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Hare Krsna
Hüsker Dü Lyrics


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Krsna

Krsna walking down the street
Touching me with lotus feet
Going to talk to Radharani
Going to ask her for her money

Hare Krsna (Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna, Krsna, Hare, Hare)
Hare Krsna
Hare Krsna (Hare Rama, Hare Rame, Rama, Rama, Hare, Hare)
Hare Krsna

Hare Krsna, hare Krsna, Krsna, Krsna, hare, hare

Hare Rama, hare Rame, Rama, Rama, hare, hare

Hare Krsna, hare Krsna
Krsna, Krsna, hare, hare
Hare Rama, hare Rama
Rama, Rama, hare, hare

Hare Krsna, hare Krsna
Krsna, Krsna, hare, hare
Hare Rama
Hare Rama
Hare Rama
Hare Krsna

Hare Krsna, hare Krsna
Krsna, Krsna, hare, hare
Hare Rama, hare Rama
Rama, Rama, hare, hare

Hare Krsna, hare Krsna, Krsna, Krsna, hare, hare
Hare Rama, hare Rama, Rama, Rama, hare, hare

Hare Krsna, hare Krsna, Krsna, Krsna, hare, hare
Hare Rama, hare Rama, Rama, Rama, hare, hare

Hare Krsna, hare Krsna, Krsna, Krsna, hare, hare
Hare Rama, hare Rama, Rama, Rama, hare, hare

Hare Krsna, hare Krsna, Krsna, Krsna, hare, hare
Hare Rama, hare Rama, Rama, Rama, hare, hare

Hare Krsna, hare Krsna, Krsna, Krsna, hare, hare
Hare Rama, hare Rama, Rama, Rama, hare, hare

Hare Krsna, hare Krsna, Krsna, Krsna, hare, hare
Hare Rama, hare Rama, Rama, Rama, hare, hare

Hare Krsna, hare Krsna, Krsna, Krsna, hare, hare
Hare Rama, hare Rama, Rama, Rama, hare, hare

Hare Krsna, hare Krsna, Krsna, Krsna, hare, hare
Hare Rama, hare Rama, Rama, Rama, hare, hare

Overall Meaning

The song "Hare Krsna" by Hüsker Dü is a punk-rock twist on the traditional Hare Krishna chant. The lyrics describe Krsna walking down the street and touching the singer with lotus feet. Krsna is then going to talk to Radharani and ask her for money. The repetition of the Hare Krsna and Hare Rama chants is a staple of the Hare Krishna movement in Hinduism.


The song can be interpreted in a few different ways. The line "touching me with lotus feet" refers to the Hindu belief in the divine nature of feet, and how touching someone with one's feet is seen as disrespectful. In this context, being touched by Krsna's lotus feet is a sign of divine blessing. The mention of Radharani, who is the consort of Krsna in Hindu mythology, suggests a romantic or intimate relationship between the two figures.


The lyrics also seem to play with the idea of money and spirituality. While Krsna is often associated with spiritual purity and detachment from material wealth, in this song he is going to ask Radharani for her money. This could be seen as a commentary on the ways in which spirituality and materialism interact in modern society.


Line by Line Meaning

Krsna walking down the street
The god Krsna is described as moving about on the street


Touching me with lotus feet
The singer imagines Krsna touching them with his divine lotus feet as he walks by


Going to talk to Radharani
Krsna is depicted as going to speak with his consort Radharani


Going to ask her for her money
The artist somewhat humorously imagines Krsna asking Radharani for money, perhaps emphasizing his playful, human-like nature


Hare Krsna (Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna, Krsna, Hare, Hare)
This is a chant often used in devotion to Krsna, with the repetition of his name


Hare Krsna
Reiteration of the chant


Hare Krsna (Hare Rama, Hare Rame, Rama, Rama, Hare, Hare)
The chant shifts to include the names of both Krsna and Rama, another Hindu deity


Hare Krsna, hare Krsna, Krsna, Krsna, hare, hare
The chant of devotion to Krsna continues


Hare Rama, hare Rame, Rama, Rama, hare, hare
The chant now includes the name of Rama as well


Hare Krsna, hare Krsna
Repetition of the chant focused on Krsna


Krsna, Krsna, hare, hare
Continuation of the Krsna-focused chant


Hare Rama, hare Rama
Repetition of the chant with a focus on Rama now


Rama, Rama, hare, hare
Continuation of the Rama-focused chant


Hare Krsna, hare Krsna
Reiteration of the Krsna-focused chant


Krsna, Krsna, hare, hare
Continuation of the Krsna-focused chant


Hare Rama
Repetition of the chant with a focus on Rama


Hare Rama
Continuation of the Rama-focused chant


Hare Rama
Repetition of the Rama-focused chant


Hare Krsna
Repetition of the Krsna-focused chant


Hare Krsna, hare Krsna
Reiteration of the Krsna-focused chant


Krsna, Krsna, hare, hare
Continuation of the Krsna-focused chant


Hare Rama, hare Rama
Repetition of the Rama-focused chant


Rama, Rama, hare, hare
Continuation of the Rama-focused chant


Hare Krsna, hare Krsna, Krsna, Krsna, hare, hare
Reiteration of the original Krsna-focused chant


Hare Rama, hare Rama, Rama, Rama, hare, hare
Reiteration of the original Rama and Krsna-focused chant


Hare Krsna, hare Krsna, Krsna, Krsna, hare, hare
Continuation of the original Krsna-focused chant


Hare Rama, hare Rama, Rama, Rama, hare, hare
Continuation of the original Rama and Krsna-focused chant


Hare Krsna, hare Krsna, Krsna, Krsna, hare, hare
Continuation of the original Krsna-focused chant


Hare Rama, hare Rama, Rama, Rama, hare, hare
Continuation of the original Rama and Krsna-focused chant


Hare Krsna, hare Krsna, Krsna, Krsna, hare, hare
Continuation of the original Krsna-focused chant


Hare Rama, hare Rama, Rama, Rama, hare, hare
Continuation of the original Rama and Krsna-focused chant


Hare Krsna, hare Krsna, Krsna, Krsna, hare, hare
Continuation of the original Krsna-focused chant


Hare Rama, hare Rama, Rama, Rama, hare, hare
Continuation of the original Rama and Krsna-focused chant


Hare Krsna, hare Krsna, Krsna, Krsna, hare, hare
Continuation of the original Krsna-focused chant


Hare Rama, hare Rama, Rama, Rama, hare, hare
Continuation of the original Rama and Krsna-focused chant


Hare Krsna, hare Krsna, Krsna, Krsna, hare, hare
Continuation of the original Krsna-focused chant


Hare Rama, hare Rama, Rama, Rama, hare, hare
Continuation of the original Rama and Krsna-focused chant


Hare Krsna, hare Krsna, Krsna, Krsna, hare, hare
Continuation of the original Krsna-focused chant


Hare Rama, hare Rama, Rama, Rama, hare, hare
Continuation of the original Rama and Krsna-focused chant




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Written by: BOB MOULD, GRANT HART, GREG NORTON

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