Josh Ritter - Wolves Lyrics




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

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 drifting 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

So long, so high
So long, so high
So long, so high
So long, so high

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 still don't I don't know how they found me, I'll never know quite how
I still can't believe they heard me, I was howling out that loud

So long, so high
So long, so high
So long, so high
So long

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
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

So long, so high
So long, so high
So long, so high
So long, Oh





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  1. dadigan

    His lyrics are what the music of all those in the 60's was to that generation. It's raw, TRUE... and he understands. I pray he doesn't sell out! Keep Truckin' Josh. Don't sell out to Bastards. I love the Dead but I have never wanted all the tapes/CD's even though I love it when they come on the community station I listen to.

     I want ALL of his CD's. I am a writer, and can do pretty well and can pretty well at that, BUT, I'd like to write like Josh Ritter! KUDO'S BROTHER!!!!!!

  2. 1oldgoat

    Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Josh Ritter, and Brian Fallon the four greatest songwriters of their time, not necessarily in that order.

    tariq quamar

    1oldgoat imbecile.

  3. Andrea Kollo

    Men in Trees brought me here ... great song - thank you

  4. Jack Merlot Doesn't Live Here Anymore

    LYCANS TAKE ROSE TOBY OR NAUGHT BE WARY OF MITZI MASSACRE & ALL THOSE FRIGHTS THAT SHE BOUGHT TOULOUSE LAUGH CATREZ ITS A'BOROUGH NOT REZ THAT WE NORTHRUP'ERS CUFFS YET HAVEN'T CAUGHT

    *news at eleven • film at eleven*

  5. Sara Wawa

    I will never not love this song

  6. Sara Wawa

    I just realized Josh Ritter is the singer of another one of my favorite songs from years ago (that I still think about but couldn't find): girl in the war. I need to listen to his other songs since the two I have heard were so beautiful

  7. Sara Wawa

    I remember listening to this song years ago because it was on one of those Paste magazine CDs and I have been searching for it because I love this song but couldn't remember the name or the artist. This is such a lovely song.

  8. ChArLiE BeAtZ

    I never heard of this guy, but I love his music! I'm a new fan!

  9. Carol Jones

    just became a fan after the movie" The Hollars.
    "

  10. Nicholas Hill

    still such a great tune!

  11. Lynn Wallish

    Josh Ritter is so underrated.

    Evie Trabant McKenna

    i know right??

  12. David Binder

    Thanks for the great music. He really is underrated, I say his name and most people are saying 'who?' makes me think of a mix between Petty, Springsteen and dylan

  13. Dawn Sutton

    I fucking love this song. xx

    Carwell

    Me too!

    Dawn Sutton

    Haaving just seen your reply I now feel compelled to hear it. So, thanks! Peace.

  14. fruit god

    This artist deserves more attention

  15. Absent Minded PokeProfessor

    Thanks!!!!!!!!!!

  16. sean williams

    thank you this is amazing.

  17. Teona

    Wonderful !

  18. Dalex talks

    @MsHollyBerry2010 Your welcome