Wolf Larsen

Lyrics

Kitchen Door :: No One’s To Blame :: Two Doves :: Wild Things :: Jedi :: If I Be Wrong :: Maybe, Baby :: Jesse’s Song :: The Last Brother :: Wolf Larsen :: Cold Blue Nights

 

Kitchen Door

No was her name
No was the lion that no one could tame
But Faith was his name
Faith came around with a smile on his face anyway
He said, tell, tell me now
Tell me the worry that knit up your brow

She said slow down this train
Slow down the iron that runs in my veins

I can hear you tap tappin at my kitchen door
I can hear the river run, and the rive want more
Don’t you know, I’m already sure
I can hear you tap tappin at my kitchen door

But No kept her name
No got so quiet she put out her flame
But Faith stayed the same
Faith came around with that smile on his face the next day
He said, follow me down
Follow me down with your pick and your plow

I can hear you tap tappin at my kitchen door
I can hear the river run and the river want more
Don’t you know, I am already sure
I can hear you standing quiet at my kitchen door.

Wolf Larsen: Nylon string guitar, vocals
Nick Stargu: Electric guitar, Keyboard
Anton Patzner: Violin, Viola
Louis Patzner: Cello
Jonathan Kirchner: Upright bass
Larsen Bowker: Poem

 

No One’s To Blame

I was leaving when you came
Just a girl en route, in the rain
And now I must send you away
And if I had to say,
No one’s to blame.

I had never seen a face
Pulled my white hot tears from their resting place
I had never heard my name
Like a holy word
Like a white hot flame
So send me the mountain
And the man who lives on it
Who whistle in the moonlight
A three note sonnet
Who sees and knows
The song is a river
Who dips in my hand just to show me the water

So send me the mountain
And that man who lives on it
Who whistle in the moonlight
A three note sonnet
Who sees and knows
His song is the river
Who dips in my hand just to show me the water

I was leaving when you came
Just a girl en route, in the rain
And now I have sent you away
And if I had to say,
No one’s to blame.

Wolf: Nylon string guitar, vocals, snaps
Dave Noyes: Trombone

 

Two Doves

Two doves came in the snow and rain
Grey and white in the middle of the night
And they watched me, yes they watched me
And they pulled a wreath from the old oak tree
And you know they laid it right round me
Right round me

And does the holy notion hear our cry?
And do you tie your letters tight?
What do you see when you close your eyes?
Do you pray like me,
In the middle of the night.

And when the white dove, a light in the rain
Dove down deep, deep in the water
Yes, the water
And they grey dove laughed, babe take it back
Stay with me out of the water
Yes the water

And does the holy notion hear our cry?
And do you tie your letters tight?
What do you see when you close your eyes?
Do you cry out like me,
In the middle of the night.

And does the holy notion hear our cry?
And do you tie your letters tight?
What do you see when you close your eyes?
Do you pray like me?
Do you cry out like me?
Do you pray like me,
In the middle of the night.

Wolf: Nylon string guitar, vocals
Nick Stargu: Steel string guitar, piano, organ, bass

 

Wild Things

We come in the middle of the night –
We don’t care if we shine so bright –
And we don’t care what you saw,
Or what you might.

We’re gonna make it like those pictures in your mind
We gonna rock it like the Holy Jackson 5

And we pray to a different god
Paper crowns and our wolf suits on
We gonna stamp our feet and throw our mouths so wide
We gonna make it like those pictures in your mind
We gonna run, we are those Things out in the Wild

Hold your pictures to the light
Hold your children every night

And we run with our red shoes on and
We don’t know if we’re right or wrong
But we will bring you close
And show you how to cry
We’re gonna make it like a picture in the sky
We gonna rock it like the Holy Jackson 5
We gonna run, we are those Things out in the Wild

Wolf: Nylon string guitar, vocals
Jonathan Kirchner: Upright bass
Micah Dubreuil: Piano
Manasseh Bernal: Drums
Miss Erica’s Dance Class: Howling, stomping
Recorded live by Two Trick Pony Productions at ACORN Woodlawn Elementary School

 

Jedi

The hero she is sleeping
A Jedi princess keeping
A sword inside a song
She is the grimmest reaper reaping

There are dragons in your letters
There is hope of something better
But you wait and watch and see
And never show your heart to me

And the mother she is singing
And the worried hands are wringing
But it all goes to the sky
It’s like a thousand rubies, spinning

But heroes are in theory
And my wooden heart is weary
Send me up into the sky
Like Diana in her fury

There is coffee on the table
There is paper, when you’re able
Write the truth, the word, the name
To stitch forever to this fable

So I’m leaving for St. Thomas
Leaving you for old St. Thomas
For the dawn will always break your arms
That circle of your promise

But I know you will find me
Maybe deaf, dumb, or blind
But you will lift me like a Jedi
Like a diamond for the sky to wear at dawn.

Wolf: Nylon string guitar, vocals
Nick Stargu: Keyboard
Lead Vocal and Nylon String Guitar recorded at Tiny Telephone in San Francisco.

 

If I Be Wrong

What if I’m wrong, what if I’ve lied
What if I’ve dragged you here to my own dark night
And what if I know, what if I see
There is a crack run right down the front of me

What if they’re right, what if we’re wrong
What if I’ve lured you here with a siren song?

But if I be wrong, if I be right
Let me be here with you tonight

Ten thousand cars, ten thousand trains
There are ten thousand roads to run away

But I am not lost, I am not found
I am not Dylan’s wife, not Cohen’s hound

But if I be wrong, if I be right
Let me be here with you tonight

And what if I can’t, what if I can
What if I’m just an ordinary man

If there is a will, there is a way
I will escape for sure, I am David Blane

But if I be wrong, if I be right
Let me be here with you
If I be wrong, if I be right
Let me stay here in your arms tonight
And I have been wrong, I have been right
I have been both these things all in the same night
So if I be wrong, if I be right
Let me here, with you, tonight.

Wolf Larsen: Nylon string guitar, vocals
Nick Stargu: Nylon string guitar, electric guitar, keyboard
Anton Patzner: Violin, Viola
Louis Patzner: Cello
Micah Dubreuil: Piano
Jonathan Kirchner: Upright bass

 

Maybe, Baby

Je t’adore, and you should know
You can say the words to me
Maybe, baby

But I won’t know
And you won’t show
You can make it up to me
Maybe, baby

If you say oh-oh-oh-oh

And you can’t know
You can’t show
You can make it home with me
Maybe, baby

We say oh-oh-oh-oh

Je t’adaore, and you should know
You can say the words to me
Maybe, baby

Say oh-oh-oh-oh
Mmhm.

Wolf: Nylon string guitar, vocals
Nick Stargu: Nylon string guitar, keyboard, bass

 

Jesse’s Song

Even though you got your rolling stone
And even though I know you go this alone
It’s a long way down, and I’ll follow
Cause I know, it’s a long way from home.

And you went walking up that mountain
And we were singing out that midnight hymn
And even though it’s a long way down
I will go, just to keep you around.

So if you see me in that street fair crowd
If you see me won’t you wave around?
It’s a long way down, and I’ll follow you
Cause I know, you’d follow me too.

So even though you got your rolling stone
And even though I know you go this alone
It’s a long way down, and I’ll follow
Cause I know, I might carry you home.

Wolf: Nylon string guitar, vocals

 

The Last Brother

When the last brother boards that plane
And the holy father reads his name
And the salt water down your face
Virgina sings, Amazing Grace.

When the revolution calls your name
And breaks your heart all over again
Well the torch kept burning on a young man’s face
And the band kept playing Amazing Grace.

And old Queen Mary laid him down
And raised her flag high over the town
And the lion rose up with his crown
And the morning made an amazing sound.

I was lost, now I’m found
I was lost, now I’m found.

Wolf: Nylon string guitar, vocals
Nick Stargu: Acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano, organ, bass

 

Wolf Larsen

You take your coat, I’m gonna carry your name
But papa I will meet you on that train

They put your name up in that hall of fame
Cause the kids come a runnin out across a great, Great Plain
You called me twice, you said baby you like nice
And then you asked to speak to Momma

You said I’ll bring my coat
You carry my name
Then baby, I will meet you on that train

It go mm-mm
Mm-mm
Mm-mm
Mm-mm

With a laugh like a wheat field in June
And a smile like a Sunday groom
You took that car over to that bar
But Dorothy know just where you been

She said you get your coat
I’ll sign your name
But Papa you better get back on that train

It’s a dusty bowl and it’s full of thieves
It’s a dusty bowl, and it’s all I need
When te wind come down on those prairie eaves
That’s where you’ll find me, I get down on my knees

One long note cross one long night
It’s a midnight solo, I’m a sing it all my life
In the pourin’ rain, and the midnight fame
Well Papa I can see you on that train

It go mm-mm
Mm-mm
Mm-mm
Mm-mm

Wolf: Nylon string guitar, vocals
Nick Stargu: Acoustic guitar, electric guitar
Micah Dubreuil: Piano
Jonathan Kirchner: Upright bass
Brenden Getzell: Mandolin
Larsen Bowker: Poem

 

Cold Blue Nights
by Larsen Bowker

When I was young, I wanted to be just like him
Wanted the charm of a bright orange smile and muscular laughter
Bold brown eyes, flashing fearless when he sat not alone
On cold blue nights, in empty box cars
Riding a freight train’s solitary whale
Away from Nebraska’s Depression-shrunken dreams
And withered farms
Nothing left but belief in possibilities

Nothing left, but belief in possibilities
And knowing when to lay back, and when to strike
In the rhythms of dark iron wheels, clipping steady beats across endless flatlands surging towards the light and shadow of city streets
Where he chased cravings with nothing to offer
But a laugh like wheat fields in June
And faith that everything important lay ahead
Train songs, he sang all of his life
Midnight solos I’ve depended on all of mine.

For Paul “Wolf” Larsen



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