Tracks

01. Lovelorn Rhapsody
02. Sweet Tears
03. J'ai Fait Une Promesse
04. They (Will Always) Die
05. Sleepless
06. Sleep In Sanity
07. Scars Of The Old Stream
08. Under A Veil (Of Black Lace)
09. Where Shadows Dance
10. Eternal Rise Of The Sun
11. Nailed To The Cross / 666
12. Dreaming: The Romance



01. Lovelorn Rhapsody

Music by Daniel Cavanagh, Anathema
Lyrics by Darren White
I hear your voice
It sings so softly
Curious to join in
A harmony to breathe forevermore

Joyous the one to hear a voice

In fields where grass grows tall
Golden carpets swell and whisper
Autumn trees will weep

Immune to pity, I've grown used to grief
The eternal tear reciprocates

In fields where grass grows tall
Golden carpets swell and whisper
Autumn trees will weep

Dawn breaks open like a wound that bleeds afresh
In bleak misery, the lifeless lie in squander

Love has left me, fled from me
Fragrant lust waits beside and dies
Like flowers that wilt without refreshment
In midday sun I sit and bide time

Adorning me, a lovelorn rhapsody


02. Sweet Tears

Music by Daniel Cavanagh, Anathema
Lyrics by Darren White
In each others arms
We cried together
And your tears tasted sweet

All is not lost
And never to be forgotten

Like a shiver down my spine
The lonely nights keep falling
And I still want you

All is not lost
And never to be forgotten

She's passed away but dreaming
Her soul's awake and screaming
The weeping willow is weeping
And beneath our hearts ...
... all joy is sleeping
Our bliss is carried away ... sweet tears


03. J'ai Fait Une Promesse

Music by Daniel Cavanagh, Anathema
Lyrics by Darren White
The way that the willow bows over the stream
Like a mourner crying for their loved one
Reminds me of last fall
When on one knee, I pledged myself to you

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Là, vois, le saule s'incline dessus du ruisseau,
comme une personne qui se descend, criant pour l'amant.
Me rappelle d'automne, presse dans ton reverence,
je m'ai engagee a vous...


04. They (Will Always) Die

Music by Daniel Cavanagh, Anathema
Lyrics by Darren White
All tears restrained for years
Their grief is confined
Which destroys my mind

An ode to their plight is this dirge

Some yearn for lugubrious silence
(It is the) serenity in the image of coffins

Shall life renew these bodies of a truth?
All death will he annul, all tears assuage?
Fill the void veins of life, again with youth
And wash with an immortal water, age

They Die ... (they will always die)


05. Sleepless

Music by Daniel Cavanagh, Anathema
Lyrics by Darren White
And I often sigh
I often wonder why
I'm still here and I still cry

And I often cry
I often spill a tear
Over those not here
But still they are so near

Please ease my burden

And I still remember
A memory and I weep
In my broken sleep
The scars they cut so deep

Please ease my burden
Please ease my pain

Surely without war there would be no loss
Hence no mourning, no grief, no pain, no misery
No sleepless nights missing the dead ... Oh, no more
No more war


06. Sleep In Sanity

Music by Daniel Cavanagh, Anathema
Lyrics by Darren White
It is not I who sleeps
It is you who sleeps ... You sleep

Insane you sleep, I sleep in sanity


07. Scars Of The Old Stream

Music by Daniel Cavanagh, Anathema
[Instrumental]


08. Under A Veil (Of Black Lace)

Music by Daniel Cavanagh, Anathema
Lyrics by Darren White
With loving passion, oh your radiance
A serenade I cry
Your silk lined coffin the lachrymatory
To hold a mourner's tears

Ethereal splendour
Pale skin and down cast eyes
Scent of paradise
Like her, forever remains unknown

Through tear stained eyes
My view is growing weaker
Please help my grief be vanquished
Thy bed of roses, funereal drapery
Impale my on your thorns

Celestial splendour
Pale skin and down cast eyes
Farewell autumn kisses
Like her, forever remains unknown

I loved her ... but now she's gone
(It's so hard to face)
Overcoming ... tender reckoning

If I too depart the earth
I harmony to (our) heaven we'll elope

Heavenly grace with which to ease
The virgin's tears


09. Where Shadows Dance

Music by Daniel Cavanagh, Anathema
[Instrumental]


10. Eternal Rise Of The Sun

Music by Daniel Cavanagh, Anathema
Lyrics by Darren White
An unstoppable end
The world turns every day
An ending with no end

So, for this time of morning
I can no longer cry
Even though the story goes on

The script is being written
Start shape our destiny
We are the bible...

Believe in angels, they believe in you
Oh, spread your wings, there is more than this darkness
Open your eyes, the horizon has no end
You can see forever, you can know all time
You can live forever...

Every dusk can blind, as a sunrise on a day
Every sunset there is, lifts the eternal sunrise
And the sunrise ends when the sun dies...
And every ending has an eternal beginning...
We are the bible...


11. Nailed To The Cross / 666

Music by Daniel Cavanagh, Anathema
Lyrics by Darren White
Your souls are nailed to the cross
The blood still runs
But the wounds will heal
And leave scars of rememberance


12. Dreaming: The Romance

Music by Daniel Cavanagh, Anathema
[Instrumental]