"Dog Door" as written by Mark Linkous, Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan....
Oh mother I want a dog
I want a little dog
I saw a little dog
His name is happy

Well this is me
Don't get close to me now
I could be a shopkeeper
We'll call 'em

She 'bout six foot four
Now she's a wrecking-ball
Back over here together
She brought the bad weather with her

She got me coming through the dog door
She got me coming through the dog door

Got me a pitchfork
Oh step-ladders

You oughta walk away
Well you can't, but you oughta
Climb the brick up to the stairs
She got long black hair
But don't sit there
He let me keep the... chair

She got me coming through the dog door
She got me coming through the dog door

Pitchfork (pitchfork)
Crowbar (crowbar)
Clawhammer (clawhammer)
Hot tar (hot tar)

She got me through her middle name
But she can make it rain
She's a small town jail
And she's starving in the belly of the whale

She got me coming through the dog door
She got me coming through the dog door

Pitchfork (pitchfork)
Crowbar (crowbar)
Clawhammer (clawhammer)
Hot tar (hot tar)


Lyrics submitted by ThomBjork225

"Dog Door" as written by Thomas Alan Waits Kathleen Brennan

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentI love this song. I dont think it has any special meaning. I tink its just Tom's word smithing and rhythm, and funkiness at work.
    ThomBjork225on July 08, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics on here are completely guessed. I don't hear the opening bit anywhere in the song. I'm pretty sure "got me a pitchfork, oh stepladders" isn't anywhere in the song, but instead the line is "Now pigs get fat; hogs get slaughtered." I think the line is also "she's got ruin in her name," not "through her middle name."
    Kevdoon March 23, 2012   Link

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