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Song Released: 2012


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Wolf mother, where you been?
You look so worn, so thin
You're a taker, devil's maker
Let me hear you sing, hey ya hey ya

Wolf father, at the door
You don't smile anymore
You're a drifter, shapeshifter
Let me see you run, hey ya hey...

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    anonymous
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    Apr 15th, 2012 4:18am report


    This ballad was extracted from Hemliga bok i den stora mörka skogen (The Secret Book of the Great Dark Forest), a 359 parchment pages rare volume presently displayed in the Nordic Museum in Djurgården and believed to date back from the mid 16th century. According to the Swedish mythology, several wolves entered into an agreement with the underground creature Vittra to seduce humans into venturing through the great forest at night by singing strange songs. The few human who followed the wolves into the darkness got lost in vast expanse of swamps where they had to confront their own past, and for some of them, their disgrace, while Vittra, the underground creature, slowly crawled out to meet each of them.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 13th, 10:03pm report


    I think it is about all of the bad things in the world and the attempts to fix them. “Wolf Mother “ is anything that has been worn and abused by life in general. “ You’re a taker Devil’s maker, is about unkind people. “Wolf Father “ is also about hardships. “ Shapeshifter is about the many different faces or forms that bad things take on. “Holy lLight, Guard the Night” is about attempts to reconcile the evil and protect anything that is not yet evil. “ Watch it grow child of Wolf, keep holding on” is about waiting for the world to change but not helping. “Run through the deep dark forest” I about running from your problems. “Where the sun would set, trees were dead” means that your problems were worse that imagined. “Hope for a trace to lead me back” is about wanting to return to your innocence. “Wayward winds, a voice that sings of a forgotten land” is about wishing to go to a place where the grass is greener. And “See it fall, lend a mending hand” Is about attempting to fix the unjustises of the world . This song reflects a feeling of hope in a forgotten, sad world.



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    anonymous
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    May 4th, 2019 5:26am report


    I’m not sure about the Swedish ballad. I’d have to read it but I can’t find any information on it. This song reminds me of the native Americans. They viewed the wolf as the most sacred animal and believed they were shapeshifters. The embodiment of dead ancestors. Wolf mother looking worn and thin because European settlers drove them out of their habitat and now it’s hard to find food. The wolf father at the door who doesn’t smile anymore because his land has been taken from him and now there are cities. So he must resort to going into people’s yards and digging through garbage to find a meal which makes him sad because he is a hunter. She calls out to the child of war (European settlers) to lend a mending hand and undo the destruction they’ve caused. She runs through the deep dark forest to where the sun sets (the western frontier where the black hills war was fought and Indians were driven out and the last place to be settled and destroyed) and she sees that everything is dead and the rivers are none. She wants to go home because she can’t stand the sight of the destruction her people have caused so she looks at the disgrace of her own kind. On a side note, to the person who thought this song was about pedophilia... you need a psychiatrist.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 7th, 2018 8:50pm report


    My first interpretation was completely insane. I saw it as the singer's own mind, probably facing a depression or some other mental disorder. The father, the mother and the child were "fragments" of her personality. Maybe the parts that were developed by those figures in her childhood.
    "When I run through the deep dark forest long after this began, where the sun would set..." this can represent mind sick, darkened, and hurting mind.
    "And I hope for a trace to lead me back home from this place, but there was no sound, there was only me and my disgrace" it could be a trace of her personality, an old familiar and healthy trace. But she can't go back to what she once was "long after this began"...



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    anonymous
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    Apr 1st, 2018 4:42pm report


    It is a song about hope and life, but also no hope in the world and death.



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    anonymous
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    Feb 25th, 2018 2:30pm report


    This song is about two sister's neglectful parents. Mom is worn and fragile giving so much, maybe suffers mental health issues, never finding herself, maybe addiction etc. Dad is tired and perhaps self medicating too, but he isn't around. He's at the door, running. Maybe work woman bar etc. The two sisters unite, hands together. Moving through the pain and trials together, encouraging each other along.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 15th, 2017 7:10pm report


    This song is about how we treat our planet. "Wolf Mother" could refer to "Mother Nature". In the Modern era, Mother Nature hasn't been around much "Where you been?", and is also slowly being destroyed, "You look so worn, so thin"

    "Wolf Father" is debatable. It could creatures or organisms as a whole. The "Shapeshifter" part could show that the Father is life, as we are constantly changing our ways.

    "Child of Wolf" could refer to the human race. We try to keep clinging onto our Earth. We have no choice but to watch the danger rapidly grow until Mother Wolf chokes and dies. The Holy Light could be a goal to rescue the wolf mother.

    The chorus tells us of the scene after this happens "When I run through the deep dark forest long AFTER this begun"

    The trees are dead, and there are no rivers, which shows that humans have taken things from this place. The new generation keeps trying to escape the past and save the planet, but it's too late, and our disgrace is us.



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    anonymous
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    Jan 27th, 2017 1:54am report


    This songs speaks about pedophilia and about mother who let their father to abuse their children. At first good dad turn to show his real face, so that is why they call him "shapeshifter" - because he turn into "wolf" to his own children. And mother new all this and never done anything to protect her children so that is why they called her "devil's maker". Children tries to survive all this ("keep the spirits strong") and longing for peace and real home they believed they lived in, but all turned to hell ("Where the sun would set, trees were dead and the rivers were none" and "But there was no sound, there was only me and my disgrace") Very strong and brave song that points up very often problem of scandinavian's society. I just hope it is not a autobiographic song.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 5th, 2016 10:37am report


    This ballad was extracted from Hemliga bok i den stora mörka skogen (The Secret Book of the Great Dark Forest), a 359 parchment pages rare volume presently displayed in the Nordic Museum in Djurgården and believed to date back from the mid 16th century. According to the Swedish mythology, several wolves entered into an agreement with the underground creature Vittra to seduce humans into venturing through the great forest at night by singing strange songs. The few human who followed the wolves into the darkness got lost in vast expanse of swamps where they had to confront their own past, and for some of them, their disgrace, while Vittra, the underground creature, slowly crawled out to meet each of them.




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