With a dance beat reminiscent of Robbie Williams' Rock DJ, George Michael makes quite a statement with Shoot the Dog.
Unfortunately, many who may not have actually listened to the song or stopped to think about the message George is sending may have gotten the wrong idea. George is not anti-government, or anti-US, but instead wants to remind us that it's a small world out there and we'd better be careful how we use military might and that we'd better make the biggest decisions very carefully.
Fortunately, George keeps a sense of humour about things and presents his message tongue-in-cheek. Sure, maybe it's a Simpsons style sense-of-humour at the moment, but the video can't be any more blasphemous than when Genesis depicted Ronald Reagan accidentally hitting the red button in Land of Confusion...
This track has a steady dance beat, and the singer mixes a sultry-sounding lyric with the comeback of his falsetto backing vocals. Not a bad track at all; for those with open ears and minds, it just may be enjoyable.