Suburban dogs get afraid when it rains
Suburban dogs bark at slow moving trains
They'll run from your house and come back the same day
Suburban dogs are in love with their chains

Carry me back to sweet Jersey, back where I long to be
By the fumes of the yellow and green, next to my darling lady

Under the spell of a buzzing street light
I walked alone through the humid black night
The water was cold from the sprinkler down the road
So I walked on through, I was feeling alright

Suburban dogs get afraid when it rains
Suburban dogs bark at slow moving trains
They'll run from your house and come back the same day
Suburban dogs are in love with their chains

Carry me back to sweet Jersey, back where I long to be
By the fields of the yellow and green, next to my darling lady

Back home
Back home
Back home
Back home


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Suburban Dogs song meanings
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    General CommentI am almost sure this song is actually about how the members of the band keep their roots. Real Estate are from New Jersey. This song is about how even if they decide to travel, or make stay anywhere else in their life, they almost always go back to their roots in NJ, or at least have the desire to - I can relate.
    cnguyenon September 01, 2010   Link
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    General CommentSuburban dogs are in love with their chains.
    eating_for_youon January 08, 2010   Link
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    General Commentsuch a beautiful song
    nuglon February 01, 2010   Link
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    General CommentFumes or fields?
    Skylingon February 15, 2010   Link
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    My Interpretationi imagine the whole 'suburban dog' thing being a metaphor for kids.
    it's probably wrong, but i mean that's how i take it.

    kids being afraid when it rains, meaning they all run into houses and either watch the rain or just keep away from it.
    they bark at trains, meaning they play and yell about it (when i was a kid i yelled and screamed jokingly when firetrucks drove by).
    running from the house and coming back the same day, meaning going out and having fun with friends, then late in the day you go back to your house.
    in love with their chains, chains being home.
    i don't know, that's just how i take it.

    of course it could just be an observation by the writer of actual dogs doing these things.

    regardless, in both explanations he's just reminiscing and longing to be back in new jersey.

    fucking amazing

    posthistoricon June 20, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThe chorus is obvious but related to people who have ties with where they grew up.

    The remainder is about death:
    Carry me back to sweet Jersey, back where I long to be
    By the fumes of the yellow and green, next to my darling lady

    Carrying = dead, the fumes of yellow and green are the grass growing above, the darling lady being buried next to his wife.

    Suburban dogs are in love with their chains.
    s7rugg1eon August 08, 2012   Link

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