The Dark Has Teeth

by Cave Mouth

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    "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."

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1.
Black Annis 05:33
One day two brothers set out to find the oak where Black Annis is said to hide And wait for children to walk on by to walk on by As they go they recite a verse Well know, well known, well known Since they were bairns Each eager to impress the other Don't go to the Dane Hills Black Annis haunts them Black Annis she kills Don't go to the Dane Hills Black Annis haunts them Black Annis she kills There's the oak the elder says to the younger There's the oak where Black Annis hides The young lad feels the air it change His throat becomes dry It no longer feels like a game He knows she flays children alive The lads run fast They don't look back They look back. Once home the elder boy smiles He laughs and slaps the back of his brother Don't go to the Dane Hills Black Annis Haunts them Black Annis she kills Don't go to the Dane Hills Black Annis Haunts them Black Annis she kills One by one the family fall fast asleep But the youngest lad is wide awake As the coals in the fire grow cold. Then he hears at the window a soft, soft, tapping So peeks from under his blanket He peeks from under his blanket To see, to see the face of Black Annis To see the face of Black Annis. Don't go to the Dane Hills Black Annis Haunts them Black Annis she kills
2.
The Banshee 06:19
In a small, stone cottage On an lonely moor A child is born But from outside Awful cries rise and rise They rise and rise When the banshee beckons You must go you must go When the banshee beckons You must go you must go At the window drifts a woman Eyes red from weeping She beckons through The window pane The window pane When the banshee beckons You must go, you must go When the banshee beckons You must go you must go The mother staggers out Her child in arms her child cries Then gone are they Gone are they gone are they
3.
Lycanthrope 04:20
When the maiden sipped From the mountain stream She didn't know the waters Were infused with dark magic Of another time Lycanthrope lycanthrope lycanthrope And when the moon was next at the full A lust for killing claimed her heart It claimed her heart And she rose in the form of a wolf She rose in the form of a wolf. Lycanthrope lycanthrope lycanthrope Children began to vanish The townsfolk hunted far they hunted wide For the beast with four clawed toes Nothing was suspected of the beautiful maiden She spoke not a word for she knew the stake Would be the price she would pay Lycanthrope lycanthrope lycanthrope
4.
My stories take longer to tell I'm cold I think I'm almost gone Night it's only night now No more blinking in the sun Night it's only night now Time's a wound a painful one Night it's only night now Night it's only night now I thought my soul would scale the mountain I thought I'd find the path again Night it's only night now No more blinking in the sun Night it's only night now Time's a wound a painful one Night it's only night now Night it's only night now
5.
Barghest 04:34
A sickle moon hangs in the sky And a young man travels A narrow country lane He knows home isn't far away But blazing eyes watch him oh blazing eyes watch him Barghest Barghest Hear its howl and you'll lose your life Barghest Barghest Hear its howl and you'll lose your life As a child his mother told him Of a black beast with burning red eyes Which if appears before you you're sure to die But he laughed at the tale oh he laughed at the tale Barghest Barghest Hear its howl and you'll lose your life Barghest Barghest Hear its howl and you'll lose your life It's when the moon slips behind cloud That he hears the howl of the Barghest And he wishes he'd stayed home by the hearth Home by the heart with his mother Barghest Barghest Hear its howl and you'll lose your life Barghest Barghest Hear its howl and you'll lose your life
6.
When she walks The pines they moan and whisper Crows hide their heads in their feathers Wild beasts dare not breathe He shouldn't have come to the forest alone He shouldn't have come here at all The blacks of her eyes the blacks of her eyes Reflect nothing He shouldn't have come to the forest alone He shouldn't have come here at all His final breath is a scream That's heard for the best part of a mile His final breath is a scream That's heard for the best part of a mile He shouldn't have come to the forest alone He shouldn't have come here at all
7.
There's a witch in the forest there's a witch in the forest there's a witch there's a witch there's a witch The witch in the northern forest flies with no broom beneath her You know you're entering her territory when the air turns bitter in your mouth and you find a circle of animals rotting which all look as though they're smiling There's a witch in the forest There's a witch in the forest There's a witch there's a witch there's a witch There's a witch in the forest There's a witch in the forest There's a witch there's a witch there's a witch There's little time before she arrives the one whose ancestors laughed at the stake while flames licked away their flesh The witch gathers up the small children in her arms like wild flowers There's a witch in the forest There's a witch in the forest There's a witch there's a witch there's a witch There's a witch in the forest There's a witch in the forest There's a witch there's a witch there's a witch Never a trace is discovered of these lost little ones except soft faraway crying heard from between the trees
8.
Beyond Us 02:47
Beyond us there's a ghost Your hands are almost cold in mine in mine You recognise its shape And whisper to me It's her she's here And I know I've lost you And now you'll go To the other side And only I'll know why Only I'll know why Only I'll know why Beyond us there's a ghost Your hands are almost cold In mine in mine
9.
Hecate 02:51
Mother of witches Queen of ghosts Keeper of Hell's keys Bringer of storms
10.
I follow the wolves I run in their tracks I open my throat I'm not coming back
11.
Ättestupa 04:17

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released April 12, 2020

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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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