"My Dog Was Lost But Now He's Found" as written by and Matthew Friedberger....
... I kicked my dog
I was mean to him before
I guess that's why he walked out my door.
I really wish I could see him some more.

I looked under the mats and I asked all the cats
I went to the vet have you heard anything yet
My dog was lost but now he's found
My dog was lost but now he's found

I went to the bar and they said not so far
I went to the gym have you taken a walk with him
My dog was lost but now he's found
My dog was lost but now he's found

I went to the run but they were having too much fun
I put up a flyer and gossiped the town cryer
My dog was lost but now he's found
My dog was lost but now he's found

I stood on the corner and called up the coroner
I emailed the station and told â??em my location
My dog was lost but now he's found
My dog was lost but now he's found

I went to the DQ cause I thought I might see you
I went to the Super K have you seen any recent stray
My dog was lost but now he's found
My dog was lost but now he's found

I went down to the market where tied up you used to bark at
Went where you got adopted felt so bad I nearly dropped dead
My dog was lost but now he's found
My dog was lost but now he's found

I put a mortgage on my lease and went to the police
I bribed my way on the system cause I really, really missed him
My dog was lost but now he's found
My dog was lost but now he's found

I finally went to ground gave some pence to the pound
I finally went to ground gave some pence to the pound
My dog was lost but now he's found
My dog was lost but now he's found

I went to the church that Wednesday night
The guest preacher said I bark but I don't bite;
I saw my dog, but he'd seen the light:
My dog was lost but now he's found.


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"My Dog Was Lost But Now He's Found" as written by Matthew Friedberger

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    General CommentProbably the best religious song about a dog ever. I wasn't paying close attention when I listened to this song the first two songs so I didn't pick up on what happened.
    charrbinon April 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song changed my musical life.

    I was listening to Blueberry Boat for about the second time and this song came on. I was really intrigued by the lyrics and kept listening. When Elenor came to the last few lines, I realized the pun. It took me by surprise so much I started crying. I don't know why, but I was just overcame with musical brilliance. The Fiery Furnaces wield something magical.
    sabertoothedblisson March 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is a parody of a gospel dog, seeing how "dog" is "god" spelled backwards... or the other way around.
    eyecoofon September 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commentsabertoothedbliss is right on target for me.

    the whole album just seems like goofy stories at first. This song in particular just seems like she is rhyming every basic word she can think of until the last few lines, then the double meaning of the phrase hits you like a ton of bricks.
    wickedslickon July 16, 2008   Link

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