guess it just depends for me. There are singers whose music I just LOVE but always have some songs that I can't stand!

So why are you running around and packing? Where are you going? Did I miss something?