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I have a mouth, but I don't eat with it
My body doesn't support me, yet I eat with that

I have a comfy bed, yet I never sleep with it
whether it is night or day

I love to run, but can't slow down to a jog
yet I can a raging bull

I can be shorter than a dwarf
or taller than a skyscraper

You better watch out
the hope for survival
just turned to your worst nightmare

What am I, seen everyday?

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  • $\begingroup$ @PythonMaster could you respond to my question and tell me if i'm right? $\endgroup$ – Beastly Gerbil Jan 18 '16 at 21:35
  • $\begingroup$ This is hard! Won't stop trying though... $\endgroup$ – Beastly Gerbil Jan 19 '16 at 18:25
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I can't fit all of the verses, but one that fits some is

river

I have a mouth, but I don't eat with it
...
I have a comfy bed, yet I never sleep with it
whether it is night or day

I love to run, but can't slow down to a jog

A river has a mouth and a bed, and it runs but can't slow down.

I can be shorter than a dwarf
or taller than a skyscraper

A river can be short, or it can have a waterfall that makes it taller than a skyscraper

The parts I can't fit yet are:

My body doesn't support me, yet I eat with that
...
yet I can a raging bull
...
You better watch out
the hope for survival
just turned to your worst nightmare

I don't even know what the line about the bull means. Is a word missing?

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    $\begingroup$ This was my initial interpretation as well. The way I read it, the line about the bull means "[I] can't slow down to a jog, yet I can [slow] a raging bull [down to a jog]", i.e. a raging bull can't run upstream very fast. $\endgroup$ – Volatility Jan 13 '16 at 3:57
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    $\begingroup$ My body doesn't support me, yet I eat with that could be because other rivers flow into the body of the river. $\endgroup$ – DanTheMan Jan 13 '16 at 4:15
  • $\begingroup$ "yet I can a raging bull" might mean that river can be destructive in floods. $\endgroup$ – manshu Jan 13 '16 at 4:34
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    $\begingroup$ however this answer doesn't explain the title. :-\ $\endgroup$ – manshu Jan 13 '16 at 4:48
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    $\begingroup$ Also matches up with my initial thought. A river is a body of water that "eats" at the riverbed/sides through erosion. A river when flooded can also be a "raging" river. Not quite a full match, though. $\endgroup$ – Duncan Jan 13 '16 at 18:22
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You're

A human shadow, or just a shadow?

This would explain the title as these are seen everyday

I have a mouth but, I don't eat with it

As long as the object has a mouth then so does the shadow, but a shadow can't eat

My body doesn't support me, but I eat with that

Not sure about the second bit, but a shadows body doesn't support itself, maybe a shadow eats the light?

I have a comfy bed but never sleep in it whether it is night or day

A human has a bed but their shadow can't sleep in it

I love to run, but can't slow down to a jog, but I can a raging bull

Don't know about running, but a raging bull has a shadow?

I can be shorter than a dwarf

e.g. a fly's shadow

Or taller than a skyscraper

e.g. Mount Everest's shadow

You better watch out the hope for survival just turned to your worst nightmare

Not sure, but most nightmares consist of shadows and darkness

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  • $\begingroup$ @PythonMaster am I right? $\endgroup$ – Beastly Gerbil Jan 13 '16 at 21:42
  • $\begingroup$ You are still inccorrect $\endgroup$ – Anthony Pham Jan 18 '16 at 22:27

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