She loves a soul that I have never been
A dog among dogs, a man among men
And every day when I come home to her

She holds a phantom, she kisses and she hugs him
And I am not averse to how she loves him
Why must I live and walk unloved as what I am ?

Why can't I be loved as what I am ?
A wolf among wolves and not as a man among men

Doo doo doo...

She craves a hole that she can go in
A sheltered cave that I have never seen
Not in my life, and not even in my dreams

Why can't I be loved as what I am ?
A wolf among wolves and not as a man among men

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    My InterpretationPerhaps I think too philosophically for my own good, but to me the song begs the question can one person ever truly know another let alone love them as they are? The woman "holds a phantom, she kisses and she hugs him," not because of something inherently wrong with her but because it's not possible to hold what he is so she does the next best thing. A person is more than a body with physical needs- each of us is the sum total of every experience which we've ever gone though. But we're not just this either, there is something more- limitless potential and perhaps something without words to express what it is.

    Similarly, "she craves a hole that she can go in" to protect her from the harshness of reality, and this is "a sheltered cave that" the narrator has "never seen." He's never seen the sheltered cave just like she's never loved him for what he is. And in this way we are alone despite the presence of others around us.
    Memento22Morion March 20, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI cannot believe that nobody has put any comment on this song. This is one of the most beautiful songs ever written. It has beautiful chords, beautiful lyrics.. everything is beautiful about it...
    It's such a strange, beautiful song, it gives you so kuch pleasure and at the same time it hurts just listening to it...
    About the lyrics.. I'm not sure what they're about.. Could be a lot of things.. Maybe a rejected love, or not feeling human amongst humans.. I'm not sure, but it's beautiful..
    ajhaanon June 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentPerhaps I've been reading too much Hesse, but this reminds me somewhat of Steppenwolf. An elderly gentleman who finds he doesn't like the bourgeoisie-- doesn't fit in, and doesn't want to--and feels that he wants to give in to his wolf side more. The sheltered cave she seeks seems to evoke the same sense of security that he has never seen, and hasn't even dreamt, so it is something completely foreign and not accessible.
    aeazelon April 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about sex. See, the singer is a wolf when it comes to sex, powerful, savage and always seemingly hungry. His partner kisses and hugs him affectionately which he doesn't mind, but it's not really him. She wants security and he wants satisfaction. This happened to me, a woman whom I was very much in love with was extremely timid and we didn't jive sexually.
    fanoftheelipsison May 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI absolutely agree with aeazel and I believe that Will has read his share of Hesse as well ... Sad and beautiful song!
    IAmABirdNowon August 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat she loves in him he does not feel is him at all. utterly alienating.
    pearl88on February 05, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationThis woman loves him for the way the she sees him, but she doesn't love him for the way that he sees himself, a view which he believes to be his most true identity. He's saying that she doesn't understand him, or who he really is.
    shanegedon July 11, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationThis a beautifully made and sung sone, but the lyrics trouble me.

    He complains that he is not loved for who he is: "a wolf among wolves".

    Well, he should go and live among wolves and see how he gets on.

    How can he expect a human woman to love the wolf in him? What can the wolf offer her? Remember Little Red Riding Hood.

    Would he love the tigress in her? Not just in bed, but all the time?

    The tone of this song is one of self-pity and a sense of entitlement, which I regret to say is shared by many men.
    Hadedaon December 26, 2013   Link

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