come into my cavern for a spell
outside the ice-queen’s come again to dwell
what am i like? an image strong & dark
where has it gone . . the warmth from my heart?

black bear
black bear

ponder the power in the paw
shiver at the strength built in the jaw
what is it like to pulse at winter sleep?
to fall in a dream a million miles deep?

black bear
black bear

i wake again with all i need to know
the honey-trail tells me where to go
& when i arrive i close my eyes to see
what’s stirring in the hollow of the tree

black bear
black bear

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Black Bear song meanings
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    General Commenti need one good reason why the majority of this bands music is passed by and left with no comments.

    this song is freaking beautiful, as a poem as well as a song.

    for those who don't know, black bears are more afraid of people than people are of them, and they basically eat only berries unless they're starving.. very peaceful bears.
    anywho, this song is just the thoughts running through the mind whilst thinking about a sweet ol' black bear, and imagining what it's like to hibernate for winter.."... to pulse at winter's sleep / to fall in a dream a million miles deep.".. and to wake up to the warmth of a new season, and a hungry belly.

    a very deep, beautiful track, this one. and while it might be a talented band of musicians/writers writing a lovely, thoughtful song about a bear, i wouldn't put it past these guys, the buncha Heads they are, to also be playing off the idea of tripping at certain points in the song.
    "to fall in a dream a million miles deep" conjures up imagery of alice falling down the rabbit hole, into the unknown, and so very curious.
    and then to "wake again with all i need to know / the honey-trail tells me where to go" would be the come-down nostalgia of a trip, when one might feel a sense of self direction/enlightment that's hard to describe without having felt it.
    FreeJigsawEarthon October 27, 2010   Link

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