"Werewolf" as written by and Ole/holter Evenrude....
In a dream I was a werewolf
My soul was filled with crystal light
Lavender ribbons of rain sang
Ridding my heart of mortal fright
Of mortal fright

Broken sundown fatherless showdown
Gun hip swollen lip bottle sip yeah I suck dick
Loose grip on gravity falls sky blinding crumbling walls
River sweep away my memories of
Children's things a young mother's love
Before the yearning song of flesh on flesh
Young hearts burst open wounds bleed fresh
A young brother skinny and tall my older walks
Ocean ward and somber, slumber sleeping
Flowers in the water, but I'm just his daughter
Walking down an icy grave leading to my
Schizophrenic father.
Weeping willow won't you wallow louder
Searching for my father's power

I'm a shake you off though
Get up on that horse and
Ride into the sunset
Look back with no remorse

He's a black magic wielder some say a witch
Wielded darkness when he was wilein' on his mom's
And born child and he was the bastard the that broke
Up the marriage evil doer doing evil from a baby carriage
And he was born with the same blue eyes
Crystal ships dripping with ice, diamonds coruscate
In the night fireworks electric bright
And now he's got his own two sons
Trys to hide his tears in a world of fun
But loveless bedrooms filled with doom
Bring silent heartache July to June
Swoon over new young hot flame
Mourn the memories later
Laugh now alligator

In a dream my father came to me
And made me swear that I?d keep
What's sacred to me
And if I get the choice to live in his name
I'll pray my way through the rain
Singing oh happy day

I don't mean to close the door
But for the record my heart is sore
You blew through me like bullet holes
Left stains on my sheets and stains on my soul
You left me broke down begging for change
Had to catch a ride with a man who's deranged
He had your hands and my father's face
Another western vampire
Different time same place
I had dreams that brings me sadness
Rain much deeper than a river
Sorrow flow through me
Tiny waves of shivers
Corny movies make me reminisce
They break me down easy on this generic love shit
First kiss frog and princess

I'm a shake you off though
Get up on that horse and
Ride into the sunset
Look back with no remorse


Lyrics submitted by TDeMello, edited by alexihagen

"Werewolf" as written by Michael Hurley

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  • +8
    General CommentTooo many comments so maybe someone already mentioned this, but this song seems to parallel themes from Sylvia Plath's poem, Daddy. They both deal with the "electra complex" which i know lots of poetry/lyrics do, but whats most interesting is that both compare these poisonous lovers to vampires. "Another Western vampire different time same place" ,. really made me think that there may be some type of connection. I recommend you read the poem ...i'll post the last two stanzas here but its easy to find on the interenet, so decide for yourself:

    If I've killed one man, I've killed two--
    The vampire who said he was you
    and drank my blood for a year,
    Seven years, if you want to know.
    Daddy, you can lie back now.

    There's a stake in your fat black heart
    And the villagers never like you.
    They are dancing and stamping on you.
    They always Knew it was you.
    Daddy, daddy, you bastard, I'm through.

    Bianca seems to be very interested in poetry so maybe she was influenced by sylvia plaths poem....just a thought
    marieHon April 30, 2008   Link
  • +7
    General Commentbest song. ever.
    seriously.
    courtneliuson May 19, 2008   Link
  • +5
    My InterpretationI don't know if anyone said this already, given all the comments go ten pages back, but to me it seems that whether this song is about molestation or simply a broken home (or both) the title 'Werewolf' comes from the fact that all these sad experiences/memories are related to a figure that is written off as a 'vampire'. In my opinion the speaker in this song is wishing they could be a 'werewolf' in order to overcome the 'vampires'.
    smallappleon August 22, 2012   Link
  • +4
    General Comment"i don't mean to close the door, but for the record, my heart is sore. you blew through me like bullet holes; left stains on my sheets and stains on my soul".

    these lines are some of my favorite lyrics of all time.
    this song in hauntingly beautiful and i went on a week or two binge of listening to it on repeat.
    ragdoll.on November 12, 2007   Link
  • +3
    General CommentEven though it would make for a more scandalous story, I don't think this song has anything to do with molestation. If that were the case, there would be a lot more lines suggesting that.

    The song is incredibly biographic: their father and mother divorced when they were young, and the sisters were raised apart; Bianca, the younger of the two, lived with their dad (a native american shaman,) until she was around fifteen, but eventually dropped out of school and lived as a drifter - as her father did.

    This song seems to be about Bianca's realization that she doesn't want to live like her father, but she also must learn from the way he is, in order to grow and to keep herself grounded.

    The parallels between this song and "Promise," from the same album, are uncanny and bare mentioning. It should be noted that in Promise, the narrator is giving a "tarnished offering," which she describes as "crystal light" between her thighs, and pleads that her werewolf not run away from her.

    It's important to see this parallel, because then the sound clip from the beginning is given a little context - He is the lover that she is leaving. She has done a lot of thinking (about her life and her father, in particular,) and decided to keep herself "sacred*," so to speak.

    *(note that the lyrics in the middle of the songs should say:
    "In a dream
    my FATHER came to me
    and made me swear that I'd keep
    what's sacred to me
    and if I had the choice
    to LIVE in his name
    I'd pray my way through the rain
    singing oh happy day")
    jshayon January 05, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Comment"evil doer doing evil from a baby carriage"

    HOW SWEET does this line sound in the song???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

    jaysus.
    covered in snowon January 03, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Commentso i must say, although at first i thought the father molested her, now all i can think of is that it's her BROTHER who molested her.

    Broken sundown fatherless showdown---father's not there, can't stop what's happening between son and daughter

    Young hearts burst open wounds bleed fresh---two young kids
    A young brother skinny and tall my older walks---mention of brother, clearly meaningful

    Flowers in the water, but I'm just his daughter---sarcastic "i'm just his daughter", he should protect her from the brother

    Walking down an icy grave leading to my Schizophrenic father---his sickness may have prevented him from stopping the incest

    Weeping willow won't you wallow louder
    Searching for my father's power---she wanted help, she was waiting, "searching" for his help

    Wielded darkness when he was wilein on his mom's
    And born child and he was the bastard that broke
    Up the marriage evil doer doing evil from a baby carriage---the brother's birth ruined the family

    And he was born with the same blue eyes---same eyes as father, perhaps as her as well

    Tries to hide his tears in a world of fun
    But loveless bedrooms filled with doom
    Bring silent heartache July to June---he's still sick and has sick thoughts, cannot be happy in this loveless bedroom, needs sexual pleasure

    Swoon over new young hot flame---still has sick thoughts

    Mourn the memories later
    Laugh now alligator
    Laugh now alligator---he feels guilty but he's still sick and cannot help himself

    Oh in a dream
    My love(or father?) came to me
    And made me swear
    That I'd keep what's sacred to me
    And if I get the choice
    To fill in his name
    I'll pray my way through the rain
    Singing, Oh happy day---once she realizes she's worth it and sacred she can feel better

    I don't mean to close the door
    But for the record my heart is sore
    You blew through me like bullet holes
    Left stains on my sheets and stains on my soul---actual rape

    Had to catch a ride with a man who's deranged---had to depend on the brother because the dad wasn't helping her at all, and that led to her having to stay close with the brother

    He had your hands and my father's face---the brother looks similar to his father

    They break me down easy on this generic love shit
    First kiss frog and princess---she had no generic love, only incestuous "love"

    I'ma shake you off though
    Get up on that horse and
    Ride into the sunset
    Look back with no remorse---she will be okay, eventually, she's hopeful
    pnbradleyon July 17, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthe encounters with men in your life reflect what you look for in a man being based on the things you grew familiar with your father. That many times these men are the fallen heros your fathers are.
    Turkishgoldcamson September 19, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song rules so much.
    macramebirdon April 12, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI had typed up the lyrics from the liner notes. I just went back and edited them to match the sung vocals. Hopefully it's all good now?

    ...

    The song has this great Western machismo melded with a pathetic cheating sleep-around father. It's about someone trying to both live up to that name and live it down. At the point in their life where they realize that all the men they've been with are just different versions of their father, and they're ready to leave all that behind and start over again.
    TDeMelloon April 16, 2007   Link

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