"King of the Gutters, Prince of the Dogs" as written by and Thogerson Mellinger....
I traveled so long
Traveled so long
Until I was cold
Cold as stone
My whiskers are grey
They reach to the ground
My bird's bones
Make a hollow sound

I been lost somewhere
In the fabric of a world that's goin' threadbare
I been down in the gutters without a care

I been hunted, maligned
Since before your time
I been stoned
I been thrown
To the wolves
To the wolves
I been starved down
To skin and bone

I been lost somewhere
In the fabric of a world that's goin' threadbare
I been down in the gutters without a care

Throw me a bone, feed me a line
Pour a hard drink for harder times
I'm the king of the gutters, the prince of the dogs
One or the other, a ship lost in the fog

No pupils to see
Our eyes to the ground
Our feet pound loud
But there's no one around
The shout of the night
The room fills with light
The sky makes a deafening sound

Throw me a bone, feed me a line
Pour a hard drink for harder times
I'm the king of the gutters, the prince of the dogs
One or the other, a ship lost in the fog

Nothing can touch me
Nothing can touch me
No force
No sound
Nothing can touch me
Nothing can touch me
No force
No sound

I'm the king of the gutters, the prince of the dogs
I'm the king of the gutters, the prince of the dogs
I'm the king of the gutters, the prince of the dogs


Lyrics submitted by a_melancholy_soul, edited by monroeet, Mellow_Harsher, legislacerator

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    General CommentThis whole album is such a diversion from previous ones. It took me awhile to finally like it but after listening to it on repeat I have decided I like it. This song especially. The beat is wicked.

    But on to what I think the song means:

    I feel like there are two options to the meaning. the first is clearly that the guy is literally the "king of the gutters" aka homeless. he has grown up on the street and he is old now with grey hair and as it is the only home he has known he feel that the gutters are his kingdom. its basically about the life of a homeless person - handouts, being thrown out, stoned, etc.

    The other option is about a criminal. he starts out as a petty criminal taking handouts and doing odd jobs. He drinks to deal with what he has to do for a living. As he gets older he becomes the head person in his crime organization. He becomes the 'king of the gutters' aka the underworld and 'prince of the dogs' aka the criminals under him. After all dogs obey their master right? He is essentially 'untouchable' which is an old mob name for people that are made men and are essentially above the law.

    Anyway just two thoughts that are probably wrong but you never know.
    Reaper89on April 25, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHe actually says "The moon pulls the sea", not "No pupils to see". My bad.
    a_melancholy_soulon May 14, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI traveled so long
    Traveled so long
    Til I was cold
    Cold as stone
    My whiskers are grey
    They reach to the ground
    My bird's bones
    Make a hollow sound

    I been lost somewhere
    In the fabric of a world that's goin' threadbare
    I been down in the gutters without a care

    I been hunted maligned
    Since before your time
    I been stoned
    I been thrown
    To the wolves
    To the wolves
    I been starved down
    To skin and bone

    I been lost somewhere
    In the fabric of a world that's goin' threadbare
    I been down in the gutters without a care

    Throw me a bone,feed me a line
    Pour a hard drink for harder times
    I'm the king of the gutters, the prince of the dogs
    One or the other,a ship lost in the fog

    No pupils to see
    Ours eyes to the ground
    Our feet pound loud
    But there's no one around
    The shout of the night
    The room fills with light
    The sky makes a deafening sound

    Throw me a bone,feed me a line
    Pour a hard drink for harder times
    I'm the king of the gutters,the prince of the dogs
    One or the other, a ship lost in the fog

    Nothing can touch me
    Nothing can touch me
    No force
    No sound
    Nothing can touch me
    Nothing can touch me
    No force
    No sound

    I'm the king of the gutters, the prince of the dogs
    I'm the king of the gutters, the prince of the dogs
    I'm the king of the gutters, the prince of the dogs
    Cyberghoston May 04, 2010   Link

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