They will hunt again.
With years to plan.
And sharpen their teeth.
But no one knows, no one knows.
Free the wolf from his cage.
Watch him hunt, stalk his prey.
We let them go.
They will hunt again.
Prey on the simple.
Feast in the temple.
Free the wolf?
We must put him down.
We'll put him down again.
Our protectors hide and grin.

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How Are The Weak Free song meanings
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    General CommentUnless im crazy, I could swear I hear him say another line after the "and sharpen their teeth" part. It sounds like he says "To smile and walk free". If anyone could clarify, it would be great. That means you Darth Squirrel.
    RefusedINCon August 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIt reminds alot of Where blood and fire bring rest. Awesome song
    zaoon August 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis is my favorite song off Parade. and yes, i hear him say "to smile and walk free". i think its obvious what this song is about... the onyl part i dont understand is who the wolf is. some possibilities...Government, Satan, Hypocrits in teh church, or just stuck up pricks. whoever the wolf is, dan is not happy with him and everyone can probably find a "wolf" in their life to relate this song to.
    cambam33on August 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think its refering to demons, and their impact on our life. They deceive and prey on the simple, and if we let them in, they will tear apart the church as well. We must put them down again. Rise up against the wolf, or be consumed like mindless sheep.
    MetalHeadforGodon August 21, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is by far the BEST zao song ever, out of all the CD's, i just cannot stop this song from playing through my computer, stereo, and my MIND! I recommend you buy the cd, just so that Zao gets some money from breaking up.....
    xUnderoathxon August 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe other part after he says and sharpen their teeth he says "to smile, and walk free...... but no one knows.... no one knows."
    KoiHoshion August 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe first impression that I get from these lyrics is that it's a song about repeat offenders (murderers, rapists, molesters, etc.) that get released into society after serving time in their "cage" only to hunt the weak again.
    The line "we let them go" seems to be a slap in the face of the judicial system that lets these "wolves" back into society.
    The main reason that I lean toward this conclusion is that ZAO addresses many civil & social topics in their writings and this would fit right in with the others
    WAFVon September 01, 2002   Link
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    General CommentJust another thought... it could also be directed toward the whole mess with the Catholic Priests ("feast in the temple")
    I do not know when these lyrics were written by ZAO so I'm not sure if this thought holds any water!
    WAFVon September 01, 2002   Link
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    General Commentfall of the church?

    HIMskateron September 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commentis it just me, or does it sound like he's sayin free the wolf f-word his cage- even though that doesn't make any sense. Is there any cussing on this cd? please reply by going to and like posting a message there via guestbook or forum. Thanks- I will not re-check this page for replies.
    nooseon September 28, 2002   Link

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