I was lookin' for the main line when I was
Workin' through a friend of mine but I
Couldn't seem to find the time
What do they know about love
What do they know about love
What do they know about love
What do they know about love
The Jingle of a Dog's Collar would be good right here
The Jingle of a Dog's Collar would be fine
The Jingle of a Dog's Collar would be good right here
The Jingle of a Dog's Collar would be fine
What do they know about love
What do they know about love
What do they know about love my friend
What do they know about love
The Jingle of a Dog's Collar would be good right here
I was looking for the main line when I was
workin' for a friend of mine
What do they know about love
What do they know about love


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    General Commentis it just me or does this song remind anyone else of nirvana's come as you are?
    thissuresuckson November 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentCobain was known to be a Butthole Surfers fan, according to wikipedia he even met Courtney Love on a BS gig. Not sure about that though because I've seen a video where Thurston Moore introduces Kurt to Courtney on one or another festival.

    That being said, I don't seee much connection between this song and come as you are... .
    jalapon May 21, 2007   Link
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    General Commentlol really crazy yeah depps a fan too
    hmm what do you think he means when he says the jingle of a dogs collar would be good right.
    christopherblazekon June 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commentlol really crazy yeah depps a fan too
    hmm what do you think he means when he says the jingle of a dogs collar would be good right.
    christopherblazekon June 11, 2007   Link
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    General Commentuhhh this song is about heroin addiction 'dog collar is referring to be leashed to the shit


    i personally love this song becuse the lyrics refer to an unquestionable love... 'what do they know..'
    joyce77on July 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwhen i first heard the song it reminded me of the song "life is shit" by the dead milkmen, just the way they both say 'friend of mine'
    sublime5447on August 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentEverytime I hear "Come As You Are," all I can hear is "A jingle of a dog's collar would be fine." Musically, it's very similar. And I'm glad somebody else noticed it.
    alsynchanzon January 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI always thought the jingle of a dog's collar would sound good at that particular point in the song, so you'd imagine what it would sound like. Maybe Gibby wanted to add a dog's collar to the mix, but they wouldn't let him, so he wanted to point out that it belonged there.
    The rest of the lyrics seem to be about heroin, so maybe Gibby sees himself as conditioned like Pavlov's dogs.
    sydbarrett5on July 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentTo me jingle of a dogs collar is the sound you hear if your dog gets away, then you call him and he comes to you, you feel relief as you hear the jingling of his collar, indicating that he is coming back. It seems like this song is about a loved one leaving, and then hoping for them to come back to you.
    timboyoon July 11, 2010   Link
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    General CommentHowever convoluted and cryptic you were hoping these lyrics to be, I'm pretty sure this dog collar was meant to be worn by a dog.

    "What do they know about love" if he's talking about a dog is a comparison between romantic love--which can be fleeting and/or hard to come by--with the love between a dog and its human.

    I assume something went wrong or got complicated in the area of romantic love, and the narrator went to discuss the matter with his dog--but the narrator might just be reminiscing about a dog that had since passed.
    Birdsheadon July 31, 2010   Link

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