"lock up the wolves" as written by Jimmy Bain, Rowan Robertson and Ronnie James Dio....
In the houses of the holy
To the middle of the mystic sea
At the cradle of the world

There's a black cat screaming
And it's not even midnight, no
At the cradle of the world

They're screaming for sanctuary
They're screaming at you
Lock up the wolves
Lock up the wolves, yeah, yeah, yeah

Now there's a cloud over heaven
And a pain out of paradise
In your corner of the world

Turn your back on the children
Does it feel like it's colder
In your corner of the world

They're screaming for sanctuary
They're screaming at you
Lock up the wolves
Lock up the wolves,...

Don't you let 'em get away
Lock up the wolves before you play
Or it's over
Lock up the wolves
Don't you let 'em get away
Don't you let 'em get away

There's no back door to heaven
Just a front door to hell, oh
In this corner of the world

Now if you turn your back on the children
Don't you feel it getting colder
In your corner of the world

They're screaming for sanctuary
They're screaming at you
Lock up the wolves
Lock up the wolves,...


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"Lock Up the Wolves" as written by Ronnie James Dio Jimmy Bain

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    General Commentthe wolves could be a metphor for inner demons, or polititions, or any thing else really. this song is fairly open to interpretation
    purified_in_fireon April 29, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment19 years ago, moreless, i was reading an interview that "Metal Hammer" rock magazine, made to Dio. The good Ronnie James was introducing his (by then) new album, "Lock up the wolves". About the title track song, i am almost sure that he said that when he was talking of "wolves" he meant something like "the spirits of war", or the wars himself.
    In other words, if i remember good, the message would be: don´t let people unleash a war, hold the wolves of war, cause if you don´t, it will be too late....
    Sorry for my bad english!
    Angelo74on June 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentTo me this is about general paranoia and an impossible wish to avoid danger: to me "Lock Up The Wolves" means "take all the dangers out of life", which is impossible. Something an insecure child might say.
    virgodog58on March 28, 2012   Link
  • -1
    General Commenti think its about africa and the wolves are people infected with aids, and the person in the song has to "lock them up"
    [Service to busy]on May 08, 2007   Link

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