I am the river that flows through my veins
I am the black crow, I’m wings of change
I am the rock that the rain couldn’t conquer
I’m above, I’m below, I am hell and high water

I’ve been the song carried in on the breeze
I’ve wept with willows and I’ve fell with the leaves
I am the badlands and the silence it holds
A warrior who walks but is never alone

There’s a black and a white wolf in me
And I live and I die
By which one I feed
It’s a war old as time, this fighting inside
And I live and I die,
By which one I feed

I am the hunted and I am the hunter
I am the feast and the famine, the hunger
I am the eagle screaming for peace
While the beasts on the inside sharpen their teeth

There’s a black and a white wolf in me
And I live and I die
By which one I feed
It’s a war old as time, this fighting inside
And I live and I die,
By which one I feed

There’s a black and a white wolf in me
And I live and I die
By which one I feed
It’s a war old as time, this fighting inside
And I live and I die,
By which one I feed
Which one I feed

I am the river that flows through my veins
I am the black crow, I’m wings of change

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“I wrote this with my friend Jaida Dreyer. For years I’ve heard this old Native American parable about an old man talking to his grandson. The story goes something like this: “There’s a war being waged inside of each one of us, a war between two wolves.
“I wrote this with my friend Jaida Dreyer. For years I’ve heard this old Native American parable about an old man talking to his grandson. The story goes something like this: “There’s a war being waged inside of each one of us, a war between two wolves. One wolf is anger, jealousy, hatred, lust, gluttony-all the bad things in the world. The other wolf is love, peace, forgiveness, empathy, trust, happiness-everything that’s good in the world. The two wolves are locked in constant battle, each wolf wanting control of your soul.”

The young boy looked at his grandfather and asked: “which wolf will win?” The grandfather replied: “the one that you feed.” I always thought that story would make a great song, so I brought the idea to Jaida and she dug it too. We wrote it at my buddy Bearcats house, then I forgot about it until I was going thru songs to send to Cody for this record. I sent it to Cody, he dug it, then I’m pretty sure he and the band recorded it the same day. I’m proud of the content of this song, and I’m proud we could put the story into rhyme form.”

– Josh Morningstar
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Written By:
Jaida Dreyer
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Josh Morningstar
Vocals: Cody Jinks
Bass: Joshua Thompson
Lead Guitar: Chris Claridy
Steel: Austin “Hot Rod” Tripp
Drums: David Colvin
Acoustic Guitar: Drew Harakal
Release Date: October 18, 2019