Gentle Giant : Dog’s Life [Octopus, 1972] [reblog]

from Oannes *

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Από το Octopus, το αριστούργημα των Gentle Giant, ενός απ’ τα σημαντικότερα γκρουπ του αγγλικού progressive, ακούμε “Dog’s Life”.
“Διαφωνώ μ’ αυτό που λένε” εδώ, αλλά συμφωνώ 100% με [για την ακρίβεια, λατρεύω] τον τρόπο που το λένε.

We hear “Dog’s Life” from Octopus, Gentle Giant’s masterpiece. GG were one of the most prominent British progressive bands.
“I disagree with what the say” on this song, but I totally agree with [as a matter of fact, I love] the way the say it.


❝ Shuffling down the street with his sideways feet,
Stopping now and then and he’ll stop again,
No doubt in his mind where he’s going.
He doesn’t care for his hair or his teeth
And if the truth were known he’s a bit of a thief,
Innocently lies, and it’s showing.
Who’d imagine he’s man’s best friend.
Knowing he’s your friend in the end.
Won’t be around when you shout or swear
Not very sorry, he doesn’t care;
God knows why we call him old faithful.
Pat him on the head, give the dog a bone;
Use a friendly tone, he won’t leave you alone.
No one understands like old faithful.
Early rise. Is it wise?
Wonders happen now and then.
Eats his fill, time to kill,
Then goes back to sleep again.
Trusty slave, bold and brave,
And he roars like a lion
But in fact, it’s an act,
And the truth is that he isn’t
No one understands it’s a dog’s life.
Chases dreams, so it seems
He shines in his master’s light.
Looking good, so he should
For the choice is very narrow
No one understands it’s a dog’s life.
Repeat: Shuffling down the street, etc.


As always, I’m happy to hear your thoughts, however I’d highly recommend a direct dialogue with the …’source’ [why comments are closed here], so please visit Oannes’ page where you can also listen to the song !

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* For my friends who didn’t know, or first timers here, Oannes [aka Socratis Papahatzis] is my husband, partner in life and music and the one with my undying admiration. Together we have a band MK-O [the music of Marina Kanavaki & Oannes]. So, it’s my pleasure to share with you his [and sometimes mine] musical selections. • Do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!

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