Packed a lunch of tea and orange
At Mercedes five and dime
Now I'm slipping out the back door
And I'm feeling alright
Found the bosses gold Camero
Think I'll take it for a ride
Cross the world to California
Where i know she's waiting

She picks me up like I've never been down before
And its hard to think you got the best of me yet
I can't believe while these dogs are at the
Door honey
You came to take apart what's left of me

120 down the freeway
About a thousand miles to go
Cross the border to resida
Outskirts on the avenue
can't escape the operator
California here I come
Groves are passing by the way
And I know its waiting

She picks me up like I've never been down before
And its hard to think you got the best of me yet
I can't believe while these dogs are at the
Door honey
You came to take apart what's left of me

Pileup on the Berkshire turnstile
About a thousand miles to go
There the feelin' faded quickly
Madonnas on the radio
Packed a lunch of tea and orange
Think I'll take it for a ride
Cross the world to California
Where I know she's waiting

She picks me up like I've never been down before
And its hard to think you got the best of me yet
I can't believe while these dogs are at the
Door honey
You came to take apart what's left of me


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Dogs Lyrics as written by Roger Waters David Jon Gilmour

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    Obviously he is conflicted about his feelings. . .on one hand she "can pick him up like he's never been down" but he doesn't trust her any more than the dogs at his door. He is trying to resolve to keep his head. . . even while he's on his way to meet her where she is waiting. The last line "ain't got the best of me yet" leaves you wondering what next? Does he arrive and find the girl he longs for? Will she get the best of him? It's tragic because even when he gets to where he's going to meet her he expects it to tear him up. Why? Yet the last line does seem like a resolution, that either way he will keep on keepin on.

    Evezeroon February 14, 2006   Link
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    sounds like he's on his way to look for the girl that he longs for. even though she hurts him when hes got other things to deal with(I can't believe while these dogs are at the door, honey You came to take apart what's left of me), she gets the best of him over and over again, though he cliams she hasnt at the end of each refrain.

    Sicmanon February 11, 2006   Link
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    On second thought maybe he's just referring to California as "she". . .but then why did he write the "while these dogs are at the door honey" line?

    Evezeroon February 21, 2006   Link
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    A metaphor for the struggles of the masses of Americans travelling to California to find work during the Great Depression (Grapes of Wrath) Maybe a bit too abstract? Most likely just a story about a girl in California.

    Evezero, even if "she" is California, most of what you said would fit anyway. I always jsut viewed the dogs at the door as trouble brewing. Even with all my problems you still try and take me apart, bring me down.

    Legendraculaon November 15, 2008   Link
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    ^Both of you guys are most likely fully or partially correct, but I would consider another avenue as well. When this album was released, Moist was REALLY famous in their Canadian stomping grounds. Like so many others that achieved commercial success(Bryan Adams, Alanis Morissette, Our Lady Peace, Shania Twain, etc), they were expected to move to LA, as that's what all famous distinguished rich people do. And they were conflicted about that supposed inevitability. Similar theme can also be found in Frank Black's "Los Angeles," Alice in Chains "Check My Brain," and Butch Walker's "Uncomfortably Numb."

    Revidescent_84on May 13, 2011   Link

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