Dog

Original Artist: Ben Folds & Evan Olson

Well, my dog wears a path on the same line,
And lately I'm thinkin' I might take his advice.
Yeah, yeah
.Cause he sees through the fence and he thinks I'm free
Well, my brain and its chain look the same to me
All alone in a cage with a head rest
There's a thing I could get off my chest

Cause I wanna wear the path thats true
And I wanna wear the path with you

Out in the cold off the leash for years or more.
I don't even know what it was I was waiting for.
Well, maybe I barked up the wrong tree,
That was then now I'm back won't you see me


'Cause I wanna wear the path thats true.
And I wanna wear the path with you.
Oh, it's true.


I used to be afraid of growing old
And hanging around the same old place
But I got older anyway
So won't you...
So won't you...
So won't you brush my fears away?

Well my dog wears a path and thats a good sign
'Cause my dog wears a path on the same line (same line)
Now alone in this cage with a head rest
There's a thing I should get off of my chest.
(I could get offa my chest)
Buy a house, go to work in the same car
Feed the dog, put our teeth in same jar.


Want to tell you that I...
Wanna wear the path thats true.
And I wanna wear the path with you.

And I wanna wear the path thats true.

Ahh-ooh!
Ahh-ooh!

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[Phone rings]
Ben: You there?
Frally: Yeah.
Ben: Whatcha doing?
Frally: You didn't even say hello.
Ben: Hello.
Frally: (Laughing) Isn't that normally how you answer your phone?
Ben: Well, there's a lot of ways to answer the phone. You could good-
Frally: You just... no, you just picked it up and didn't say anything---- went 'you there?'
Ben: I'm sorry.
Frally: What you doing?
Ben: Making a record.
Frally: You're a kumquat.
Ben: (Laughing) We're doing a vocal track. You're all over it now.
Frally: Oh....great!

Stats:

5 known live performances.
First performed: 2003-04-16 - Case Western Reserve University/Severence Hall, Cleveland, OH, US.
Most recently performed: 2003-07-05 - Newport Sunset Music Festival, Newport, RI, US.

Notes

The lady on the telephone at the end is Ben's wife, Frally Hynes, who called him at the studio during the recording session.