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The Drapery Falls - Opeth

The Drapery Falls

Blackwater Park
Progressive metal progressive death metal death metal metal Melodic Death Metal


"The Drapery Falls" is a promotional single for the Opeth album, Blackwater Park. In order to make the song more reasonable for radio play, it was shortened from the nearly eleven-minute version on Blackwater Park to just over five minutes. The song itself remains a firm fan favorite, being a popular part of most live performances. The song is usually used by the band as a closing song. The shortened version consists of the first 5:05 of the song, fading out just before the growling vocals start.


Opeth is a progressive metal band from Sweden that is influenced by many diverse musical styles ranging from jazz, 1970s progressive rock, death metal, and blues. Their recent releases have deviated from their traditional death metal influenced style, with more emphasis on progressive elements. Vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt is also noted for utilizing both clean singing and death growls, often in the same track. Due to their unique blend of melodic and progressive elements Show more ...

The Drapery Falls - Opeth

Please remedy my confusion
And thrust me back to the day
The silence of your seclusion
Brings night into all you say

Pull me down again
And guide me into pain

I'm counting nocturnal hours
Drowned Visions in haunted sleep
Faint flickering of your powers
Leaks out to show what you keep

Pull me down again
And guide me into

There is a failure inside
This test I can't persist
Kept back by the enigma
No criteria demanded here
Deadly patterns made my wreath
Prosperous in your ways
Pale ghost in the corner
Pouring a caress on your shoulder

Puzzled by shrewd innocence
Runs a thick tide beneath
Ushered into inner graves
Nails bleeding from the struggle
It is the end for the weak at heart
Always the same
A lullaby for the ones who've lost all
Reeling inside
My gleaming eye in your necklace reflects
Stare of primal regrets
You turn your back and you walk away
Never again

Spiralling to the ground below
Like Autumn leaves left in the wake to fade away
Waking up to your sound again
And lapse into the ways of misery



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