Heart Of A Dog

  • songfacts ®
  • Artistfacts ®
  • Lyrics
  • Alison Mosshart wrote this song at Hedgebrook, which is a rural retreat for women writers on Whidbey Island, Washington. The Kills singer told Tonedeaf.com: "That song is as it was written, really, except for it sounds way better when Jamie (Hince) plays guitars on it."
  • The video was directed by Beyoncé, Coldplay and Annie Lennox collaborator Sophie Muller. The Kills said: "It was shot all day and into the night in Los Angeles by our dear friend, the tremendous talent, Sophie Muller. We love this video. We love it because it's f--king fun. Muscle cars and backflips. Palms trees and cacti. Dogs and dice. Neon and sunshine. We hope you love it as much as we do."
  • Lyrically, this is a desperate declaration of loyalty to a lover. It is named after the 1925 Mikhail Bulgakov novel that Mosshart was reading at Hedgebrook.
Please sign in or register to post comments.


Be the first to comment...

Michael BoltonSongwriter Interviews

Into the vaults for this talk with Bolton from the '80s when he was a focused on writing songs for other artists.

What Musicians Are Related to Other Musicians?Song Writing

A big list of musical marriages and family relations ranging from the simple to the truly dysfunctional.

Rupert HineSongwriter Interviews

Rupert crafted hits for Tina Turner, Howard Jones and The Fixx.

Pam TillisSongwriter Interviews

The country sweetheart opines about the demands of touring and talks about writing songs with her famous father.

Richie McDonald of LonestarSongwriter Interviews

Richie talks about the impact of "Amazed," and how his 4-year-old son inspired another Lonestar hit.

Charles FoxSongwriter Interviews

After studying in Paris with a famous composition teacher, Charles became the most successful writer of TV theme songs.