"Honeybear" as written by and Nicholas Joseph Zinner Karen Lee Orzolek....
Turn yourself around!
You weren't invited!
Turn yourself around!
You weren't invited!
Good, good things
Happen in bad towns
Good, good things
Happen in bad towns

[Chorus:]
Run away, run away, you want it
Run away, run away, you want it
Run away, anyway, you want it
Run away, run away, you want it

What, what did you do to your back
Kept soft thoughts cut lips carry pin back
Junk jump off too much talk
Old hope breeds
Cold needs
Undress cold keys

[Chorus:]


Ohh, ohhh...
I've got call from the bear
Gonna take all his honey, honey
Ohh, ohhh...
I've got call from the bear
Gonna take all his honey, honey
Ohh, ohhh...
I've got call from the bear
Gonna take all his honey, honey
Ohh, ohhh...
I've got call from the bear
Gonna take all his honey, HONEY!

[Chorus:]

What?
What?
What?
What?


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"Honeybear" as written by Karen Lee Orzolek Brian Chase

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    Song MeaningI totally agree with surreal alchemy, and in fact Karen admitted in an article saying that she wanted to "crash" these "exclusive" A list parties she is tired of putting up with the phoniness. She's bending herself backwards to get acceptance in the LA indie music scene but feels so left out and excluded. She then decides to say hell with these ego maniacs and decides to steal the honey like the bears do. Like a bear, she's constantly scared and want to "runaway" from the bees but then she said "you want it", so the bear decides to get that honey anyways even if it stings. So she is putting her middle finger up to the indie rock scene who wouldn't give her the time of day and look where she's now! That is also when she dressed up like a bear costume....so cute, don't change Karen O!
    Jdleon December 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this! I might have read somewhere the first two lines are about not being able to get into some celebrity's oarty or something..
    zennoron March 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this is probably the best song on their new album........ I looooooooovee it. Heh, it's so catchy.
    daviddon April 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthuh... I must be deaf. I thought it was "in these towns" instead of "in bad tones", even though we've all mostly agreed that it's town's instead of tones. But anyways... it should be against the law for a song to be this catchy, man!! I can't NOT get up and dance when I hear it. It drives me mad but I love it!!
    makemesmileon May 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think its towns too. but i'm not sure what this song means. "runaway you want it"
    sounds like someones denying what they really want from you.. like "running from exactly what they want" i guess?
    funkehsockson June 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwell yes, I am going to join the list of people who think the song really says towns. wen I listen i think it might say "good, good things hppen in that town"
    But thats just me. thats what it sounds like to me.

    Great song!Really catchy!
    hollie_rocketon December 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commentto me, this song is about someone not having time for you anymore; that to them, you're cold meat. you'd like to think that they are still interested in you, but you end up getting so desperate for them to show that interest again that you'll do anything for attention - any way they want it. then, all the bear has to do is click its fingers and you're there; but you're still all alone because they don't truly care. it's my best guess, at any rate, but probably not quite right!
    deliciousbiscuiton December 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commentpossibly my favorite song on the cd! i LOVE it! ive listened to it over and over for a while now-blasting it on my way home is always fun. but it says "towns" not "tones"
    *music*lover*on February 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIts "Good good things happen in bad towns"
    Anyway, Im not sure what she's talking about but I like the intro lyrics and i think Honeybear or the honey part may denote something sweet that she's after.
    GrungyBeatleon February 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe song is a reaction to rejection...Karen is not sitting back and pouting she is taking action and crashing a party!

    I read in an article that when Karen moved to LA she would get rejected from getting into certain VIP parties. So she would naturally be the outsider, just treated like a piece of "cold meat" because her "status" is not as high in their eyes. Ridiculous fools..

    Karen wants to crash these parties, steal the precious honey.
    surreal_alchemyon March 23, 2007   Link

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