Short Ballad for a Stray Dog (Oh, my darling)

by Christian Matthew

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I am a stray dog
a lowly street cur
I'm covered in dirt
to hide the scarring
from every street fight
and every street night
under the street lights
Oh, my darling.

For my existence
I've been arrested
I am infested
weak and starving
The gangs are vicious
and I am alone
No place to call home
Oh, my darling.

I am a stray dog
mangey and ragged
I lay here rabid
pissed and snarling
I've been abandoned
cut down and broken
now I've awoken
Oh, my darling.


released May 30, 2017
Written, performed, and recorded by Christian Matthew Kalweit



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