"Youth Culture Killed My Dog" as written by and John S./flansburgh Linnell....
Youth culture (youth culture)
Youth culture (youth culture)
Youth culture (youth culture)
Youth culture (youth culture)

Youth culture killed my dog
And I don't think it's fair (I don't think it's fair)
And his suicide can be justified
By the taste makers, how they cried and cried and so

Bacharach and David used to write his favorite songs
Never, never, never would he worry, he'd just run and fetch the ball
But the night lights and my dog's life aren't exactly one and the same

Youth culture killed my dog
And I don't think it's fair (I don't think it's fair)
And the judgment made in the city of hate
Just broke his spirit so

Bacharach and David used to write his favorite songs
Never, never, never would he worry, he'd just run and fetch the ball
But the hip hop and the white funk just blew away my puppy's mind

I don't understand what you did to my dog
And I don't understand what you did to my dog
I don't understand what you did to my dog
I don't understand what you did to my dog

Youth culture killed my dog (Youth culture killed my dog)
And I don't think it's fair (I don't think it's fair)
And his suicide can be justified
By the taste makers, how they cried and cried and so

Youth culture (youth culture)
Youth culture (youth culture)
Broke his spirit so (broke his spirit so)
Broke his spirit so
Youth culture (youth culture)
(youth culture)
Youth culture (youth culture)
(youth culture)
Broke his spirit so (broke his spirit so)
Broke his spirit so


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"Youth Culture Killed My Dog" as written by John Linnell John Flansburgh

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  • +2
    General CommentYou have to remember this song was released in 1986, when "Hip-Hop" and "White Funk" represented relatively radical realignments of our pop-culture paradigm. The dog seems a very powerful metaphor, someone with a very simple mind who can't process all this new input, and apparently drops dead because of it.

    Could the doggie be a symbol for the conservative backlash against the music industry? 1986 was, if I remember correctly, the year that the Dead Kennedys were sued by the government for "distribution of pornography" over the H. R. Giger insert in "Frankenchrist." It was around this time that 2 Live Crew went on trial, although that may have been later.
    maddsurgeonon March 27, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI always thought the song was ironic. I figured it was poking fun at people who blame teenagers and hip hop for all the world's problems. I don't know.
    imveryboringon August 23, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti always thought that his dog just couldn't handle youth culture. so he killed himself. or overdosed.
    fuckedupdogon April 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with imveryboring.

    "Like its politicians and its wars, society gets the teenagers it deserves."
    Miss Wildeon January 26, 2009   Link
  • -1
    General Comment:D :D :D @ they might be giants!!!!!!!
    mehon May 31, 2002   Link
  • -1
    General CommentYeah! Eat this white boy angst, you wigger poop-eaters! And I agree. Hip-hop is terrible, and white funk is just sad.
    Bornyon April 17, 2005   Link

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