Hex

by Cave Mouth

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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 Michigan

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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Track Name: Cave Mouth
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
Track Name: Howl
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
Track Name: Wendigo
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
Track Name: Woman of the Way
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
Track Name: Black Dog
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
Track Name: Hex on Your Head
They always say you should 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 you should 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 you should never
fuck with a witch
Track Name: I Woke up a Wolf
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
Track Name: Ghost Heart
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 quite 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
Track Name: The Pale Fox
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
Track Name: Cry
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
Track Name: Run with Us
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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