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Riot Dog
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This song is about a particularly legendary dog who I may have met, not sure, but in any case his name is Loukanikos and he has been photographed at every riot in Athens over the past two years, always right up in the faces of the police.
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david rovics
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Sat Jul 10, 2010
Acoustic : Folk
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About the song
On a recent trip to Athens, Greece I personally verified the legend: the dogs of Athens are on the side of the anarchists. This song is about a particularly legendary dog who I may have met, not sure, but in any case his name is Loukanikos and he has been photographed at every riot in Athens over the past two years, always right up in the faces of the police, impervious to tear gas, smoke grenades, and whatever else the cops throw at him.
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Lots of folks are revolting
They've had enough of this sh**
The rich are getting richer
They're saying “that's it”
But with Louk it's different, that's clear
As he emerges from the fog
Let's hear it for Loukanikos
The riot dog

It's a fight between people
But he is no pawn
He knows exactly
Which side he's on
In the machine of capital
He is no cog
Let's hear it for Loukanikos
The riot dog

He barks at the cops
And he has no fear
He stands his ground
When the batons are near
He's got a fan page on Facebook
But he's got no time for a blog
He's Loukanikos, the raucous, the righteous
The riot dog

When a smoke bomb comes towards him
He kicks it back at the fuzz
No he acts a bit different
Than a normal dog does
No time to lie in the sun
Or go swim in the bog
Let's hear it for Loukanikos
The riot dog