Opheliac
Emilie Autumn Lyrics


I'm your Opheliac
I've been so disillusioned
I know you'd take me back
But still I feigned confusion
I couldn't be your friend
My world was too unstable
You might have seen the end

But you were never able
To keep me breathing
As the water rises up again
Before I slip away

You know the games I play
And the words I say
When I want my own way
You know the lies I tell
When you've gone through hell
And I say I can't stay
You know how hard it can be
To keep believing in me
When everything and everyone
Becomes my enemy and when
There's nothing more you can do
I'm gonna blame it on you
It's not the way I want to be
I only hope that in the end you will see
It's the Opheliac in me
It's the Opheliac in me

I'm your Opheliac
My stocking prove my virtues
I'm open to attack
But I don't want to hurt you
Whether I swim or sink
That's no concern of yours now
How could you possibly think

You had the power to know how
To keep me breathing
As the water rises up again
Before I slip away

You know the games I play
And the words I say
When I want my own way
You know the lies I tell
When you've gone through hell
And I say I can't stay
You know how hard it can be
To keep believing in me
When everything and everyone
Becomes my enemy and when
There's nothing more you can do
I'm gonna blame it on you
It's not the way I want to be
I only hope that in the end you will see
It's the Opheliac in me
It's the Opheliac in me

Studies Show...
Intelligent girls are more depressed
Because they know
What the world is really like
Don't think for a beat it makes it better
When you sit her down and tell her
Everything's gonna all right
She knows in society she either is
A devil or an angel with no in between
She speaks in third person
So she can forget that she's me

Doubt thou the stars are fire
Doubt thou the sun doth move
Doubt truth to be a liar
But never doubt

Doubt thou the stars are fire
Doubt thou the sun doth move
Doubt truth to be a liar
But never doubt

Doubt thou the stars are fire
Doubt thou the sun doth move
Doubt truth to be a liar
But never doubt I love

You know the games I play
And the words I say
When I want my own way
You know the lies I tell
When you've gone through hell
And I say I can't stay
You know how hard it can be
To keep believing in me
When everything and everyone
Becomes my enemy and when
There's nothing more you can do
I'm gonna blame it on you
It's not the way I want to be
I only hope that in the end you will see
But never doubt

You know the games I play
And the words I say
When I want my own way
You know the lies I tell
When you've gone through hell
And I say I can't stay
You know how hard it can be
To keep believing in me
When everything and everyone
Becomes my enemy and when
There's nothing more you can do
I'm gonna blame it on you
It's not the way I want to be
I only hope that in the end you will see

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: EMILIE AUTUMN

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Chickenator X

The layers of craftsmanship she put into this song are just stunning.

If you haven't listened to the Opheliac Companion, I highly recommend it.

It's these 15 minute, 30 minute, 45 minute (or longer!) audio tracks where her and Inkydust get hammered, and talk about the creation of the songs on Opheliac, breaking it down and playing parts of the song to talk about the technical process that went into that bit.

Even if you're not into music production, the camaraderie between Emilie and Inky is highly entertaining, and you get a fascinating glimpse into Emilie's thoughts and personality.

SHE'S SUCH A MUSIC NERD, IT IS GLORIOUS



All comments from YouTube:

Josefine W

I get a bad feeling in my chest when listening to this I realise now.
I used to listen to Emilie Autumn alot when I was suicidal.
The memories of severe anxiety and the hopelessness hits me hard.
I hate how I have memories and emotions connected to music. It ruins good songs.

Graham Bellamy

So looking back on your time, do you think listening to this music was good for you when you were in those mental states (relating with the words & style, coping etc), or do you think it kept you in those states longer and affected you negatively?
For a young person in a similar way as you were, would you now advise them to listen to this, or suggest some other coping mechanism?

Kuarinofu

Same.

Trash Pixie

Same. Listened to this at 19. I was in a horrible spot mentally. I'm 32 now and I can still feel all those thoughts flooding back in when I listen to this music.

I got better at controlling it, though it seems.......

Cookie Cookie

I have similar problems what I usually do is realize it's the past and try to associate the happiness of overcoming it with the song.

Ian Schmitt

I'm the kind of person who likes all kinds of music

files this in the good song folder

StaceyTheFLE

@John Smith I choose to believe they do. I think that if I were a musician someone saying "Your song is shit!" wouldn't phase me, but "I'm putting this in the Bad Song folder" probably would.

John Smith

...do you have a bad song folder?

Aqua Marine

Lol I have another account Temmie Undertem is just one of the 20....ha....

Felipe Arlon

Opheliac, definition: one afflicted by the disease "Ophelia" a condition wherein the sufferer exhibits patterns of self destruction caused by influences both external and internal, and the inability to tell the difference.An Opheliac may suffer from some mental illness such as bipolar disorder, which, unfortunately, only serves to absolve those around her from any responsibility for driving her mad themselves, thus supposing the patient far madder than she is in fact.

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