The Pale Fox

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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

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from Hex, released July 16, 2019
Vocals & Lyrics: Katie Metcalfe
Music: Meghan Wood

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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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