A rifle sits behind her sleeping ear
An echo on the cold wall closest neighbor couldn't hear
We dug a hole in the fall
So now it's a frozen burial
And she's gone
Just before the new year

Well I'm gonna build a cross for the spot between the trees
And stick it in firm so it won't sway in their breeze
Well you and I have trouble making up our half-assed minds
But she'd seen 16 years of our kind
And what's it like when your memories start to freeze

Oh and I wonder
What it is about dogs and thunder
What they hear coming over the fields
Backhouse shelter
Warm nights in the summer
Shaking the ground that you lie under
Well I know you're not here but at least you don't feel it anymore

And I came to see you on the day that it happened
You said "hey sorry Sarah, but I gotta go"
And I was trying to read some subtle reaction
It's something you just can't show
So I guess it's time I go

Across the snowy barnyard just past the driving shed
A shadow of me in the moon
Well I was in a movie in my head
This pile of dirt on the ground
Will sink when nobody is around
And winter covers everything but everything's not dead

Oh and I wonder
What it is about dogs and thunder
What they hear coming over the fields
Backhouse shelter warm nights in the summer
Shaking the ground that you lie under
Well I know you're not here but at least you don't feel it anymore
Well I know you're not here but at least you don't feel it anymore
Well I know you're not here but at least you don't feel it anymore


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Dogs And Thunder song meanings
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    General CommentI think it's about a dog, because they "dug a hole in fall" but "she's gone just before the new year" so they probably knew the dog would have to be put down in the near future.

    However, I don't think it necessarily has to be a dog because of the chorus, since dogs run and hide when it thunders, I think it's just an interesting reflection on something that happens. Maybe her mind just wanders.
    la-la-laurenon July 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about a dog, because they "dug a hole in fall" but "she's gone just before the new year" so they probably knew the dog would have to be put down in the near future.

    However, I don't think it necessarily has to be a dog because of the chorus, since dogs run and hide when it thunders, I think it's just an interesting reflection on something that happens. Maybe her mind just wanders.
    la-la-laurenon July 09, 2006   Link

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