All Dogs

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This song is about a very, very good boy. He was the color of grilled cheese and he always ate my crusts.

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Held you still in the backseat as we drove you home from your foster house.
Spent the whole first day getting an idea of your stomping grounds.
Had to buy a better leash 'cause you spent that day pulling me around,
but it was fine that way. You were here to stay.

Caused anger with your happiness just excited to be alive.
You just about settled down by the time that you turned five.
Always sat on my salute, when I asked you to jump you'd bark "How high?"
But you were born that way, loyal 'til your dying day.

Because good pups get remembered and all dogs go to heaven anyway.

You'd fallen through a roof before I met you,
your willingness to live never came to question.
Anybody threatened by your bared-teeth smile
had confused aggression and affection, yeah.

Spent afternoons on the lawn just lounging or defending.
To leave without saying goodbye was probably not what you intended.
But I never taught you to play dead, so I can't pretend you were pretending.

Because good pups get remembered and all dogs go to heaven anyway.
Because good pups get remembered and all dogs go to heaven in a way.
It's easier to say, say goodbye from far away.
Because good pups get remembered and all dogs go to heaven anyway.
Don't have to believe it, but it feels good to say.

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from Narcissus, released March 20, 2017

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Evan Diem Oswego, New York

I'm a guy from Connecticut living at SUNY Oswego. I write and record and I play my own instruments. I'm just trying to entertain.

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