The Dog Song Nellie Mckay Lyrics

It isn’t often a musician finds herself compared to both Doris Day and Eminem. But Nellie McKay, a 19-year-old singer/songwriter born in London and raised in Harlem, draws such comparisons. It also isn’t often that songs are inspired in part by dogs named after Joey Buttafuoco. But McKay wrote such a song.

'The Dog Song', a bouncy piano-driven number that recalls Tin Pan Alley, is one of 18 songs on McKay’s first album, a double-CD set entitled Get Away from Me. The song came to McKay (pronounced Mick-eye) while walking through New York City as dawn broke and dog-walkers filled the sidewalk. She was reminded of Joey, a mangy-eared mutt that appeared on the doorstep of her childhood home one New Year’s Day morning. “I was so, so, so fond of Joey,” McKay recalls, “He was wonderful, even though he peed all over my mother that first day.” She already had the melody of 'The Dog Song' in her head; the remaining pieces began falling into place that morning.

Nellie Mckay The Dog Song lyrics & video: I'm just a walkin' my dog Singin' my song Strollin' along Yeah it's just me and my dog Catchin' some sun We can't go wrong My life wa. The Dog Song Lyrics – Nellie McKay. 2004: Get Away From Me Album, Nellie McKay Lyrics 1 Views.

McKay grew up in a home that cares about animals. Her mother helped found Voices for Animals, an advocacy group that, among other things, protests the use of animals in circuses. And the liner notes on the back of Get Away from Me include the following statement: “Nellie McKay is a proud supporter of PETA.” But she doesn’t just support them—she once volunteered as an intern at a PETA office. “There were dogs everywhere,” she says with a laugh, “You had to step over a little gate every time you walked into a room!”

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But then I looked in your eyes
and I was no more a failure
you looked so wacky and wise
and I said, lord I'm happy
'cause I'm just a walkin' my dog
singin' my song
strollin' along
it's just me and my dog
catchin' some sun
we can't go wrong
'cause I don't care 'bout your hatin' and your doubt
and I don't care what the politicians spout
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well just go right to the pound
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and make that doggie proud
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My life was tragic and sad
I was the archetypal loser
I was a pageant gone bad
Then there was you on time
and wagging your tail
in the cutest mime
and you was in jail
I said woof, be mine
and you gave a wail
and then I was no longer alone
and I was no more a boozer
we'll make the happiest home
and I said lord I'm happy
'cause I'm just a walkin' my dog
singin' my song
strollin' along
it's just me and my dog
catchin' some sun
we can't go wrong
'cause I don't care 'bout your hatin' and your doubt
and I don't care what the politicians spout
if you need a companion
why just go on by the pound
and find yourself a hound
and make that doggie proud
'cause that's what it's all about
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