Song Lyric Sunday: Animal – ‘Dogs of War’

Jim has set the theme of ‘Animal’ for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday challenge. I think we’re overdue another dose of Pink Floyd in this thread, so here’s ‘Dogs of War, originally released on the ‘A Momentary Lapse of Reason’ album.

Dogs of war and men of hate
With no cause, we don’t discriminate
Discovery is to be disowned
Our currency is flesh and bone
Hell opened up and put on sale
Gather ’round and haggle
For hard cash, we will lie and deceive
Even our masters don’t know the web we weave

One world, it’s a battleground
One world, and we will smash it down
One world, one world

Invisible transfers, long distance calls
Hollow laughter in marble halls
Steps have been taken, a silent uproar
Has unleashed the dogs of war
You can’t stop what has begun
Signed, sealed, they deliver oblivion
We all have a dark side, to say the least
And dealing in death is the nature of the beast

One world, it’s a battleground
One world, and we will smash it down
One world, one world

The dogs of war don’t negotiate
The dogs of war won’t capitulate
They will take and you will give
And you must die so that they may live
You can knock at any door
But wherever you go, you know they’ve been there before
Well winners can lose and things can get strained
But whatever you change, you know the dogs remain

One world, it’s a battleground
One world, and we will smash it down
One world, one world

Songwriters: Dave Gilmour / Anthony Moore
Dogs of War lyrics © Concord Music Publishing LLC

 

Song Lyric Sunday 10 March 2019

2 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday: Animal – ‘Dogs of War’

  1. As much as I claim to enjoy Pink Floyd, I really have not listened to much of their music, aside from the standards. This is a new one for me.

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