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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 1st, 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, 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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    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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