"Errant Dog" as written by and Benjamin Scott Folds....
Have you seen that dog? I gotta get him back.
I had him tied to a tree, but he keeps getting out.
He's probably running loose with the bitches.
And when I catch him, I'll give him some stitches.
Oh I love him so much. Oh that stupid bitch is mine.
Errant dog! Errant dog!

They're talking down at the spa, now the word is out.
God damn I look like a jewel when he goes running around.
Gonna take him on Court TV
And show the world what he's done to me.
Oh I'll drag his ass back home, back where his ass belongs.
Errant dog! Errant dog!

He's my everything, he means the world to me.
He's my hopes and dreams, fun gibil? property.
Sometimes I wonder why I put up with his shit.
If I could, I would become a lesbian.
I know I said dead or alive, but really dead is fine.
Just bring him here.
Errant dog! Errant dog!

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"Errant Dog" as written by Benjamin Scott Folds Ben Folds

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    General Commentfirst

    its just about how annoyed ben is with girls that complain about their cheating/bad boyfriends, but then take them back
    janitorwonderfulon October 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's "fungible property" not "general property." If property is fungible it means it could be substituted for another similar product and it wouldn't matter.
    ahoybobbyon December 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about a conflict of ownership. The man thinks he owns the dog and the dog believes that he owns the man. The first half is the man and then the second is the dog. The dog takes him to CourtTV to resolve the issue. Ben said something of that nature on Ovation TV. I don't get the lesbian line though. This song reminds me of Ben Folds Five! Great song!!!!
    Robertsmithshomeboyon January 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI don't think so, Robert Smith: Homeboy. Seems to me that it's written from a woman's perspective about a cheating boyfriend/husband. He's always a jerk and goes out cheating on her, and she knows that people are gossiping about them behind her back. She thinks it'd be easier if she just became a lesbian, but for some reason she keeps taking him back.
    GromReaperon January 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think it is "I look like a Jewel" not "I look like a Tool".....I actually got on this site becuase i was caught off guard by this line since i thought he was saying "I look like a Jew"
    bmwx11on February 09, 2009   Link
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    General Commentits definitely "fungible" property and he's "my hopes and dreams"
    bmwx11on February 09, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAccording to Ben at a recent show, this song is about how messed up it is that people could feel like they own a person, in this case a significant other. The dog is a metaphor for the woman's boyfriend who is not necessarily cheating at all, hence:

    "I had him tied to a tree
    but he keeps getting out"

    She tried to tie him into the relationship but he didn't want to be in it. He wanted to be free to "run loose with the bitches" but her opinion of the situation was that he was her "fungible property"... "that stupid bitch is mine" she says.
    cooger72on May 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentCan't it just be a song about an errant dog? Haven't you guys ever wandered around the neighborhood chasing the dang dog??
    CrabMcNastyon March 02, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis song is absolutely hilarious if you take it completely literally.
    martin489on July 28, 2011   Link
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    General Commentsecond?
    alikat91190on October 06, 2008   Link

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