Genre not found
Artist not found
Album not found
Song not found

Dog Days Are Over
Florence + the Machine Lyrics


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

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Florence Leontine Mary Welch, Isabella Janet Florentina Summers

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind
To comment on specific lyrics, highlight them
Most interesting comments from YouTube:

Giseli Chiata

Lyric

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 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



Kallysta G

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 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



OrganizaJoan

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 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



Sérgio Freitas

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 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



Joannie Chorjel

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 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



Jeanrap

LYRICS:
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, run 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't 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 have known 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 gone
Can you hear the horses?
'Cause here they come
The dog days are over
The dog days are gone
Can you hear the horses?
'Cause here they come



Another little Ghost fan

This song is so important to me. When I was like, five. I hogged my mums Florence +The Machine disc so I could listen to this on repeat for years. And shared this song to my bf of nine months and told him how important it is to me and how it sounds like how he makes me feel and he responded with. "Oh, well. I'm glad you like the song."


I was heavily mentally unstable because of him. Wnated to take my life every single day, began SH. Was just miserable every day cause of him and he never cared. Told me it was my choice to end my life or not when I told him that I wanted to die. Ten month or so into the relationship he was completely absent and so I just ended it and he didn't care.


I feel better now that he's out of my life and haven't had one thought of taking my life for a while now and am now completely obsessed with Florence +The Machine and love her for saving my life.


So uh, Guy. fuck you, you fucking "Empath." Go shove your head into the toilet and flush it twenty times then eat a brick.



All comments from YouTube:

R. Paul

Still alive after 15+ suicide attempts, 11 years of drug use, and years of childhood abuse and bullying. I'm 26, sober, and getting married soonish. I can't promise that the dog days are over, but I am alive.

R. Paul

@Andre Tyrone II Thank you. I do keep replying, because of the hope you outlined. I would love to be able to help anyone get through their day. We are on the brink of WWIII, over very selfish, small-minded meanderings, and I'd rather not spread more pain. I will not pretend to be without mistakes, but I can say that I haven't done anything evil. I know others have made grave mistakes, but I am not here to be a judge. I do judge behaviors, but that only goes so far. People and situations are complicated. Life seems to be simple in its emergence, but the duality we experience is something else, beyond the scope of definitions. It pays to study, watch the world outside, and expand worldviews. Not everyone is the same, and some do not have the capacity for empathy. It may not be a world I understand, but all of this exists, regardless of right & wrong. Existence does, seemingly without a preference. All we can do is take life as it comes. There is no blanket-solution to everything, and true comfort doesn't stick around. However, that should not be reason to give up. If anything, I want others to take it as a personal challenge to overcome. Overcoming something does not mean conquering it, or having it disappear; it is about effectively coping, and preparing for the next moments, all with facing fears & working with those fears, to face them and grow. I likely have Fibromyalgia from my car crash, and every day can be a struggle to move my body in the way I want to move it. I say to any onlookers: Find a routine for self-care, and form a habit. Practicing self-care is so crucial to not feeding into self-hatred. I know what that is like, I have lived with it my whole life. I play instruments, make othet art (digital art & music), and try and help where I can. Keeping busy, even if it's just the mind, helps immensely. Study, read, talk to whom is available. If there are seemingly no options, reach out online. Call a 24-hour talk service. Not everyone has the options to escape something, but we can all help, by providing suggestions for alternatives. Sometimes, it feels like all we can do is pray for others. But, remember that just as frightening as this world can be, it can also be infinitely beautiful. So many stories; all different, and all offering a personal view. People do not like to be ignored. I had friends that were almost a danger to their schools, when they were growing up. All it took was someone looking out for them to change their mind (not me, we attended very different schools). Point being, a little kindness goes a long way. I also will say, that some are best to just avoid. But, that comes with every moment being its own. None of us truly know the next moment, so there is no easy way to out-think & perform every situation. Sometimes, it cannot be done. Such is life. Such is existence. Find those you can treasure, and help those you can. There are those who seek to cause chaos, and sometimes, there isn't a happy ending. But, recognizing these possibilities is crucial to survivial. Obsession with safety can lead to mental ailments. A balance is very much necessary, and that comes with testing the zone of comfort. I'm going to end it here, as to not emptily preach. Everyone has their own world, and who are any of us to have an ultimate say? Protect yourself, if need be, and find prosperity.

Andre Tyrone II

Being alive after all this is pretty... shocking. U are iron man or smth🤣 I'm really glad that you got better. I went through something similar and believe me, comments like this actually helps people understand that life will always get better. And I love that you still reply to comments! U are kind and strong soul and I wish u the best. Bless u. Also congrats on marriage!

Jahnell Rich

God bless you! Sending love and light.

R. Paul

@Christina Miller Shine on, and I am so very glad for you! It's never an easy trek, and upkeep to passions can be draining, but in a much more rewarding way. It warms my heart to see such a reply. Thank you 🙂

Christina Miller

After reading all 169 comments on this thread I would just like to say how intelligent, poetic and resilient you are. I almost gave up a few times and in the last 2 years I have finally found my passion & purpose in life. It’s what keeps me going and the fact that life is about balance. Life has not always been good to me nor is it fair. I keep fighting anyway because right around the corner it’s going to be the time to shine. I hope you are shining.

169 More Replies...

Starry-Eyed Angel

As a first generation student, this song literally gives me the “I’m running this race to make my family proud and future worth it” feeling. The part where it says “run fast for your mother, fast for your father” gets me teary eyed thinking of how I made my parents proud when I became the first in the family to graduate in college. All those all-nighters, long commutes, waking up at 4am to get to campus, blood, sweat and tears were all worth it. ❤️

Khajiit Hadwares

"Be proud of yourself!" - your parents are always with you, even when they are no longer there.

285 Alex

I feel u

ramblin rose

You are beautiful. Work can be wonderful and parents - no matter how we feel good or bad give us life...

More Comments

More Videos