Well I see the clouds, I see the shadow
It's rainin' wolves outside our door
We stand and watch through hesitation
'Cause they'll be spread out there forevermore

You said the sun's behind the fallin'
It's how the creature's heat their paws
And lay their hands on my decisions
And burn right through the books of sober loss

Now there is somethin' in the wild
Here is a weather of a killin' kind

Silently pass their sleeping jaws now
But I hold cymbals in my hands
Don't need no score to play this piece, no
Don't need no violins to lose a man

Now there is somethin' in the wild
Here is a weather of a killin' kind

I drink for something when I'm nothing
I drink for nothing when it's gone
And I feed the clouds, they are my shadow
'Cause I have raised the cubs my self alone

Now there is somethin' in the wild
Here is my weather of a killing kind


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    General CommentGood song. I submitted these, unsure about a few lines. Specifically the last lines of the second and third verses.
    MarkKozelekon October 05, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThere's some serious word play going on in the third verse.
    Magnetaron October 06, 2010   Link
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    General Comment
    You said the sun's behind the fallen
    It's how the creatures heat their paws
    And lay their hands on my decisions
    And burn right through the books of sober loss
    wigwammeron December 31, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningI think this has the same meaning as "Love Is All". The two songs are strictly connected, I think, like two parallel songs that explain the same situation from two different angles...
    I think here he's feeling something is wrong with how he feels, he feels there's a "weather of a killing kind" coming, that there are wolves and shadows and creatures "outside their door" (= the "evil" in "Love Is All"), and that he's about to kill (not that I really think he's killing anyone, it's all just a big metaphor of course)... he tries to ignore those signs, but he knows they "will be spread out there forevermore" so at one point he won't be able to ignore them anymore, and that point is described in "Love is all", which is where he's actually killing the relationship...
    turnturnawayon July 18, 2011   Link

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