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Happiness, it hurt 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 a 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 and your sisters and brothers
Leave all your love and your loving 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
Happiness, it hurt like a bullet in the mind
Stuck them up drainpipes 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 love and your loving 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
Can you hear the horses?
'Cause here they come

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



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    Doe RenéeNov 27, 2013 at 10:51 pm
    I think all comments are possible dual meanings. The feel of the song is almost like one of rebirth, so maybe it is foreshadowing to what is on the other side of the apocalypse or what I believe is a massive paradigm shift. What could be possible if we were all fighting for peace in this time of change?
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    UnregisteredSep 26, 2011 at 5:09 am
    I agree. the end of the world. The rapture to be exact. In the bible the horsemen come at the end of the world. And when it happens i think ppl are gonna be running to get to thier familes,etc. but no point cuz u cant take them with u if u die.
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    japo2012Oct 28, 2010 at 2:54 am
    Shes talking about Armageddon coming. Dog days are talking about annubis the greek god. Can you hear the horses, like the three horseman. Run fast for your family if you want to survive you have to leave peace behind- your love- and go to war.
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    raven111379Oct 13, 2010 at 2:52 pm
    I think the song is about the end of the world. The Dog days were like the life of freedom and happiness that we have been living, and soon we will have to run for our lives. You cant take anything with you when you die, so leave all emotions behind if you want to survive. Can't you hear the horsemen cause they are coming is in reference to the four horsemen of the apocolypse, famine, death, etc.

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