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Nazareth: Hair of the Dog Meaning

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Hair of the Dog Lyrics

Heart breaker, soul shaker.
I've been told about you.
Steamroller, midnight stroller.
What they've been saying must be true.

Bridge:

Red hot mama,
Velvet charmer.
Time's come to pay your dues

Chorus:

Now you're messing with a
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    anonymous
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    May 6th, 2014 5:46am report


    Hair of the dog is a play on words. A male heir (hair) of the dog would be a son of a bitch.



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    astorian
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    Oct 27th, 2012 10:04am report


    The lyrics themselves aren't hard to understand- they're typical tough guy heavy metal lyrics, about a guy telling a girl, "You're used to manipulating men, and having them wrapped around your little finger... but I'm a tough S.O.B., and you can't play any of your usual games with me."

    What many people don't understand is the title. Why would a song in which the singer keeps repeating, "Son of a bitch" be titled "Hair of the dog?"

    Because the record company told Nazareth that, while they were allowed to SAY "Son of a bitch" in the song, they were NOT allowed to use that as the song title, much less the album title.

    SO, the guys in the bands came up with a clever idea. A bitch is a female dog, right? And a man's son is his heir, right? So, "Heir of the Dog" is a clean, safe way of saying "Son of a bitch!"

    That sounded just like "hair of the dog," which is an popular old expression for drinking more whiskey as a cure for hangovers. That's where the odd title came from.




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