"Hungry Like The Wolf" as written by Roger Andrew Taylor, Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor and Andy Taylor....
Dark in the city night is a wire
Steam in the subway earth is afire
Do do do do do do do dodo dododo dodo
Woman you want me give me a sign
And catch my breathing even closer behind
Do do do do do do do dodo dododo dodo

In touch with the ground
I'm on the hunt down 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 down 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 dodo dododo dodo
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 dodo dododo dodo

In touch with the ground
I'm on the hunt down 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 down 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 down I'm after you
Mouth is alive with juices like wine
And I'm hungry like the wolf


Lyrics submitted by Boonechic_21, edited by Jared82CA

"Hungry Like the Wolf" as written by Roger Andrew Taylor, Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor, Andy Taylor

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    General CommentIn 1982, British New Wave band Duran Duran released their fifth single, ``Hungry Like the Wolf,'' to the UK market, where it reached the top five on the UK Singles Chart. Though the band had initially failed to cross over to the US market, MTV put the video for the song into heavy rotation, which resulted in the song peaking at #3 on the Billboard Top 100 in March 1983. Subsequently, the video won the first Grammy Award in 1984 for Best Short Form Music Video.

    The song was written and recorded in one day by band members. The lyrics, they say, were inspired by the tale of ``Little Red Riding Hood.'' The laughter heard at the start of the song was recorded live by Nick Rhodes' girlfriend at the time, as were the screams played during the fade-out.

    Scent and a sound, I'm lost and I'm found

    And I'm hungry like the wolf

    The song is rampant with its animalistic sexual undertones. It's the story of a man on the prowl for a woman, tracking her from the city to the forest until he captures her. At the end of the music video, however, the hunter gets scratched by the woman. Could he also be the prey?


    anima69316on August 21, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commentcompuwiz- very angry. u are hungry like the wolf. good song....
    battleofnyon June 27, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI always thought this song was about trying to find a a partner or sex partner. Kind of like when your at a club or bar and trying to find someone to sleep with, you're on the hunt and you're hungry for sex like a wolf is hungry for prey.
    BlueHellBoyon April 18, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is a stalker song, and there is nothing more to it... whether it is for someone in particular, I do not know.
    looneybahson June 26, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe funny thing with these songs are that they use similies rather than metaphors but the similes I don't think are meant to be at the heart of the song, like with Rio being primarily about America, not a river. The same works here I think.

    I've read that this song was inspired by Jim Morrison's whole aura. But anyway, I also notice how this title is used all the time in Duran Duran articles, about how they're hungry for fame. And I think that's maybe what the song is about, besides just being about a love affair. There is a line in the song "burning the ground, I break from the crowd". Now I'm not quite sure what "burning the ground" is referring to. I've heard it used in context with the harvest and in Duran Duran's video "Burning the Ground" they show fiery forests in the background which seems to be a reference to the burning down of forests, actually. But they made that video at a time when their lineup had undergone a change but also they were heading into a new decade so it was like a fresh start. I see the meaning in the song as being they're burning the ground on which the previous bands grew from and clearing the way for themselves. And so I see that as being what the wolf symbolizes, not so much being hungry as but as a force that desecrates something. I don't think Duran Duran saw it as a bad thing but I'm sure many were horrified at the idea of the band taking over.
    Canadaon March 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOh yeah, and the video was kind of interesting to watch for this song. Like where Simon gets scratched near the end. It's interesting because he's the pursuer, he claims he's the one on the hunt like a wolf and yet he is also the pursued. It also reminds me of that scene in the beginning of the extended version of Wild Boys where Simon throws his head to the side as if he's been bitten by a vampire or something. I know they've got the vampires coming in later in that video. Duran Duran is big on vampires and zombie images I think and being pursued and turned into monsters.
    Canadaon April 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI read that this song was supposed to be like a modern Little Red Riding Hood, but it just reminds me of rapists and stuff. XP
    rixison April 07, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAnybody seen the Bruce Campbell Old Spice commercial with this in it? I think that pretty much sums up the song. Yeah...
    one_irish_roveron June 18, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis one is easy. He was hungry like the wolf because he wants to eat her. Out!
    Noodlemonsteron March 26, 2014   Link
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    General Commentthis song is grand ... grand i tell you
    rachypoo6on August 28, 2002   Link

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