Love this song by Florence and the Machine.
[You have to copy and paste the links to get the video - it's worth it.]
Florence + The Machine - Dog Days Are Over (2010 Version)
The new official video to the Dog Days Are Over. Click here to download http://zaphod.uk.vvhp.net/v-v/100312134937
I take it as a metaphor for the U S of A today - dog days are the lazy summer times when the world is right and calm.
But they're over and you've got to run fast for your mother because the horses are coming.
Gonna be soon...........
The next, worse financial crisis, Ben Arends: