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Conversation With a Dog

This song is by Sting and appears on the single We'll Be Together (1987).

Asked my dog what he thought the best in man
He said, "The love you dispense to me twice daily from a can."
I said, "Why do you think my question funny?
And where would you be without my money?"
I said, "There may be some quality in us you maybe treasure."
"Despair," he said, "of which your money is the measure."

Walk like a dog, talk like a man
Walk like a dog, anybody can

"What about our politics, philosophy, our history?"
He said, "If there is something admirable in these it is a mystery."
"There must be something in our system, tell me at your leisure."
"Despair," he said, "of which your borders are the measure."

Walk like a dog, talk like a man
Walk like a dog, anybody can

Walk like a dog, talk like a man
Walk like a dog, anybody can

"What about technology, computers, nuclear fission?"
"I'm terrified of radiation, hate the television."
I said, "There must be something in our scientific treasure."
"Despair," he said, "of which your weapons are the measure."

"Feed me, you can beat me. I will love you till I die.
But don't ask for admiration and don't ever ask me why."
I said, "Why wait till now to demonstrate displeasure?"
"Despair," he said, "of which my silence was the measure."

Walk like a dog, talk like a man
Walk like a dog, just like anybody can

Walk like a dog, talk like a man
Walk like a dog, just like anybody can

Written by:

Sting

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