Green Dog (Ry Cooder)

Walkin' cross the desert, it ain't no fun Too hot in the daytime, too much sun Lefty says we'll cross at nighttime Like my people always have done Keep moving, quit nagging Walk, don't run I ask Lefty, Why'd we bring so much cheese? Coyotes, Buddy, just you wait and see Coyotes eat anything, Buddy, long as it's free Suppose they want a little something extra, Lefty? Might be you and might be me Well the desert's dark and the desert's deep, stars everywhere Something like you never see sittin' in your easy chair Watch out, Lefty, something strange is comin' down Look out! It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a flyin' tin can Got those coyotes on the run Out steps a green dog, as green as he can be Or maybe she, 'cause when they're wearin' space suits You can't tell, 'cause you can't see "In my world, toads are purple, mice are blue, and I declare A red cat is really something new I'm so far from home, can you tell me what should I do?" "Do you think there is room for me in this strange land? I'm sorry I scared your friends I write poetry, teach astronomy, how about me?" "In my world everyone is a friend Shaking hands, saying how do you do Guess you'll notice we all look the same, it's so tame I'd rather take a chance here with you" Let's ride, says Lefty, let's see how fast this crate can fly Va Va-va-voom, says Lefty, watch the coyotes scatter, and watch the towns go streaking by Kingman, Barstow, San Bernardino just won't do Go west, you green dog, Hollywood's the place for you Green dog, green dog, green dog, you're so rare, so rare