Here's to the Mourning

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Here's to the Mourning
Unwritten Law - Here's to the Mourning cover.jpg
Studio album by Unwritten Law
Released February 1, 2005
Recorded 2004 at Ocean Recording, Glenwood Place, and Royaltone in Burbank, The Blue Room in Laurel Canyon, Pulse in Hollywood, and Sound Wherehouse in Sherman Oaks
Length 46:15
Label Lava
  • Josh Abraham
  • Sean Beavan
  • Linda Perry
Unwritten Law chronology
Music in High Places
Here's to the Mourning
The Hit List
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[2]

Here's to the Mourning is the fifth studio album by the San Diego, California rock band Unwritten Law, released in 2005 by Lava Records. Much of the lyrics on the album were co-written by singer/songwriter Aimee Allen. She and singer Scott Russo soon began a romantic relationship and formed the side project Scott & Aimee.[3] Allen and Linda Perry contributed to the writing of the album's lead single "Save Me (Wake Up Call)," which reached #5 on US modern rock charts. Overall the album reached #51 on the Billboard 200, becoming the highest-ranking album of the band's career.

When the band began to record the album they were without a drummer (founding drummer Wade Youman had been expelled from the band in 2003, though he would return 10 years later). They were joined in the studio by Adrian Young of No Doubt and Tony Palermo of Pulley who filled in on drums for the recording. The band got along so well with Palermo that by the time of the album's release he had joined as their permanent drummer. Here's to the Mourning was also the band's last album with original guitarist Rob Brewer, who was ejected from the group in March 2005, a month after the album's release.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Scott Russo and Aimee Allen.

No. Title Music Drummer Length
1. "Intro" Russo Tony Palermo 0:50
2. "Get Up" Russo, Steve Morris Palermo 4:11
3. "Celebration Song" Russo, Rob Brewer Adrian Young 3:41
4. "Because of You" Russo, Phil Jamieson, Nicholas Wright Young 3:03
5. "Lost Control" Morris Palermo 2:53
6. "Save Me (Wake Up Call)" Russo, Linda Perry, Allen Palermo 3:31
7. "I Like the Way" (additional lyrics by Jamieson) Russo Palermo 2:58
8. "Slow Dance" Russo, Pat Kim Palermo 3:11
9. "She Says" Russo, Jamieson Palermo 3:59
10. "Rejection's Cold" Kim Young 4:01
11. "F.I.G.H.T." Russo Young 2:48
12. "Walrus"
"Machine" (hidden track)
Young 11:09
Total length: 46:15



Additional musicians[edit]


  • Sean Beavan – producer, engineer, mixing
  • Josh Abraham – producer of "Celebration Song" and "Because of You" (with Beavan)
  • Linda Perry – producer of "Save Me (Wake Up Call)" (with Beavan)
  • Critter and Zach Barnhorst – engineers
  • Zach Barnhorst, Jay Groin, James Murray, and Alex Pavlides – assistant engineers
  • Brain Gardener – mastering
  • John Michael Gill - Cover Artist, Graphics

Chart positions[edit]

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
2005 "Save Me (Wake Up Call)" Modern Rock Tracks 5
2005 "She Says" Modern Rock Tracks 32


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Rolling Stone review
  3. ^ Levitan, Corey (December 3, 2004). "Unwritten Law shakes off the past, moves forward in a classic direction". Retrieved 2007-08-02.