"Dog Gone" as written by and Charles Thompson....
I could not pray, I felt so dog gone
Couldn't get no witness but I did not know
Then a voice in a whisper said, "You've got to carry it on"

And the news is gonna break
The news is gonna break
The news is gonna break that I am here

Out along the way, I got so bogged down
I had some business there, I did not slow
And a boy in the world said, "You've got to carry it on"

And the news is gonna break
The news is gonna break
The news is gonna break that I am here

I'm not a messenger, I'm not the passenger
Got some business there but you did not know
And the point of my visit, well sir, that's to carry me on

And the news is gonna break
And the news is gonna break
Yeah, your noose is gonna break when I am there

No Paris, no Nepal, no Barstow
Won't be none of them at all
No Congo, no Kish or Kishangargh, no Memphis
It doesn't matter who you are

I'm on my way, I feel so dog gone
Go 'bout your business but you did not know
And the point if there is one, well sir, that's to carry me on

And the news is gonna break
(Your noose is gonna break)
(The news is gonna break that I am here)
The news is gonna break that I am here
And your noose is gonna break when I am there



Lyrics submitted by dragonflower44

"Dog Gone" as written by Charles Thompson

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Dog Gone song meanings
Add your thoughts

2 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +1
    General Commentthis song fn rules...
    BostonPJFanon June 25, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretationi know frank isn't a christian, but i know various religious traditions influence his songwriting. i've always taken this song to be somewhat about jesus. not really a preachy song, just one from jesus' perspective.

    the first part is jesus accepting his fate. he begs his father to allow him to avoid his death but nothing changs (i could not pray). his followers abandoned him when the romans came after him (couldn't get no witness). then jesus eventually accepts his father's will and his fate (then a voice ... said you've got to carry it on). he takes up his cross to go up to his crucifixion (out along the way, i got so bogged down).

    the point of his visit is to carry him on. carry on his teaching to achieve salvation for the masses whom without his sacrifice would be left in sheoul without being granted entrance into the eternal kingdom (your noose is gonna break when i am there).

    then the bridge part about "no memphis, no nepal, etc" i'm assuming is a reference to the second coming and inevitable apocalypse.

    perhaps this interpretation just got formulated in my head watching the video though with the street preacher and "the end is neigh" sign.


    primusfanon November 11, 2008   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain