The storm passed overhead
Scratched our world to shreds
Close enough to hold our hair's attention
And turn the air yellow for hours.
Have you ever seen such power?
Have you ever loved enough to destroy your love?
You could never love enough.

Give your soul to us
Give your heart to us
Give your soul to us
Give your heart to us

We spent our darkest days
Howling at the moon
Close enough to see our low condition
And did you wish that we were one?
Have you ever known your maker?
Could you ever lead your son aloft, up mountain tops?
You could never swing that dagger

Give your soul to us
Give your heart to us
Give your soul to us
Give your heart to us


Lyrics submitted by mono.juano, edited by gandly

We Are Gods! We Are Wolves! song meanings
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure it's:

    Could you ever lead your son along on mountaintops?

    The song seems to reference the story of Abraham and Isaac. God asked Abraham to "destroy his love," his son Isaac, so Abraham led him to the top of a mountain. Just as he was "swinging his dagger" down to sacrifice his son, God provided a ram for the sacrifice instead. The entire episode proved Abraham's faith and served as a parallel to God's willingness to "destroy his love" with the crucifixion of Jesus.
    JustPlainNJon January 16, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song gives me the heebie-jeebies
    enjoyyourrootson September 03, 2008   Link
  • +1
    Song Meaningfrom the liner notes:

    "this summer, my girlfriend nannied for a family with a three-year-old boy. he loved this song; he called it the “silly song,” and he would request that it be played in the car, more than the sesame street CD he had. what a great kid! i didn’t tell him it’s about really destructive, old-world type gods, and the often dark nature of organized religion. it is a pretty damned silly song, though, i guess."
    elevatorladyon July 17, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow. thank you so much for these lyrics ive been waiting forever.

    and... after reading them it just made me smile. haha.
    i love it.
    shanalee88on November 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnyone have any idea what "turn the air yellow for hours " could possibly mean and/or allude to?
    huyon February 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthmm... This might be a stretch, but maybe the first verse alludes to T.S. Elliot's J. Alfred Prufrock?

    If I remember correctly, the poem describes the streets being full of "yellow fog," reflected in the "turn the air yellow for hours" line.

    The poem as a whole is about a man (J. Alfred Prufrock) who is unable to ask his love to marry him, basically because of the pressures of society. This might connect to the "Have you ever loved enough to destoy your love?" line.

    I'm not exactly sure what that would mean for the song as a whole, but I definitely agree with JustPlainNJ about the Abraham/Isaac reference. Anybody got any ideas about how to unite all this stuff?
    riz892on July 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about the difference between the faith in Christian followers now and the followers before such as Abraham. "We" (followers now) are wolves following after Gods. Could we really swing the dagger to kill our son on mountaintops? Do we have as much faith as Abraham?

    Possibly a critique of churches now, saying that even leaders do not have as much faith as Abraham and Isaac, yet still ask for your heart and soul.
    ceejyon September 21, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think ceejy is dead on w his comment. It is a critique between religion/faith as displayed by figures in the bible compared to people of today. I will add that I always believed line 3 was "close enough to hold our heir's attention". This would further validate ceejy's comment, as the people of today are the heirs of the Christian faith from the figures in the bible.
    ckelsey2222on October 04, 2014   Link
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    General CommentI think that this song is about the eldritchian nature of deities. Most fiction that features gods or goddesses shows them as benevolent, and always working to improve those who worship them. This song portrays the true nature of many gods. While some may be genuinely concerned with the self-actualization of their followers, many simply demand and demand.
    This song is about the art of finding spiritual fulfillment in their demmands, and not sinking under them. JustPlainNJ makes a good point in connecting the lyrics to Abraham sacrificing Isaac. I think that part of the song shows the connection between the God of the Old Testament and the gods described in this song. Both were powerful beyond comprehension, but also cruel and wanting.
    adriansylvanton October 15, 2014   Link
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    General Comment"We are gods", rather "I AM God" is the "God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob"
    Abraham couldn't swing the dagger, and neither could you, because no "god" would ever ask a parent to do so. Abraham stopped himself and discounted the concept of an external god as being nothing more than a head butting goat that can't free itself from the thorns of accountability. Then he cooked and ate that damned thing with his son.
    Moses realized that he WAS the "burning bush", tried by fire and worthy to remain unburnt, unlike the self contradicting external god concept.
    sackclothon March 12, 2015   Link

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