dogs in the midwinter lyrics – jethro tull

you ever had a day like i had today
when things are stacked up bad? yeah
you look around and every face you see
seems guaranteed to send you mad

and you peer into those hallowed inst*tutions
and they bark at you from every side but the bite goes wide

i see them running with their tails hanging low
like dogs in the midwinter
oh, the prophets and the wise men and the hard politicos
are all dogs in the midwinter

let the breath from the mountain still the pain
clear water from the fountain run sweeter than the rain

dogs in the midwinter
dogs in the midwinter

the boss man and the tax man and the moneylenders growl
like dogs in the midwinter
the weaker of the herd can feel their eyes and hear them howl
like dogs in the midwinter

though the fox and the rabbit are at peace
cold doggies in the manger turn last suppers into feasts

dogs in the midwinter
dogs in the midwinter

you ever had a day like i had today
dogs in the midwinter, yeah
you look around and every face you see
dogs in the midwinter

and you peer into those hallowed inst*tutions
and they bark at you from every side but the bite goes wide

we’re all running on a tightrope, wearing slippers in the snow
we’re all dogs in the midwinter
well, the ice is ever thinner, be careful how you go
like dogs in the midwinter

and it’s hard to find true equilibrium
when you’re looking at each other down the muzzle of a gun

dogs in the midwinter
dogs in the midwinter

/ jethro tull lyrics