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Face of Melinda is the fifth track on Opeth's concept album Still Life. It paints the black-haired lady as a quiet, brooding creature as he approaches her. After his failure to court her, she was sworn to the life of a nun, however, he does not give up, plotting to have her back to fill his emptiness. He is disheartened, but tells her about all that he had risked to return to her. She tells him of her own moral… read more

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By the turnstile beckons a damsel fair
The face of Melinda neath blackened hair
No joy would flicker in her eyes
Brooding sadness came to a rise

Opeth - Face of Melinda Lyrics


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  • Remembering this forgotten gem from my old music collection,
  • beautiful
  • Three years after hearing this incredible song, still my favorite from them.
  • I haven't heard much Opeth yet, but this is my favorite song by them so far. I have a hard time listening to the songs with death vocals, but I'll try harder to listen to them.
  • One of the best songs by Opeth. I really love Still Life.
  • should i ever have a daughter i'll call her Melinda. [8]
  • should i ever have a daughter i'll call her Melinda. [7]
  • I love ending solo.
  • Still Life your still and always will be my favorite Opeth album. [3]

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