While Heaven Wept

Chapter One: 1989-1999 tracks

Lyrics


1. THUS WITH A KISS I DIE

Tears fall from my somber stare
Abandoned and nobody cares
I watched you walk away
As if I were never there
You said you're not the only one in this world
Yet you're the only one I've ever loved
From my sole sanctuary exiled
And likewise from heaven above
You have forsaken me
Sleepwalk to the gallows
To expel my hollow soul
Unto fire, unto cold
Into hell I must go
A broken heart, a broken wing, I'm falling
Into this pain deep within
Infinitely spiraling
To my sorrow filled end
You have foredoomed me
When again these eyes you gaze into
You'll see I'm still reaching for you
How could you leave me here?
You have forsaken me




2. INTO THE WELLS OF SORROW

Ghostwinds draw forth the clouds
That will shroud me in black forever
Once again I stare into the night
Darkness binds my life and death together
The dark clouds a portrait of her
The black-cloaked face of death
Her empty eyes a hallway to heaven
But my sanctum is beyond unfathomed depths
I will never be at rest
Until the sun forever sets
A solemn walk through this maze of paled stones
Monuments to the ending of pain
Souls cry forth from eternal sanctum
Knowing only death remains
Now I stand before the altar
They call me from ethereal gates
I raise my head in dignity
Knowing only death is the absence of pain




3. THE DEATH OF LOVE

The once beautiful flower has withered and gone
It is memory's charnel vast that I weepeth on
Lifeless, this lonely heart swoons 'neath my breast
For my tears bring you back not, from silent rest
Lamentations and woe, peace never shall I know
Blood less bitter be than these tears brackish with sorrow
Every promise ever born now lay broken
False words are better left asleep on thy lips than spoken
With autumn's dirge summer doth end
And dreams, like leaves, decay into the wind
Pallid as the breath on which they blow
Is my heart, buried 'neath a solemn pall of snow
This ice holds not sanctum, nor reason
For thy heart's swift change of season
With your dying, element and emotion unfold
And I, I live no longer in this cold
Sadness, unlike love, is eternal




4. SEPTEMBER

(Instrumental)




5. IN AETURNUM

Tearstained are the halls of my empty soul
Melancholia's haunting call is the only one I have known
Innocence has lead me into this void
While years eroded a youth I never enjoyed
Through childhood I slept unsheltered from the scorn
Now I've awakened with age to love ever lorn
Forever and ever I'll search for the solace
Which can only be found in an embrace
In throes of desolation I prayed unto divinity
I endured the emptiness and frigid pain but even god had forsaken me
I prayed to find a solace for my heart bereaved
Only to be forgotten by the god I once believed
Now I serve this punishment under the ice condemned
For my loss of faith to hell I was damned
Downfallen in iniquity, desolate I'll be
My somber stare traverses sepulchers lonely
Eternally, my limbs sealed in place
Livid, and dead I bow my face
The only shelter from the cold
Of the ninth circle of hell
To see what awaits in forever
A lifeless gaze, my final endeavor
I looked through the blackened skies
And beheld the radiance of paradise
My eyes have frozen in false sanctity
Eternally bound, my tears have turned to ice




6. LA MORT D'AMOUR

The once beautiful flower has withered and gone
It is memory`s charnel vast, that I wepeth on
Lifeless, this lonely heart swoons neath my breast
For my tears bring you back, not from silent rest

Lamentation and woe, peace never shall I know
Blood less bitter be than these tears brackish with sorrow
Every promise ever born, now lay broken
False words are better left asleep, on thy lips, than spoken

With autumn`s dirge, summer doth end
And dreams, like leaves, decay into the wind
Pallid as the breath on which they blow
Is my heart, buried neath a solemn pall of snow

This ice holds no sanctum, nor reason
For thy heart`s swift change of season
With your dying element and emotion unfold
And I, I`ll live no longer, in this cold

Sadness, unlike love, is eternal




7. SORROW OF THE ANGELS

Heaven weeps with my sorrow
Through the clouds' veil of black lace
An infinity of angels
Share the tear streams I pour away
Within the storms of sadness
I'll eternally remain
Love is lost forevermore
You are mourned by this rain

Forever Weeping




8. THE MOURNING

He who lives twixt pain, pain and despair
Dwelleth 'neath the doom dark clouds forbear

Awainting 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 to awaken again

He who in darkness dwell shall find eternal rest,
Heaven through Hell




9. UNPLENITUDE

(Instrumental)




10. INTO THE WELLS OF SORROW

Ghostwinds draw forth the clouds
That will shroud me in black forever
Once again I stare into the night
Darkness binds my life and death together
The dark clouds a portrait of her
The black-cloaked face of death
Her empty eyes a hallway to heaven
But my sanctum is beyond unfathomed depths
I will never be at rest
Until the sun forever sets




11. SHORES OF DESOLATION

A call to the sea,
To cleanse my soul of ill;
Of hate and depression, be freed,
My fate, thus fulfilled.

Summon me forth, the sussuration
Of the blackest tides;
No longer the shores of emptiness
Shall I tread infinietly inside.

Frigid, mournful winds
Travels the black chasms of my soul
Awaiting sweet death,
I will again be whole

Tumultuous waters extract me from
This mortality to which I'm bound;
Evolved from the body, useless
Time expired, futile life drowned.