"Dog on Wheels" as written by and Murdoch....
When I was a boy I was confounded by you
Now I'm still a boy I am indebted to you
Every song I ever wrote was written for you
Written for you

Now I'm feeling flat you seem a mile away
I'm so tired that down on the pavement I'll lay
Till the blossom off the tree comes falling on me
Fall on me

From my window I can see the mountain in snow
From my window I will shut my eyes and let go
Promise me you'll always be around when I fall
And when I call

On the river bridge up on the wall looking down
On the river bridge to me a vision was shown
If I could hold on to things till I was full grown
Peace would I know

To my dog on wheels I'll tell my visions and woes
To my dog on wheels I'll tell my secrets and more
Then one day in spring I'll take him down to the road
Anything goes

La la la la la la la


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"Dog on Wheels" as written by Stuart Murdoch

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    General CommentIf I didn't know who Belle and Sebastian were, and I heard this song, I would think they are from the 70s. It's a great song.

    It kind of makes me feel like that if surf rock started in Glasgow, Scotland, this is what it would sound like.
    LetMenBurnStarson September 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is perfect!

    From my window I can see the mountains in snow
    From my window I will shut my eyes and let go

    My favorite part...
    Black Holeon June 08, 2007   Link
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    General Comment'Every song I ever wrote was written for you...written for you.'

    that bit is just too perfect.
    lapinfourrureon April 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentCould just be about that one person that you always come back to when times get rough.
    shakelly_blackmouthon March 12, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationThis is a cool song
    I think it's about a young man that is feeling a bit overwhelmed with being an "adult", and he was happier when he was younger and things were simpler. He realizes he needs to learn to adjust, but he wants his dog on wheels (or anything that helps comfort him) to always be there when he falls, or when he calls :)
    Later, he's actually talking to his dog on wheels and he brings it "down to the road", kinda making him seem a bit strange. Maybe it's suggesting that it's strange that this person dreads growing up, or that the average person would see it as strange. Maybe the song is praising people that are unique.
    Who knows? That's part of the beauty of this song though
    PumpkinJoeon September 08, 2014   Link

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