Tuesday, March 06, 2007

I Hope You Have a Good Life

I heard this song last year and have been looking for the lyrics ever since. I thought it was an amazingly accurate picture and it made me sad, knowing Barkley wasn't having the life she deserved. I searched high and low for the lyrics with no luck. Everyone was praising the song and its author/singer Tim Easton, but no one had the lyrics. I finally resorted to creating a Google alert and it paid off today. So, miss you pain-in-the-rear dog, hope you're enjoying life. For some reason, my original post telling of Barkley's departure never made it on here. I think the Google was having troubles that day and I had posted via e-mail and it got lost. In January, in desperation, I posted in Craigslist. I laid it all out there and immediately started getting responses. Eventually we got one from a woman named Cassie who owned a pet store and doggie daycare. She worked with a rescue organization and they were willing to rescue Barkley. With sadness, we agreed, drove Barkley to Marysville and surrendered her. She's now living with a family in Covington who has two older children and another small dog.

Black Dog (c) Tim Easton
Black dog in the warm sunshine
Looks like she's lost her mind
Why don't we call her back
She can't go on like that

We're standin' in the doorway now
Wondering how black dog got out
If she could only hear me
Black dog might come back again

Black dog will you come around
Black dog won't you lay yourself down

She can run and she can play
Black dog likes to get away
She can bark and she can bite
Black dog keeps you up at night

Neighbors are getting tired
Black dog is in their yard
In your fence a time or two
Before you have to start anew

Black dog will you come around
Black dog won't you lay yourself down

Black dog will run again
Because she's not listening
Sun is settin' on her face
Black dog's wondered far away

I wanna see your face
When they put black dog in place
You say it can't be done
But tomorrow won't be long

Black dog will you come around
Black dog won't you lay yourself down

Black dog will you come around
Black dog when will you lay yourself down
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