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Duran Duran: Hungry Like the Wolf Meaning


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Song Released: 1982

Hungry Like the Wolf Lyrics

Liberty or death, what we so proudly hail
Once you provoke her, rattling of her tail
Never begins it, never, but once engaged...
Never surrenders, showing the fangs of rage

Don't tread on me

So be it
Threaten no more
To secure peace is...


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    Nov 9th, 2013 11:42pm report

    This song is about a man "going down" or performing oral sex on a woman. He's hungry like the wolf for going down on her which is also "eating her out" (slang). "My mouth is alive", "running inside", "juices like wine" etc. and you can hear the woman's moans which sound more ecstatic than like she's being hunted or stalked. "Centered on sound" is listening for her response, although some lyrics say it's "scent and a sound" which would also apply. "You feel my heat (warm mouth and breath) I'm just a moment behind" (it's a nice allusion to him chasing her but in reality 'a moment BEHIND' he is down there pleasuring her.) Also if she is on all fours and he is going at her from the rear then it is similar to a wolf right on her tail, trying to catch and 'eat' her.


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    Sep 14th, 2012 9:14am report

    i think the lyrics were written so that they would rhyme.
    there is no meaning, just a sequence of random and unrelated words thrown together.
    people in th 80s would buy any nonsenical thing put in front of them as this song (and others by duran duran) proves!


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    Sep 1st, 2011 9:34pm report

    The song's about partying, having sex, etc etc. The band was very risque back then, after all


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    Jul 20th, 2011 7:05pm report

    This song is surprisingly a metaphor for the Holocaust which compares the Nazi's ravenous hunt for Jews with a wolf hunting his prey. This explains the somewhat violent imagery in what many consider to be a song about lust. "burn to the ground"

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    May 25th, 2011 5:00pm report

    I can garuntee that the song refers to looking, or rather, hunting after someone. but who or why? Parts of the song (Woman you want me?) obviously refer to sex. but Every time I get to the "burn to the ground Lyric" My mental image changes to an action scene chase with free running and large explosions. I guess it must be one exciting woman.


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    Dec 7th, 2008 12:00am report

    The song is about predatory rape, and in this sense it is effectively a thinly veiled confession. It is a little known fact that Le Bon spent much of his early childhood being suckled by male wolves (Steiger, 1985). Doubtless, this contributed largely to Le Bon's choice of poetic; the symbolic representation of his secret. This interpretation is based on a factual body of information recently proven by clinical tests by L'Oréal, Paris. The computer simulations of which are avaibable from L'Oréal's website: www.loreal.com

    Hunter and Johnson, Faculty of Fashion-Music Science, University of Nebraska.


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    Nov 18th, 2008 11:26pm report

    The song is about lust. It is clearly likening a man out on the town looking for action with a wolf on the prowl. He sees the object of his lust, and the animal instincts take over.


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    Mar 10th, 2007 3:23pm report

    This song is about Simon Lebon's hunger for man ass.


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    Sep 28th, 2006 9:23pm report

    Hole did a cover on this song. Thought i´d just add that.

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    Sep 27th, 2006 9:44pm report

    My idea...Sex...

    Thats what I think the lyrics say, at least the undertones.

    Could possibly be the meaning for "reflex" too...

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    Jun 22nd, 2005 6:15pm report

    The singer is searching for his love. The 15th most watched video of all time.

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