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Dog Days Are Over
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Dog Days Are Over

Florence and the Machine
Album:
Lungs

Song meaning of Dog Days Are Over by Florence and the Machine


Since its 2008 debut, Florence + The Machine's "Dog Days Are Over" has captured the hearts and minds of listeners all around the world. It is a triumphant song. This exciting single showcases the band's diverse sound and profound language, fronted by the ethereal powerhouse Florence Welch.


"Dog Days Are Over" was the second single taken from the band's debut album, Lungs, and was written by Florence Welch and Francis "Isabella" Summers. Motivated by Welch's individual encounters and the turbulent process of self-realization, the song surfaced as an example of perseverance in the face of difficulty. According to Welch, the title of the song alludes to a trying time or a period of struggle, but it also represents the instant that one rises out of the shadows and discovers a greater sense of possibilities and freedom.


Nearly 15 years after its initial release, the song made a reappearance in some charts in 2023 after featuring in the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 conclusion.


Lyrics of Dog Days Are Over by Florence and the Machine


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 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, 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 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

 

The dog days are over

The dog days are done

The horses are coming

So you better run

The dog days are over

The dog days are done

The horses are coming

So you better run

Release Date

2008

Songwriter/s

Florence Welch, Isabella Summers

Producer/s

James Ford

Label/s

Universal Island, Moshi Moshi, IAMSOUND

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