Run Through the Jungle
Creedence Clearwater Revival Lyrics


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Whoa, thought it was a nightmare
Lord, it's all so true
They told me, don't go walking slow
The devil's on the loose

Better run through the jungle
Better run through the jungle
Better run through the jungle
Whoa, don't look back to see

Thought I heard a rumblin'
Calling to my name
Two hundred million guns are loaded
Satan cries, "Take aim"

Better run through the jungle
Better run through the jungle
Better run through the jungle
Whoa, don't look back to see

Over on the mountain, thunder magic spoke
Let the people know my wisdom
Fill the land with smoke

Better run through the jungle
Better run through the jungle




Better run through the jungle
Whoa, don't look back to see

Overall Meaning

"Run Through the Jungle" by Creedence Clearwater Revival is a song that is often interpreted as a protest song against the Vietnam War. The opening lines of the song, "Whoa, thought it was a nightmare, Lord it was so true", suggest that the singer is experiencing a horrifying situation that he cannot escape from. The second and third lines - "they told me don't go walking slow, the devil's on the loose" - can be interpreted as a warning from other people that something dangerous is happening. The use of the word "devil" adds to the ominous feeling of the song.


The chorus, "better run through the jungle, whoa, don't look back to see", is a call for the singer to escape from the situation as quickly as possible. The second verse adds to the sense of danger as the singer hears "a rumbling" that is "calling to my name". The line "two hundred million guns are loaded, Satan cries, 'Take aim'" is a chilling reminder of the violence and chaos of war. The third verse includes the lines "over on the mountain, thunder magic spoke, let the people know my wisdom, fill the land with smoke", which can be interpreted as a call to action or a statement of rebellion against those in power.


Overall, "Run Through the Jungle" is a powerful song that captures the fear and horror of living through a war. It can be interpreted in different ways depending on the listener's perspective, but it remains a relevant and resonant song today.


Line by Line Meaning

Whoa, thought it was a nightmare
I couldn't believe what I was seeing


Lord it was so true
It was reality and not a dream


They told me don't go walking slow
People warned me to be cautious


The devil's on the loose
Evil is present and active


Better run through the jungle
It's better to escape through the difficult terrain


Whoa, don't look back to see
Don't hesitate or look back


Thought I heard a rumblin'
I was afraid and heard something ominous


Calling to my name
It seemed like something was beckoning me


Two hundred million guns are loaded
There are countless weapons being prepared for violence


Satan cries, "Take aim"
Evil urges people to harm others


Over on the mountain, thunder magic spoke
Something seemed powerful and supernatural


Let the people know my wisdom
It seemed like a message was meant to be shared broadly


Fill the land with smoke
Something was happening that would fill the air with chaos




Lyrics © CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC
Written by: John Cameron Fogerty

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@Andrew-sk8es

LYRICS

Whoa thought it was a nightmare
Lord it was so true
They told me don't go walking slow
The devil's on the loose
Better run through the jungle
Better run through the jungle
Better run through the jungle
Whoa don't look back to see
Thought I heard a rumblin'
Calling to my name
Two hundred million guns are loaded
Satan cries "take aim"
Better run through the jungle
Better run through the jungle
Better run through the jungle
Whoa don't look back to see
Over on the mountain, thunder magic spoke
Let the people know my wisdom
Fill the land with smoke
Better run through the jungle
Better run through the jungle
Better run through the jungle
Whoa don't look back to see..



@Max-zu8xj

Whoa, thought it was a nightmare
Lord, it was so true
They told me 'don't go walkin' slow',
the devil's on the loose'

Thought I heard a rumblin' callin' to my name Two hundred million guns are loaded
Satan cries 'take aim'

Over on the mountain, thunder magic spoke 'Let the people know my wisdom,
fill the land with smoke

Damn, these lyrics give me chills



@funnydylan9834

(Sweet intro 🎸🥁)
🎤 Whoa!! I thought it was a nightmare. Though it is all so true. They told me don’t go walking slow. The devil is on the loose.
Better run through the jungle (3)
Whoa, don’t look back and see.
Thought I heard the rumbling, calling to my name. 2 hundred million guns are loaded. Satan cries “take aim”
Better run through the jungle (3)
Whoa, don’t look back and see.

(🎶Bad ass harmonica (?) solo🎶)

🎤 Over on the mountain, thunder magic spoke. If the people know my wisdom, fill the land with smoke.
Better run through the jungle (3)
Whoa, don’t look back and see.

(Another bad ass harmonica solo)
(Bad ass exit music 🎸🥁)



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@Oilupimtherein5

Malevelon creek veteran here

@RedBoko2017

welcome home, helldiver

@kilnareth7970

I salute you good sir. In a week's time, I will be join the frontlines at the creek.

@Oilupimtherein5

The things I have seen... we are never liberating that forsaken planet

@Fr0stbite1801

they call me private meatshield out here

I wonder why

@ycreatives8645

Man, I love helldivers community

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@davidbarnett9312

Honorably discharged in 1966, I missed one of the greatest political debacles in the history of America. For those who either joined or were drafted and survived, you have my deepest respect. For those whose names are on the wall, you were sacrificed on the field of political expediency. Johnson's war is a stain on this nation. As usual, it's always the young men from the inner cities, ghetto's, barrio's, the deep south, and the western plains who had nothing yet always fight the wars of this nation. "Fortunate Son" by CCR was a damning expose of how the wealthy and politically connected avoid our wars. Politicians in later life on both sides of the aisle and the sons of those in political power avoided this war.

@mist7879

While I agree with your sentiments it was certainly not Johnson's war. JFK had first sent us advisors to the South Vietnamese military that marked our first foray into Vietnam. Johnson had actually campaigned against becoming involved in South East Asia as a senator but became stuck when we were already involved after JFK died and he was sworn in.

@blob22201

@@mist7879 It was Johnson's pride that made him carry on the war, he should have been man enough to put pride aside and get out before it got as ugly as it did.

@rcnotes

Three high school friends on The Wall. Two others who came back from Viet Nam and committed suicide are not.

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