"The Wolves Die Young" as written by and Pasi Kauppinen Toni Kakko....
Weather's getting colder
Winter claims the land
It is said the Queen is dressed in
The warmest gown in the whole land

They say it is a wonder
her dress is made of thunder
The wolves, who cannot see it
Will one day dethrone the Queen, oh yeah!

The citizens all cower
the beauty of the power
Makes them see a flower bloom
In the winter wonderland

The walls keep getting closer
Breath fear in your cage
For the Queen will hear today
The reason in the rhymes children play

"The Queen is naked and no-one sees her amber eyes!"
Now the innocent kneel down
And ask forgiveness for their lies
The court, the meek
Will obey the tyrant Queen
"Bring us their heads for"

This is the day when the wolves die young
They'll never see a new midnight sun
I'm gonna make sure the prophecy is undone
Find out where those children have run"

Mutiny is rising
against the wall of fear
Mirror, mirror of the fall
sees her final spiraling downfall

"The Queen is naked and no-one sees her amber eyes!"
Now the innocent kneel down
Ask forgiveness for their lies
The court, the meek
Will obey the tyrant Queen

This is the day when the wolves die young
They'll never see a new midnight sun
I'm gonna make sure the prophecy is undone
Find out where those children have run

This is the day when the wolves die young
They'll never see a new midnight sun
I'm gonna make sure the prophecy is undone
Find out where those children have run

This is the day when the wolves die young
They'll never see a new midnight sun
I'm gonna make sure the prophecy is undone
Find out where those children have run

Find out where those children have run
Find out where those children have run


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"The Wolves Die Young" as written by Pasi Kauppinen Toni Kakko

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    My InterpretationI recall reading somewhere that this song was based on the Emperor's New Clothes by Hans Christian Andersen. In the story, the emperor believed he was wearing magnificent looking robes, but in reality he was completely naked. However, none of his aides dared to point it out to the emperor, because the tailor who "made" the robes for the emperor claimed that whoever couldn't see the robes were considered incompetent at their jobs. Hence, no-one dared to point out the fact that the emperor was naked to avoid being fired from their jobs. However, some young kids who didn't know the significance of the "robes" pointed out that the emperor was completely naked, and had been all this time.

    Similarly, in this song, the young children (the "wolves") point out that the tyrant queen in the song is actually naked. However, the queen is scared of this, since she knows of a prophecy which states that the "wolves" (the young children) who cannot see the robes will end up dethroning the queen. Hence, when the children point out that the queen is naked, she demands for the wolves to be executed (This is the day when the wolves die young/They'll never see a new midnight sun) to avoid them fulfilling the prophecy and taking over her throne (I'm going to make sure the prophecy is undone).

    So as you can see, although the song sounds really bright and cheery, it's actually anything but.
    StarWaveon April 08, 2017   Link

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