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The Milk Carton Kids

Memoires Of An Owned Dog(Chords)

The Milk Carton Kids

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Key: C
Intro: 
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the food was as I like it... 
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Cold, wet 
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And in that wonderful tin can shape 
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I had it marked in a paw print 
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on the dog door 
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the day that I finally planned my escape 

C            C/G 
the milkman, he tried 
G                       G/D 
you can bet I wanted to survive 
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but the truck it just came far too fast 
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So I write on these scraps 
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my remembrances past 
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so you don't blame yourself that I've died 


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they put horses out to pasture 
C                  C/G 
and the birds come home to roost 
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ain't nothin' for a puppy 
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but the backyard on the loose 
F                     F/C 
now I know my job was to 
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lie idly beside 
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the way the sun retreats for the moon 


      C         C/G 
i had dreams of walking 
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the world on my own 
F           F/C 
four on the floor 
C           C/G 
every night all alone 
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i was ready to work 
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for the scruff on my neck 
C                C/G 
yearning to find something 
G            G/D 
of my own to protect 

C                  C/G 
my bark, then, was surely 
G              G/D 
bigger than my bite 
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chewing the cud could've been 
C              C/G 
my biggest dog fight 
Am                    Am/E 
and you know how they say 
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we only hear certain things that you say 
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well, it never mattered much to me 
G                       G/D 
but for the will of the way 


F                      F/C 
they put horses out to pasture 
C                  C/G 
and the birds come home to roost 
F                   F/C 
ain't nothin' for a puppy 
C                       C/G 
but the backyard on the loose 
F                     F/C 
now I know my job was to 
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lie idly beside 
F               G                C       C/G 
the way the sun retreats for the moon 

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now I loosen this collar 
C                  C/G 
for a dog bone bow tie 
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to go up and meet 
C                  C/G 
the big dog in the sky 
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i'll tell him when I get there 
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I was spoiled in your place 
         F             F/C 
with the hopes that my spirit 
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is honored by your grace 

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so after you read this 
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memoir one day 
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or after you hear 
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my lonesome song play 
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don't you trouble your mind 
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this old hound's doin' fine 
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you know, goodbyes are just words 
G                  G/D 
like a clock is to time 

C                     C/G 
so sorry I'm not with you 
G                G/D 
so sorry I can't be 
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please know I was 
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the best friend this old mutt could be 
Am                   Am/E 
if you remember that spot 
F                      F/C 
where my favorite tree grows 
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I hung up my leash on a branch 
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now it's yours 

 
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