"Beautiful Mourning" as written by Philip John Demmel, Adam Duce, Robert Conrad Flynn and Dave Mcclain....
Fuck you all

My redemption is knowing
This will be over
My aggression, I fear I've lost control

Who is this man I said?
Mirror reflects a stranger
Fist shatters the despair
Awake the pain to anger

How do I close thine eyes of murder?
How do I close thine eyes of murder
Staring into me?

My obsession is dying
Sinking me deeper
My depression
This world has disavowed

Razor at wrist I seethe
The flesh is peeled apart now
Gone is my faded dream
Failure, I welcome in thou

How do I close thine eyes of murder?
How do I close thine eyes of murder
Staring into me?

Oh, this lifetime in sorrow
God, let the angels die
(Let the angels die)
This is our last goodbye
(Our last goodbye)

In love and death we cry
(Death we cry)
Our last goodbye, go

No, no, no

Spit in the face of loss
Coward, my own self-hatred
No more I bear this cross
Struggle and rise from the dead

This lifetime in sorrow
God let the angels die
(The angels die)
This is our last goodbye
(Our last goodbye)
In love and death we cry


Lyrics submitted by Phonejack, edited by Hugo93, Mathos22

"Beautiful Mourning" as written by Dave Mcclain Robert Flynn

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  • +4
    General CommentFirst of all. "The Blackening" is probably one of the greatest albums ever created. “Absolutely fucking stunning”, used by Kerrang.

    This song is beautiful, but sad in another way. "Razor at wrist I seethe. The flesh is peeled apart now. Gone is my faded dream" - it's quite beautiful, but still heartbreaking at the same moment.

    What this songs means to me: There comes a time in every mans life where we all have a breakdown, nervous, psychic, whatever. But this is what we in this modern world of ours would call "Emo".

    YES, this song is EMOTIONAL, very emotional.
    So, I'd say this song is about one or more of the members dark times, where everything seems like nothing.

    But what do I know..
    Paralyzedon April 05, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think Rob Flynn wrote in Metal Hammer:
    "This is one of the more personal songs on the album, and is basically about when I was much younger and fried on acid, really depressed and took a razorblade to my wrists. Something stopped me, but I don't know what."

    This is such an emotional song. I love how the clean interludes contrast with the sheer rage of the heavier parts. The lyrics are so poetic and sorrowful, and every time I hear it, it still overwhelms me.

    Great song, great album, great band.
    Arkyopterixon April 21, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is so emotional

    it makes me cry

    dont judge me
    atsiongason October 15, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningThe comments about this song being about Robb when he was depressed (don't think him being on drugs has any relevance in the song ... can't pick out any obvious mention of a drug). Up to the verse with "our last goodbye" it is looking at a man seriously depressed and considering taking his own life.

    The talk about murder is suicide (murder himself).

    However the last two verses focusing on him fighting back and managing the depression (or at least turning a corner). Whereas before "our last goodbye" was questioning whether he should end it all, but the end the same line means something entirely different. "Our last goodbye" to those thoughts (of suicide) and depression.
    sokornyon December 03, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFixed. Sorry bout that.
    Phonejackon May 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think every MH song would be made better with the random addition of a natural harmonic around the 5th-7th fret in the middle of the verse/chorus riff...oh wait they do...damn MH rock me so much!
    Charlehon July 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about when Flynn was trippin' on acid and he took a razor to his wrist.....he also stated in a interview that he has no idea what stopped him from killing himself cuz' he was totally fried at the time.....
    AllEyezonMeon July 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAbsolutely fucking great song. It kills me everytime I hear it.
    killswitch916on July 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsuch a powerful song. i'm not sure what to make of the line "god let the angels die". could have something to do with robb's atheism, but the "who" is this man i stare stanza could be what stopped him. could very well be robb questioning his beliefs.
    eaglemaniac814on April 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe line "God let the angels die" could very well be about Robb's atheistic position, but in connection to his own explanation of the song, it could also mean that any kind of salvation or freedom from the shit he's going through (The 'angels') is gone and out of sight.

    Great fucking song, very emotional and powerful lyrics.
    Rusty Diamondson May 08, 2009   Link

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