The Wolf Doesn't Howl So Loud

by Luminous Newts

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A song about that wild place inside.


The Wolf Doesn't Howl So Loud
Words and Music: Thea Kelley

the wolf doesn't howl so loud as it used to
gotta really listen or it can't be heard
just to take my hands off my ears
takes a lot of nerve

one time when I cried I cried so long
I thought I would never stop
so I stopped so hard I nailed it down
and closed up shop

the wolf doesn't howl so loud as it used to
but it's starting to get clear
there's an ice-cold moon-fire music there
I need to hear

do you know what I mean, sweet whirlwind child,
do you know what I mean?
did you hear it through the holes of a basket on the step
or warm through the windowpane?

the wolf doesn't howl so loud as it used to
no, but I'm listening
maybe it's just as loud, I'm just
hearing it from a distance

you sound a little like a wolf yourself
sometimes with that gentleman moan
can you explain to me why your voice
sounds as close as a harvest moon?

I hear that wolf howling now
from the blackness beyond the stars


released May 24, 2015
Eric Kampman, keyboards
Thea Kelley, vocals
Dean Kattari, guitar
Alan Novidor, bass
Charles Waltmire, drums



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Luminous Newts Berkeley, California

Eclectic, original, melodic prog-pop-rock group headed by two singer-songwriters. Based in Berkeley, California.

Not derivative and not predictable. Not good at describing ourselves. Interested in hearing your take on it.
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