Wolves
Josh Ritter 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

[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]

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: JOSH RITTER

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Joy of Joy

This artist deserves more attention

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

Lynn Wallish

Josh Ritter is so underrated.

Evie Trabant McKenna

i know right??

Carol Jones

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

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

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

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.

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!!!!!!

sean williams

thank you this is amazing.

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