Josh Ritter Lyrics

All that love all those mistakes
What else can a poor man make?
So I gave up a life of crime
I gave it to a friend of mine
Something else was on my mind
The only ghost I'm haunted by
I hear her howling down below
Idaho, oh, Idaho

Wolves, oh wolves, oh can't you see?
Ain't no wolf can sing like me
And if it could then I suppose
He belongs in Idaho
Packs of dogs and cigarettes
For those who ain't done packing yet
My clothes are packed and I want to go
Idaho, oh, Idaho

I'm out at sea for seven years
I got your letter in Tangier
I thought that I'd been on a boat
Till that single word you wrote
That single word it landlocked me
Turned the masts to cedar trees
And the winds to gravel roads
Idaho, oh, Idaho

Turned the wind to gravel roads
Idaho, oh, Idaho

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Written by: Joshua Benjamin Ritter

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I love this state. I leave every so often but I come back every time. Kentucky, Michigan, Utah, none will ever be as beautiful.

This state has places that you can be truly alone. Nobody for miles and miles, nothing but you and the trees. I think about this song a lot when I'm out in the woods with my gun on my hip and my mind firmly fixed on the trail.

Idaho is the best state.

Sam Worms

Good to know good real folk is still making it's presence known.


Absolutely beautiful. Incredible job, Josh Ritter

Faith Mackey

I LOVE the Celtic twist in his voice in this song. It adds so much.


Such a great song


Such a Great Song Love Josh Ritter. .... Many Good Covers Too....

Georgia Heard

Blown away by the song writing...

jim trapp

First I've heard this song. Terrific!

Matt Moskal

I love this song that his timing is so awesome. Can someone please explain that to me?

River Chen

timing is not so important any more for a good singer like this..

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