"Army of Ancients" as written by and Scott Mcmicken Toby Leaman....
An army of ancients can rise from the ground
And tear every nation apart
And I'd still be sitting there counting my cards
Wondering when will it stop

The oceans and forests could collide into one
And my [unknown] in a spark
And I'd still be sitting there twiddling my thumbs
Wondering when will it stop

How did the fox get the rave and the crows?
I got it, I got it
Oh yeah

Why at the creek did the dog lose the bone?
I got it, I got it
Oh yeah

The man can come back on his fiery thrown
To measure the failures in heart
And I'd still be whistling dixie alone
Wondering when will it stop

I don't want to wake up, I don't want to move
I'd ask and assume it'd stick to the boot
I'm sorry
Well, I take what I want in the dawn's early light

How did the fox get the rave and the crow?
Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah

Why did the hen pick grains in the snow
Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah

Why did the brother bury his gold?
Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah

Where took the ref when the kids came along?
Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah

Why did the mouse help the bees with the floor?
Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah


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"Army of Ancients" as written by Toby Leaman Scott Mcmicken

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    General CommentI'm pretty sure the chorus is :
    "How did the fox get the raven to crow?"

    This is a great song from probably the best band around these days. They have a sound that blends the great sounds of the late 1960's- The Beatles, The Band, Bob Dylan, amoung others. I cant help but hear early Bruce Springsteen in the vocals of this song especially when he belts out "OH YEAH".

    This may be a little premature, but I think Dr. Dog could possibly resurrect Rock N Roll to its glory days of the late 1960s. NOONE sounds like this today, except for Dr. Dog.
    billhilfon August 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree mostly, except for the last statement. I think it may be a bit premature.
    Check out: The Beep Seals, The Dodos, Chad VanGaalen, and Jim Noir
    jonnyrebelon October 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this shout out to Aesop's fables. One classic incorporating another.
    mhg3206on September 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe horns at 3:49, with that beautiful Chicago-esque chord change...perfect.
    AlfieParkon September 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentFourth to last line is not "Why did the brother bury his gold?", but "Why did the brother bury his coat?". Cane and Abel, or even Joseph possibly. It's biblical, kids
    crackerbstaleon September 13, 2009   Link
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    TranslationSecond to last chorus is "Man took the rats but the kids came along." A reference to the pied piper of Hamelin.

    Also, I think the last chorus is "Why did the mouse help the beast with the thorn?"

    Just my two cents.
    MannBabbyon December 09, 2012   Link

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