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John Hiatt – My Dog And Me lyrics

She marked our trail

Up the back bone ridge

How many times can one dog pee

She keeps me high as an eagle

When I'm on the skids

I guess you gotta come down eventually

Chorus one:

Buddy I coulda gone that extra mile

For an extra bark or an extra smile

'Cause I never felt so free

It was just my dog and me

Then she gives me that look

Like she'd lay down her life

No doubt she would in a minute, man

She'd face the bullet

Oh she'd face the knife

Just to keep my butt from the fryin' pan

Chorus two:

Now she's runnin' up ahead to chase some deer

Comes back to tell that coast is clear

It's a different world I see

When it's just my dog and me

There's a rabbit on the run

Man and beast ans sky and sun

Who's talking to the birds in the trees

Why its just my dog and me

Now it looks like we've been makin' tracks

From the crack of dawn

To the end of the day

So its nice and easy down the devil's back

She wouldn't know

Any other was

Chorus three:

So its over that ridge for one last mile

'Til we're fast asleep by the fire side

Dreamin' these dreams for free

Just my dog and me

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