Huh. Despite being in regular rotation on every classic rock station ever, I've never really listened to the lyrics of this very closely beyond the chorus.
That's going on my list of "Songs That Sound Really Upbeat and Fun, But Are Actually Kind of Dark and Weird."
Also, I usually don't like live versions, but that one is better than the studio one, I think.
"The pack of feral dogs was seen this morning rooting around in the dumpsters behind the library. They made off with some discarded Chinese take-out containers, a rusty futon frame, and two homeless men- likely to become henchpeople to the wild dogs."