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Los Lobos – Will The Wolf Survive? lyrics

Through the chill of winter
Running across the frozen lake
Hunters are out on his trail
All odds are against him
With a family to provide for
The one thing he must keep alive
Will the wolf survive

Drifting by the roadside
Climbs each storm and aging face
Wants to make some morning's fate
Losing to the range war
He's got two strong legs to guide him
Two strong arms keep him alive
Will the wolf survive

Standing in the pouring rain
All alone in a world that's changed
Running scared, now forced to hide
In a land where he once stood with pride
But he'll find his way by the morning light

Sounds across the nation
Coming from your hearts and minds
Battered drums and old guitars
Singing songs of passion
It's the truth that they all look for
The one thing they must keep alive
Will the wolf survive
Will the wolf survive

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    On the surface this is a simple tale about the trials of a displaced animal species. A deeper meaning is found as it relates to the aging of everyone and how we deal with the changes in the world. Those of us fortunate enough to be able to look back 20 years typically only remember the good parts and we can understand it better in hindsight. The opposite is on display with the predominant demographic of the occupy movement. Most of them have nothing to appreciate from 20 years ago, and are blindly invoking the changes that this song contemplates; just as every generation has done before them.
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