Atomic Dog

Album: Computer Games (1982)
Charted: 94 101
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  • Yeah, this is a story of a famous dog
    For the dog that chases its tail will be dizzy
    These are clapping dogs, rhythmic dogs
    Harmonic dogs, house dogs, street dogs
    Dog of the world unite
    Dancin' dogs
    Yeah
    Countin' dogs, funky dogs
    Nasty dogs (Dog)

    Atomic dog
    Atomic dog

    Like the boys
    When they're out there walkin' the streets
    May compete
    Nothin' but the dog in ya

    Bow-wow-wow-yippie-yo-yippie-yeah
    Bow-wow-yippie-yo-yippie-yeah
    Bow-wow-wow-yippie-yo-yippie-yeah
    Bow-wow-yippie-yo-yippie-yeah

    Like the boys
    When they're out there walkin' the streets
    May compete
    Nothin' but the dog in ya

    Why must I feel like that
    Oh, why must I chase the cat

    Like the boys
    When they're out there walkin' the streets
    May compete
    Nothin' but the dog in ya

    Ruff
    Ruff
    Ruff

    Why must I feel like that
    Why must I chase the cat
    Nothin' but the dog in me

    Why must I feel like that
    Why must I chase the cat
    Nothin' but the dog in me

    Why must I feel like that
    Why must I chase the cat
    Nothin' but the dog in me

    Why must I feel like that
    Why must I chase the cat
    Nothin' but the dog in me

    Do the dogcatcher, dogcatcher
    Do the dogcatcher
    Do the dogcatcher, dogcatcher
    Do the dogcatcher

    Do the dogcatcher, baby, do the dogcatcher
    Ooh

    Why must I feel like that
    Why must I chase the cat
    Nothin' but the dog in me

    Why must I feel like that
    Why must I chase the cat
    Nothin' but the dog in me

    Bow-wow-yippie-yo-yippie-yeah
    Bow-wow-wow-yippie-yo-yippie-yeah
    Bow-wow-yippie-yo-yippie-yeah

    Just walkin' the dog
    Oh, atomic dog

    Futuristic bow-wow

    Ruff

    Leader of the pack
    Wild dog

    Why must I feel like that
    Why must I chase the cat
    Just the dog in me
    Nothin' but the dog in me

    Why must I feel like that
    Why must I chase the cat
    Just the dog in me
    Nothin' but the dog in me

    Why must I feel like that
    Why must I chase the cat
    The dog in me (Dog in me)
    The dog is in me (Dog in me)

    Do the dogcatcher, dogcatcher
    Do the dogcatcher
    Do you want to do the dogcatcher
    Well, baby, why don't you do it again for me

    Dogcatcher, dogcatcher
    Do the dogcatcher

    House-trained dogs
    Wild dogs
    Say it again

    Why must I feel like thatWriter/s: George Clinton, Garry Shider, David Spradley
    Publisher: Peermusic Publishing, YELDARPS MUSIC
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Comments: 10

  • B. from TejasHammer used samples of Brick (Dusic) and The JBs (Gimme Some More) for "It's All Good".
  • B. from TejasHammer sampled Atomic Dog: "Pumps And A Bump"
  • Vaughn from New York, NyJust a general thing. Have you noticed that every site that claims to have the lyrics of this song misses one verse? its something like "Untied Dog part of a Dogmatic society. Ain't your ordinary hound". Then the rest of the lyrics? I am not sure of the actual lyric and I tried to look it up but not one site even mentioned it?
  • Tim from Ocean, NjThis track is the most sampled song in the P-Funk catalog.
  • Tim from Ocean, NjThis song was originally intended for inclusion on the last Funkadelic album "The Electric Spanking Of War Babies" from 1981.
  • Nathan from Defiance, OhAny one who listens to the lyrics, can tell he was in an 'enhanced' state. Dancing dogs? Song still kicks ass. Love that crunchy groove.
  • Pumpz from Zanesville, Ohthe hammer song pumps and a bump was sampled from
    the group brick
  • Brian from Newark, NjI was part of a nationally ranked collegiate ultimate frisbee team in new york during the 80's-90's that adopted 'Atomic Dog's' as our official team name now recognized world wide.
    we still like to rock out with the ladies, get downright nasty and even throw the disc now & then with old friends. Peace out space bro!
  • Horace from Western, MdThe lyric "why must I chase the cat? must be the dog in me" is a sly way to talk about guys chasing ... well, a not nice thing to call a girl... think about it.
  • Alex from New Orleans, LaI think MC Hammer sampled this in "Pumps and a Bump".
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