In the timbers to Fennario, the wolves are running round,
The winter was so hard and cold, froze ten feet 'neath the ground.
Don't murder me, I beg of you, don't murder me. Please, don't murder me.
I sat down to my supper, 'twas a bottle of red whisky,
I said my prayers and went to bed, that's the last they saw of me.
Don't murder me, I beg of you, don't murder me. Please, don't murder me.
When I awoke, the Dire Wolf, six hundred pounds of sin,
Was grinning at my window, all I said was "Come on in".
Don't murder me, I beg of you, don't murder me. Please, don't murder me.
The Wolf came in, I got my cards, we sat down for a game.
I cut my deck to the Queen of Spades, but the cards were all the same.
Don't murder me, I beg of you, don't murder me. Please, don't murder me.
In the backwash of Fennario, the black and bloody mire,
The Dire Wolf collects his dues, while the boys sing 'round the fire.
Don't murder me, I beg of you, don't murder me. Please, don't murder me.
No, no, no don't murder me. I beg of you,
Don't murder me. Please, don't murder me.


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    General Commenti think it's about getting what you deserve...living it rough, gambling, drinking, doing whatever, and then begging not to be engulfed by the ginormous hole you've dug for yourself.

    When I awoke, the Dire Wolf, six hundred pounds of sin,
    Was grinning at my window, all I said was "Come on in".

    if you let six hundred pounds of sin into your life you have to face the consequences.
    my favourite line is "In the backwash of Fennario, the black and bloody mire, The Dire Wolf collects his dues"
    luey_babyon October 03, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentits about the consequences of your actions. hoping it doesnt come back to bite ya in the ass. aka getting what you deserve
    boleteon March 11, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. It has the feeling of- "the boys sing 'round the fire." Dont know why, but that line really shows the feeling of the song.
    Gratefateon March 18, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree, this is a feel good song.
    TheDeadon December 20, 2004   Link
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    General Commentif you want the meaning go to arts.ucsc.edu/gdead/agdl/…
    tenneseejedon March 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentGreat song, one of the best pedal steel guitar solo ever.
    Direwolfon May 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commentone of the best songs of all time: tough to say what it's about
    AlkalineTrioFanon May 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt is about a guy geting attack by a wolf
    "the Dire Wolf, six hundred pounds of sin,
    Was grinning at my window, all I said was "Come on in".
    Don't murder me, I beg of you, don't murder me. Please, don't murder me."

    But then again.....
    Taylor_Roxson September 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree about it being about getting what you deserve. i think the dire wolf is really all of the bad things a person has done just manifested, and the message behind the song is that if you do bad things to people bad things will happen back to you, when the dire wolf knocks on your door. and all you can do when he comes is let him in, and hope he doesn't swallow you whole
    armsaimedatthe_sunon April 21, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI remember a couple of years back listening to an audience recording with garcia introducing this song as his "paranoid in the streets mantra" i think its a song that recognizes the darker side of that illicit shit we all exist along side in urban life, this is a song that came out as their neighborhood was in a real decline. I think aside from the literal translation which is also valuable and interesting, this is a song at least from an imagery standpoint that speaks to me about not a hatred for the evil in our lives, but a tolerance and acceptance of that understanding. All hunter is saying is live as good of a life as you can live and keep an eye out for the consequences of your actions. A nice little comes around goes around lesson spared of the self richeous overtones... were all bad people some of us are worse than others lets try not to get killed in the process.
    fouretwentey420on December 31, 2008   Link

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