"Little Fury Things" as written by and Joseph Mascis....
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A rabbit falls away from me, I guess I'll crawl
A rabbit always smashes me, again I'll crawl
Tried to think what's over me, it makes me crawl
Then she runs away from me, faster than I crawl

I stopped to call, tried to feel it all
Stuck my hand and pulled real hard
Got stretch in miles, not in yards
Then I read, about all those who believe all of your lies
Sunlight brings the rage right in your eyes

[Chorus: x2]

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"Little Fury Things" as written by Joseph Mascis


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  • +8
    General CommentActually guys, Lou Barlow, Dinosaur's bassist, told us that there are "No rabbits" in this song. The correct line's are "I grab, it falls..." every time.
    JustinStarbuckon June 06, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI rememberr i played this album for my friends and when this song came on they said,"Ugh, it justs sounds like noise." and i said, " I know isn't it great?"
    HammerPartyon October 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. It's one of my favorite by Dinosaur Jr. I think i love it just for that intro, that guy screaming like crazy and then...
    "a rabbit falls away from me"
    ...it's a dinosaur jr. song again. Genius. And there's a tamborine part. It doesn't get any better.

    As to what it's about... i haven't the slightest.
    plosionon June 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think maybe he is talking about a woman who is unattainable no matter what he does she just doesn't reconagize him
    Drugsarebadon December 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWho CARES man?!

    This song freakin' RULES!!
    The screaming intro is so cool, and is an amazing opening track into the album, which rocks all over!
    thomsmellson April 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIf you think about it, it's about him stalking someone (as dark as Dinosaur Jr.'s lyrics tend to be). "A rabbit falls away from me" signifies the break up, and he crawls after her (as she is represented by a rabbit which hops around on the ground). "A rabbit always smashes me" is her trying to keep him away with force, but he continues to crawl after her. "Try to think what's over me" suggests his lack in control of his habit. And her running faster than he crawls simply states that he'll never have her again. The opening represents the girl calling out in fear or anger (or both), and the middle part talks about how he stretched the situation out and made it worse, and how he made her angry by keeping any new suiters away by telling them her lies. The middle part is hard to interpret, but it's definately a song about a stalker.
    sdine07on October 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentplosion i agree the tambourine rocks
    ENion February 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's a cartoon... Bugs Bunny
    741963on May 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't think you can ever say what it means. I think it was purposefully made to be not easily understood so that the listener could take his or her own interpretation from it.

    When I heard this, I got a totally different interpretation then the whole stalker thing because of what I was going through. The line "Tried to think what's over me, it makes me crawl
    Then she runs away from me, faster than I crawl" means, to me, like when you're trying to figure out where you're going in life and how to deal with the situation and you get so caught up with that you lose her as she runs away faster than you crawl. Crawling symbolizes moving through life slowly and confused while others run away.

    Beautiful song... Listen to it and make your own interpretation.
    YoYoMonkeyon May 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentagree, all Dinosaur songs can be interpretted in many ways but they always tend to end up meaning something that's affects you
    ENion June 07, 2007   Link

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