"Hair of the Dog" as written by Brian Mcternan, James Buddy Nielsen, Daniel Gerard Trapp, Garrett Michael Zablocki and Heath Matthew Saraceno....
Empty frames on the floor
There's nothing left to prove who I was before
I'll burn the pictures before I leave
And wipe my prints off from the scene
The embers will help me to grieve

[Chorus]
I need a drink to take
To take me through the day
Sometimes I lie awake
And think of my mistakes
Was there ever a time when
We weren't dying
And I wasn't lying?
I know I fucked up
The last two years of your life.

Empty boxes by the door
I'm throwing out all the clothes that I once wore
They just don't seem to fit my shape right now
My appetite for holding on has been washed down.
I'm on a liquid diet of
Cheap beer and wasted love
Tomorrow I will pay the price

[Chorus]
I need a drink to take
To take me through the day
Sometimes I lie awake
And think of my mistakes
Was there ever a time when
We weren't dying
And I wasn't lying?
I know I fucked up
This is my last goodbye
I've hurt you enough

I know the morning's going to hurt
But fuck it cause I know this works
"So just take out another glass and pour."
Send the shivers down my spine
Calm the shakes with rotten wine
If I don't get out of this house I'll die
Or waste more of my life.

[Chorus]
I need a drink to take
To take me through the day
Sometimes I lie awake
And think of my mistakes
Was there ever a time when
We weren't dying
And I wasn't lying?
I know I fucked up
This is my last goodbye
I've hurt you enough


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"Hair of the Dog" as written by Daniel Gerard Trapp Brian Mcternan

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    General CommentFirst comment...okay...This song to me is saying that he knows he's hurt her, and he just wants to apologize, and move on without doing any more damage. He says, "this is my last goodbye, I've hurt you enough". As if to say, just live your life without me, because it'll make you happier. That's just my take. Great song!
    FinchTx22on October 10, 2008   Link
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    General Commentnot everything is about girls, newbs. alcohol addiction 4 sure.
    nimownson October 10, 2008   Link
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    General Commentno offense nimowns. but this song is obviously about a girl. " I Fucked up the last two years of your life", "Empty frames on the floor", "...diet of cheap beer and wasted love" those are all speaking of a girl. He is crushed. In the most pure of ways, he is crushed. He doesn't want to give up loving her, and he won't but he IS going to stop hassling her with it. He knows she deserves more. And he hopes if he doesn't come to her again and again, maybe, just maybe, one day that pain will numb and scar.
    Musicfan06on October 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOne of his first changes in his life.
    Getting rid of the girl that only made his life miserable.

    You know when your in a relationship, and it reached that part where all you are doing is lying trying to keep things intact, but its only hurting both of you.

    He is done with her, he is changing.
    Take This Chanceon October 12, 2008   Link
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    General Commentno offense Take This Chance you did well with the other songs but he doesn't dwell much on the subject of a girl in this one. I think it's just about his problems with alcoholism. he is on his way to a change because in this song, he is realizing that his life is wasting away.

    also, when he says his old clothes don't seem to fit
    I noticed in the new pics and Ask Buddy videos that he has put on some weight
    x_no_poison_xon October 24, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti love the title of this song... i guess the relevance is the drinking... drinking is what fucked it up but he needs the drink to get him through the day.

    the irony.

    hes hurting. he wants out. but it just hurts.
    T- Cuppycakeson November 04, 2008   Link
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    General Commentits about alcohol addiction, hair of the dog is an expression used towards alcoholics
    buduboy304on February 28, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt is about both a past love and an obvious addiction to alcohol. His past relationship is over and he uses the alcohol as an escape and a crutch. The term "Hair of the Dog" actually refers to an alcoholic curing a hangover with more alcohol. Thus, the lyric "I need a drink to take me through the day".
    Smithers33on March 11, 2009   Link

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