“The Meaning of Stay” lyrics

The Meaning of Stay
By Larry Krone

When you saw me in the window of the corner saloon
I was barking and howling at the moon
I had a big bowl of Jack Daniel’s on the floor for my drink
I was the drunkest ole dog in the room

You came in to claim me and I bought you a beer
Together we got really sauced
You sang “how much is that doggie in the window” to me
You couldn’t have predicted the cost.

What would you do with a man like me
Who all I want to do is play
Yeah what would you want with an ole hound dog like me
Who doesn’t know the meaning of stay

Well you took me home, cleaned me up, and taught me some new tricks
No more would I be just a stray
I can perform every trick but there’s one that just won’t stick
I can’t learn the meaning of stay
No I don’t know the meaning of stay

Someday the gravy train will be all dried up at your station
My rawhide bones will be just little scraps of frustration
I’ll sniff around the town for something new to grab me
Just a hobo hound dog on the road with my fifth and ukelele

What would you do with a man like me
Who all I want to do is play
Yeah what would you want with an ole hound dog like me
Who doesn’t know the meaning of stay
I guess I’ll never learn the meaning of stay

copyright 2002 Larry Krone