"Feeding the Wolves" as written by and Joshua Jon Pyke....
I fed the wolves, to try to keep them quiet,
now they just feed off me.
Now we howl right through the night,
with our bellies full of hollow,
and we're not even sure why.

So please don't pack away your summer clothes,
there's still gardens that I want to grow with you.

And now you know,
now you know.
And when you go,
you're a thousand miles above me,
and I feel all out at sea.

Yes you walk light, like a dancer,
but when you turn on your heel,
you turn away from me too.

So please don't pack away your summer clothes,
there's still gardens that I want to grow with you.

So I howl, oh I'll howl long,
till my belly aches with hollow.
Then I'll howl, oh I'll howl long,
till I can sit and sing you my songs again.

Now the wolves and I have a battle on our hands,
and we try to battle well,
but in full moonlight,
we just fight amongst ourselves,
and reason never shows why.

So please don't pack away your summer clothes,
there's still gardens that I want to grow with you.

So I howl, oh I'll howl long,
till my belly aches with hollow.
Then I'll howl, oh I'll howl long,
till I can sit and sing you my songs again.


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    General Commenti have no idea what this song means but its so beautiful...i just want to cry when i hear it. josh pyke is amazing. can't wait to see him when he comes to town!
    Liizaon March 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti agree with Liiza..
    this song is so SO brilliant.
    it brings tears to my eyes.
    his voice is so amazing.
    howz_gon March 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe internal struggle when trying to reason with somebody, is the impression that I get, She's wanting to leave him (please don't pack away your summer clothes, there's still gardens I wanna grow with you) or things are gettting frosty, wintry in their exchanges. I still think it's battling with your own thoughts though...
    trinity_tragedyon March 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentGreat song. I think it's a personal struggle.. like indulging/giving in to desires ('wolves')..but, as trinity_tragedy said, it could also be about reasoning with another person.
    meg;on June 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwell the way i see it...
    he did to something which was asked of him, now is paying the consequences- perhaps something she wanted him to do that he didnt feel right about?
    now he feels really distant from her, but he obviously doesnt want to let her go.
    deep down however he knows its not right.
    now he knows what hes going to have to do is wait until he can feel right again
    once he feels hes got himself back together, he figures out hes still hurting.

    really, time is the only cure.

    i love the whole wolf metaphor

    this is my favourite off this cd for sure.
    sarbon August 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commentone of my fav songs ever... so so beautiful....
    LilCATon October 02, 2007   Link
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    Song MeaningOkay, I may be wrong.
    But my interpretation of the first bit "I fed the wolves to try and keep them quiet, now they just feed off me"
    It seems like he's tried to block his problems to stop them from getting to him, but now they just feed off him, eating him away. that type of thing..in saying that the only person who could really know what these lyrics are about is Pyke himself. Lyrics can be taken anyway at all depending on the person.

    that's what's so amazing about them.
    GvhftrKijlon November 15, 2010   Link

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