Never Cry Wolf (feat. Wyckham Porteous)

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How Wolves Change Rivers Video:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysa5OBhXz-Q

lyrics

There’s a killer in the wild on the prowl tryin’ to get at us
A human is an edible delicacy to predators
We settle vendettas against our competitors
While they settle vendettas against elk instead of us
The wolf pack, attackin’ the weak
Trackin’ the prey until it collapses, snappin’ their teeth
On a calf and lappin’ at the blood, slavering sweet
Twenty pounds of flesh down the hatch when they feed
Save the cattle and sheep! Said the ranchers
And propaganda propagated by Hans Christian Anderson
And the Grimm brothers gave us straight answers
Kill off the wolves ’til the woods are full of antlers
Progress advances onwards
Monsters defeated as Homo sapien conquers
The sheep proliferated with the apes for sponsors
And the balance of nature goes bonkers
No more songbirds, they can’t nest in the trees
With every sapling stripped of its leaves
By an endless stream of herbivorous teeth
We need the wolves to deliver us, please

Never cry wolf
They represent the wild
Never cry wolf
That’s why we hunted them down
Never cry wolf
So let them hear you howl
Never cry wolf
Aoow Aow Aaaooooooow

The dead bodies of deer line the roadways
The wolves left to go find their own place
Cold case, it ain’t like the old days
When no herbivores died of old age
And the howling, and the howling!
Foretold the coming of wolves when they’re prowling
The fangs and the dangling tongues and the growling
The good old fashioned panic and disemboweling
I’m nostalgic, their descendants are kept close
Pomeranians, poodles and pitbulls
Pointers and pugs, but to me they’re just wolves
Domesticated a few dozen millennia ago
If you want to get tame, selective breeding can help
Can I keep it? I want to pick my favouritest whelp
Before long, wolves began waggin’ their tails
And in the meantime, we domesticated ourselves
With regular food and never havin’ to hunt
Strong man no match for weak man with a gun
And now we’re rewilding and having some fun
But if we can’t make the wolf come back then we’re done

Never cry wolf
They represent the wild
Never cry wolf
That’s why we hunted them down
Never cry wolf
So let them hear you howl
Never cry wolf
Aoow Aow Aaaooooooow

A wolf in the wild understands what its function is
It’s a killer of unctuous ungulates
It catches a scent, and then when its hunger kicks in
A flash of inspiration comes to it
The soft belly of an elk is ripped
By a couple of canines with razor tips
Well-equipped, the wild is a place where killers live
Not a sea full of jellyfish
Yeah, wolves on the comeback, they were threatened with
Annihilation, they stayed on the edges of
Civilization ‘til we came on some evidence
Food chains need apex predators
Okay, let’s reforge the chain
Their place in the story can reform and change
As the pack is imported to its former range
Gorgeous creatures gorge in the gorge again
It’s not wild if nothing ever dies
With throat ripped open under pitiless skies
You might like deer, but why take sides?
The wolves keep a bunch of other creatures alive

Never cry wolf
They represent the wild
Never cry wolf
That’s why we hunted them down
Never cry wolf
So let them hear you howl
Never cry wolf
Aoow Aow Aaaooooooow

credits

from The Rap Guide to Wilderness, released December 16, 2014
Written by D. Brinkman and D. Moross
Chorus by Wyckham Porteous
Rap by Baba Brinkman
Produced by Soulful Spider
Additional Production and Mix by Lin Gardiner
Bass by Geordie Hart
Guitar by Tom Van Deursen
Keys by Simon Kendall

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