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The Howling Lyrics

We’ve been seeing what you want,
You’ve got us cornered right now
Falling asleep from our vanity
May cost us our lives

I hear them getting closer
Their howls are sending chills down my spine
Time is running out now,
They’re coming down...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Aug 5th 2009 report

    I think that this song demonstrates the bad things in our world, such as/especially war, killing, and fighting. I also think that this song demonstrates that if we don't stop all these malevolent acts we have led ourselves to do that we will fall and destroy ourselves with it.... That's the best interpretation that I got from that great song....

  2. anonymous
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    Mar 12th 2021 report

    For me this song speaks of a wolf atack, as we all know, wolves atack in packs and are very pacient and methodologic creatures. The author finds herself and her companions cornored by them and tries to fight back, but cant seem to find the track that can lead her to the wolves so she can be one step ahead. And so they all wait for the upcoming atack that comes from behind (because wolves are smart as hell and knew all along that she was gonna try to find them). The fight starts and both parts lose a lot of individuals, the song sugests that humans win the fight, but you'll never know if its the end.

    I see this as a comparison to our days. To the dangers of being decieved by the great masses of power and by the media. We are being led to believe lies and being induced in some sort of artificial coma in orther not to open our eyes to the reality we're living.

  3. anonymous
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    Nov 1st 2018 report

    I feel like the song is more about activism. The song itself is like an anthem in my opinion.

  4. anonymous
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    Jul 6th 2014 report

    I feel that when itsays fallen asleep from our vanity may cost us our lives, it means that weare so enticed with the beauty of things that we forget our dqngers, and then the dangers get us. It also may be symbolism of treachery. Or it could be rising up. The wolves of society are usually the big, rich people, plus the viel thing. Seeing what you want, youve got us cornered. The have control. And then:"when we start killing, its all coming down right now" could be the fall of the government through violence. And "from this nighmare weve created, I want to awakened" could be the person trying to pierce the viel. And it just carries on through the song through the verses, and the chorus is the fighters

  5. anonymous
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    Dec 9th 2012 report

    I always think of Supernatural when someone makes a deal with a crossroad demon. It also makes me think of werewolves, maybe their at war with each other.

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