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, 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, I'm after you
Mouth is alive with juices like wine
And I'm hungry like the wolf

Stalked through 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, 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

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, I'm after you
Mouth is alive with juices like wine
And I'm hungry like the wolf

Burning the ground, I break from the crowd
I'm on the hunt, 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


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"Hungry Like the Wolf" as written by John Taylor Andy Taylor

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  • +6
    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
  • +3
    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 02, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe song is more about someone trying to complete a mission. In doing so, he becomes frantic as he finds obstacles and cannot control the beast within.

    Aside from that, this is one of the first Duran Duran songs I ever heard and was instantly swept away with the awesome beat and sound. It is truly a song one must hear to fully enjoy.
    Ander Knighton December 05, 2004   Link
  • +1
    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 27, 2004   Link
  • +1
    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 song in my opinion is about a guy who is in love with a girl, however, they have had no relationship yet, and he is following her, since that's what us guys do when we really like someone...we follow them (maybe not like this guy but we always try are hardest to hang around with them). And he is just infatuated by her scents and smell of her. He just wants to be with her really badly.
    sboyleon May 11, 2011   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
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is grand ... grand i tell you
    rachypoo6on August 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThat doesn't tell us the meaning!
    frizbayon October 15, 2002   Link

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