Thinking too much about ” I know I’m a Wolf” by Young Heretics or as sometimes used in music videos “Dear Rabbit” ze link is below!
Now this song is very slow and beautiful, in my opinion. Of course I can’t help but wonder what this story is about. Some just stay in the context of an actual wolf wanting to be friends with a rabbit of all things due to loneliness. And some feel it is about a romantic relationship but it always seems a bit uncomfortable to think of. Or That the wolf is actually just manipulating the rabbit to trust it in order to eat it.
Since we don’t really get any other pov other than the “wolf” in question we are left up to speculation.
And of course, this song can be applied to people, where it is the most interesting, to me anyway.
One way of looking at the song is that is about a toxic romantic relationship. The Wolf person (can be male or female, the song never specifies a gender/sex) may be an abusive partner and s/he doesn’t want to be alone but also can’t really get what they want out of the Rabbit person. So they keep hurting them,not sure how to stop. In the song, the person might of chosen life with this rabbit, leaving their family and friends so the pressure is even greater. Could be a stalker?
Ooooor It could be a relationship between family members. Horrible right? But it could, there is really no indication of romantic feelings in this song unless you count the “chasing” part. It could be possible that the wolf is an overprotective family member, they are so busy trying to protect their rabbit that they just end up hurting them. I’ve seen this happen with over protective parents/guardians all the time. If they feel it is for the best, they will continue to hurt they one they love, just to make sure they are safe, in their opinion of course.
Ooor It could be a very very bad friendship. Everyone’s had that bad friend, they may not even mean to do bad or hurtful things but it still happens. Same as above.
Or the Wolf in question could just be a manipulative jackass man/woman that is just singing to some victim they do this stuff to on purpose.
Really though, I see it as the Wolf is sorry that it’s hurting/hurt this Rabbit but just can’t bare to let them go. Even though they, themselves, know they are dangerous to this individual. But still they say, “be brave” and “You’ll be safe with me” when really the wolf is the one who the Rabbit should be protected from.
I like this song because it’s pretty much from the point of view of the Abuser/Predator and kind of makes it uncomfortable since in media we prefer to see abusers as just evil people with no human side.
It’s a beautiful, uncomfortable song about Who knows what.