Music Monday: “Love Dog” by TV On the Radio

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Music Monday is a meme, created by Drew at The Tattooed Book Geek, where I focus on a song I absolutely love and feel needs to be shared.

Song: “Love Dog”
Artist: TV on the Radio
Album: Dear Science (2008)

Lyrics taken from genius.com

[Verse 1]
Lonely little love dog that
No one knows the name of
I know why you cry out
Desperate and devout
Timid little tether
Your eyes set on the ether
Your moon in a belle Luna and
Howling hallelujah

[Verse 2]
Nameless you above me
Come lay me low and love me
This lonely little love dog
That no one knows the name of
Curse me out in free verse
Wrap me up and reverse this
Patience is a virtue
Until its silence burns you

[Chorus]
And something slow
Has started in me as
Shameless as an ocean
Mirrored in devotion

Something slow
Has sparked up in me
As a dog cries for a master
Sparks are whirling faster

[Verse 3]
Lonely little love dog
That no one knows the ways of
Where the land is low is
Where the bones will show through

Lonely little love dog
That no one knows the days of
Where the land is low is
Where the water flows to
And holds you

Indie rock masterminds TV on the Radio have blended genres and melded together a unique sound all their own; this is no more apparent than in the song “Love Dog”. Featuring programmed drums, samples, and synthesizers, the song begins with a seemingly electronic-powered foundation. However, horns, vocal effects, and layers of instrumentation combine to give depth to this song about a person in love told through figurative language and canine metaphor. This song swings to and fro as it transmits the aural embodiment of its lyrics.

If you enjoyed this song, please feel free to check out the artist’s social media accounts below!

Band Links:
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