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Dog's Life

This song is by Gentle Giant and appears on the album Octopus (1972).

Shuffling down the street with his sideways feet
Stopping now and then and he'll stop again
No doubt in his mind where he's going
He doesn't care for his hair or his teeth
And if the truth were known he's a bit of a thief
Innocently lies and it's showing

Who'd imagine he's man's best friend?
Knowing he's your friend in the end

Won't be around when you shout or swear
Not very sorry, he doesn't care
God knows why we call him old faithful
Pat him on the head, give the dog a bone
Use a friendly tone, he won't leave you alone
No one understands like old faithful

Early rise, is it wise?
Wonders happen now and then
Eats his fill, time to kill
Then goes back to sleep again
Trusty slave, bold and brave
And he roars like a lion
But in fact, it's an act
And the truth is that he isn't
No one understands it's a dog's life

Chases dreams, so it seems
He shines in his master's light
Looking good, so he should
For the choice is very narrow
No one understands it's a dog's life

Shuffling down the street with his sideways feet
Stopping now and then and he'll stop again
No doubt in his mind where he's going
He doesn't care for his hair or his teeth
And if the truth were known he's a bit of a thief
Innocently lies and it's showing

Written by:

Kerry Minnear, Derek Shulman, Ray Shulman, Phil Shulman

Lyrics NotesEdit

A back handed tribute to our roadies - our musical parody could only be drawn to a wily old dog. Surely two more unmatched sounds as the Regal, a medieval reed organ, and string section could not be found, but they seem to successfully convey the whine of both dog and roadie.

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