Monday, May 9, 2011

Times Like This

"Times Like This"
by Lynn Ahrens
from Lucky Stiff (1988)

A friendly face, the kind of face
That melts you with a grin.
The kind of eyes that welcome you
The minute you walk in.
A tender glance you simply can't refuse.
At times like this a girl could use ...
A Dog.

He listens when you tell him things,
There's nothing you can't say.
And unlike certain people

You can teach him how to stay.
And if the world is giving you the blues,
He cheers you up by chewing up the news.
It's things like that that make you choose ...
A Dog.

Other people need romance, dancing, playing around.
Other people need constant fun, well I'm not one ...
I have my feet on the ground.

Give me a quiet night, a stack of books,
A tuna melt on rye.
A simple walk together
Underneath the starry sky.
And suddenly the night is something rare,
And all because there's someone special there
Who's gazing at the views ...
His head upon your shoes ...
At times like this, I sure could use ...
A Dog.

For those of you who haven't been introduced ... meet Annabelle, the love of my life, my constant companion, my best girlfriend.  I'm an animal lover, in fact I often appreciate animals more than I do most people.  I contribute monthly to the Humane Society and the ASPCA.  And I just LOVE the sentiment expressed in this charming Flaherty and Ahrens song.

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