Pink Floyd: Dogs Meaning
You gotta sleep on your toes, and when you're on the street
You gotta be able to pick out the easy meat with your eyes closed
And then moving in silently, down wind and out of sight
the1980skunoichi Apr 24th, 2011 4:57pm report
this song is one huge metaphor about businessmen who fantasize about wealth and power. They end up destroying themselves and everyone around them by obsessing over their career and ego. Some examples are:
"only a stranger at home", only caring about career instead of family
"fitted with collar and chain", obeying their bosses
"breaking away from the pack", being better than everyone else
"broken by trained personnel", losing individuality
This whole song is comparing a businessmen to dogs.
anonymous Oct 20th, 2019 10:45pm report
Dogs= Businessmen who are obsessed with corporate power and success which they find gets them nowhere and they are faced with al the dirty work they did over the years and all the people they my have turned on which all build up into the metaphorical stone that they eventually take with them to the grave.
anonymous Apr 12th, 2016 4:08am report
"Dogs" is a satirical song about the rise and struggle of ruthless, cutthroat politicians, bankers and other ("yuppie") public figures that feel they should be in total dominance of society and how they should be in total control of mindless general population, a.k.a., the "Sheep."
While being in such power is, in their mind, omnipotent, it is clear, ultimately, that these insecure "Dogs" of society find that it's not all that it's cracked up to be.
anonymous Feb 20th, 2016 2:21am report
Pink Floyd music is about the matrix we are all trapped in. We are trapped here being used for food by our controllers. The frequency's and words help us remember that we are caught in the machine and reincarnated over and over against our will.
kooljohn176 Oct 1st, 2013 10:13pm report
sad to say in this whole album of Floyd's animals can give you the feeling of the dissintergration of our western civilization that is being compared to the animalistic form of our personality that we are developing in to survive, dehumanized to a point of becoming souless. there is a glimmer of little care, but I feel you would get more out of the cynic philosopher Diogenes the ''dog'' quotes.
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anonymous Aug 9th, 2011 8:14am report
In the Animals Album of Art, Humans are being compared to Animals ie. Dogs, Pigs and Sheep. Almost poked fun at, finding this Album very introspective as well as sarcastic.
Dogs are people that have gone through typical lives in our modern society but refuse to follow like Sheep or turn into Pigs. Like an Alpha Dog without a pack, not being able to have balance unless they are leading and still have no balance when they lead, that's the sad life for the Dogs.
While percieving that Sheep are the less agressive followers of Society that think the best thing to do is follow, and Pigs are the people who want control.
Dogs refers to many things that people go through whom are referenced as "Dogs". Such as letting ourselves down, self adulation and agressive feelings that lead to failure/depression.
Then just as you're about to jump off the cliff, Pink always brings you back to some kind of self realizations that make one back away from the edge.
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