Duran Duran: Hungry Like the Wolf Meaning
Song Released: 1982
Hungry Like the Wolf Lyrics
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...
1TOP RATED#1 top rated interpretation:anonymous Nov 9th 2013 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.
2TOP RATED#2 top rated interpretation:
anonymous Jul 4th 2020 report
Cunilingus. This act seems to be the close match to how the lyric unfolds, with a sort of “orgasm is achieved” ending.
anonymous Aug 19th 2016 report
A song about being possessed by our animalistic nature. A person who sees himself as a ''lone wolf'' type that has been hungry for a long time to just find and be with a woman to ''love''. This person seems to believe that he had the spirit of a wolf nature in him, before being ''lost then found'' like a first death to experience the ''metapychosis'' transformation of spirit for the human soul in the exchange. This song might have been inspired by the movie ''Wolfen'' that politically ran with the wolf who was a political Indian Runner that did not forget it's old sacred grounds that lost it's love there and want's it back.
anonymous Sep 1st 2011 report
The song's about partying, having sex, etc etc. The band was very risque back then, after all
anonymous Dec 7th 2008 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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