What does The Dogs of War mean?

Search Login

Pink Floyd: The Dogs of War Meaning

Tagged:

No tags, suggest one.

Get "The Dogs of War" on MP3:

Get MP3 from Amazon
Get MP3 from iTunes

The Dogs of War Lyrics

Play "The Dogs of War"
on Amazon Music

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...

  1.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Jan 1st, 1:22am report


    dogs of war
    A somewhat derogitive term used for Mercenaries, or soldiers for hire. Generally describes ex-soldiers and/or combat experts that offer either direct service or military training in exchange for currency.

    Such individuals have been employed; as a supplemental force to the U.S. Military in Iraq and Aghanistan, to train Military and Terrorist groups alike, and in some cases to engage in military actions that a country's own military cannot, as was the case in Rwanda.

    Such individuals or groups can employ their skills for good(as in Rwanda), or bad(as in training Al Qaeda recruits).



  2.  

    kooljohn176
    click a star to vote
    Oct 16th, 2015 10:00pm report


    A song that could possibly be about the old Deist Oligarch's, the Zionists[christian and none],Atheists, the Elite in the establishment or whatever you may name them on the family tree who were and may still be the power to try to control their demons that unleashed ''the dogs of war'' on us in the past, believing that they were the decendants of the gods in this one world that they wanted to control during the major wars throughout history and are beginning to raise their ugly heads again in the present towards the future battle, but lets hope it won't be a similar ''twilight of the gods'' battle again that is being prepared by tangeling us up in this perverted liberalism of paganism that wants to relive itself again.



  3.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Nov 9th, 2014 11:05pm report


    Dogs of War is about the death and destruction caused on a mass scale. People sometimes question why are troops are sent out like dogs.



  4.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Jul 26th, 2014 7:01am report


    I feel it means exactly what the song says. Wars are started based on greed and the warmongers don't care who they hurt as long as they get what they want, simply put. Even their masters don't know the webs they weave all they lies they tell to convince that their reason for war is right and all the time it is just to get something they want through lies and deception and to gain control. e.g., weapons of mass destruction. Please interpret my comment as I am apolitical.



  5.  

    spatterson
    click a star to vote
    Oct 7th, 2012 10:49pm report


    You folks are way off. David Gilmour was going thru a divorce when A Momentary Lapse of Reason was written the entire album is about the effects of divorce on a family. The Dogs Of War, if you listen to lyrics it is about the lawyers taking all his money during the divorce. The album has nothing to with war or politics!



  6.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Apr 17th, 2011 4:52am report


    The song is about the people in goverment who lie and start wars. They try to convince us that we are the good guys and those we are at war with are evil. Waters and Barrett had bad experiences with family members dieing in WW2.



  7.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Sep 6th, 2009 9:07am report


    This song is about mercinaries who live off of war and battles. You pay them they do it. but that doesnt mean they wont turn around and "bite" you if they get paid even better... if their prey has time to make an offer.



  8.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Jun 28th, 2007 6:32am report


    David Gilmour has said it's about "political mecenaries".



  9.  

    anonymous
    click a star to vote
    Jan 25th, 2006 1:32pm report


    This song is about evil war mongorers. They create war for their own gain, and don't care about anyone else.




More Pink Floyd song meanings ยป


 


Submit Your Interpretation

[ want a different song? ]






Just Posted

Stronger Than Me anonymous
Ur So Gay anonymous
Wild Things anonymous
Pts.OF.Athrty anonymous
Forgotten anonymous
The Darkest One anonymous
Patience anonymous
Neon Knights anonymous
Perfect anonymous
My Way Home Is Through You anonymous
Safe Inside anonymous
The Pride anonymous
New Rules anonymous
Rather Be anonymous
Most Girls anonymous

Get a weekly email update

(We won't give out your email)

Latest Releases

I Got This
Jerrod Niemann
Where's My Love
SYML
Masterpiece
Danny Gokey
Good Life
The Young Escape
Never Enough
Loren Allred
Rewrite The Stars
Zac Efron
Pain
War on Drugs, The
Broken Prayers
Riley Clemmons