Florence & The Machine - Dog Days Are Over

FLORENCE & THE MACHINE


Dog Days Are Over Lyrics

Dog Days Are Over

Happiness hit her like a train on a track
Coming towards her stuck still no turning back
She hid around corners and she hid under beds
She killed it with kisses and from it she fled
With every bubble she sank with her drink
And washed it away down the kitchen sink

The dog days are over
The dog days are done
The horses are coming
So you better run

Run fast for your mother, run fast for your father
Run for your children, for your sisters and brothers
Leave all your love and your longing behind
You can't carry it with you if you want to survive

The dog days are over
The dog days are done
Can you hear the horses?
'Cause here they come

And I never wanted anything from you
Except everything you had and what was left after that too, oh
Happiness hit her like a bullet in the back
Struck from a great height by someone who should know better than
that

The dog days are over
The dog days are done
Can you hear the horses?
'Cause here they come

Run fast for your mother, run fast for your father
Run for your children, for your sisters and brothers
Leave all your loving, your longing behind
You can't carry it with you if you want to survive

The dog days are over
The dog days are done
Can you hear the horses?
'Cause here they come

The dog days are over
The dog days are done
The horses are coming
So you better run

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Songwriter(s): Isabella Janet Florentina Summers, Florence Leontine Mary Welch
Copyright: Florence And The Machine Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Ltd.
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Meaning to "Dog Days Are Over" song text (13 meanings)
Funkeediva 12/15/12,01:06
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This song has so much meaning to me.. I do believe the meaning is in reference to running hiding from fear & love BUT for reason.. I just left an abusive controlling marriage & i firmly believe the song is about that..thank u Flo this carried me thru subservience to freedom again... I ran for MY CHILDREN and had to leave my love & longing 4 him behind
Jomonique 04/05/12,16:38
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I think I sould do this song for my schools talnet show by the way im in 5th grade and all the theacher's say they wish they had my voice this song to me is about my life
Ari35 12/11/11,03:04
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This song is deep. It appears to be Biblical with her reference of horses coming and stating that the dog days are over. The reference to horses is found in the Bible in the book of Revelations.
deetann 06/24/11,20:29
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I saw you on the voice and there really aren't any words to adequately describe your performance! Awesome, extraordinary, etc just aren't enough
caitaaay 04/16/11,01:18
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i love this song its one of the best songs ive everrr heard,, i first heard it off one of the epss off Gossip Girl,,
storm 01/31/11,18:00
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i want to do this song 4 my schools talnet show should i and yes i do have a nice vocice so i am told
Jen 01/23/11,19:48
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Happiness hit her unexpectedly & she is not comfortable with it--she hides from it,runs from it, & washes it down the sink--And love is a burden that doesn't help you survive. Kinda sad but I like it.
Jason 10/16/10,02:41
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Reminds me of the scenery @ India, Rome & Bali Island Indonesia from the movie eat,pray & love. Happiness is in your inner self..
linda 09/29/10,15:25
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Thanks everyone for the insight, glad to know that other parents love her music as well. I have that song as my ring tone, and my daughter says that its the music that reminds her of me.
KansasCityKevin 09/28/10,08:28
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I saw her on the VMAs. WOW! How can a song reach my teenage daughter and her middle-aged lawyer father? It was SO POWERFUL! I bought the album and am not disappointed!
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