"Dog Years" as written by and Geddy Lee Weinrib Neil Peart....
In a dog's life
A year is really more like seven
And all too soon a canine
Will be chasing cars in doggie heaven

It seems to me
As we make our own few circles 'round the sun
We get it backwards
And our seven years go by like one

Dog years
It's the season of the itch
Dog years
With every scratch it reappears

In the dog days
People look to Sirius
Dogs cry for the moon
But these connections are mysterious

It seems to me
While it's true that every dog will have his day
When all the bones are buried
There is barely time to go outside and play

Dog years
It's the season of the itch
Dog years
With every scratch it reappears
Dog years
For every sad son of a bitch
Dog years
With his tail between his ears

I'd rather be a tortoise from Galapagos
Or a span of geological time
Than be living in these dog years

In a dog's brain
A constant buzz of low-level static
One sniff at the hydrant
And the answer is automatic

It seems to me
As well make our own few circles 'round the block
We've lost our senses
For the higher-level static of talk

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"Dog Years" as written by Gary Lee Weinrib Neil Elwood Peart


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    General CommentGreat song, so true for many people. Time flies by.
    edredon November 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe first time I heard this song I laughed my ass off. The way Geddy sings those first two lines was just too much.
    MrsMiltonBananaon March 14, 2008   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionI think "Or a span of geological time" is supposed to be "O'er a span of geological time."

    It doesn't really make sense to want to rather BE a span of geological time.
    nemton September 14, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationThis is my interpretation, but this song is all about how life is too short and how we can get really distracted and how we all would really like to live a long and happy life
    dealwithit3837on November 02, 2013   Link

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