"I am a dog walker but someday I'll be a dog"[edit | edit source]
This suggests that a dog walker is lower on the hierarchy than a dog. It's like the dog walker is the dog's servant, and if he works hard enough, one day he'll get promoted all the way up to the position of Dog.--Mandaliet 22:00, 19 July 2011 (EDT)
The romance of the blood sport[edit | edit source]
The progression from dog walker to dog makes more sense if considered in the context of dogfighting, where a dog "walker"/handler merely prepares the dog for battle and the dog is the one who gets to rip a throat out.
The speaker of the song seems to be someone existing on the fringes of some organization of fighters (What is "The Battery"? Is that something real?) and wants to join in the fray or exact some sort of revenge on them, but his talent is mental rather than physical (his mind is a wrecking ball).--Afterward 18:05, 25 July 2011 (EDT)
- OH HEY WELL, if the Battery is Battery Park, then maybe this is a bit more straightforward. This (scrawny? nerdy? insecure?) dude walks his dog through the park and evidently encounters lots of nasty dudes ("draculas") who intimidate him, but whom he would like to show a thing or two if he ever had the chance. In the park, the guy walking the dog has to be in control, but the dogs can do whatever they want. The dude in the song wants to move from being the passive, intellectual dog walker/"mind" to being the active, physical dog/wrecking ball. I am proud of this interpretation. --Afterward 21:29, 25 July 2011 (EDT)
Micheal Vick[edit | edit source]
To some extent though, basically the narrator is a caricature of Mr. Vick. The cronology of the song is middle to beginning to end. He's trying to convince himself that dog fighting is his destiny and he might die soon(time is a wrecking ball) in the middle of the song. The beginning is where the narrator is prepping the dog for the fight and feels just only slight sympathy for the dog(Must be hard for your draculas, draculas being a metaphor for the dog). The end is where he is watching the fight and becomes inspired by the dog to kill people only to become arrested and in prison and is still keeping the goal in mind(Right now i'm a dog walker but someday i'll be a dog).
The Stooges[edit | edit source]
Note the direct reference to The Stooges "I Wanna Be Your Dog" There seems to be a similarity in chord structures as well.
Time narrates?[edit | edit source]
I just noticed that the lyric sheet says, "time has a wrecking ball" but the song says "I have a wrecking ball" what does this mean? No idea. It's worth mention though.
The dog is the upward trend of capital rotation, the walker is stable capital reflection[edit | edit source]
Dr. Cade likes to bring this song up when he talks about economics (aka money). He says that it is about the way money, if you put it into a stagnant divisive pool, follows the kind of stress functions you otherwise see in a broken side market. I'm not 100% percent sure that's what the song is about, but its an excellent analogy.