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"Rottweiler Blues" is a song from Warren Zevon's 1995 album Mutineer.

About the Song Edit

The song provides an insight into the mind of a paranoid man. The song describes this character's various safety measures, from a variety of weaponry, locks, bullet proof vests, and most importantly the "one hundred pounds of unfriendly persuasion" Rottweiler dog. The song also describes his visions of his enemies as faces, footsteps, shadows, and rustling noises. More direct are references to skinheads, bangers, and slackers at the shopping mall, golf course, and market. The song warns you not to approach this man's property unless you know his Rottweiler's name in order to calm it from "mauling with intent to maim."

Lyrics Edit

Note: the text of this song's lyrics is not under the same copyright license as the wiki's encyclopedic text, it is used under fair use/dealing.

Got a Glock in the bedside table

Machine gun leaning by the bedroom door

Kevlar vest in the closet

Well, I wear it when I go to the store


Shadows on the window

Rustling in the hedge

Faces at the peephole

Footsteps on the ledge


If you come calling

He'll be mauling with intent to maim

Don't knock on my door

If you don't know my Rottweiler's name


Halogen lights in the driveway

Guardian Angels living next door

One hundred pounds of unfriendly persuasion

Sleeping on the Florida porch


Slackers in the market

Bangers in the mall

Skinheads on the golf course

Hunting for their balls


If you come calling

He'll be mauling with intent to maim

Don't knock on my door

If you don't know my Rottweiler's name


Well, he's dreaming about an intruder or two

And the promise of burglar blood

He's yearning to chew on a gangster tattoo

And to hear the proverbial sickening thud


Shadows on the window

Rustling in the hedge

Faces at the peephole

Footsteps on the ledge


If you come calling

He'll be mauling with intent to maim

Don't knock on my door

If you don't know my Rottweiler's name

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