"Stray Dog Freedom" lyrics - BRIGHT EYES

"Stray Dog Freedom"
(Conor Oberst)

There's a skinny dog
In a dirty parking lot
And he doesn't bite
But he begs

And he knows what's true
So if you are, he'll follow you
If you're headed home
All the way

[Chorus 1:]
So we let him finish
Every dinner plate
And we watched his tail
Say thanks, thanks, thanks
And we tried to name him
But he ran away
Once he knew his freedom
Was at stake

This same old shit
So it's how you deal with it
It's the glove that fits
That you wear

So when the wind blows strong
I put a few more layers on
And I tell myself
I don't care

[Chorus 2:]
I might make a phone call
To a better man
To ask the questions
That I have, have, have
Like how do I get started
And where's it going to end?
Why should I treat a traitor
Like a friend?