The Crypt - Red Flag - 2000
In 2000 I bought a new Red Flag CD, and it seemed like quite a departure from their earlier work. It was also my favorite album for a long time. I believe it was late spring/early summer the next year that Red Flag came to Utah and I went to my first concert (of my own volition). It was at a small goth dance club, the place was a dive, not the kind of place my wife and I usually go, but I had a lot of fun. It was the only time I saw Red Flag in person, probably the only time they were in Utah.
Anyway, my favorite pieces from the record are I See You and Heaven In Medias Res.
I've seen faces on a runaway ghost train Bound for nowhere, going nowhere Having no shame I've seen the light at the end of the tunnel Oncoming train, captain insane At the end of the tunnel I see you, I see you I see you, I see you You see me too but I'm getting through I've seen the righteous So filled with hate Define a foe is all they know Their common trait I've seen people who lack ambition Take a life without a knife For recognition I see you, I see you I see you, I see you You see me too but I'm getting through You see me too but I'm getting through I see you, I see you I see you, I see you
As mentioned in the previous Song of the Week post, Red Flag started making their CDs neat looking, and I think it started with The Crypt. Pressed in glossy black plastic, this is one of the best looking CDs I have, and I think it spawned the 'Megablack' name used for the singles from this album. You can't quite tell from this picture, but the edges and inside of the disc are black, the bottom side is even prettier. I'd take a picture of mine, but unfortunately it's currently trapped in a car CD player that won't release it.
There's not much I'll say about this song, except that it's possibly the most moving song I've ever heard.
My love has died and they have lied There is no heaven My lover sleeps and no one weeps Cause there's no heaven Set the table, try to dine But I'm unable to pour the wine Only one glass still remains Sadly for me, no one complains Then night falls and she calls No longer my name, my name My love has died and they have lied There is no heaven My lover sleeps and no one weeps Cause there's no heaven I cry out loud but my tears do not fall They have all cried and died with my love