"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
Old
I could be a shopkeeper
We'll call 'em

She got a six foot pitchfork
I see the wrecking-ball
Back over here together
She got me here with or without

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

I said pitchfork
Oh step-ladders

You oughta walk away
But you can't

She got me gone back here
But don't sit there
She let me keep the deck-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 got a small-town chill
And she's starving in the belly wheel

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 Tiger_Angel

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

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  • +4
    General CommentThese lyrics are way off, but that's understandable based on their obscurity. Real lyrics are:

    She’s as mean as a needle
    Don’t get too close to the heater
    She’s a mean shop-keeper
    She’s got an extra gun
    She about 6’4”
    She’s a wreckin ball
    Now go ahead and kiss her
    She brought the bad weather with her

    She got you coming through the dog door
    She got you coming through the dog door

    Now pigs get fat
    Hogs get slaughtered
    You ought to walk away
    You can't but you ought to
    Climb the rickety stairs
    She got the long black hair
    Don’t sit there!
    Electricity chair

    She got you coming through the dog door
    She got you coming through the dog door

    Pitchfork (pitchfork!)
    Crow bar (crow bar!)
    Claw hammer (claw hammer!)
    Hot tar (hot tar!)

    She’s got ruin in her name
    Well she can make it rain
    She’s a small town jail
    And you’re starving in the belly of a whale

    She got you coming through the dog door
    She got you coming through the dog door

    pitch fork, crow bar
    claw hammer, hot tar
    DollarShorton May 18, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWow. For two minutes and forty-seven seconds, Sparklehorse turn into Nine Inch Nails.
    kimadon June 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentno idea, but this song is phat.
    asleepysheepon September 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis could just be some cracked-out ramblings.
    Otherwise, no idea either. Maybe uhmm. The speaker is "in the dog house" so to speak, but not just when he does something wrong. He's always at the feet of this woman. Not only sleeping in the dog house, but also using the dog door.
    walkintothecon December 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttom waits does back up vocals!
    mulmoon April 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDon't know quite what they were thinking with this one.
    t3mpus_fugiton November 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis grew on me. I really love it after Eyepennies.
    Coowon February 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeh it definatly grows on u i luf it.
    damnationjellyon May 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit's one of my favourite songs.
    i hope there will be more such experiments!
    Gadanoon May 26, 2011   Link
  • -1
    General Commenti love tom waits, but this song is teeerrrriiibbblle. it's a shame since it's a wonderful life is such a great album
    king of nailson April 11, 2007   Link

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