The Stylistics Payback Is a Dog cover

Payback Is a Dog
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Song Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
By mistake I heard
Some news about you
I just turned my head
And closed my ears
It hurts so bad
Verse 2
First I tried to look
I paused a moment
Just to catch my breath
Until I saw how big a fool I was
Verse 3
To love you so
The way [Incomprehensible]
I had no where to go
Verse 4
Remember when I told you
Not long ago
If you wanted somebody new
To make me know
Verse 5
One day you know
Just how it feels
Verse 6
Pay back is a dog
Dog, it's a dog
Pay back is a dog
Dog, it's a dog
Verse 7
Pay back is a dog
Dog, it's a dog
Pay back is a dog
Verse 8
It seems like only yesterday
We chased a rainbow
Now our pot of gold
Has turned to worthless, useless simple tune
Verse 9
It was just a dream
And I just woke up
I don't have anything
Verse 10
Now you seem to act so strange
I told you so
Only got yourself to blame
Wanna let you know
Verse 11
One day you'll see
Just how it feels
Verse 12
Pay back is a dog
Dog, it's a dog
Pay back is a dog
Dog, it's a dog
Verse 13
Pay back is a dog
Dog, it's a dog
Pay back is a dog
Dog, it's a dog
Verse 14
Pay back is a dog
Dog, it's a dog
Pay back is a dog
Dog, it's a dog

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And what a beautiful song it is too - Comment by Betchabygollywo 1 year ago
I met the Stylistics years ago when they were playing in Ilfracombe and I asked them about the meaning of Payback is a Dog. It's nothing like what people think. When they were growing up in Phili, one of their mates Donny had a secret friend called Payback and no one could figure out who it was. Until one day he brought his secret friend to school. Payback was a dog! A little Jack Russell who had quite a nip on him. So when someone pissed Donny off it was Payback time and they'd end up with a bitten ass. And since Payback was so small and quick, he was long gone before the poor victim knew what'd happened. Years later when the Stylistics wrote the song they just left it to people's imagination. They asked me to keep this story a secret and only release it if Britain was in any kind of trouble. They thought it might help to take our minds off reality. We've left the EU and it's a kind of payback too. Kapeesh? - Comment by Betchabygollywo 1 year ago

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