Thursday, October 17, 2013

31 Werewolves | "Hungry Like the Wolf"



When I first considered including "Hungry Like the Wolf" in this list, I thought I was kidding myself. I love Duran Duran and this is one of my favorite songs of theirs, but I didn't seriously think it was appropriate. The video, which is always in my head when I hear the song, has lead singer Simon Le Bon in an Indiana Jones-like adventure (it was filmed in Sri Lanka) as he hunts a woman. There are hints that she's some kind of werecreature, but even if that part's meant to be taken literally, she's a cat, not a wolf. The wolf refers to LeBon and - in the video, at least - it's metaphorical.

But... according to an interview that guitarist Andy Taylor gave Blender magazine, Le Bon's inspiration for the song's lyrics was "Little Red Riding Hood." Reading them in that light, it makes a lot of sense. It's all about lust and losing yourself to your passions; exactly the kind of thing that "Little Red Riding Hood" and werewolves in general are about.
Dark in the city; night is a wire.
Steam in the subway; earth is afire.
Do do do do do do do do do do do do do do do
Woman, you want me; give me a sign
And catch my breathing even closer behind.
Do do do do do do do do do do do do do do do
In touch with the ground,
I'm on the hunt I'm after you.
Smell like I sound. I'm lost in a crowd
And I'm hungry like the wolf.
Straddle the line in discord and rhyme.
I'm on the hunt I'm after you.
Mouth is alive with juices like wine
And I'm hungry like the wolf.
Stalked in the forest; too close to hide.
I'll be upon you by the moonlight side.
Do do do do do do do do do do do do do do do
High blood drumming on your skin it's so tight.
You feel my heat; I'm just a moment behind.
Do do do do do do do do do do do do do do do
In touch with the ground,
I'm on the hunt I'm after you.
Scent and a sound; I'm lost and I'm found
And I'm hungry like the wolf.
Strut on a line. It's discord and rhyme.
I howl and I whine I'm after you.
Mouth is alive, all running inside
And I'm hungry like the wolf.

Hungry like the wolf
Hungry like the wolf
Hungry like the wolf

Burning the ground, I break from the crowd.
I'm on the hunt I'm after you.
I smell like I sound. I'm lost and I'm found
And I'm hungry like the wolf.
Strut on a line, it's discord and rhyme.
I'm on the hunt I'm after you.
Mouth is alive with juices like wine
And I'm hungry like the wolf.
Burning the ground, I break from the crowd.
I'm on the hunt I'm after you.
Scent and a sound; I'm lost and I'm found
And I'm hungry like the wolf.
Strut on a line, it's discord and rhyme.
I howl and I whine I'm after you...

1 comment:

Caffeinated Joe said...

Definitely did not expect to see this one on the list! Interesting choice.

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