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1.
Knife 03:04 video
You put your knife in me You put your knife in me You put your knife in me This is something that should never have been You stood and watched me bleed Beneath the sacred tree As you put you knife in me My blood you wished the soil to feed I offered you my heart Like a fool, I let you tear it apart As you put your knife in me This is something that should never have been Lovers, ramblers, wanderers and fools This life’s a gift that’s given unto you Traitors hide in the most beautiful of forms As I die here, hear my song and be warned So you can put your knives in me You can put your knives in me You can put your knives in me But you’ll never ever ever be free You can put your knives in me You can put your knives in me You can put your knives in me But you’ll never ever ever be free This is something that should never have been...
2.
On the deck of this old mess I felt her sweet caress I’d touch her hair, not a care She’d hold me to her breast Over here I lost my dear Down by the ocean shore I could not hold her from the cold Now she’s no more Old shipwreck, old shipwreck Down by the old shipwreck Old shipwreck, old shipwreck Down by the old shipwreck Over here I lost my dear Down by the ocean shore I could not hold her from the cold Now she’s no more Our sins among the winds Now they’re washed away She still rides among the tides I’ll be with her one day
3.
Compassion 03:11
When your spirit is broken and your brother’s dead When you don’t know where you will lay your head The weight of this world will crush your dreams And when they catch you they won’t hear your screams Grab your chains, it’s not a game, tonight we will tear it all apart Let them cry out, that’s what it’s about We’ll seize the day and we'll make them pay Harken to me and I will clear the way This is your chance now go in to the fray You cannot wait for God up above he won’t answer you Take up the torch and fly today we will start anew
4.
Incense of cedar Incense of night The inner sun is setting The dying of the light Incense of juniper Incense of light The eastern sun is setting The inner life is bright Smoke is twisting, curling Your aroma fills my mind I kissed you and we parted Forever strangers in our time
5.
Loam 04:12
Wet again for me I can touch your mind Wed again for me We cut the ties that bind Yet again for me We siphon spirit Let us again foresee The knowledge inherit The inverted pyramid The ecstasy of Babalon The bleak infinite Manifested mind spawn
6.
Twisted bones, they entwine Memories of mine Feet on the arid tundra A lone revenant penumbra Across the sands, beyond the stones For these sins we’ll never atone Our hands they grasp at the wine Trying to turn back time Trying to turn back time Again, and again In the endless black ocean Shadows in constant motion Hope on the crest of the wave We will never be saved
7.
Ever Onward 03:53
There is no outer war for our generation The silence of our struggle’s in our hearts We’ve learned the price of loyalty to a nation: Bodies turned to ash and our brothers torn apart Ever onward through the dark The adversarial powers are growing by the hour And their battle lines are drawn inside your soul There are forces you can’t see and they’re out for you and me And our mission in this world is to be free Ever onward, wait and see Look past the symbol to the symbolized Look past the physical disguise
8.
Pour the mead it's time to feast It's nighttime in Sonnenheim In the brightness of stars in the might of the night It's nighttime in Sonnenheim A toast to friends and here's to kin A toast to good company as day grows dim Times to come and times that have been Here's to the powers and strength within Mount your dreams and pour your wine It's nighttime in Sonnenheim Erect the Algiz hold tight my friend The fire's lit the feast begins The emptiness of our foes shall ricochet True we are and true we'll stay And this I say my truest friend Thor's on return and Othinn rides again Bring your friends to the feast It's nighttime in Sonnenheim... Bring deine freunde zum fest Es ist nacht in Sonnenheim...
9.
The within is without And without is within
10.
High Tide 09:50
At high tide There is no way out Look at the cliff side Look at the cliff formations And say your benedictions

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AN OVERVIEW
by Shawn Haché

Two bold voices resounding from deep within the Pacific Northwest darkfolk zeitgeist amalgamate as one on “Crooked Headstone”, the collaborative album between British Columbia’s CROOKED MOUTH and Washington State’s HEADSTONE BRIGADE. For years, each project has toiled alone in a decaying genre, carving singular identities capable of breathing new life through masterful melodies and incredibly dense doses of poignancy.
Bend your ear to a headstrong integration of ethereal guitar driven ballads, forlorn sea shanties, and anthemic neofolk shadowed by ever-changing orchestrated layers. The call to adventure resounds through skilled songwriting, biting tales of restless disillusionment, and voices that adeptly blend as one. Together they shout across the sprawling, rolling gulf and call for a radical optimism desperately lacking in our soulless age.
Listen! Heed that distant call. Take to the seas with an inexorable craving for the unexplored and unclaimed. Scale peaks, explore valleys, and, most importantly, go within. Move ever onward!

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released March 19, 2021

CROOKED MOUTH
Vocals, guitar, percussion, harmonium, cittern, glockenspiel, trombone, bass guitar

HEADSTONE BRIGADE is Egan Budd
Vocals, accordion, percussion, post-production, mixing, mastering

Kevin Lewis/Nital Etch: Cello
Shawn Haché: Glockenspiel on "Within Without"

Tracks 1, 4, 9 written by Crooked Mouth
Tracks 2, 5, 6, 10 written by Headstone Brigade
Tracks 3, 7 written by Crooked Mouth & Headstone Brigade
Track 8 written by Kim Larsen (Of The Wand and The Moon)

Recorded spring 2020 in Seattle, Washington and Duncan, British Columbia
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Cat. Nr. IVR152

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