Saturday, July 16, 2011

Blog The Change: In the Kennel Over There

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Being alone breaks my heart
but I always will be true
and when your mama cannot be found
I'll sing this lullabye just for you
and what becomes of all the little dogs
with no one to pet their hair
well they're lined up all around the wall
in the kennel over there.

So you better bring a blanket
for those not for sale
and if I can’t find a family
then I’ll be in doggy jail
and what becomes of all the little pups
who don’t seem to have a prayer
well they're sleepin' sadly
in the kennell over there.

and if you chewed slippers
or nipped a baby girl
you'll find out where the unwanted sit
just like hobos on the rail
home is a place
where a royal flush
can never beat a pair
but if you don’t have a family
you’ll be in the kennel over there

if you’re eating tree rats
or sleepin' in the rain
and there is never any supper
and man has let you down again
I thought I heard a kind motherly word
the Shepard knows where
you jump on the cage and pray for luck
in the kennel over there.

So what becomes of all the little dogs
who never find a home
well the world just keeps gettin' smaller
when you can’t call anyone your own
so here's to all the little pups
with no one to take them anywhere
who are sleepin' without a pillow
in the kennel over there.

so let's climb up through that small cage hole
we'll run under the stars in pairs
and I'll show you where the happy dogs grow
free from the kennel over there

(Based on the song “On the Nickel” by Tom Waits)


  1. *awesome* you guys are the best at these tributes. Super awesome.

  2. We agree! You guys are awesome! We just popped in from the PetsBlogroll to say hello!!
    xoxo Chloe and LadyBug