Like The Wolf

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"The deepest marks that time leave us, occurs during childhood in our state of innocence. We are for a (very, very short) of our existence, diamonds in the rough. Sooner or later, time ends up eroding us.
However, there are images that last, feelings that we do not forget. One is that in which the wolf is like a devil, a monster, the personification of fear. It is an image so strong that it constraints us, consuming the space around us and steals the air that fills it. With age, the perspective changes and fears that we had fade: our eyes now recognize the canine forms of this being.
The concept of this set of songs is of the the illusions that steal our space. As we realize its fall, we will have already been bent by time. When the wolf ceases to be a threatening figure and becomes a mere living being, it becomes the sign of the illusion that has come to an end.
The wolf, which was a threat, now reflects the flaws of a cut diamond. It is already too late, we can’t recover to the state where we were our rough form. The wolf ends up being an illusion/memory of our innocence – that is, indeed, a chimera. "

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released June 4, 2009

Joao Rui, Susana Ribeiro, Jorri

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a Jigsaw Coimbra, Portugal

In 2012 the French magazine Les Inrockuptibles wrote that a Jigsaw was a band to follow. In 2014, the specialized magazine that puts a Jigsaw together with names such as as Tom Waits and Leonard Cohen, returns to warn their readers to not let this Portuguese duo out of their sight. 3 after the debut of their third album, Jorri and João Rui reveal their fourth studio Album “NO TRUE MAGIC”. ... more

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Track Name: Farmhouse
The farmhouse is burning down and you laugh
The wolves in the hills will have their way
The little boys, out in the yard, are waving me

This boat has left, gone away
This boat has left, gone away

The hazy weather is back on the shore
And I will leave these walls behind
It can’t be love, ‘cause there is no true love
It can’t be love, ‘cause there is no true love

Captain Ahab, tell me a story about the sea
Tell me how it all ends
(He said) in time sometime, when the rain stops
(He said) in time sometime, when the rain stops

This boat has left, gone away
This boat has left, gone away
Track Name: Red Pony
There are men, begging to be free
Stranded there, against the door
If all of this is real, then the dream is over,
And I, oh my, I am a stranger to you

So what about the moon, it’s mine to steal
So what about the moon, it’s mine to steal, mine to steal, alright!

Red, Red Pony, stand out by my door
Red, Red Pony, stand outside my door, alright

Oh let’s just sing of the old, the good old days
Let’s just bring them back
And hear them on hi-fi stereos

So what about the moon, it’s mine to steal
So what about the moon, it’s mine to steal, mine to steal,
Alright, boys!


Red, Red Pony, stand out by my door
Red, Red Pony, stand outside my door, alright
Track Name: His Secret
Let me tell you the story of a man, whom you adore
Whose eyes are like pools of madness

His calculated stroll is measured
His steps seem free willed to the untrained eyes
Crawling out, crawling out beneath the veil of the night

But I am his secret babe and you
But I am his secret babe and you
You, you, You are his wife

So Let me tell you the story of a man, whom you adore,
Whose eyes are adorned with shades so dark

His calculated stroll is measured
His steps seem free willed to the untrained eyes

And it’s been so many years since you’ve kissed this floor
When I go away, you’ll come back for more

But I am his secret babe and you
But I am his secret babe and you
You, you, You are his wife

Your hands are tied to his words
Crawling out ‘neath the veil of the night
Standing tall, Standing tall
Like if the rain was his mother

His truth is a lie, but better than a truth
is a truthful lie with sparks of love
And it’s been so many years since you’ve kissed this floor
When I go away, you’ll come back for more
Alright!
Track Name: Crashing Into The Harbour
Henry James, sailed into the night
Such a poor vessel, such a lonely face
He had the courage, but didn’t have the knowledge
So he drowned

Madam waltzed into the room
Such an angry dress, in a beautiful saloon
Oh my, oh my my my
And it’s a slow walk, back into the night

On Fridays I get paid to forget what I’ve done
On Sundays I change, I turn a different man
I play cross harp, and I play guitar with the local band

A sad, sad story, true it is, but I’ve got no other one to tell
And this is how it is, and this is how it goes
And it’s a slow walk…

Henry James, last time we spoke
You were walking this floor, up and down
Staring at the train, that’s taking her away
Into your heart, and nothing more

And it’s a slow walk, back into the night
Track Name: Like The Wolf
And now I stare, I stare into the emptiness
With roses wrapped around my ankles from moving too slow
Like a wave that broke too soon
And so she told me to stop right there
In your hands? Said I, with a hint of grief
Without a hint of truth
Isn’t irony such a good friend?

And what you see is not who I am (there were surely thunders)
What the devil doesn’t take it’s for god to claim
I’m like the wolf, riding through the night
I’m like the wolf, running up the hill

Have you lost your senses child?
I have tried, and tried to be somebody else
A sheep’s skin, a lamb’s tail and a bell (funny it didn’t work)
so I walked for a while, like peter the fool,
Stumbling across my old prayers
Isn’t irony a surprising friend

And what you see is not who I am (there were surely thunders)
What the devil doesn’t take it’s for god to claim
And this is not quite what you expected
Like I am not what I wanted for me
I’m like the wolf, riding through the night
I’m like the wolf, running up the hill
Isn’t irony such a good friend?
Track Name: Return To Me
My lover, you took me down to the valley
Where are you, my lover?
My killer, you took me down to the valley
You gave me a real good time
My brother, my sister

Return, Return
Return, Return, to me

Sister, this pain is real,
a stranger of which I know nothing Is out by my doorstep
He is my lover, my killer
He’s the breath beneath my wings
And the ropes around my ankles
He will take me down to the valley
Where my steps are unheard

Return, Return
Return, Return, to me

My hands up on the sky and my feet sinking in the sea
And that’s more, so much more than I can take too

Return, Return
Return, Return, to me
Track Name: My Blood
The good lord's blood is in my veins,
but not his kindness, and surely not his mercy

I'm crawling under his shadow
well i'm lurking in the brightest light

My wings, I have set them free to past,
like my eyes gazing

Now that death knocks at my door
she can't even speak my name
Now that death knocks at my door
she can't even speak my name

The blood in my hands
The blood in my wings
The blood in my faith
The blood in my bullets

Well you're my blood, my blood
cold as fire, hard as rain
Well you're my blood, my blood
cold as fire, hard as rain

The blood in my hands
The blood in my wings
The blood in my hands
The blood in my wings

Well you're my blood, my blood
cold as fire, hard as rain
Well you're my blood, my blood
cold as fire, hard as rain
Track Name: Idiot Smile
So I sat and I waited, patiently for the years to pass
with the violence of each day, of each coming day

When they thought I was running away,
I was merely gathering speed
I was merely gathering speed my friend

I did my best to avoid you
I made all efforts not to see her
my silence says too much
has shades of absence and the wrecks of your touch

Has your breath stopped lately?
do you not see it clear?
the life you knew laughs from the window
oh Idiot smile where have you gone to?
trust not the devil when your hands are clear

I'll tell the truth for once, this time;
My lies have aged to perfection

Oh my euphoria has its nerve in you
Oh my euphoria has its nerve in you

Has your breath stopped lately?
do you not see it clear?
the life you knew laughs from the window
oh Idiot smile where have you gone to?
trust not the devil when your hands are clear

Oh my euphoria has its nerve in you
Oh my euphoria has its nerve in you
Track Name: Leap of Ignorance
By the time that I find what my eyes are looking for
I’ll go mute, as a whisper
For truth, at its best is just a side of the story
The secret side
The dark days are upon us
The dark days are upon us
And we smile foolishly as the light flees

This is not a leap of faith my friend
It’s a leap of ignorance
But still I push forward against, against the walls and the tide

Herds of people gathered around, to dance at my will,
But silence took the ground
And cruel words they did pour into my broken heart
They broke my little black heart

Death speaks closer and closer

This is not a leap of faith my friend
It’s a leap of ignorance
But still I push forward against, against the walls and the tide

Back when everything was a promise
long before they stole the light I wore my heart proud
But If I stay too long I may forget what lead me here
So I’m always on the run

The dark days are upon us
The dark days are upon us
And we smile foolishly as the light flees

I’m always leaving or on the run
Until I break this curse
And it won’t be long
Track Name: Six Blind Days
On the last day, that I could see,
there were hounds on my trail,
As far as I could see,
so the first day I turned blind, came as a blessing

So I welcomed this friendly twist of fate with a smile, hum….

Poor Blind Jack of Hearts
Poor Blind Jack of Hearts
Poor, Poor Blind Jack of Hearts

On the third day I had made this bliss my faithful companion
My ears grew longer and my hands made it complete
Well the fourth was merely the sum of what came before
To precede the fifth, ah… a king among men
Flowers fading from purple red
into black scented babies (but it’s all good)

Poor Blind Jack of Hearts
Poor Blind Jack of Hearts
Poor, Poor Blind Jack of Hearts

On the second day, that’s when my sight returned
And I began pretending
Poor Blind jack of hearts, what are you going to do,
When they find the truth

Poor Blind Jack of Hearts
Poor Blind Jack of Hearts
Poor, Poor Blind Jack of Hearts
Track Name: The Trial
It was 1881 when my grandfather died,
And to this day I don't know why, I feel as though
I am too small for his shoes,
Yes i am
With a long beard and a slow heart, I used to hear him say
But I still have stories to tell
it never pours, rain is never gentle to a tormented soul

(oh and) he who never speaks, has a thousand voices within
“and I have you, but you have them”
Yes you do

Mercy, mercy, cries the sweat of my hands
Now they move a little faster, and they whisper to each other
It’s gonna be a big, big fall
Yes it will
Death has a funny way of sneaking up on me
That’s what i say so i can sleep
But the screams won’t go and the thunder won’t talk to me anymore

(oh and) he who never speaks, has a thousand voices within
“and I have you, but you have them”
Aiming at my heart
I will never let the wolf go
“and I have you, but you have them”
Yes you do
Track Name: A Little Story
Let me tell a little story
A tale about the wolf inside
I’m gonna tell you a story that will make you cry
Let me tell a tale of old times,
The crimes that i did into your heart
I’m gonna tell a story about the wolf
One more round boys!
Louder! Louder! The Wolf is Comin’ Boys!