Dog Door


Well she's as mean as a needle
Don't get too close to the heater
She's like a mean shop keeper, who got an extra gun
She about 6'4" and she's a wreckin ball
Now go ahead and kiss her
She brought the bad weather with her
She got you coming through the dog door
She got you coming through the dog door.

Now pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered
You ought to walk away
Well you can’t but you ought to, climb the rickety stairs
She got the long black hair, but don't sit there
Electricity chair
She got you coming through the dog door
She got you coming through the dog door.

Pitchfork
Crowbar
Clawhammer
Hot tar

She's got ruin in her name, but she can make it rain
She's a small town jail, and you're starving in the belly of a whale
She got you coming through the dog door
She got you coming through the dog door.

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Written by: Mark Linkous/ Tom Waits/ Kathleen Waits-Brennan(1)
Transcript based on Luis Medina's cover, 2008.
Published by: Jalma Music (ASCAP), 2001 and WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) and Spirit Ditch Music (ASCAP)
All rights on behalf of itself and Spirit Ditch Music. Administered by WB Music Corp..
Official release (Waits version): "It's a Wonderful Life", Sparklehorse (Parlophone/ Capitol, 2001)
Mark Linkous: Bass. Tom Waits: vocals, train whistle. Lyrics by Tom Waits and Kathleen Waits-Brennan
Re-released on: Orphans (Bastards), (P) & 2006 Anti Inc.

Known covers:
N/A

Notes:

(1) Dog Door:
- Mark Linkous (2000) on the making of It's A Wonderful Life: "I did this one song that wasn't very good. I sent him [Tom Waits] a tape so he could do his part. He did and he sent it back, but it got lost in the mail. That was a big loss. That led to doing "Dog Door." I had done the music already but was having difficulty with the words and melody. It was more like a dirge than a pop song. I called Tom. I said "I have this cool sounding track, but I can't finish it. I wonder if you want to take a shot at it?" I sent it to him. He called and said "Yeah, come out here. I got something." I flew out and went to his studio." (Source: Sparklehorse: An interview with Mark Linkous" by Alexander Laurence for Free Williamsburg.com. February, 2002)