Mongrels

Album: Love and Hate (2014)
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Songfacts®:

  • This is a track from Joan Osbourne's Love and Hate album, which finds her tackling different aspects of love: "Love isn't just one thing," she told Billboard magazine. "It encompasses faith, passion, power struggles, humor, anguish, spirituality, lust, anger, everything on that spectrum."
  • This song came along at the very end of the Love and Hate sessions. "There was this image I had in my head of this couple always battling each other and not being able to extract themselves from this war they're in," Osborne told Billboard. "To me, they're like these two dogs under the table fighting over the table scraps not realizing there's another thing above them they could be enjoying."

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