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Song Released: 2011


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I would dare you, but I know I don't need to
You're going to do just what you want to
You're going to take the leavings here at the fairground
You're going to sing the praises of your fruit

Mine smell like honey, uh!
Mine smell like honey,...

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    anonymous
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    Jun 19th, 6:20pm report


    OK, this song is based on a cartoon from Winnie the Pooh. The guys are standing around in a grassy field on a beautiful summers day, when Tigger announces "my fingers smell like pussy". Then Eyeore sniffs his and says "well mine smell like ass". Piglet smiles and says his smell like pork. And finally Pooh looks right at the camera and says "mine smell like hunny", and the others all bust a gut laughing. Though the spelling is different, this is where REM got the phrase.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 19th, 6:40pm report


    when he speaks of his smelling like honey, he does not mean honey the sweet sticky substance, but rather "honey", his lover. So he is saying his balls smell like his lover, who was probably fondling them prior to the time this song was written and performed.



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    anonymous
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    Nov 18th, 2014 11:26am report


    There is an expression he thinks his shit doesn't stink. Or he thinks his shits don't stink. So it's possible that is the singer's response to that phrase when someone accuses him. They might say to him "you think your shits don't stink. " And his response can be "you're right - mine smell like honey."



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    anonymous
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    Jan 3rd, 2012 1:16am report


    Fairgrounds are Americana
    and its obvious you - America- are going to keep believing what you want
    regardless of the inconvenient truth

    so go ahead and dig the hole you're in deeper
    try to cover it over / your denials

    The end of the world (as we know it) is coming, the final fall of man
    Nature (flowers) will overcome - if it does - it will be after we're gone and what will be left will be the remnants of our roads and cities (pavement)
    and, I'll still hear you shouting

    your denials
    over and over

    So, keep digging the hole you're in
    make the mountain you need to climb higher
    make it impossible - to save the planet

    and just keep denying it (climate crisis)



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    Tom Drinane
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    Jun 1st, 2011 6:14am report


    Well . . .

    As to the interpretations referring to the anus, I suspect even Michael Stipe only has one, which would make it a poor match with the plural form of the verb "smell." So, what might he have more than one of that smell like honey, uh?

    Other than that, just incredible kudos to that particular anonymous who made up "wrecklace." While I normally eschew creating new words, this one is a gem, combining reckless (presumably the initial intent), with wreck and necklace. Really brings to mind Tom Waits' wonderful "she's like a wrecking ball that's no longer connected to the chain."



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    anonymous
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    May 1st, 2011 5:15pm report


    I think he talks about sexual orientation. He refers to heterosexual sex-making by "digging a hole" and "climbing a mountain". It may be about a gay man talking to a woman, who's flirting with this man's bi-boyfriend and "praising her fruit" :D. He doesn't even bother to argue with that woman (ı would dare you but I don't need to), he knows that at the end what she would get at most is his leftovers. He might also think his boyfriend would choose him, because -yes, his butthole smells like honey :)



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    anonymous
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    Apr 21st, 2011 4:24pm report


    I think he is talking bout his sweet honey kush..



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    anonymous
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    Mar 29th, 2011 3:59pm report


    He doesn't think much of her opinions. Opinions are like assholes. Everybody has one and they all stink. Except mine. Mine smells like honey.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 29th, 2011 3:59pm report


    He doesn't think much of her opinions. Opinions are like assholes. Everybody has one and they all stink. Except mine. Mine smells like honey.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 25th, 2011 3:12pm report


    I thought he meant his balls smell like honey...



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    anonymous
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    Mar 22nd, 2011 3:24pm report


    I would dare you, but I know I don't need to
    You're going to do just what you want to
    You're going to take the leavings here at the fairground
    You're going to sing the praises of your fruit

    In the lines above I think he's talking about someone that doesn't listen to anyone because they think they are always right and everyone else is wrong. They think they are better than everyone else and that's why they are singing mine smell like honey

    Dig a hole, dig it deeper, deeper!
    Climb a mountain, climb it steeper, steeper!
    Dig a hole, dig it deeper, deeper!
    Track a trail of honey through it all

    Another reason i think this is what he's referring to because in these lines he is saying how they have to go above and beyond everyone else like digging a hole deeper and climbing a mountain steeper.

    just my opinion



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    anonymous
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    Mar 16th, 2011 3:26pm report


    It's about the sexual predatory-flirting state that precludes an indulgence in sweet, manna-like anal sex.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 8th, 2011 3:03am report


    My first thought is his balls.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 7th, 2011 3:07pm report


    although I Really do like the first two interpretations here is my take:

    He is pretty certain she is going to give their cover away (secret that would have been burried and taken to the grave, but she is being wrecklace) Or he is jealous and afraid he will loose her because of her conceitedness and always trying to attract other more adequate guys;bear (honey trail).

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    anonymous
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    Feb 26th, 2011 2:38pm report


    He's singing about his farts, naturally.



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