These two-legged ones they feed me. Take me for runs call my name and I come. Most what they do is confusing. They stare at glowing boxes and they wait till the food cooks and later they’ll light cakes and make wishes. What I don’t understand is why they can’t just stay all day long and do nothing. Lavender is in bloom again. Bumble bees are buzzing ‘round. Don’t you want to run with me through the neighborhood front lawns. We’ll get lost and sleep under the clouds. Come home soon good friend of mine. The short ones aren’t as strange or lazy. They don’t watch the glowing box as much when they’re pups. I love their boldness and bravery. They scuffle flip and flop and they’re quick to stand up. They’re amazed when I bring back the stick. Throw it again. What I don’t understand is they can’t just stay all day long and do nothing. Stay home with me all the time we’ll keep the doors open wide. Let all the summertime come inside. Dump the kitchen out on the floor, have a feast and play some more. Come home soon good friend of mine. Chains, gates and ropes, locks and windows. Finally the door swings, you run they say stop. Sun rises high, they’re still sleeping. They wait till the thing beeps, they get loud in the wet room. They eat fast, I eat fast, they scratch me and go. What I don’t understand is they can’t just stay all day long and do nothing. I run to the end of the driveway and listen long after you’re out of site. Wait for you to come home again. Howling at the sirens, digging holes just to pass the time. Come home soon good friend of mine. Chasing birds at sundown. I hear you coming up the drive. Take me with you next time. Oh, you’re the perfect human. You can do no wrong in my eyes. Haven’t I been wonderful?
released January 7, 2012
Anders Griffen - Drums
Kahvi Garrett and Ariana Jade - backup vocals and laughter
Amanda Lake - violin
John Ludington - vocals, acoustic and electric guitars