"Dog Coffee" as written by and Ani Difranco....
Perpetrating counter culture she is walking through the park
First light ugly and more muscular than the dark
Pushing poems at the urban silence
Drawing portraits of the passers-by
Sitting on the curb
Combining traffic sounds
Getting dirty looks and dirty jeans
On the dirty ground
She says I can't figure out what kind of life this is
Comedy or tragedy I just know it's show biz
And what if I don't agree
With the lines I have to read
They don't pay me enough
The way I see it

Freedom and democracy
That's the word from Washington every day
The americat's asleep
With warm milk and cliches
And people are expendable along the way
Your dollar is dependable
What more can we say
Would you like some dog coffee
It's all that we've got
You can have some
You can have not
Would you like some dog coffee
It's all that we've got
We're taking care of big business
And meanwhile some of the beans rot


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"Dog Coffee" as written by Ani Difranco

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    General Commenttake care of everyone, let people live their lives america and help everyone fulfil their purposes an ddreams love eachother as eachother, not as who is hottest or whatever
    regardemylasheskgmon May 27, 2004   Link
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    General CommentBut what is "Dog Coffee"?!
    Saynaon March 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's all we've got left for the poor after scratching the backs of all the CEOs in the land.
    maddsurgeonon March 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDog coffee is what cowboys used to make... It is made using a makeshift strainer (like a sheet) and a tiny bit of poorly ground coffee beans. (It's not only made by coyboys, they were just best known for making it)
    PrincessOfSpadeson December 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAs far as I can tell, the 'dog coffee' reference is that the people in power are basically saying "I know that your situation is unbearable (like dog coffee tastes horrible), but it's the only option". It isn't, of course.
    dragonflyeyeson May 10, 2008   Link

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