"To the Wolves" as written by and Nathan Young Stephen Arnold....
You wanna put two in my chest
I wanna be the one in your head
In your head, in your head
Betrayed, say you love me but cast the first stone
Betrayed, left me outnumbered to the wolves

To the wolves, you left me to the wolves
Thought it was me and you against the world
But you left me to the wolves

Who needs enemies when we've got friends
Who needs enemies when we've got friends like you
Who needs enemies when we've got friends
Who needs enemies when we've got friends like you
Whoa-oh, whoa-oh, whoa-oh, whoa-oh
Whoa-oh, whoa-oh
Who needs enemies when we've got friends like you

You let me believe that you're so right
But it's only in your eyes, in your eyes
Deceiver, say you love me but I found lies
Deceiver, left me for dead to the wolves

To the wolves, you left me to the wolves
Thought it was me and you against the world
But you left me to the wolves

Who needs enemies when we've got friends
Who needs enemies when we've got friends like you
Who needs enemies when we've got friends
Who needs enemies when we've got friends like you
Whoa-oh, whoa-oh, whoa-oh, whoa-oh
Whoa-oh, whoa-oh
Who needs enemies when we've got friends like you

To the wolves, you left me to the wolves
Thought it was me and you against the world
To the wolves, you left me to the wolves
Thought it was me and you against the world
But you left me to the wolves

Who needs enemies when we've got friends
Who needs enemies when we've got friends like you
Who needs enemies when we've got friends
Who needs enemies when we've got friends like you
Whoa-oh, whoa-oh, whoa-oh, whoa-oh
Whoa-oh, whoa-oh
Who needs enemies when we've got friends like you


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"To the Wolves" as written by Christian Edwin Mcalhaney Stephen Christian Arnold

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    General CommentThis was from an interview that Stephen did with absolutepunk.com in August:

    I think, again in life, it’s not always perfect. Your friends and those you love are not always going to be perfect. At the end of the day we’re all just human, so for me it happened with a family member. “To the Wolves” is actually about a family member who completely took some of my beliefs and who I am at the very core and completely obliterated me. They trashed who I was, who I wanted to be, what I was doing with my life, and completely decimated me. For me, that song is about friends or family who turn their back and alienate and destroy you, using words or whatever means.

    I didn’t make that really obvious in the song. I wanted to make it a little more broad so that other people can relate. Again, it’s going back to the coming-of-age book where people are going to hurt you. Your family is going to put you down. They’re going to torment you, make fun of you, abandon you. That’s what that song is and where that abandonment and betrayal comes from.
    icytron September 09, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is my absolute favorite from Dark is the way, light is a place.
    which, by the way, is absolutely amazing. i love these guys. they're so good at what they do.
    IfWeSurviveon September 03, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"But I want to be the one in your head"
    "Betrayer, say you love me but cast the first stone
    Betrayer left me outnumbered to the wolves alone"
    emaildumpon September 05, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's "in your head" not "in your hair"
    Meaning seems pretty easy. A girl told him he loved her, but it was a lie and she abandoned him. Now he's upset and so he wants to let people know. YOU HEAR THAT? PEOPLE KNOW NOW WHAT YOU DID. Calm....calm... forgot I didn't write this for a second...
    o8strider8oon September 08, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAlthough I liked their style most in their first two albums and was disappointed when they lost some of their intensity displayed in those albums, this one really grew on me, particularly the last half of the album. This song shows some of that lost intensity, but i am starting to respect their new style a lot more as well.
    craiger_12on September 19, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAlthough I liked their style most in their first two albums and was disappointed when they lost some of their intensity displayed in those albums, this one really grew on me, particularly the last half of the album. This song shows some of that lost intensity, but i am starting to respect their new style a lot more as well.
    craiger_12on September 19, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI am loving this album! Been on repeat since Wednesday :D
    FifthFretMagicon September 24, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI am loving this album! Been on repeat since Wednesday :D
    FifthFretMagicon September 24, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnberlin is perhaps one of the best bands out there.
    takari28on December 26, 2010   Link
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    Song Meaning"I heard once, and I am clearly paraphrasing, ‘show me your friends I will know all I need to know about you’. Who we surround ourselves with clearly helps in the defining process of what we will become in the future.

    I have had friends, like we all have, that have made decisions that have lead to the disintegration of the relationships; and perhaps it is for the best. If the nature of the relationship was never one of mutual respect and understanding then maybe it is best that they are far removed from your life to begin with." - Stephen Christian anberlinlyrics.tumblr.com June 2014
    Skoobasteve24on June 15, 2014   Link

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