"Wolves at Night" as written by and Andy Hull....
I could of sworn that I saw you knee bent on the bedside
Arms stretching like a kite
That time will eventually grow, I'm so sure of it

I've got a reason to long for songs
That tells why your legs and arms
Are actually able

'Cause I confide in wolves at night
Well, have you seen my baby girl?
She's lonely, yeah, oh, oh, oh

I've got to crucify myself if I am gonna believe you
I've got to promise that I'll finish all the things I said
I'd do to begin with too

I've got to make my bed if I am gonna lay with you
'Cause a disaster's a disaster
No matter what Christian language you drag it through

'Cause I confide in wolves at night
Well, have you seen my baby girl?
She's lonely, so lonely

'Cause I confide in wolves at night
I'm like a virgin losing a child
So lonely, so lonely

Swear I did what I could for your rights
You swear you did what you could for my eyes
And I'll try nothing, try something, try anything

I swear I did what I could for your rights
And you swear you did what you could for my eyes
And I'll try something, for nothing, for something
Something

I swear I did what I could for your rights
You swear you did what you could for my eyes
And I'll try something, try nothing, try anything


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"Wolves at Night" as written by Andy Hull

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  • +1
    General CommentI always figured that "I saw your knee-bent on the bedside" was a tossback to their album art, which is a Polaroid that they found at a lady's house that they stayed at once on tour, it's of her on her wedding night.
    ugabsktballon June 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think everyone is missing something... "I'm like a version losing a child" is a reference to Mary, and how she lost christ, and how lonely she must have felt. I think loneliness is the key part to the entire metaphor and a lot of the album. Another theme throughout the album is constant references to sight, seeing, vision and seeing what you believe. He hasn't seen his baby, she is gone, he is alone and so is she.... Mary must have felt this alone when Jesus was crucified....
    Wolves = possibly temptation??
    McLean420on September 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commentfor some reason, i got the idea that this song was about resisting the temptation of lust in order to remain pure.


    "I could have sworn that I saw you knee-bent..."
    the singer comments on how he saw his gf praying, but now she wants to have sex.

    "I've got to crucify myself..."if he wants to believe what she is saying about it being ok to do it, he'd have to crucify himself (aka, repent of his sin). He has to obey all the promises he made when he became a Christian.

    "I've got to make my bed..."
    he says that he has to make his bed (get married) if he's gonna lay with her (have sex). because a disaster is a disaster no matter how you spin the act of sex.


    "Cause I confide in wolves at night..."
    the "wolves" that he confides in are the falsefaced temptations of earthy pleasures. in order to resist them, he must make his baby girl lonely.




    well that's what i thought.
    sictransiton March 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I definitely agree with sictransit...well said.
    FlysoloFlysohighon April 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, I agree too - though I didn't completely understand their interpretation of the: "cause I confide in wolves at night" part.

    :]
    IamHEAVENsenton May 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYeah, I agree too - though I didn't completely understand their interpretation of the: "cause I confide in wolves at night" part.

    :]
    IamHEAVENsenton May 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commentugabsktball, the album art isnt a poloroid they found at a lady's house on tour.my brother is the drummer and he found a whole picture album of a guy's life in a thrift store a long time ago.all the pictures in the album are ones from this album.but it is her honey moon night.
    bedmond4on February 04, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti agree with McLean420
    criscotwisteron March 17, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyeah bedmond that's right, my bad. i had heard the wrong thing.
    ugabsktballon March 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI've taken a slightly different slant with my interpretation. I think the narrator with one of his friends about problems that he's having in a relationship and this friend takes advantage of this girl's lonliness and sleeps with her. Thus his "confiding in wolves." The friends he trusted enough with his problems are the wolves.

    When I hear "I'm like a virgin losing a child," I think of adoption. A parent whose child isn't really theirs, and thus a "virgin." To lose that child would still be very tragic, but the kid was never really theirs exactly. I think maybe the narrator is saying that he never really thought the relationship was very genuine but he's still sad that it's over.
    DorkBoyeeeon October 27, 2008   Link

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