Grant me a wish, my master
Take heed of me
I have been loyal servant
Heartfelt, humble

Gave up - what belongs to me
Gave up my greed
My self-examination
Made me see, to be me

I am now like Judas, done
Ashamed of what I've become
Fear for life I wear as a ring
To bask in your favor, I will kill the king

You say I am invincible
I cannot die,
I know, but anyway
The words, they maim me

Grant me a wish, my master
Compassion, please
I'd like be a human
...maybe one day

I am now like Judas, done
Ashamed of what I've become
Fear of life I wear as a ring
To bask in your favor, I will kill the king

Entreaty: let me go
Master, I hate you so
How can I sleep my nights
When my whole being cries

I tried to be like everyone
Open my soul
But what I had to give
Resulted loathing

Enchanted by the power
Licked by the grace
One beautiful black flower
The end of the human race

I will
with pride now face my faith
King and Queen now lie in state
This ring I wear is a powerful thing
I bask in your favor, I have killed the king

Entreaty: let me go
Master, I hate you so
How can I sleep my nights
When my whole being cries

I had a nightmare
The Wolf eating The Raven

Entrails of life on my plate
And I ate 'em..

Interested in what I see
Try that Rorcharch test on me
Have you seen the beauty of the
Enticing beast

Entreaty: let me go
Master, I hate you so
I cannot sleep my nights
When my whole being cries


Lyrics submitted by daidy, edited by Skeletonman19

Wolf & Raven song meanings
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    General CommentThis is a fight between man and beast...
    It's someone, or something, who lost all his humanity for a ideal or a master's thought...
    Now he killed the king and lost all his humanity and is forever inside a monster, is someone who falls for ever...
    Some like the Gollum, I think
    AerithBRon June 24, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is a truly beautiful song. At first I thought it was kind of corny but the more you listen to it the more it grows. Personally I think it's about someone willing to do anything, even illegal activites, to please a person, only to look back on the experience in disgust and disdain.
    Darktosson October 23, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song is excellent
    hermanator05on November 29, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song to me has a bit of a macbeth by Shakespeare feel to me - talk about killing in the king and and the master is his pride and need for power how his need to be king lead macbeth from being the hero to the villian. He hates his 'master' but he cant escape it it wont let him go hence the begging for it to 'let his go' which could also be begging for death
    benoit409on December 10, 2004   Link
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    General Commentalso the part of the song saying 'You say I am unbreakable, I cannot die' is a strong link to macbeth as it links how macbeth could not be killed by one given birth to by a woman
    benoit409on December 10, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti agree with the first two posts.
    wow, Tony must be into literature. both this and The Power of One contain literary references.
    xJotunxon February 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThere's only two things I'm sure of about this song:

    A: It makes me want to write
    B: The guitarist is le` gewd.
    addseale2on March 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe very first time I heard this song (which was also the first SA song I'd ever heard) I though MacBeth...It fits so well!
    dirstreetlightplugon April 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI sense the Macbeth undertones too, although if you watch the music video you get a very different story:

    A man (Kakko) is being chased through the woods by a wolf; he seeks shelter in a mysterious house. He explores the house and finds a beautiful naked woman in the bathtub, who transforms him into a raven, her new servant. The last shot is of the wolf running away from the house--the woman, a werewolf, is in search of more victims to enslave.

    Throughout the video, Kakko's spirit is seen singing the chorus--"let me go, master I hate you so"--and pleading to "be a human again, mabe someday". It seems he is trapped as a raven in slavery to the werewolf-woman, and has nightmares about the punishment she would inflict for his disobeying--"I had a nightmare, the wolf eating the raven."

    However, this doesn't explain the next line: "entrails of life on MY plate, and _I_ ate 'em", or the parts about "killing the king", unless that's just supposed to be a mark of his devotion. Anyone who can explain those parts would be really appreciated.
    RedFox742on May 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think Tony is just looking for another chance to become a man again since he's trapped in the form of a Raven.. In the video, when he's running through the woods hes running from something he did and feels ashamed of, the wolf could simbolize that. i think thats why he wrote: "I am now like Judas, done" he betrayed someone and he's ashamed of it. Hes trapped for something he did and regrets it with all his heart but its too late now.

    @RedFox, not sure about "killing the king", but i think it simbolizes Betrayal, thats what hes running from... about "entrails of life on my plate and I ate 'em" maybe is the 'leftovers' of his life and he ate em because he was ashamed if someone would see what he did with his life.. about the: "I had a night where the wolf eating the raven.." I think it represents betrayal again, the wolf is his master and hes the servant (raven), hes too afraid of what his master can do to him, in this case the werewolf lady.

    Anyways, thats just how I see it, maybe you agree, maybe you dont, but it wont make me change my opinion.
    SA~Fanon June 30, 2007   Link

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