"Wolves at the Door" as written by and David Shannon Bazan....
Wolves wait at your door
For your permission
Slyly you invite them
On one condition
They prepare a feast
From your provisions
Of root and wild beast
For you to eat

They took your money and ate your kids
And they had their way with your wife a little bit
While you wept on the porch
With your head in your hands
Cursing taxes and the government

'Cause you're a goddamn fool
You're a goddamn fool
You're a goddamn fool
And I love you
Yeah I love you

Look into your eyes
Your former glory
Bright and open wide
Like Easter morning
How the light has dimmed
And how the fear of everything is creeping in

[Repeat: x2]
'Cause you're a goddamn fool
You're a goddamn fool
You're a goddamn fool
And I love you
Yeah I love you

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"Wolves At the Door" as written by David Shannon Bazan

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    Lyric Correctionsome slight modification to these lyrics:
    "They prepare a feast FROM your provisions"
    This is important I think because it's crucial to note that the wolves weren't giving away anything new, this was the wolves making something that was already his.

    "They took your money and THEY ate YOUR kids"

    and I'm pretty sure it's
    "LOOK into your eyes"
    admittedly, David's voice is a bit slurry there.
    jfoxxon June 09, 2011   Link
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    Song MeaningI read this song to be about the co-opting of religious populations by the Republican party. Lines about "how the fear of everything is creeping in" make me think of the fear-mongering that has become common in politics and how its used to herd a group of people who should embrace love and equality and turn them against their own teachings.
    Jarathenon October 26, 2011   Link
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    Song Meaning"Working class free-market fundamentalists are wrong about the way the world works in the same way that the grizzly man was wrong about bears. Survival of the fittest indeed." (David Bazan)
    geoffroyion December 23, 2011   Link

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