Wing of the Crow [feat. Kobra Paige]

by Red Cain

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With this single and lyric video from our upcoming full-length album, we take a deep dive into the wonderful, lethal darkness of Celtic mythology with the tale of The Morrigan, goddess of war, and Cuchulainn, a mighty hero daring to spurn her advances - a tale sung by warriors across many campfires on cold winter nights.

We are extremely proud and excited to have our friend and Kobra and the Lotus frontwoman Kobra Paige featuring on "Wing of the Crow". Her work with Kobra and the Lotus needs no introduction, and when it came time to deliver the mighty yet intricate vocals for the Morrigan, the Celtic goddess of war, on this track, she was our unanimous choice for the part.

So apply your warpaint, sharpen your axes, pour some ale, brace yourself against the coming nightfall, and sing with us - this is "Wing of the Crow". "

lyrics

Child
Make a deal with me
I offer life
I offer joy
Kings have laid down at my knee
This isn’t sorcery, this is just I
In your employ

Come light the torch, and see the ghost
I am the bellow of the bull
The crescent moon beyond the coast
All that is beautiful and cruel

All that is dead I will command
So rest a while, stay your hand
And take this rose

The boy heard
The calling, the sound of peace
And saw her
Wild roses and white summer's eve
But war came
A-falling on blackened wings and
The boy stepped out
Into the quarrels of kings

The boy of heartblood and organ gave
To shut the doors to an early grave
He rode into the night with bow and blade
And veins full of her sweet nightshade

You scorn me again
The world is much too cruel, for you to walk
Why bother with pain
And bloodshed to come

When autumn falls and trees lay bare
Remember me, for I am there
All fall...man and beast
So let the ravens feast

When ancient curses blot the sun
And human cities cry despair
When all the works of man have perished
Remember me, for I am there
For all is love and war
When the wing of the crow lies at your door

When autumn falls and trees lay bare
Remember me for days long past
Remember me, for I am there
This wasn’t meant to last

The blood then mixed with waters clear as day
A maiden washing a warrior’s gear and blade
Oh maiden, who was here run through?
She brightly laughed and whispered “YOU”

When autumn falls and trees lay bare
Remember me, for I am there
All fall...man and beast
So let the ravens feast

She tells me to rise
I close my eyes
Sing myself a lullaby
Of swords and knives

And I’ve seen
This I promise you
Your demise
Unmistakable
Your blood
It lies evenly
On the Wing of the Crow

credits

released October 31, 2018
Featuring Kobra Paige [Kobra and the Lotus]
Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Alan Sacha Laskow [Perfect Filth Studios]

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Red Cain Calgary, Alberta

Red Cain is a powerful, melodic metal project with European roots, known for intricate storytelling and ambient elements paired with heavy, technical guitarwork and a rich, epic musical presence.

Red Cain is proud to be influenced by acts such as Kamelot, Symphony X, Marilyn Manson, Tesseract, and Alter Bridge.
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