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Remember that hit in the '70s called SHANNON? The lyrics were sortof obtuse and you had to do some delving into the rock magazines to read that Henry Gross wrote it about an Irish Setter. And I thought, hell, why can't I write a hit pop song about a pet, too?


I realize you're tiny and you're probably scared of me
But kitten, you have nothing to fear
All I want is for you to be ever near

That's not entirely true
I also want to hold you
But you won't, you won't let me
Oh Peola, you're hurting my feelings

I realize you're moody and you just don't give a damn
About me, your master and your friend
Yet all I ever want is to serve you till the end

That's not entirely true
I also want to sleep with you
But you never come to bed
You always sleep on the couch instead

You talk and talk and yet you won't let me touch
You've gotta keep yourself clean
Methinks the lady doth protest too much
I wanna kiss you
I wanna kiss you
I wanna squish you
I wanna squish you

I realize we're different and we'll never be the same
I'm responsible and you are crazy wild
You'd bite the hand that feeds you when you get riled


from I Was Just Comforting Her, released February 4, 2009
Words & Music by Ann Cvetkovich & Gretchen Phillips

Gretchen Phillips - guitars, voice, bass
Melissa York - drums
Andy Loomis - casio ma120, voice
Rob Halverson - magnus organ



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