"Year of the Dog" as written by and Howe Gelb....
She whispered and I came running like a comeback kid
Like I always did
Was I the dog(?) you wished you always had?
Quiet when you're sleeping
Kisses when you're sad

I was waiting out to save you
You were into that romantic shit
And wanted to die young

And it was plain to see
To everyone but me
There are no haunted places
Only people we still wish that we could see

In the year of our love, I pledged I would save you
From all the howling shapes in the night you lay claim to
And all the jealous lovers who insisted they were true
But leave like funeral roses after they're through

But they take no note of the flowers
Sitting there only temporal, they last only hours


Lyrics submitted by BleedorBreathe, edited by theY4Kman

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    Lyric CorrectionShe whispered and I came running like the comeback kid,
    like I always did.
    Was I the dog you wished you'd always had?
    Quiet when you're sleeping,
    kisses when you're sad.

    I was wading out to save you;
    You were into that romantic shit and wanted to die young.

    And it was plain to see,
    to everyone but me;
    there are no haunted places,
    only people we still wish that we could see.

    In the year of our love I pledged I would save you
    from all the howling shapes in the night you lay claim to.
    And all the jealous lovers who insisted they were true,
    but leave like funeral roses after they're through.

    But they take no note of the flowers,
    saying they're only temporal, they last only hours.
    piratekittenon April 13, 2010   Link

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