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A track about the drug of the romantic poet, the sweetness and sorrow of opium through the eyes of a gentleman.

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Opium, kind and subtle opium!

Thou, who chaseth away
All the sorrows of this world!
Thou who drowneth the pain
Of wounds unseen, of hidden loss...

Opium, beloved indulgence
Heal my soul with poison

Breath this nauseous vapour
Separate mind from body

Papaver somniferum,
Precious gift of Morpheus
Joy plant of blissful woe
Nepenthes Pharmakon

Every night I enter
The chasms and shadowed abysses
Narcotic depths from which
I have no hope to reascend

I have kissed her lips
I met her tempting eyes
Her lust now taints my heart
Sweet, deadly Lady Vice

Morpheus, Nighted God of Dreams,
Has enthralled me
In his realm of dark visage

I am but a slave
To the exquisite pleasures
Of the poppy

Sweet sedation,
Blissful narcosis,
I hath known things unthinkable,
Dreamt things undreamable,
Endured pain unendurable

Every day doth I shun the sun
For my eyes have grown accustomed to the dark
They have learned to stay
Forever shut

Every day doth I seek the drug
Which alone makes my life endurable
The balm that one day
Will also surely end it

Praise to thee, oh, merciful opium!

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from Nihil Sapient Remăiestrit, released July 31, 2017

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