"Hair Of The Dog" as written by Daniel Gaston Ash, Kevin Haskins, David Jay and Peter John Murphy....
the man who was mortally wounded in war kept on fighting
the man who was cut to the quick by love kept on loving
the man who was mercilessly tortured by thoughts kept on thinking
the man who was crippled with concern kept on caring kept on caring

hair of the dog
hair of the dog
hair of the dog that turned
hair of the dog

the man whose eyes were sore from obscenities kept on looking
the man whose heart bled, killed by compassion kept on feeling
the man whose legs buckled under exertion kept on running
the man whose ears rang with the sound of his own name kept on listening

hair of the dog
hair of the dog
hair of the dog that turned
hair of the dog


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"Hair of the Dog" as written by David Jay Daniel Gaston Ash

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    General CommentPerhaps this song refers to stopping something that is against your morals or something that just goes against you. Like stopping something that you dont want to do that you are doing for other people, because it says "hair of the dog that turned' and i think its symbolism because a dog is depicted as a loyal animal and turning perhaps means rebelling.
    Wauhauson July 22, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song reminds me of jacob's ladder
    FrankBoothon March 14, 2005   Link
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    General Commentlove this song, it makes you think about how strong YOU can be too if all these other people are continuing the fight despite their difficulties and limitations, they don't let that stop them.
    aldaon May 26, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"Hair of the Dog" is an expression for curing a hangover by having another drink.

    So the song's about dealing with physical or emotional torture by going back and subjecting yourself to even more.
    MisterMarcuson November 16, 2014   Link

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