"Red Cave" as written by Christopher E Keating, Anand Mathew Wilder and Grady Owens....
I went out past the willow and the well
Caught my breath upon the hill
At the edge of the domain

And I went down
And further down
And when I got up,
I'm at the red cave

And with that sound
As if I had been put under a spell
She led me to her abode
Despite a winter's day

Mary's house in the hollow of the
White hazel rapid whirlpool
And the church of hurricane

I'm so blessed to
Have spent that time
With my family and the friends
I love with my short life I have met
So many people I deeply care for

I'm so blessed to
Have spent that time
With my family and the friends
I love with my short life I have met
So many people I deeply care for


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"Red Cave" as written by Christopher E Keating Anand Mathew Wilder

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    General Comment"Mary's house in the hollow of the white hazel rapid whirlpool and the church of the red cave" is an english translation of a town name in wales which is "Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch" -the longest town name in the world.
    sionwilliamson November 30, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwillow: the long hair of a girl or woman
    well: her mouth and throat
    hill: her breast
    the edge of the domain: the end of adolescence; the loss of innocence; the transition from boy to man
    red cave: her vagina
    Mary's house...: knowledge and mystery
    the last stanza: maturity; wisdom; appreciation

    This song is about coming of age.
    aaaannddyon April 14, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou're a little off:

    she led me to her whirlpool
    warm despite a winter's day

    And:

    church of the red cave
    BlueCadetThreeon March 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI heard this for the first time on the Yeasayer take-away show...
    youtube it: you'll love it instantly... it's much better than the album version, but it made me love the album version...
    mr.sozeon June 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit makes more sense for the last verse to be split:
    im so blessed to have spent that time
    with my family and the friends i love
    with my short life i have met
    so many people i deeply care for
    richfrmblackliston August 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentto pretty much agree with whats been said, i think its about a guy's journey through meeting an amazing girl, his persistence to sleep with her, becoming captivated by her world, and the joy, happiness & the gratefulness for life he feels when he finally achieves it.

    I love this song, its an incredibly life-affirming track on an album that weaves beautifully between nihilism and hope
    matty_bon November 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI just saw them play this song live, and it was really amazing. Just their facial expressions in the last stanza really made it seem like they meant it.
    Tooladeon November 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    Memorythis song is so much better live. loved it.
    victorialynon October 04, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow, this is amazing! I went to this town!
    The song's nice, too. A perfect album closer.
    markikon February 07, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretation"I'm so blessed to have passed the good times" is how I have always sung this and I can't seem to hear it any other way. Anyone want to back me up or shut me down.
    bmwx11on June 30, 2014   Link

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