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"Epitaph" (from the Greek word Epitaphios - Επιτάφιος) is the third track from the British progressive rock band King Crimson's debut album, In the Court of the Crimson King.

The song makes heavy use of the mellotron, and as with the first track, "21st Century Schizoid Man", the song's lyrics have a distinctly dystopian feel to them, with Greg Lake singing Peter Sinfield's visionary lyrics.

The song's title was used as the name for a live album of recordings done by… read more


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  • Avatar for mirA-Sh
    They have in fact made more than one fucking song! ;)
  • Avatar for 16N0R4N7
    Boring as fuck, what were they thinking?
  • Avatar for davidmxdf
    Knowledge is a deadly friend If no one sets the rules The fate of all mankind I see Is in the hands of fools [2]
  • Avatar for pteronophobic
    The second version on the first volume of "Epitaph" is, as far as I'm concerned, the best version of this song. Greg Lake' singing is full of passion, and Ian McDonald's flute solo is also excellent.
  • Avatar for glassbottle
    So beautiful. It's like the best sandwich ever and my ears are stoned as tits eating that sandwich and savoring every bite.
  • Avatar for MetallicaSox
    My favourite KC track.. Only thing that could possibly top it for me would be Starless if it was sang by Greg Lake instead.
  • Avatar for YeezusSuburbia
    "Confusion will be my epitaph" will be my epitaph. [3]
  • Avatar for alielec
    The best song ever, period.
  • Avatar for mauesndkj
    "Confusion will be my epitaph" will be my epitaph. [2]
  • Avatar for Movahed
    Epitaph will be my epitaph

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