The Dogs of Summer
words, lyrics, and music by David Kleiner

The dogs of summer, you can see them in their summer pose
Their sidewalk slumber and there's nothing cold except their nose
The dogs of summer pause to stretch their paws
Extend their claws because because because

The dogs of summer have been seen in scenes of steamy dreams
The rawhide's resting alongside the fire hydrant streams
The dogs of summer simmer in the storehouse shade
Won't somebody rain on their parade

And their bark is worse than their bite
And they sleep all day and they prowl all night
The dogs of summer, the dogs of summer
Speckled, spotted, tan and black and white.

The dogs of summer, you can smell them when they take a bath
Don't stand too close, or you'll get spattered in the aftermath
The dogs of summer dry out in the sun
And wonder where the next meal's coming from

The dogs of summer display their tongues in city swelter
They're loaded up, and hauled off to the city shelter
The dogs of summer cry out for a friend
And if no one takes em home then it's the end

And their bark is worse than their bite
And they sleep all day and they cry all night
The dogs of summer, the dogs of summer
Speckled, spotted, tan and black and white.
The dogs of summer, the dogs of summer
Speckled spotted tan
Watch out for that van
Speckled, spotted, tan and black and white.

Copyright 1999 David Kleiner

 

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