The Mellowship You Belong With Me... track list

The Woad - The Last Battle Of Maidens Castle

 

I have always had a deep interest in archaeology, and have visited Maidens Castle on few occasions. As I stood on the earthworks and looked out with a bit of the history playing in my mind, I wondered what the last battle would have been like and if those desperate last defenders had feared the end.

 

The woad paints my skin

The finger touches my cheek

Breathing hard and thin

The warriors blue born streak

 

We are the last of our tribe

Woman, babes, n grey bearded men

Last shamen left to enscribe

Warrior signs on tears again

 

This is the last true fight

The darkness holds the dead

Dawn arrows harkens in light

Shows carrion crows are fed

 

Know our dream is at an end

Smooth sling stones in hand

Slung from where we are penned

Death with a hard stony brand

 

However many we kill

There are always more to fight

When our last breath is still

Hope for the golden goddess light

 

The woad paints my skin

The finger touches my cheek

Breathing hard and thin

The warriors blue born streak

 

We are the last of our tribe

Woman, babes, n grey bearded men

Last shamen left to enscribe

Warrior signs on tears again

 

 

Mo Dewdney, singer (lyrics and tune)

Lukas Drinkwater, guitar, bass (tune)

Ciaran Algar, Violin