The Wife & the Wolf (Single) (2015)

by Mikal Shapiro

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A single release based off the Aesop fable "The Dog and the Wolf" with a splash of autobiographical and supernatural references.

lyrics

Sister, oh sister
Where have you gone?
You walked through the dark
And you didn't come home
They found all your clothes
On the side of the road.
Are you dead?
Are you cold?

Janie, Ms. Janie
What have you done?
Was that you I saw
Out there on the run?
In the full of the moon
In the thick of the fog
First on two feet
Then all four like a dog.

I'd rather the devil
Then this beast in my bed
Who stole me away
As a child to wed.
Janie, Ms. Janie
Teach me your song
That thickens your coat
And grows your teeth long.

I don't care if a curse
Left you hungry and mean.
The fair can't be worse
Than the trouble I've seen.
I'd rather the devil
Than this beast in my home
Who would leave me for dead
'Fore he leaves me alone.

Janie, Ms. Janie,
Teach me your song
That thickens your coat
And grows your teeth long.
We'll meet out in the darkness
Out on the prowl
And together we'll feast.
Together we'll howl.

I'd rather the devil
Than this beast in my bed
Who stole me away
As a child to wed.
Janie, Ms. Janie,
Throw me a bone.
I'd trade this life in
For a life of my own.

Lyrics and Music (c) 2015 Mikal Shapiro

credits

released June 2, 2015
M. Shapiro - vox and electric guitar
Chad Brothers - electric guitar
Johnny Hamil - electric bass
Matt Richey - drums
~Featuring Betse Ellis on fiddle~

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Mikal Shapiro Kansas City, Missouri

Mikal Shapiro is a Kansas City songwriter, artist and filmmaker whose musical influences span classical songs, psych rock, folk, country, jazz and blues. She has toured extensively across the United States and has recorded three critically acclaimed albums. A third generation storyteller, she draws inspiration from her travels, love life, and the state of the Union. ... more

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