Charlie’s Lyrics – ‘Wolves’

As many who frequent the group are aware, our secretary Charlie occasionally writes lyrics. His latest, is entitled ‘Wolves’, please find below.

A young girl in the forest,
she came to town that day
the day when you decided
to take my life away.

The shotgun hung on the door
and the truth lay in my heart
that in this family of hunters
I was the lone wolf.

And the young girl when she came here
you sent her on her way
but she left the gate unlocked
and as you slept, I escaped.

I found the wolves in the trees,
I waited for their howls
but the wolves they embraced me,
and drew me to their folds.

The light shone in the forest,
and it revealed the truth
that I belonged with the wolves
I didn’t belong to you.

And I’m not sorry, father,
that I was left to roam;
I learnt to run with the wolves,
I found forgiveness on my own.

When the lightning struck the church bells,
inside the altar cracked
but the wolves we kept on running
and the people, they attacked.

They saw the young girl in the woods
and brought her in to die,
they left her to the wolves
they didn’t hear her cries.

And when her father came looking
they said she’d passed on by
but the wolves didn’t return
and neither, father, did I. 

And though I grew older,
my heart did not turn black.
I’d let the wolves in my heart,
left the hunters in my past. 

And I’m not sorry, father,
that I was left to roam;
I learnt to run with the wolves,
I found forgiveness on my own.

Copyright @ C. Heathcote

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One thought on “Charlie’s Lyrics – ‘Wolves’

  1. I really liked this Charlie, it’s very folksy, has a lot of passion in it. I don’t know what it is about wolves – that part in us that yearns for our origins, lost wild places. Just finished The Wolf in Winter by John Connolly so I’m very wolf-centric at the moment!
    You should see if any local musicians could dream up some music for it.

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