The Mourning (7" Version 1996)

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Lyrics and Music 1989

(Originally released on the While Heaven Wept/Cold Mourning split 7" by Game Two Records in 1996)


He who lives twixt pain, pain and despair
Dwelleth ‘neath the doom dark clouds forbear
Awaiting the fates’ warning
I live this life in eternal mourning

My soul was born buried alive
And waits ‘til my body ‘neath the headstone lie
Live a death in midnight for ten thousand years
Each day sinking further into a sea of tears

Open the eternal gates of sanctum with my death
Sail into sleep, never awaken again

He who in darkness dwell
Shall find eternal rest, heaven through hell


from The Arcane Unearthed, released February 14, 2011
Composed and Arranged By: Tom Phillips

Performed By: Gabe Funston – Bass
Jon Paquin – Drums
Tom Phillips – Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards

Recorded At: Neptune Recording Studios, January – August 1994, with additional recording January 1995

Recorded By: Max Henkel

Produced By: Tom Phillips, Jon Paquin, and Max Henkel in August 1996

Published By: Vast Music Lachrymose, LLC

Copyright 1989, 1996, 2002, 2011, 2015 Vast Music Lachrymose



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While Heaven Wept Woodbridge, Virginia

While Heaven Wept has existed in various forms since 1989 and co-founding guitarist/composer Tom Phillips has been the one constant for the past 25 years. Since the beginning, there has been a wide range of influences, transcending forms, styles, and genres from epic metal to kosmiche musik, prog to neo-romanticism. While Heaven Wept is currently signed to Nuclear Blast Records. ... more

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