This song was written about Matthew Shepard, a gay college student. On Oct 7th, 1998 he was at a bar and befriended Russel Henderson and Aaron McKiney (the wolves). He asked them for a ride home, but they took him out into a remote area, tied him to a fence, robbed and severely beat him. Shepard was later found by a bicyclist, who at first mistook him for a scarecrow; Shepard was in a coma. Matthew Shepard lay in a hospital bed on life support until he died at 12:53 am on Oct 12, 1998.
Taryn - Petersburg, TX