the song
title : Wolves
written by : Boo Hewerdine, Eddi Reader and Teddy Borowiecki
song copyright : © 2000 Chrysalis Music Ltd / Redemption Songs / copyright control
source recording : Eddi’s studio recording of this song is on her Simple Soul album

the performance
musicians
Eddi Reader lead vocal
Johnny Scott electric guitar, backing vocal
Boo Hewerdine acoustic guitar, backing vocal
Graham Henderson keyboard (string synthesizer)
Tim Harries bass guitar
Roy Dodds drums, percussion
music
key : G major
time-signature : 4/4
tempo : MM 118
form : v V C V C M V C c M V C v p
lyrics

provided for research and private study only (see above for copyright details):

Wolves

you got a peaceful mind
and that makes me glad
it’s something I can’t afford
it’s something I’ve never had

is this all I’m here for?
can it be all I’m here for?
is this all I’m here for
keeping the wolves from the door

you got a tender heart
and that’s a good way to be
conversation with you is like the stone
skipping over a calm sunset sea

is that all I’m here for?
can it be all I’m here for?
is this all I’m here for
keeping the wolves from the door

poor poor pitiful me
got nowhere to hide
how can I ever be sure
that’s the wind howling outside?

and I love you just as much
as I ever did
but I’m a fly in a bottle
I’ve got my own fingers on the lid

is this all I’m here for?
can it be all I’m here for?
is this all I’m here for
keeping the wolves from the door

– slide guitar solo

poor poor pitiful me
I got nowhere to hide
how can I ever be sure
that’s the wind howling outside?

and I love you just as much
as I ever did
mmm, but I’m a fly in a bottle
I got my own fingers on the lid

is this all I’m here for?
can’t be all I’m here for
is this all I’m here for?
keeping the wolves… from the door


oo-ee-oo-ee-oo
ah-ah-ah
yeah-ee-yeah
{spoken:} sing it with me
{wolf howls}
{spoken:} dedicated to every one that works in this place
{spoken:} Canary Wharf, I mean
{wolf howls}
{spoken:} don’t work so hard
poor poor pitiful me
{wolf howls}
{machine gun noises}


the recording
personnel
produced by : Eddi Reader?
recorded by : Chris Leckie at Cabot Hall, London, 2001-02-01
mixed by : Chris Leckie at Cabot Hall, London, 2001-02-01?
mastered by : ? at ?
technical
signal path : DDD
track timing : 4:31
song timing : 4:23
released on
album : Live (official ‘bootleg’) track 1