I'm standin' at the crossroads in life
And i don't know where to go
You know you've got my heart,babe
But my music's got my soul
Let me play it one more time
Tell the truth and make it right
And hope they understand me

Now i lay me down to sleep
And pray the Lord my soul to keep
If i die before i wake,feed Jake
He's been a good dog
My best friend right through it all
If i die before i wake,feed Jake

Now Broadway's like a sewer
Bums and hookers everywhere
Winos passed out on the sidewalk
Doesn't anybody care?
Some say "He's worthless,just let him be!"
I for one would have to disagree
And so would their Mama's


Now if you get an ear pierced
Some will call you gay
But if you drive a pick-up
They'll say "No,you must be straight!"
What we are and what we ain't
What we can and what we cain't
Does it really matter?


If i die before i wake,feed Jake
If i die before i wake...
Feed Jake

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"Feed Jake" as written by Danny Bear Mayo

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    General CommentGreat classic country song. I've loved it since I was a young boy growin' up watching CMT. It means even more to me now that I've owned and lived with a dog for 2.5 years. It's strange how close you can get to a dog, but you really can. This song is also good because it talks about how closed-minded and hypocritical we can be as a society. If we were all more open-minded and weren't so quick to judge others, we'd be much better off as a society and the world would be a much better off place. I mean, who cares if two men or two women want to get married. "Does it really matter?" We're all sinners on this earth, tryin' to figure things out, and do the best that we can with the cards that we are dealt. If I die before I walk, feed Tana.
    smtownon January 05, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"What we are and what we aint . . .
    What we can and what we can't,
    Does it really matter?"

    Pooka & Tigger too, please.
    pixie duston June 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about the cruelty and closed-mindedness of the world. In the verses, he speaks of how we all judge each other day in and day out. Then, in the chorus, he reverts to his dog. A dog is a great symbol of someone who loves everyone and judges no one. Gay, straight, homeless, wealthy.... a dog doesn't care. I listened to this song when I was young, and recently became reaquainted with it. It wasnt until recently that I realized how well put together this song is.
    CasperTheSheeton March 21, 2008   Link

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