Hex

by Cave Mouth

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Andrew Neilson
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Andrew Neilson A story in an album, vocals to bring a chill to a summers day, samples that creep around the edges. Haunting, yet (hopefully) friendly. Favorite track: Run with Us.
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voidxwitch Atmospheric, entrancing, poetic, inspiring. It'll send you to a northern forest in an ageless time. Favorite track: Wendigo.
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1.
Cave Mouth 01:48
I'm in a cave and it's dark here oh it's dark here I'm in a cave and it's dark here oh it's dark here So I take out my heart and I hold it up I take out my heart and I hold it up It shows me a way but it's gonna take a while to get there it's gonna take a while to get there Will you be there at the cave mouth at the cave mouth Oh will you be there at the cave mouth at the cave mouth I'm in a cave and it's dark here oh it's dark here
2.
Howl 05:57
Suckling the skulls of children heartsick for the wolf who left her for the moon She howls the way he taught her hoping to bring him back though nothing can bring him down from the sky Suckling the skulls of children heartsick for the wolf who left her for the moon
3.
Wendigo 04:23
My Father is late returning home The sun is soon to set the windows have gathered fresh frost My Grandfather scrapes the panes clear with the side of his axe He stands at the window as night falls fast My Mother she wishes we lived closer to town She's afraid of the wolves and what they may have done Grandfather says I told him not to go for I heard the song of the Wendigo He will come home Wendigo or never or never or never He will come home Wendigo or never or never The night is all storms when Father comes home His face is nothing I know Through the window we watch him stalking the house For hours the door rattles before he learns how to get in
4.
Hands weathered like the ancient cliffs bloodlines painted bright onto her skin outstretched in the rain she brings forward all the memories of forgotten myths Tracing the knowing on her face maps of times long ago she’s travelled beside many silent footsteps towards paths foretold She is the oak rain and sun mother to all mother to none from antler to tooth wing and bone she is felt near she is our home
5.
Black Dog 02:21
Can you see the black dog over there can you see the black dog over there can you see the black dog over there it follows me it follows me Can you see the blood in its eyes can you see the blood in its eyes can you see the blood in its eyes that blood is mine that blood is mine Can you see the heart on its tongue can you see the heart on its tongue can you see the heart on its tongue that heart is mine that heart is mine Can you see the black dog over there can you see the black dog over there can you see the black dog over there it follows me it follows me
6.
They always say never fuck with a witch But you have and now there's a bad situation a bad situation I'm gonna put a hex on your head a hex on your head I'm gonna put a hex on your head a hex on your head They always say never fuck with a witch You should have kept your claws in your hands your claws in your hands You should have kept your tongue in your mouth your tongue in your mouth You should have kept your words in your throat your words in your throat They always say never fuck with a witch
7.
This morning I woke up wolf not woman but wolf not woman but wolf I woke up wolf canis lupus vuk vik ulv susi varg I woke up I woke up wolf I woke up mottled grey fur I woke up dirty I woke up sharp teeth I woke up heavy head I woke up moon inside my heart I woke howling I woke up I woke up wolf
8.
Ghost Heart 03:19
Look at it my ghost heart my ghost heart Look at it my ghost heart my ghost heart I put a knife to my chest I make a thin incision in the skin and pull it back slowly and with care I use my fingers to hollow through the flesh and scoop out my sick organ Move it around on your palm notice how quiet it is not even a hum and pale pale as the candles I'm burning from sun up to sun down Now give it back I must care for it until it is soft again until it sings
9.
The Pale Fox 04:21
I told him not to go to the forest that day not to take the pale fox's life away he came back that night with her over his shoulder fur and eyes white as elderflowers My Mother said your Father will go mad the forest will see to that the forest will see to that. My Mother said your Father will go mad the pale fox will see to that the pale fox will see to that I follow the path back to a silent den I find the cubs there, tiny and white I move them down, deep into the earth I fill the den in locking them deep within locking them deep within locking them deep within My Mother said your Father will go mad the forest will see to that the forest will see to that My Mother said your Father will go mad the pale fox will see to that the pale fox will see to that The fever starts, oh quite suddenly Father goes to bed, to bed for days He talks of nothing nothing but the foxes that come every day, that come every day I bury her one night, just inside the woods and that night he dies, my Father dies My Mother said your Father will go mad the forest will see to that the forest will see to that My Mother said your Father will go mad the pale fox will see to that the pale fox will see to that
10.
Cry 03:32
It's ok to cry It's ok to cry you tried you tried It's ok to cry It's ok to cry you tried you tried It's ok to hide It's ok to hide you tried you tried It's ok to hide It's ok to hide you tried you tried You have my hands in yours You have my hands in yours it's ok it's ok It's ok to cry It's ok to cry you tried you tried
11.
Emotdaed 05:11
12.
Run with Us 05:01
The wolf he spoke to me and he said what are you waiting for run run with us run with us The wolf he spoke to me and he said what are you waiting for run what are you waiting for run with us The wolf he spoke to me and he said what are you waiting for run what are you waiting for run with us Outside the wolves are singing and I must go there is much to hunt before I sleep before I sleep The wolf he spoke to me and he said what are you waiting for run run with us what are you waiting for run run with us So I I ran with the wolves and I sang in their chorus and I knew life again again The wolf he spoke to me and he said what are you waiting for run run with us what are you waiting for run run with us

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Cave Mouth presents you with the full length "Hex". Hex is the culmination of folk-lore horrors, misty forests, swamps, and hovels hidden in encapsulating darkness. It is the mystic landscapes of lore, whispering incantations and blood penned books. We are here to cast circles, to tell tales, to invoke the old ones and sing to the moon. We are here to put a Hex on your Head.

Tapes coming soon to Akashic Envoy Records.

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released July 16, 2019

Katie Metcalfe-Vocals & Lyrics
Meghan Wood-Music & Artwork

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Cave Mouth is a musical project one as haunting as it is beautiful, minimalist as it is epic. Where literary musings meet a visceral soundscape invoking mythic visions and heartfelt fables.

Cave Mouth is the brain child of Meghan Wood (Crown of Asteria) and writer Katie Metcalfe.

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