"Even A Dog Can Shake Hands" as written by and Peter Buck Warren William Zevon....
Well, he's trying to survive up on Mulholland Drive
He's got the phone in the car in his hand
Everybody's trying to be a friend of mine
Even a dog can shake hands
He wants twenty per cent
'Cause he knew you back when

Now they all want a piece of the band
Everybody's trying to be a friend of mine
Even a dog can shake hands
All the worms and the gnomes are having lunch at Le Dome
They're all living off the fat of the land
Everybody's trying to be a friend of mine

Even a dog can shake hands
Sign page forty-two
We'll do the rest for you
Find a way to make it pay
Don't lose your head
You'll end up dead
Or you'll be living in the Valley someday

Abandon all hope, and don't rock the boat
And we'll all make a few hundred grand
Everybody's trying to be a friend of mine
Even a dog can shake hands
You'll be making the scene
Till they pick your bones clean

No, they don't leave much for the fans
Everybody's trying to be a friend of mine
Even a dog can shake hands
Sign page forty-two
We'll do the rest for you
Find a way to make it pay

Don't lose your head
You'll end up dead
Or you'll be living in the Valley someday


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"Even a Dog Can Shake Hands" as written by Peter Buck Warren William Zevon

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    General CommentZevon was this big name; he now had money and fame, etc. He discovered that when you're famous, EVERYONE is suddenly your friend. EVERYONE wants something... and you can get it for them. Hell, even a dog can shake hands, right?
    Buddha of Suburbiaon March 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAs above, but know that this was the well chosen theme song of the too short lived, brilliant TV faux cinema verite comedy "Action". Life in Hollywood... even a dog can shakle hands. (Starred Jay Mohr and a perfect cast that included Buddy Hackett)
    Dr.Zchicagoon April 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAgree 100% Buddha of Suburbia.
    (David Bowie fan, or did you just like the show?)
    Anyways, yeah. Both of the previous comments are dead-on
    Good to see what other people interested in Warren have to say.
    TheThornBirdson March 17, 2009   Link

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