This song makes me think of Mal
Tuesday, November 15, 2005

When I Go by Dave Carter

Come, lonely hunter, chieftain and king
I will fly like the falcon when I go
Bear me my brother under your wing
I will strike fell like lightning when I go

I will bellowlike the thunder drum, invoke the storm of war
a twistin pillar spun of dust and blood up from the prairie floor
i will sweep the foe before me like a gale out on the snow
and the wind will long recount the story, reverence and glory when I go

spring, spirit dancer, nimble and thin
I will leap like coyote when I go
tireless entrancer, lend me your skin
I will run like a gray wolf when I go

I will climb the rise at daybreak, I will kiss the sky at noon
raise my yearnin voice at midnight to my mother in the moon
I will make the lay of long defeat and draw the chorus slow
I'll send this message down the wire and hope that
someone wise is listenin
when i go

and when the sun comes trumpes from his red house in the east
he will find a standin stone where long I chanted my release
he will send his mornin messenger to strike the hammer blow
i will crumble down uncountalbe in showers of crimson rubies
when I go

sigh, mournful sister, whisper and turn
i will rattle like dry leves when I go
stand in the mist wher emy fire used to burn
i will camp on the night breeze when I go

and should you glimpse my wanderin form out on the borderline
between death and resurrection and the council of the pines
do not worry for my comfort, do not sorrow for me so
all your diamond tears will rise up and adorn the sky beside me
when I go

I also get a Mal/River vibe from it, too. Don't kow why.


Thursday, November 17, 2005 8:26 AM


When I went to Dave and Tracey's web page and read the bio I was saddened to learn he died in 2002. What a loss of such poetical talent. After listening to the song and then reading that I found myself crying for the loss of someone I've never met. Maybe I need Prozac?

Wednesday, November 16, 2005 5:04 PM


I only really discovered Dave Carter on Monday. I'd heard When I Go last year (on a Boromir fanvid) and loved it, but only went out and found him this week. I really love that song and Annie's Lover on the When I Go CD.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005 3:42 PM


I just downloaded this song from Napster. I'd never heard of Dave Carter and after listening to the song I'm hooked. There's alot of his songs on Napster but since I can't afford to download them all I was wondering if you might recommend some his best work.
Thanks for sharing! Keep flyin!

Wednesday, November 16, 2005 6:37 AM


the lyrics are pretty cool. Definitely the song of a warrior like the Vikings of old. I could see it fitting Mal.


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