The Crestfallen EP

Original Version LP Version
1. ...And I lust 5:47 1. ...And I lust 5:47
2. The sweet suffering 6:42 2. The sweet suffering 6:42
3. Everwake 2:41 3. Everwake 2:41
4. Crestfallen 10:17 4. Crestfallen 10:17
5. They die 7:59
total time 33:26 total time 25:27

...And I Lust

Stately columns standing in solemn rows
Such empty honours are suitable for those
Whose death erases all renown and fame
And vanquishes their glory with their name

Wandering aimlessly through dead filled fields
Rewards are just, who knows what absence yields?

By the golden beauty of dusk
and the sun low in our sky
By the haunting shadows of trees
and graves, mesmerized am I.

Searching deep inside trying to reach my dreams
I see a face stare back at me... oh, so serene.

By the golden beauty of dusk
and the sun low in our sky
By the haunting shadows of trees
and graves, mesmerized am I.

Those whispering shades... sad, silent glades

But not for those whose superior worth
After death extols them to the earth
I would even venture to assume
That one need not build for them a tomb
By human art, since glory heaven sent
Serves them as a living monument

Pain is a far away land,
Misery, a lifetime's journey...
...and I lust for death (judgement).

March 1992

The Sweet Suffering

As a shadow is cast overhead
I rejoice in the coming of the gloom
Lifting my eyes to view what, to me, is beauty
I decipher what is read in the cloud
The verse is shouting out and ringing in my ears
The claps of thunder, scared? No, me I revere
in the enchantment of mother nature
Her caress it soothes and brings me joy

Kneeling in the rainfall
Wind's whispers beckoning
Inhaling the sweet scent
Elation is overwhelming
The way is dim, but somehow I find it

One by one the victims of life are dwindling
Me, take me... grief no more if death will save me

Take me, save me, show me salvation
Lead me... a sacred path, reinstate creation

Show me joy, grief, pride
and show me your envy

The way is dim but somehow I find it.

September 1991


Somniferous whisperings of scarlet fields
Sleep calling me and my dreams are wondrous
My reality abandoned (I traverse afar)
Not a care if I never wake

Spring 1992


I cry a tear of hope but it is lost in helplessness
The darkness eats away at the very embers of my soul
For the deepest love I had has dissolved before my eyes
My sorrow is bleak, I beg for deliverance

Lord, in your mercy, hear my prayer

All emotion is consumed by an inner silence
All grief is unassuaged by disconsulate tears
I want for nothing, I live for nothing
I am waiting to die but I am afraid of dying

Lord, in your mercy, hear my prayer

Crestfallen emotion
Wallowing in guilt
and drowning for evermore

Falling deeper into fear
My inner self is now
a sleeper of stone

Help me.

Spring 1991

They Die

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.

April 1991

Lyrics in plain text format

Line up

Daniel : Guitar
Vincent : Guitar
John : Drums
Duncan : Bass
Darren : Vocals



Recorded at Academy Studios, West Yorkshire in June and July 1992. Enigneered by Mags. Mixing Engineered by Keith Appleton.
Produced by Anathema and Hammy. All music written and composed by D. Cavanagh and Anathema. All Lyrics by D. White except
Crestfallen by D. Cavanagh. Photograph by Porl A. Medlock and D. White. Design and Layout by Dave Pybus and Anathema.
Vocals on Everwake by Ruth. All additional instruments composed and played by D. Cavanagh.
The Crestfallen EP is dedicated to all those in the underground who have helped us... PEACE!


This is the first cd of this british doom band, and it's a great debut, I think. Everything about this cd is depressive (implied a bit by the title) - Darren's singing, the music, all is perfectly depressive for someone like me. Only setback is that sometimes it tend to get a bit monotonous, but never too much I think

Rating: 9 out of 10

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