Wolves Lyrics

Josh Ritter


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Josh Ritter
album: Track 2 in album The Animal Years
release date: 2006-3-20
popularity : 4 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Acoustic/Country Rock
length: 4:05

Cover Art

Josh Ritter The Animal Years cover art
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I still remember that time when we were dancing
We were dancing to a song that I'd heard
Your face was simple and your hands were naked
I was singing without knowing the words
But I started listening to the wolves in the timber
Wolves in the timber at night
I heard their songs when I looked in the mirror
In the howls and the moons round my eyes

[Chorus]
So long, so high
So long, so high
So long, so high
So long

Then winter came and there was little left between us
Skin and bones of love won't make a meal
I felt my eyes lifting over your shoulder
There were wolves at the edge of the field
But I still remember that time when we were dancing
We were dancing to a song that I'd heard
Your face was simple and your hands were naked
I was singing without knowing the words

[Chorus]

Then one day I just woke up
And the wolves were all there
Wolves in the piano
Wolves underneath the stairs
Wolves inside the hinges
Circling round my door
At night inside the bedsprings
Clicking cross the floor
I don't know how they found me
I'll never know quite how
I still can't believe they heard me
That I was howling out that loud

[Chorus]

At times in the frozen nights I go roaming
In the bed she used to share with me
I wake in the fields with the cold and the lonesome
The moon's the only face that I see
But I still remember that time when we were dancing
We were dancing to a song that I'd heard
Your face was simple and your hands were naked
I was singing without knowing the words

[Chorus]


Track Listing

  • 1 Girl in the War
  • 2 Wolves
  • 3 Monster Ballads
  • 4 Lillian, Egypt
  • 5 Idaho
  • 6 In the Dark
  • 7 One More Mouth
  • 8 Good Man
  • 9 Best for the Best
  • 10 Thin Blue Flame
  • 11 Here at the Right Time