"Fall Dog Bombs the Moon" as written by and David Bowie....
Hope little girl
Come blow me away
I don't care much
I win anyway
Just a dog

I'm God damn rich
An exploding man
When I talk in the night
There's oil on my hands
What a dog

Fall dog is cruel and smart
Smart time breaks the heart
Fall dog bombs the moon

Devil in a market place
Devil in your bleeding face
Fall dog bombs the moon
What a dog

There's always a moron
Someone to hate
A corporate tie
A wig and a date
Just a dog

These blackest of years
That have no sound
No shape, no depth
No underground
What a dog

Fall dog is cruel and smart
Smart time breaks the heart
Fall dog bombs the moon

A devil in a market place
A devil in your bleeding face
Fall dog bombs the moon
What a dog


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"Fall Dog Bombs the Moon" as written by David Bowie

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    General CommentTwo words.

    President Bush.
    Supersix4on May 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentNailed it, six. Seems that to a lot of Americans some place as remote as Iraq might as well be "the moon".
    Ana Byrdon May 16, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAs much as I see the references to Bush, I think it might be just as much about Tony Blair. I certainly wouldn't call Bush "cruel and smart." Maybe "cruel and fucking malfunctional."
    WolfTicketson June 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentPerhaps Cheney, in that case?
    Ana Byrdon November 02, 2004   Link
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    General CommentMaybe it's more of a generality about the situation. I don't know that Fall Dog could be pinned down to any one person.
    GoatboyX2on April 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeah, the reference to oil is really what makes me think this is about Bush and the war.
    Bonehead XLon August 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commenton bowie.com he called bush an "poor shrunked ill prepared sourpuss." hee hee. i love how creatively he insults people.

    before this song never meant much to me because i didn't understand it and thought it was something weird about a dog, but thanks, guys, for adding meaning!
    hallospacegirlon September 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commentone of his best from the latest, the sad tone in it and the quietness in his bitter voice makes it a very beautiful song.

    shows just how an anger-inspired Bowie does some fine dam songs too
    naivadaon August 26, 2007   Link
  • -1
    General CommentWow...yet ANOTHER doggy song. I feel that this has a lot to do with politics and possibly immigration.
    davidbowiefan1on October 10, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationHope little girl
    Come blow me away

    "Look sweetheart, I'm David Bowie. I'm much older than you, and I've had every kind of woman every way imaginable...but go ahead, give me your best shot"

    I don't care much
    I'll win anyway
    Just a dog

    "yeah, yeah, heard it all before...you'll still be in my bed tonight"

    I'm god damn rich
    An exploding man

    (Bowie could be worth as much as $500 million dollars)

    When I talk in the night
    There's oil in my hands
    What a dog

    "They actually pay me for this...to sing. Crazy, I know"

    (CHORUS)
    Fall dog is cruel and smart
    Smart time breaks the heart
    Fall dog bombs the moon
    A devil in the marketplace
    A devil in your bleeding face
    Fall dog bombs the moon
    (What a dog)

    "You see, I'm the kid they made fun of. The one who took the blame in the media. Who has the last laugh now, bitches?"

    There's always a moron
    Someone to hate
    A corporate tie
    A wig and a date
    Just a dog

    "you put me on this pedestal, but I'm really no better a person than any other type"

    These blackest of years
    That have no sound
    No shape, no depth
    No underground
    What a dog

    "Just bitterness remains. I'm not part of your little scene. Just a dirty old man, little girl."
    flayerhateron July 09, 2009   Link

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