"I Wanna Be Your Dog" as written by and James Jr./asheton Osterberg....
So messed up, I want you here
In my room, I want you here
Now we're gonna be face-to-face
And I'll lay right down in my favorite place

And now I want to be your dog
Now I want to be your dog
Now I want to be your dog
Well, come on

Now I'm ready to close my eyes
And now I'm ready to close my mind
And now I'm ready to feel your hand
And lose my heart on the burning sands

And now I want to be your dog
And now I wanna be your dog
Now I want to be your dog
Well, come on


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"I Wanna Be Your Dog" as written by James Osterberg David Alexander

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  • +4
    General CommentIggy is a demanding bottom. He's trying to stay in the moment. NOW I wanna be your dog! Right NOW. In five minutes, I may no longer take an interest in being your dog. But right NOW, right NOW I wanna be your dog.

    The song effectively expresses sexual tension and lust. The fuzzy guitar riff snaps, crackles, and pops.

    The song gets across a feeling of abandon, of being so caught up in the sexual moment that one gives up their typical male-female sex roles and is prepared to get lost in the burning sands of this stormy sexual desert.
    roaddog73on August 17, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is so good.
    precipitateon June 17, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song fucking rocks it has so much pure sound for a song back then.
    Vast334on July 04, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is kinda suggestive, IMO. Am I the only one who things so??
    colabottleon July 06, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commentone of the heaviest riffs ever, and the John Cale minimal touches of one-note piano and sleighbells really make it.

    FWIW, Iggy had homo tendencies. He and Bowie used to compete in Berlin who could fuck the youngest, cutest boy or whatever. But he's not really gay, he just fucked anything and everything. It was a little more "normal" behavior in the seventies.
    Chinupon December 30, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWell, perfectlemur, maybe this should be covered by Sarah Brightman or someone like that.
    elephant_rangeon April 18, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentfuck this song is amazing. saw em live @ bdo in january. managed 2 mosh all 5'8'' of me 2 the front where iggy jumped down nd i (with about 15 other ppl) got 2 scream "now i wanna be your dog" into the mic. surely a moment i will never 4get. unfortunately i couldnt get up on2 the stage tho...
    punkchris55on February 28, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's all about frustration. The guy is alone in his room, and he's thinking of a girl. And there's nothing he can't do because she doesn't care about him. Pure frustration.
    jack herzogon April 07, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAwesome awesome song! Totally loving the guitar riff. i saw iggy at bdo as well!! soooo good!
    1lastlook@thewonderon April 16, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAwesome awesome song! Totally loving the guitar riff. i saw iggy at bdo as well!! soooo good!
    1lastlook@thewonderon April 16, 2006   Link

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