Year of the Dog cover
Year of the Dog

Year of the Dog

Tim Baker

Lyrics

What is this shadow passing over us

like a cloud across the sun?

Where did it come from, was it something i've done?

We're so close now, you know, it's bound to get us both.

Do you feel it like i feel it now

cold hands around your neck pushing down?

But you're from another land, and i'll never understand it

the strange sounds, the summer in your mouth.

See us in your room, side by side

see us seeing two different nights

when i see all the shadows, you just see the light

but like opposites, our edges align

Was it the pull of the stars, the year of the dog,

the long-hidden spirals that sleep in the blood?

Was it the fools i grew up with, the water we drunk?

Whatever carved me as a hand to your glove,

that's what i love

I was born at 9am sharp

it was a scheduled affair

but you came late in the night, always picking your place and your time

when all the other dreams come alive

Put us in the chairs at the wedding there

the ones they lift in the air

place our love and our people all together

underneath us in the shape of a tear

Was it the pull of the stars, the year of the dog,

the long-hidden spirals that sleep in the blood?

Was it the fools i grew up with, the trash that we talked?

Whatever carved me as a hand to your glove,

that's what I love

For every mood