Bear-filled Woods is a song based on the joke:
Q: How fast do you have to be to outrun a bear in the woods?
A: Just faster than you.
This song is about a terrible person luring another terrible person out into the woods to attract bears and see who can survive. If I’m not mistaken, I think that may have been the plot of the last Alien movie as well.
I Insisted we go camping.
And that you wear your best perfume
And leave out all the picnic food
And I would wear my running shoes.
Cause when you start complaining
and acting kind of rude
I think I’ll take my chances
and run into those bear-filled woods.
This is another song written in Lubbock. There’s a great and inspiring “turn” I feel from the audience once they get what the song is doing lyrically but when I perform it solo/acoustic I sound like a little mosquito on stage. This song deserves to get wild and heavy.
The tone of this song is darker than the joke and I don’t know how to be “dark” other than using a fake Heart Shaped Box style riff for the chorus.
The organ gets fun and banshee-like in the chorus to add to a feeling of chaos/surprise:
This song is a builder so many may not hear the acoustic guitars in the very last run through of the chorus that are giving a little bit of beef to the song to make it exciting:
And then we end with a classic “cha-cha-cha” at the end. There’s few things more difficult than figuring out how to end a song, so if you can borrow another method from others, I say do it. Screw the end of the song—it’s the end!
Hear Bear-filled Woods from the new album RESCUE in it’s entirety here: