"You're A Wolf" as written by and Alex Church....
I'm walking on the southern street, cut to the river 'fore I run too low.
I'm walking on the southern street, cut to the river 'fore I run too low.

Old gypsy woman spoke to me, lips stained red from a bottle of wine.
Old gypsy woman spoke to me, lips stained red from a bottle of wine.
The one that you are looking for, you're not gonna find her here.
The one that you are looking for, you're not gonna find her here, here.

I'm runnin' on the northeast street, cut to the ocean 'fore I run too low.
I'm runnin' on the northeast street, cut to the ocean 'fore I run too low,
Cut to the ocean 'fore I run too low.
The one that you are looking for, you're not gonna find her here.
The one that you are looking for, you're not gonna find her here, here.

Old gypsy woman spoke to me, said, You're a wolf, boy, get out of this town.
Old gypsy woman spoke to me, said, You're a wolf, boy, get out of this town.
You're a wolf, boy, get out of this town.
You're a wolf, boy, get out of this town.
You're a wolf.
You're a wolf.
You're a wolf.
You're a wolf.


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"You're a Wolf" as written by Alex Brown Church

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  • +4
    General CommentCorrected lyrics (taken from the official Sea Wolf website):

    I'm walking I'm a southern stream
    get to the river before I run too low

    I'm walking I'm a southern stream
    get to the river before I run too low

    Old gypsy woman spoke to me
    lips stained red from a bottle of wine

    Old gypsy woman spoke to me
    lips stained red from a bottle of wine

    "The one that you are looking for,
    you’re not going to find her here."

    I'm running I'm a northeast stream
    get to the ocean before I run too low

    I'm running I'm a northeast stream
    get to the ocean before I run too low
    get to the ocean before I run too low

    "The one that you are looking for,
    you’re not going to find her here."

    Old gypsy woman spoke to me
    said, "You're a wolf, boy.
    Get out of this town,"

    Old gypsy woman spoke to me
    said, "You're a wolf, boy.
    Get out of this town,"

    You're a wolf
    You're a wolf
    You're a wolf
    You're a wolf
    theITfactoron January 09, 2011   Link
  • +3
    General Commentthis song will be big one day
    sterile.starson May 08, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentHalloween reminded me of the 1941 "Wolf Man" movie, in which an old gypsy woman can seen the cursed man's fate in his palm. She tells him the curse can only be removed by a silver bullet from his true love. Which leads me to...

    The "gypsy woman" is his disillusioned lover. She can see into his true wandering, lone-wolf ways. She knows she is not his true love and tells him so after some dutch courage. So he moves on, looking to remove the curse of the loveless.

    For me, the stream refers to tracking. Somebody (a werewolf/selfish lover) on the run from tracking hounds (angry ex/their conscience) would walk down the middle of a stream to break their scent and footprint trail. I agree that the stream merging with river/ocean is a desire for oblivion, a leaving behind of a cursed fate. But he's running low. It's tough to outrun fate.

    Of course, the song is probably about cuddling with kittens. Everybody loves cuddling with kittens! I'm going out to find a kitten to cuddle with right now!

    A perfect song.
    epicfailon November 05, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt is "get to the river", which can be confirmed on the band's MySpace. I thought the meaning to this song was pretty obvious. The narrator of the song is trying to find his true love before the river "runs too low" or he runs out of time i.e. meets his death. The narrator cannot find his true love in the isolated "river" and so must expand his horizons and look in the vast "ocean" instead. He seems discouraged, though, because according to the "old gypsy woman" he's a wolf. In other words, he feels self-conscious and thinks that no one will love him. The lyrics are amazing despite the fact that they are quite simple. Great song.
    cedarchipon July 22, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe actual lyric booklet for 'leaves in the river'
    has you're a wolf lyrics as:

    "i'm walking, i'm a southern stream
    get to the river before i run too low"

    and then
    "i'm running, i'm a northeast stream,
    get to the ocean before i run too low"
    shipsandshoeson February 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is amazing
    elisameetsworldon May 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmarvelous
    petitchouon July 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmarvelous
    petitchouon July 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMmmm, kittens. Yes, everyone loves kittens.
    TriangleManon November 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think that the stream/river/ocean bits are about him running towards a final goal (maybe death). Like epicfail, the song immediately reminded me of a classic werewolf story, where only his true love can kill the wolf. I think that perhaps the gypsy woman was foreshadowing that he would have to search far and wide for his true love, and once he did, it would be his demise.
    Maybe by getting out of the town, he's trying to run away from something, like himself.
    Also, the song makes me think of a lone wolf theme, like he's looking for love, and feels alone, but he has a long way to go before he finds her.
    tackybirdon February 04, 2008   Link

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