From the recording Mixed Company & The Midnight Hokum
I used to run in the forest. I used to run in the street.
With this new kind of sadness, I can't even get on my feet.
They used to read Jack London, while I was on the prowl.
Now I eat my meals from a can Since I learned- My Kennel Howl.
Mama was part coyote. They say my Papa was from Hell.
Take one step on my hunting grounds and it's for thee they'll toll that bell.
Running from me is staying dry in the rain,
it's like escaping from your past.
But you'll always come back when you're not strong enough,
you know you're safe with me child, I'll eat you last. I'll eat you last.
And I'm a nocturnal creature. At night I hunt dead on.
I'm gonna die in the morning, I just don't know which one.
War prayers been offered up to gods since of the first of man was born.
Full moon and I might answer you
as you go kill men, for the kings you've sworn.
One child of man tossed a fish in my cage.
Bring your hand a little closer boy and I'll teach you the color of rage.
I'm the nightmare that lived under his bed, but he feeds me anyhow.
I'm the one inside you that your darkness feeds
Before you learned -My Kennel Howl. ...My Kennel Howl.
Alone in this cage. Moon in its full force.
A warrior's last song not for a throne but to defend his dying horse.
So take it moon, take all of me. My soul I thee endow.
One last breath to stand over your own, I give -In My Kennel Howl ...My Kennel Howl.