Lyrics submitted by mrclean

Hunting Bears song meanings
Add your thoughts

38 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +2
    General Commentnot as simple as everyone is saying
    radiohead1125on September 17, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti love this song, as a song writer myself it made me realise that music is music, and anything goes. as long as it creates a mood or gets across a feeling then it has succeeded. as for the music, i think its that down hopeless feeling you get when you learn of some heart breaking travesty in some part of the world that you can do very little about, so you have to try and forget about it and pretend its not happening. Bear hunting is cruel to bears.
    Xeanson May 15, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti added this song just so i could see people's interpretations of it... i think it's extremely beautiful in its simplicity. gives a visual image of having nothing to do, just sitting by the beach plucking at a guitar...
    mrcleanon May 05, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentand i think the hunting bears title comes from just how sometimes you have so much on your mind and you just need to sit back and relax, clear your head...
    mrcleanon May 05, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMaybe it's about bears that are hunted.
    jton May 20, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"theyll eat you if you misbehave
    they live on an island out to sea
    they will chew you up
    and spit out your bones
    we live on the beach
    with all their rubbish
    and people
    bears
    giant bears
    they will eat me and you
    run back to the house before they catch us
    wee hee hee cant catch me
    were going on a bear hunt."

    -- This is from one of the old Radiohead websites, they're pretty cool you should look at them

    82.109.68.194/Archive/Site4/…
    hobarton April 13, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song basicly does two things. 1)Johnny Greenwood showing the mean skills and letting people first hand hear it. 2)After the release of Kid A critics were asking radiohead where the guitar was in amnesiac. along with the first song off the album they show that the guitar is right here and that just because its distorted in wierd ways that a band like radiohead can get away with all of a sudden the guitars are gone. If you have even one functioning eardrum you will notice that every album has gone a diffrent direction putting Radiohead in my book as number one band
    DonVistaon June 23, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentalso from an archived radiohead site:

    WE'RE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT.
    We're going hunting for bears. La la la we're not scared. 3.15 am driving back from a party in New York in a black stretch limousine. Up ahead we see a pool of black liquid and a bundle on 42nd Street, in the middle of the deserted road. As we came close we heard a woman screaming and crying. A few passers-by had stopped to look. The black pool was a negro man's blood pouring like a tap from a hole in the side of his head. The driver slowed up as we drove past and I think I saw the sprawled body spasm as the blood pumped out of the bullet hole. We drove on in silence listening to the woman's scream dying away in the distance. We called the NYPD on the mobile in the back of the limo and drove back to the hotel in silence. We're going hunting for bears. La la la. We're not scared.

    not sure what to think ...
    oleeshaon January 02, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe tunes going to the stable, frightening in a way, windy feeling. Bears? I see bears fighting to themselves. Like a bear fight. But I'm supposed to be in this picture (am i?) Am I hunting bears? It's like facing the bear inside you. Cleaning you from your bears. I'm hunting my bears and going on. Cleaned. Calm. Charged. Decharged.
    vusion August 10, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is about bears that hunt... or is it about hunters hunting them?
    hereimaliveon May 18, 2007   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain