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I'm standing 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, I'll tell the truth and make it rhyme,
And hope they understand me.

Now I lay me down to sleep, I 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.
Whino's passed out on the side walk, doesn't anybody care.
Some say he's worthless, just let him be.
But I for one would have to disagree.
And so would their mamas.

Now I lay me down to sleep, I 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 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 can't,
Does it really matter?

Now I lay me down to sleep, I 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
If I die before I wake, feed Jake (x3)



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    Susie CarterFeb 20, 2013 at 3:33 am
    This is how Jake got her name; she didn't know that she was supposed to be a male black lab puppy, and that when I was given her instead, I just had to keep her! (Thanks ZZ, from the bottom of my heart!) She was the best dog ever; R.I.P. Jakey sweetheart
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    UnregisteredAug 7, 2012 at 2:37 am
    Very good song and shows the concern of the owner for their pet after their death/departure. And is,as stated by others "a damned good song"
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    UnregisteredAug 7, 2012 at 2:34 am
    Person is concerned about the future of his/her favorite pet and is asking for someone to care for that pet after they are gone.
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    UnregisteredAug 2, 2012 at 4:46 am
    My dad sang me to sleep with this song many of nights. Many moons have passed since than and so has my father but my son is 4 days old and i have found myslef singing this same song to him. I just hope he realizes one day that he comes from a long line of love.
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    UnregisteredFeb 12, 2012 at 8:59 pm
    It means feed jake the dog. Dunno what king of person can miss the meaning when the song title and the lyrics continually say "feed jake"

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