It took me a while to get used to the slow smoky style of this number. iris tramm's first song. it's now one of my favorites. iris has a dog, a german shepherd named meadows, who is an important Acter in the story. she sings to him about her disillusionment with men, hence the refrain that's why I live with my dog. the song hints that nevertheless falling for norman paperma Coconut grove iris sang to an amazingly lifelike puppet dog, whitch all but upstaged her, and won the audience affection all though the evening.
Shelia says the heart is just a muscle Shelia says the heart is cooled by time Hiding out for years down in these trade winds In the land of coconuts and limes
Chorus: I've played this game for too long My life's just one same old song Now marooned for a time on this island I go into and out of the fog And that's why I live with my dog
Men oh, men oh, oh men I've known to many Deceivers cloaked in clumsy vanity What men lack in love and understanding They make up in stupidity
Chorus: But now and then one comes along And lights up my world like a song I am tempted to unleash my interest Yet I put it to you man's best friend There's just one sad old way it can end
Bridge: We have our faults But men have only two All that they say All that they do You're a joy and a friend and a guardian Never bored with my sad monologue You're better off with a dog Sheila says the heart's just a muscle Sheila says the heart's just a muscle