"Do The Dog" as written by and Rufus Thomas....
All you punks and all you teds
National Front and Natty dreads
Mods, rockers, hippies and skinheads
Keep on fighting 'till you're dead

Who am I to say?
Who am I to say?
Am I just a hypocrite, another piece of your bullshit?
Am I the dog that bit
The hand of the man that feeds it?

Do the dog (do the dog)
Do the dog (not the donkey)
Do the dog (don't be a jerk)
Do the dog (watch who you work for)
Do the-do the-do the-do the dog
Everybody's doing the dog

Take your F.A. aggravation
Fight it out on New Street Station
Master-racial masturbation
Causes National Front frustration

Who am I to say?
To the IRA
To the UDA
Soldier boy from the UK
Am I just a hypocrite, another piece of your bullshit
Am I the dog that bit
The hand of the man that feeds it?

Do the dog (do the dog)
Do the dog (not the donkey)
Do the dog (don't be a jerk)
Do the dog (watch who you work for)
Do the-do the-do the-do the dog
Do the-do the-do the-do the dog
Do the-do the-do the-do the dog
Everybody's doing the dog


Lyrics submitted by BeautifulDisaster, edited by CSlim, mmid999

"Do the Dog" as written by Rufus Thomas

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    General Commenti believe this song is talking about the fighting between the mods the punks rudeboys and skinheads and all the others are just wasting their time because they are just going to fight until they are dead and its pointless
    Resist N Existon June 28, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentexactly what I was thinking! Fighting between them, and then the dog is said like a dance move but it also represent fighting, like a dog eat dog world. good song!
    DJgifon July 24, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this song focus is on how you should fight for what you believe in. I think this because it compares opposite ideology like the IRA and the UDA, hippies andpunks and skinheads and rudeboys. telling them to stand for what they believe in and even though The Specials ideology don't match the Skinheads they don't want to be seen as hypocritical and think skinheads have the right to do what they believe in just like how they do.
    mmid999on March 29, 2015   Link
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    General CommentSheer poetry. Ska-versity. Skankability to the power of 2-tone.
    NomadMonadon April 23, 2015   Link

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