The ones who seek justice,
Will pray for it all their lives...
They can and they will skin us all one day...
Oh can you hear them cries? (Can you hear them cries?)
As far as the man can run from us we're following the trail of blood
So hunt my young ones

I have always known the storm would come...
Listen now, my young ones
This not a story I tell
Of midnight, moon and sun...

Are you ready to walk the forbidden road
Learn again what we tried to forget
The dark can now take over you

We have a common past, an ancient bond
The people once broke
We would only take what we need,
They would harvest our weak,

But they hunted us all,
We ended the last of them, thus far, ten lifetimes ago
In hopes of healing the sore,
But the war still went on

Preying for the moon,
Hiding for the day
These might be our last times
I ain't gonna see you taken away...

Heading for the dawn
Of our way of life
You're welcome to give it your best try...
Look me in the eyes, oh, wolver
This ain't your fairy tale...

It took us many years to teach them
How to cry wolf
We made the people serve the purpose
Those ignorant fools... my young ones!

Teach the ones below you something you've learned
And learn from the ones above you
Fear is your deepest wisdom
For these last days...

Preying for the moon,
Hiding for the day
These might be our last times
I ain't gonna see you taken away...

Heading for the dawn
Of our way of life
You're welcome to give it your best try...
Look me in the eyes, oh, wolver
This ain't your fairy tale...

The ones who seek justice,
Will pray for it all their lives...
They can and they will skin us all one day...
Oh can you hear them cries? (Can you hear them cries?)
As far as the man can run from us we're following the trail of blood
So hunt my young ones,
The pack they have always feared is back

[SOLO]

On your last day, remember, we never die
Death does not exist for us

They don't fear the wolf, but the wild within
No glory to the way this must end
This is a story I told
Unfolding before you

Preying for the moon,
Hiding for the day
These might be our last times
I ain't gonna see you taken away...

Heading for the dawn
Of our way of life
You're welcome to give it your best try...
Look me in the eyes, oh, wolver
This ain't your fairy tale...

The ones who seek justice,
Will pray for it all their lives...
They can and they will skin us all one day...
Oh can you hear them cries? (Can you hear them cries?)
As far as the man can run from us we're following the trail of blood
So hunt my young ones,
The pack they have always feared is back


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    General CommentIt sounds like another werewolf song. A great job by Sonata Arctica, might I add.

    "I have always known the storm would come...
    Listen now, my young ones
    This not a story I tell
    of midnight, moon and sun...

    Are you ready to walk the forbidden road
    learn again what we tried to forget
    The dark can now take over you"

    Lyrics are retelling of their past of being werewolves, different from humans. The dark can now take over you is a reference to the full moon, which causes them to change to their wolf-like forms.

    “We have a common past, an ancient bond
    The people once broke
    We would only take what we need,
    They would harvest our weak,

    But they hunted us all,
    We ended the last of them, thus far, ten lifetimes ago
    In hopes of healing the sore, but the war still went on”

    Again, about humans hatred of such creatures. They were hunted until very few remained, and they remain in hiding to survive.

    “Preying for the moon,
    Hiding for the day
    These might be our last times
    I ain't gonna see you taken away...

    Heading for the dawn
    Of our way of life
    You're welcome to give it your best try...
    Look me in the eyes, oh, wolver
    This ain't your fairy tale...”

    About the hunting of them, again. Apparently, the narrator is hoping that they and her children and family wont be discovered as what they really are, and run to keep themselves hidden. This ain’t your fairy tale probably means that it is the truth, this is real, you can’t close your eyes and it would simply go away.

    “It took us many years to teach them
    How to cry wolf
    We made the people serve the purpose
    Those ignorant fools... my young ones!

    Teach the ones below you something you've learned.
    And learn from the ones above you
    Fear is your deepest wisdom
    For these last days...”

    They revenged by making people fear them, afraid of them, despite what the werewolves wanted.

    “The ones who seek justice,
    will pray for it all their lives... They can
    and they will skin us all one day...
    oh can you hear them cries As far as
    the man can run from us we're following
    the trail of blood So hunt my
    young ones, the pack they have always feared is back”

    The wolves want justice to the wrongs done to their race. The leader wants the pack to hunt down the humans who took their own and make them regret ever doing it.

    “They don't fear the wolf, but the wild within
    no glory to the way this must end
    This is a story I told
    Unfolding before you”

    This is bound to happen for all eternity, for as long as they exist. They have to live with this curse, and for as long as they do, they will be hated and hunted.
    Asuyukaon October 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI can kinda see a way for it to be about NA's too. Not saying it is, but still.

    "They can and they will skin us all one day..." skinning was popular during that time.

    "As far as the man can run from us we're following the trail of blood"
    Trail of tears/blood from being forced west.

    "Are you ready to walk the forbidden road
    Learn again what we tried to forget
    The dark can now take over you"

    Trying to forget how they were treated.

    "
    Preying for the moon,
    Hiding for the day
    These might be our last times
    I ain't gonna see you taken away..."

    Trying to hide as to not being taken into slavery.
    eUe_addictedon December 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWerewolves? yall are thinking about Full Moon too much. its strikes me as being about Wolves being hunted to extinction. definitly a interesting take on a serious situation
    superbeast86on February 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is a power metal band, it pretty much HAS to be about Werewolves.
    Brat Mojon July 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSounds to me like the plight of the native americans
    Anilandon December 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHaha, it has nothing to do with Native Americans.

    Tony said that this is the fourth of the wolf songs (Fullmoon, Wolf & Raven, The Cage) and it's pretty self explanatory. Very well written, probably my favorite lyrics for one of my least favorite songs.
    SeppoIlmarinenon January 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAs far as the man can run from us we're following the trail of blood
    So hunt my young ones,
    The pack they have always feared is back

    Worship this shit.
    Faaip De Oiadon March 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSeppo~, The Cage isn't about werewolves, its about a normal kind of wolves, which are trapped, u can go there and see my thoughts and I am 100% sure its not about werewolves as W&R and Fullmoon.
    SA~Fanon July 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentA song continuing the Wolf saga. It's about a group hunting down the wolves. (I'm thinkin' goblins for some reason. Mainly the way the singer sounds. XD)
    Ninji-Xon July 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMy sister pointed out that "wolver" means "one who hunts wolves"... so the song is actually essentially a threat--"stop trying to kill us or we'll return the favor".
    RedFox742on July 25, 2007   Link

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