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A Dog's Got To Howl At The Moon

In February 2005, one Sunday morning, the comic strip "Blondie" had Daisy the dog howling to get outside. For some reason, when I read this strip, the phrase "a dog's got to howl at the moon" occurred to me. The song started out being about a dog, really, but it quickly evolved into something else. Wrote it at the piano in a day, though it took a little longer to come up with exactly the right words for the second verse: "A beautiful sight, celestial delight".


Now most of the time it suits me just fine

To sit in the corner and croon,

But now and again --- you never know when ---

A dog's got to howl at the moon.

A beautiful sight, celestial delight,

As bright as the sunshine in June

Has set me aglow and everyone knows

A dog's got to howl at the moon.

Bridge

A heavenly vista.

I just can't resist her,

Though sometimes I wonder

If she has a sister.

Then I imagine if I ever kissed her

And that's when the tide starts to rise.

I've heard people say each dog has his day.

I hope mine is coming real soon.

The gentlest of breeds will still have his needs.

A dog's got to howl at the moon.

Instrumental Verse and repeat Bridge
Now I've always been quite calm and serene

But now it's a different tune.

A visual feast can bring out the beast.

A dog's got to howl at the moon.

A dog's got howl when he's on the prowl.

A dog's got to howl at the moon

(spokent) It's in his nature

A dog's got to howl at the moon.