Dinosaur Jr. - Little Fury Things Lyrics




What is it?
Who is it?
Where is it?

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

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

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





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Dinosaur Jr. Little Fury Things Comments
  1. Smiley McGrouchpants

    Great video! The way it should be.

    Like Brahkage, and shit! :) #benrainsshit

  2. Pablo Santander

    Their best

  3. jon jon goufema liames zenbin pinfen

    "PORRADAAAAAA"some will understand..

  4. Koettnylle

    The first dinosaur jr song i ever had heard back then. A pretty decent start.

    SH4D0WN1NJA

    Same here

  5. Maciek Pomian

    This must be one of the greatest intros ever recorded

  6. teofeo333

    I agree, my fave Dino Jr song. A perfect mixture of angst and beautiful noise.

  7. Captain MGGabeau

    Sorta reminds me of something could have been on the Downwards Is Heavenward album by HUM

  8. Cak Redi

    *They should be in Hall of Fame because of this song alone.*

  9. EBEEP

    Just learned that Lee Ranaldo is singing on the verses. I had no idea. Loved this song for 30 years and had no idea.

  10. Brian Jones

    Jeeze! dinosaur jr. they’re one of the most formative bands in my love for music. It’s so soulful and emotional. I always come back to it and the noise in the end!


    (The noise is what makes it)

    TheBoi353

    Bro they’re so incredibly gifted is ridiculous and I agree with your comment, it’s spot on.

  11. ian demello

    who's responsible for the video?

  12. Apple O

    When this came out it was SO different from anything anyone was doing, and the video just blew my mind (along with Teenage Riot)!

  13. diablogenial

    I remembered 1992 the first time I watched this video in Chile. I love it and I vomited 😅

  14. Elliott McPeek

    this hits different when you're on shrooms

  15. Window Liberation Brigade

    Wouldnt it be cool if someone made a record that sounded exactly like the summer you first started smoking weed and got real bummed out over unrequited love for the first time??? Oh wait

  16. jaag enderb

    Not about rabbits i see

  17. Carlos

    J Mascis is the lovechild of Jimi Hendrix and Johny Marr.

  18. SWOTBWOT

    Boy, if you want to see and hear something really weird, try watching this at one-quarter of the speed. It's something to behold.

  19. Bill Brasky

    Thank you for being kick ass, Dinosaur Jr. This song is brilliant

  20. 8waysanta

    J Mascis guitar is pure genius...

  21. 8waysanta

    I 've had this on repeat in my head forever.

  22. Xcalator35

    When Dinosaur were Jr...

  23. John Peel

    I love the black metal vocal screaming at the beginning and then it goes into Neil Youngish music. What a fantastic record !!

    Tough guys don't dance

    No. You mean 90's skramz.

  24. Nick Bryant

    such a amazing melody

  25. geninhoskt

    Thank´s DinoJR

  26. Роман Штерн

    depressive suicidal noisepop

  27. Kristian Bresaola

    this song changed my life

    jaag enderb

    Me 2 fam

    Window Liberation Brigade

    Me three bud

  28. Ron Maimon

    What is it/Where is it/Where is it.
    Grab, it [Rabbit] falls away from me, I guess I'll crawl. Grab, it all smashes me, again I 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 [succumbed], tried to spiel[feel]-it-all [smear-it-off], stuck my hand in, pulled real hard, got stretch in mile not in yard. Then I'll read about all those who bleed [believe] all over-your [where-were-you] lies. Sunlight brings the red [rage] drown [down] in your eyes.

    The lyrics are mumbled so as to be misheard into [the square bracket stuff], to produce a subtext. The nonexistent Alice in Wonderland "rabbit" is makes it "Little Fury [Furry] Things", the nonexistent "rage" is the fury. This is like 80s ambiguous R.E.M on steroids, without drugs.

  29. Mink 1973

    Snub TV!

  30. Luke Dolfine

    I don't know what it is but there is just something about this song that is really relatable.

  31. yaoihunter

    needs more wah

    Heather Mooney

    Lol! Such a kidder! ;)

  32. A Severed Head

    So underrated

  33. thomas hauck

    nur geil

  34. Lucas F

    Impossible not to love it.

  35. cthulhu handluke

    Such a great tune
    ,Dinosaur jr forever!

  36. Ryan Severson

    Noticing a common theme in these Dinosaur videos... J basically acts pithy and lethargic and people around him dance, poke and prod him. Secretly, I think he actually LIKES being physically teased.

  37. Dawson Nichols

    This has to be my favorite song and video

  38. Matías Escarlón

    I wish J. Mascis was my uncle.

  39. Pítr

    JE TU NĚKDO Z DABING STREET ???

    Husky Pes

    Peterson 🙋

    Šimon Jindra

    Jedinej dobrej českej seriál. Srdcovka. <3

    Erik Rudolph

    Nu, ka tad!

    Martin Hroch

    Jo. Díky soundtracku z toho seriálu jsem začal poslouchat grunge, punk a indie-rock.

  40. martin peřina

    dabing street - titulní song :-)

  41. Alchamei

    Dabing street!

  42. pjkolumb

    Wow!!! that particular song was my first encounter with Dinosaurs back in 87. This fantastic dirty wah-wah intro just blow my mind and i wanted more and more. Unfortunately I lived in communist Poland where the only contact with a alternative rock was through state owned radio station (3). that means 1 hour alternative rock in a week (every tuesday). So it was back then. In 1 hour I discovered bands like Dinosaur Jr, Firehose, Minuteman etc I new already Sonic Youth bad moon rising .That all was so refreshing comparing with punk rock which sucks back then.

    heavysmoker

    so nostalgic!

  43. Gyromitre

    At some moments it's looks like the cure, in between days

  44. Carlo Marchiori

    Great first song of an enormous album

  45. Gesha Flucks Junya

    1:30 sounds like inbetween days by the cure

    Heather Mooney

    Wow! I had to hear it to believe it, but good call!

    Five Hour Energy

    Robert Smith said he started playing just like heaven differently after they covered it.

    jon jon goufema liames zenbin pinfen

    @Five Hour Energy its Bob Smith After a 1000 volts shock..

  46. TheSporehacker

    30th anniversary of this song.
    Time flies

  47. Roger Ramjet

    30 years eh. Where does the time go? We will all be dead before too long :)

  48. MartinZinck

    favorite Dinosaur Jr. tune :-)

  49. spando dongdee

    You're Living All Over Me

    Released in 1987.
    Sounds like it could of been released between 1991-now

    one of the most timeless sounding records ever

  50. Tuan Jim

    His singing reminds me of a strange combination of Neil Young and Iggy Pop. And his guitar feedback spaz-outs are so great. Love this song, this is the first song off the first album I ever heard by Dinosaur Jr when I was like 19, and I immediately was like, "I dig this a lot."

  51. Alfredo

    Anyone agrees with me that J Mascis sounds like Kurt Cobain on this song?

  52. Yuval Legendtofski

    Yr Living All Over Me the definitive shoegaze rock album.

  53. 10 29

    one of my alltime fave albums, so sad yet cheerfull

  54. notreallybandfromottawa

    Lee Renaldo and J Mascis vocals sound so good together.

    captaintifany

    I never knew it was Lee! I always thought that Lou sounded different on that

  55. 「McPuffy」

    this song gets on my skin

  56. Brenda Oliveira

    Música mais linda 🖤

    Brenda Oliveira

    🇧🇷

    Daniel García Torres

    Brenda Oliveira fuck off

    Gelson Barichello

    E que álbum sensacional!

  57. Ben Marks

    When I think of my teen years, this song is always there. You know that ONE song that kills you? Kicks your ass every time? Fucking beautiful.

    HerrNilssonTheMonkey

    I hear this song today for the first time in 20 years or so I think. Life just stood in the way somehow. My heart sank.

    seltzermint5

    yessir.

  58. Daren Manville

    perfection :)

  59. Mic Ron

    the last part starting at 2:26 is like a nuclear bombing on the song, something radioactive going on that liquefies vocals and melodies to show us the failure of the American Dream

    meuhe

    you high?

    Aaron Caswell

    Thats someting that Thurston Moore would do

    Stereomantis

    sonic expressionism

    jon jon goufema liames zenbin pinfen

    Is Not Nuke..its a Fuzz Cloud...

  60. Nomad 17

    Dinosaur jr captured this particular magic its poppy and light and feels good but it's sludgy and melancholy and has a message and really makes me think about the lyrics that with the fascinating and opiate guitar work by j blends into this weird and wonderful sometimes confusing mellow sludge pop that makes you feel things that you thought was too deep to reach but somehow reaches the surface and blossoms in a painfully real yet pleasing sensation of intense sonic nirvana.

    Oscar Quick

    Nomad 17 it feels like Kurt Cobain and Robert smith had a baby

    Chris Gottlieb

    Right about everything except it definitely doesn't have a message lol

    Window Liberation Brigade

    Yeah pretty sure Dinosaur was more into reefer and not opiates/junk but kay

    Behind The Lenses

    @Window Liberation Brigade J has and always has been straight edge and doesn't usually like people who partake in heavy drug use. Lou and Murph smoke pot, because they said so in a interview about "Farm" and how they didn't get any of the songs, but once they smoked they knew exactly what J had in mind, and I know J is straight edge, because he has interviews dedicated to that topic alone, and the best source of knowledge from people you don't personally know is usually what they say, unless facts or evidence says otherwise.

    Behind The Lenses

    @Window Liberation Brigade Also I wanted to note that, I think the OP was referring to the feeling of bliss you get from injesting opiates. Had he been referring to the bands usage of bsuch substances (which I don't think the OP was doing at all) the op surly would have said the name of the opiate he believe J or the band used, instead of using a blanket term like opiates.

  61. Yurian Blandon

    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 

    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 

    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

    Yurian Blandon

    Orhan Torun I should

    Jesus Garcia

    is there an offical lyrics release because i recently picked up You're Living All Over Me at record store and there aren't any lyrics, just the record.

    Tuan Jim

    He's actually saying "I grab, it falls away" for sure, nothing to do with rabbits. There are plenty of incorrect lyrics on lyrics websites, like a LOT. But I admit, the first time I heard this song, I thought he was saying rabbit. But he ain't.

    Ron Maimon

    What is it/Where is it/Where is it
    Grab, it [Rabbit] falls away from me, guess I'll crawl. Grab, it all smashes me, again I 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 [succumbed], tried to spiel[feel]-it-all [smear it off]. Stuck my hand in pulled real hard, got stretch in mile not in yard. Then I'll read about all those who bleed [believe] all over-your [where where you] lies, sunlight brings the red [rage] drown [down] in your eyes.

    The lyrics are intentionally mumbled to give ambiguous words, that makes it impossible to write down canonical lyrics except as above, with the alternate listenings included, so you know how to mumble the sounds to produce the ambiguity. The second-meanings are deliberate, and it gives Alice-in-Wonderland imagery for a mind-altered state caused by some sort of infidelity. The gooey sticky substances and rabbits deliberately cross over from the mumbled second meanings to the main lyrics, so it jumps back and forth, giving it the unique surreal quality, like a dream where you're trying to run away, and can't.

    This lyrical style was probably inspired by early R.E.M. lyrical ideas, where you mumble the lyrics to produce different interpretations. But early 80's R.E.M. style bands didn't plant the alternate interpretations with intent, they just made meaningless lyrics that could easily be misheard. Dinosaur Jr. planned the mishearings. It's very hard to do, and it's unique to this phase of the band.

    Xcalator35

    Ron Maimon  Wow Ron!! Thanks a lot, that's a very interesting analysis! Cheeers from a portuguese fan!

  62. creekandseminole

    our band could be your life...

    Ana Marija Cakic

    such a good book!

    Heather Mooney

    Thanks for reminding me about that book! My mom has it in a box somewhere in a storage unit, sadly, bc they moved houses while I was abroad, as I no longer live in the US... Still, there's always Amazon... Would deffo reread that...it's been at least a decade and a half since I last got to enjoy it...

    Sorry for the ramble... I'm majorly sleep deprived...

  63. Mariana Maggessi

    masterpiece

  64. James Bell Jr

    Love the intro of this tune.

  65. Gilberto Marco

    DINOSSAUR JR - Little Fury Things
    ALBUM-Your Living All over me
    INTRODUÇÃO - G Bm
    e--7-------7-------------------------------------------------
    b--7-------7----------------------------------------------------
    g--7-------7-------------------------------------------------
    d--9-------9--------------------------------------------------
    a--10------9-------------------------------------------------
    e----------7-----------------------------------------------
    Where is it?
    Who is it?
    What is it??
    SOLO
    D E C# D
    e---------------------------------------------------------
    b--7--7---7/10---9---10-9----0-----0---5----5--5--5-------
    g---------------------------------------------------------
    d--------------------------------------------------------
    a--5----5--------7-7-------4---4-4-----5--5---------------
    e--------------------------------------------------------
    LETRA
    A rabbit falls away from me, i guess ill crawl (or whatever)
    A rabbit allways smashes me, again i crawl
    Tried to think whats over me, again i crawl
    Then she runs away from me, faster than i crawl
    F# E
    e--------5--2-----0------|-----------------------------------
    b-----------------0------|---3------------------------------
    g-----------------1------|---2------------------------------
    d---4-------------2------|---0-------------------------------
    a---4-------------2------|---0-------------------------------
    e---2-------------0------|----------------------------------
    I start to crawl....
    blah blah fear and all
    Stuck my hand and pulled real hard got streched in miles but not in yards
    Then i read
    'Bout all those who belive
    All of your lies, Sunlight brings the rain cloud in your eyes
    Bridge
    A C#/A D A D
    e---------------|---------------------------|----------------|----------
    b---------------|-------5---5------5--------|----------------|----------
    g---6----6----7-|---6---6------6-----6------|--4-4-----------|--4--------
    d---7----7----7-|---7---7--------7-----7----|--4-4-----------|--4--------
    a---7----4----5-|---7---5-------------------|--2-2-----------|--2--------
    e---5-----------|---5-----------------------|-------2-2-2-2--|----------
    REPETE A LETRA
    A rabbit falls.....................................................

  66. Migeel Fajardo

    One of my favorite songs of all time

  67. cavidad visceral

    🎸🎸🎸✌😉

  68. chaton20

    Perfect perfect perfect. Just per-fect!

  69. youiti2nz

    松下でフューリー検査してる頃よく聴いていた

  70. YOUNG J.R. EWING

    Who directed this? Any1

    Mmmalte

    +MTP onMTV Not the hoped for answer, but you might wanna ask the band directly. They are sure fine telling you.

    Julien Skye

    Little Fury Things" was directed by Jim Spring and Jens Jurgensen.

  71. mauropso

    1:27-1:50

    Heather Mooney

    YES!!! EARGASM!!!

  72. a extinção da primeira pessoa

    esse som é muito bom! :D

    Lunatic4Bizcas

    +terra luz : A verdade que sim.

  73. geoff curry

    awwwwwwwwww

    ezyglide0909

    Fuck you

  74. Ken Kotalik

    Sorry, this is awful Nirvana.

    Shwaa Lectar

    @johnny potseed Something tells me you like marijuana... I can't quite put my finger on it though....

    johnny potseed

    Sure do. I also like Dinosaur Jr. I have personal connections to the band. I smoked a bowl once at a Sebadoh show with one time drummer George an old friend of mine

    Julien Skye

    living in a green mind :)

    Tough guys don't dance

    As if Nirvana was the big thing, in the first place. Wash your ears faggot.

    SurfingOnBrainwaves

    Nirvana were awful Dinosaur.

  75. Double Mac

    The guy who dies in the video is my father.

    Nick DeCastro

    He’s in a better place now, bro

    Heather Mooney

    Sweet! I wish my dad was as cool as yours! xx

    João Veludo

    is he ok though?

  76. jim mcdonald

    the guitar is amazing in this song

    Daniel García Torres

    jim mcdonald yes

    Augustine Coronado

    Best guitar sound I've ever heard. Just a personal opinion especially at 1:52

    ElaineFromSeinfeld

    That wah pedal does wonders

  77. Robertto Flores

    Tried to think what's over me, it makes me crawl... ♫

  78. clubDIZ

    Perfect 💕👌

  79. Zen Guerrilla

    My favourite song of Dinosaur Jr.

    Heather Mooney

    Same-sies! Fave song of my fave album! Masterpiece!

  80. Carlos B

    yep got messy to this more times than i care to remember, bliss track!

  81. Noise Ninja

    This song might be the best thing Dinosaur Jr. ever made. One of my all time favorites.

    Liam Cooper

    Aren't almost all of them the best Dinosaur Jr song ever

    A Tree

    everything on You're Living all over me for sure

    Matthew Archer

    Especially that vibrato bomb at the end of the riff.

    Joachim Fischer

    you are so right

  82. TvuxoRoiale

    The apex of their entire career.

    TvuxoRoiale

    @darthmon26 Don't know that, I'm fine with their first 3 records (especially the first, really underrated, their best after YLAOM). Not gonna buy anything more from them since I was disappointed with Green Mind and Where You Been. Btw my comment was referring to the song, my first Dino's. :-)

    TvuxoRoiale

    @darthmon26 Omg, curse you! I'm listening to this again and it's bringing me to tears. Cannot bear it, too much nostalgia.

    Jackson Page

    +TvuxoRoiale If you get the chance, you should take a listen to their newer albums, especially Farm. They're great.

    Sean Roberts

    farm is probably my favourite album by them, beyond and bet on sky are cool too

    zigotina

    nice bats avatar

  83. Aethyr

    🐇💖✨

  84. vegetableman

    Noisy and lazy

    Mario Haya

    still good

    smithfan22

    vegetableman then you would hate shoegaze

    Jesus Garcia

    vegetableman the lazy vocals contrast awesomely with the loud and harsh noise...almost like he's too tired to express the chaotic, and angry thoughts that fill his head

    victor nunez

    if only my own songs were half as good and lazy

    StrangeMachines1

    Vegetable man where are youuuu

  85. Jake

    Favourite music video ever.

  86. arqclandestino1

    Wow!!... Oh Fucking years!!!

  87. 39umbrella

    Dinosaur jr always reminds me of the roadtrips, campfires, and just having fun

  88. fugamante

    Great intro y'all.

  89. Lake St. Helens

    YES BEST DINO VIDEO AND SONG

  90. simplyban

    thanks for uploading all these videos!