Mourning Son

Mourning Son is a song by Dave Navarro, it was originally written for his band Spread with Chad Smith. It appears on Dave’s solo debut Trust No One and Spread’s Unicorns & Rainbows demo album.

Lyrics

Unicorns & Rainbows version:

She gave herself to me
She’s gone away from me
Where is the heartbeat coming from?
Lost is the heartbeat where I come from
Lie awake when the morning comes and I tasted fear
I can’t live on the breath you take but I still feel you
Where is the heartbeat coming from? (Where is the heartbeat coming from?)
Lost is the heartbeat where I come from (Lost is the heartbeat of someone)

Say goodnight to the mourning son
I’ll say goodbye to you sleeping one

Please don’t leave if I don’t trust you I’m alone for now
If I told you I was bottle-fed
Would you nurse me?
Where is the heartbeat coming from? (Where is the heartbeat coming from?)
Lost is the heartbeat where I come from (Lost is the heartbeat of someone)

Say goodnight to the mourning son
I’ll say goodbye to you sleeping one
Dreamer of the dream
Dreamer of the dream
Dreamer of the dream

I’m afraid of the space you left
I close my eyes
I’m afraid of the space in me
I look for you
Where is the heartbeat coming from? (Where is the heartbeat coming from?)
Lost is the heartbeat where I come from (Lost is the heartbeat of someone)

Say goodnight to the mourning son
I’ll say goodbye to you sleeping one
One day she’ll die for you mourning son
One day I’ll lie with you sleeping one

Trust No One version:

She gave herself to me
She’s gone away from me
Where is the heartbeat coming from?
Lost is the heartbeat where I come from
Lie awake when the morning comes and I taste the fear
I can’t live on the breath you take but I still feel you
Where is the heartbeat coming from?
Lost is the heartbeat where I come from

Say goodnight to the mourning son
I’ll say goodbye to you sleeping one

Please don’t leave if I don’t trust you I’m alone for now
If I told you I was bottle-fed
Would you nurse me?
Where is the heartbeat coming from?
Lost is the heartbeat where I come from

Dreamer of the dream

Say goodnight to the mourning son
I’ll say goodbye to you sleeping one
One day she’ll die for you mourning son
One day I’ll lie with you sleeping one

Known Performances by Dave Navarro: (6)

  • 1998/??/?? - Los Angeles, CA, Blue Light Studios
  • 2001/08/30 - Boston, MA, Hatch Shell
  • 2001/08/31 - Providence, RI, Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
  • 2001/09/01 - Washington, DC, 9:30 Club
  • 2001/09/04 - Philadelphia, PA, Theater of the Living Arts
  • 2001/09/09 - Minneapolis, MN, First Avenue Club