Dogman explains his song was inspired by REM
The song Earth plc was written almost 10 years before it was first recorded as a demo and included in the first Dogman album, The Whisperer, released in 2010. It was a family ‘front room favourite’ at parties which sometimes included a novel and rowdy female backing group (I-Phone Girl, her sister Legal Eagle Suzanne and the Lovely Lesley, his brother in law’s partner) for its chorus:
‘And we know - when the world - is spinning around. We know - when our world - is going to down and we know - when our feet - are touching ground. We know, we know - we know....’
Dogman used to play REM covers at house parties and gigs, including Man in the Moon and Losing my Religion, and announce that Earth plc was his own REM-inspired song.
In the song, we are all invited to take care of our planet – a sentiment plaintively heard in the lyric – ‘It’s you and me - we’re earth plc - Buy shares buy shares - this is - our universe’
Dogman says, “We don’t know everything about our world and how the mind works yet and it would be fair to say we don’t always look kindly on others!”
David aka Dogman has long been convinced that we should probably stop looking for aliens and going to other planets and start looking after our own world. He even asks in the song that even if aliens were ever found would we even know how to deal with them.
Earth plc is from the new Dogman album,‘The cat that solved the String Theory’, released by Expat Records in May 2011.
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