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Gilbert O'Sullivan: Get Down Meaning

Tagged: Dogs [suggest]

Song Released: 1973


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  1. anonymous
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    Apr 6th 2020 report

    How people can't interpret these lyrics is beyond me! It's clearly about an over-zealous female fan of his. He's telling her to "get down" and that she's a "bad dog, baby", just like he would in a command to a canine pet, but this is not in the literal sense! He doesn't want her pawing him (pardon the pun!) and he explains, "keep your hands to yourself, I'm strictly out of bounds". But, being his fan, he still wants her around, hence the "but I still want you around" part of the song! Simples!

    Get Down - Lyrics

    Told you once before
    And I won't tell you no more
    Get down, get down, get down
    You're a bad dog baby
    But I still want you around

    You give me the creeps
    When you jump on your feet
    So get down, get down, get down
    Keep your hands to yourself
    I'm strictly out of bounds

    Once upon a time I drank a little wine
    Was as happy as could be, happy as could be
    Now I'm just like a cat on a hot tin roof
    Baby what do you think you're doing to me

    Told you once before
    And I won't tell you no more
    So get down, get down, get down
    You're a bad dog baby
    But I still want you around, around
    I still want you around

    I don't give a damn
    And I'd like you if you can to
    Get down, get down, get down
    You're a bad dog baby
    But I still want you around

    Once upon a time I drank a little wine
    Was as happy as could be, happy as could be
    Now I'm just like a cat on a hot tin roof
    Baby what do you think you're doing to me

    Told you once before
    And I won't tell you no more
    So get down, get down, get down
    You're a bad dog baby
    But I still want you around, around
    I still want you around

    Bad baby, bad dog, baby
    Bad baby, bad dog, baby
    Bad baby, bad dog, baby
    Bad baby, bad dog, baby
    Bad baby..

  2. anonymous
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    Sep 29th 2018 report

    The person who wrote this comment must have been on some very powerful substance. Seems very unlikely that a person of his talent would write and sing about a dog. I can remember when the song came out ,I still have the original LP. Ps stay off the silly fags for a bit.

  3. anonymous
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    Apr 21st 2016 report

    This old pop song might have been about his dog, but also it seems obvious in symbolic forms that she has two legs that could jump. I mean, lets be real, imagine being a famous Pop Star in the 60's and 70's like GILBERT O'SULLIVAN, the Beatles,the Rolling Stones etc., who were like The Cat on a hot tin roof with all of those screaming fans[girls], idolizing their idols. What do you think some of them would or did do when they were close enough and given the opportunity, they would've jumped all over them and sometimes did that had to be told to ''Get Down'' off them,especially when on stage by a song to ''keep their distance, respect and dignity'' and nothing more than that.

  4. anonymous
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    Feb 17th 2016 report

    Song about his dog


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