"Like A Dog" as written by Eric John Wilson, Smith,, Jack Maness, Opie Ortiz and Marshall Raymond Goodman....
In all that he takes in all that he shows
The higher the stakes the lower the blows
And all the mistakes that he's never known
Whatever it takes he'll be stealing the show

Now he nervously shakes as we rattle his stage
But he's happy to be stuck back in his halcyon days
Now we're trying hard to reconcile a history of shame
But he reinforced the barriers that keep it the same

If you treat me like a dog
And keep me locked in a cage
I'm not relaxed or comfortable
I'm aggravation and shame
But it's a fine fine time for the people in the lucky land

If you treat me like a dog
And keep me locked in a cage
I'm not relaxed or comfortable
I'm aggravation and rage


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"Like a Dog" as written by Ian David Haug Darren Stuart Middleton

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentThis ones easy- its about powderfingers feelings towards the government and the issues surronding reconciliation
    _freak_on May 11, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"he" is john howard, current prime minister of australia.
    punker_rockeron November 26, 2004   Link
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    General CommentGreat song - Total rip off of Iggy and Bowie, but done with so much rocking class that it dont really matter - Riff to die for!
    bkat004on February 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThought it was about Anthony Mundine...
    Ajones47on June 05, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"He" is John Howard and the song is about Aborigines and reconciliation. Howard pretends to care, but he never actually does anything to reconcile with the Aboriginal people (we're trying hard to reconcile a history of shame). The "dogs" are the Aborigines, refering to the way Aborigines are treated like dogs and thrown in cages (jail) while the whites have more opportunities (fine time for the people in the lucky land).
    megan6000on August 28, 2008   Link

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