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One Dog Clapping is dedicated to Pants, the iBook G4 that died in March 2008. We miss you, Pants.

Photo by Drhaggis flickr.com/photos/drhaggis

Released 1 April, 2008

Lyrics

Whailing

In person
you’re taller
an extension of your voice on the phone

at distance
we’re crueller
the price I pay for leaving home

as a matter of fact
seriously
I think I like it better when you’re gone

I’m cheating on a break-up
I’m making it easy on you

in person
you’re taller
you’re crueller
my dollar’s spent

as a matter of truth
all of the time I’m thinking maybe
maybe it’s good

I’m cheating on a break-up
I’m making it easy on you
I’m cheating on this time
I’m making it easy

Any Love

if true love tastes like honey
and your love tastes like you
if I’m not getting any
then any love
any love will do

if true love tastes like honey
any love, any love will do

I’ve wasted seven hours
you’ll waste your whole life
to beat the house
to beat the house
to beat the

if your love tastes like honey
and true love tastes like you
if you’re not getting any
perhaps my love
perhaps my love will do

I’ve wasted seven hours
you’ll waste your whole life
to beat the house
to beat the house
to beat the

Teeth Cannot Be Trusted

behind the look
behind the look in her eyes
there’s no love for me
for me there’s just knives

behind her tongue
behind the teeth in that smile
there’s a helping of malice
there’s a serving of spite

we can put that away
we can dance tonight
I can play dumb
if she plays nice

so have some more wine
take another drag
scan the room
for something to bag

just don’t look at me
that’s just not to be done
whatever you’re thinking
shouldn’t keep us from fun

we can put that away
we can dance tonight
I can play dumb
if she plays nice

behind her leg
behind her leg is a lamb
with a heart in its hands
that heart is mine

its pointy little teeth
its ruby red eyes
man that lamb’s a wolf
no surprise
no surprise, but

we can put that away
we can dance tonight
I can play dumb
if she plays nice

You Can't Hide

of the three men in the doorway
only two are possible
I swear I saw the other man
saw that man die

my brother found me crying
we packed and left that evening
and though we never spoke of it
I knew he’d never tell
never tell
never tell

what do you do when you can’t fight?
you hide
what do you do when you can’t hide?
you drive

and turn up that radio
turn up up that radio and drive

the younger side of fifteen
I’d never known a consequence
never known a consequence
I couldn’t laugh away

four of us went walking
only three came running
what happened all those years ago
can seem like yesterday
can seem like yesterday
yesterday

what do you do when you can’t fight?
you hide
what do you do when you can’t hide?
you drive

and turn up that radio
turn up up that radio and drive

Lapdog

if you’re not careful then I’ll never leave

let’s go back to your room
watch that video you thought I’d like
I will sleep on the floor
like I’ve done so many times

if you’re not careful then I’ll never leave
if we’re not married then what will we be
I’ve made up stories about you and me
but I mean it
this time I mean

I will write you a note
it’s one you’ll never read or so I hope
cause I’m compiling a list
like I’ve done so many times

if you’re not careful then I’ll never leave
if we’re not married then what will we be
I’ve made up stories about you and me
but I mean it
this time I mean

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