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  1. Two Wolves

From the album Jewish Blues V.2

3. Two Wolves
This Song was musically inspired by Muddy Waters first hit single, I cant be satisfied. Its about the Struggle of the Beinoni. In Chassidus, this concept comes from the Alter Rebbe, Rabbi Schneur-Zalman of Liaidi, who wrote the Tanya, also known as the Sefer Beinoni (Book of the Average Man). In this profound work, he brings some very esoteric teachings, Kabbalah, and the Tanya is the first work that codified some of CHaBaDs basic tenants. In this song, Im singing about the struggle of the Benoni ¨¢ a person who struggles with the Yetzer Harah (the evil inclination) and Yetzer Hatov (the good inclination). In Native American folklore, the Yetzer Hatov and Tezer Harah have been personified as wolves.

Lyrics

Two Wolves

There are two wolves
Inside of me
One Tries to Tempt me
But the other one Believes
There are Two Wolves
Inside of Me
So be careful now
Cuz you never know which one you’ll meet

Meet the good wolf, yetzer ha tov
He’s faithful and obeys
You know he’s always so well behaved
And you can bet your last dollar
That he will never stray

Sometimes I wake up
So hungry
I can’t eat
I can’t sleep
You know the bad wolf
Kept me up all night
Now my eyes are red an glazed
In the morning light

There are two wolves
Inside of me
One Tries to Tempt me
But the other one Believes
There are Two Wolves
Inside of Me
So be careful now
Cuz I’m not benoni

Lately the bad wolf’s
Been on a bend
Scaring my family and friends
You know he feeds
On their needs
And he won’t be satisfied
Until everybody bleeds

There are two wolves
Inside of me
One Tries to Tempt me
But the other one Believes
There are Two Wolves
Inside of Me
So be careful now
Cuz I’m not benoni