Wet Dog Man

by Paul Chesne

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released July 1, 2005

Written by Paul Chesne

Produced by Mitch Marine

Mixed by Mark Needham

Painting by Robbie Conal

Photos by Melinda Dahl

The Paul Chesne Band is:

Paul Chesne -- Singer/Songwriter, Acoustic Guitars

Eric “Dutch” Suoninen – Electric Guitars

Mitch Marine – Drums

Mitchell Robe– Piano and keyboards

Chris D’Rozario – Upright and P-Bass

Dave Roe– Bass on Gotta Be Rich and Old & Gray. Backup vocals on Railroad House, Goodbye Baby Goodbye, Merry-Go-Round and Old & Gray.

Skip Edwards– Accordion on Gotta Be Rich, pedal steel on Old & Gray

Rob Shrock -- String arrangements, Conductor on Merry-Go-Round and Something About Her (performed by Mercury String Quartet)

Justin Poree– Percussion on 4 1 Day

Keith Gattis– Acoustic Guitar on Old & Gray

Scrote– Electric Guitar on 4 1 Day, Offshore Bank Accounts, Wichita/ Dark Love, Wet Dog Man

Recorded by Michael Dumas at Radio Recorders Studios

Vocals recorded by Chris Rakestraw

Acoustic guitars recorded by Bradford Craig

Additional guitars recorded by Denny Weston, Jr. at Coney Island Studios

Mixed at Cornerstone Recording Studios

Assistant mixing engineer Will Brierre

Skip Edwards and Keith Gattis recorded by Ryan Kennedy at Tracks Studio

Pics from recording:
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Why we play music:

For the love of it. Because we’re hungry. To make people happy and dance. To make all the pretty girls cry. Because we’re high. Because we’re low. Because we’re drunk or ascetic. Because we can’t in good conscience do anything else. ... more

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Track Name: For One Day
FOR ONE DAY

Someday I'm going to rule this rooster
ask that guy with the feminine posture
is he a feline or an impostor
with a penchant for to harbor
~~
fugitive scapegoats
ancient love notes
warm down winter coats even though he lives on the coast
desert all year long in the middle of summer
with 3 different drummers you might think that's bummer
be he's on his own today
So you better make way.
~~~~~
How to describe this
I got arthritis
a wife 3 kids
what'd I do to deserve this all of these loved ones
maybe you only got none
~~
but the guy in the red and white shirt asked you for some
all you could give him was kick inthe shins
a bloody face cuz he jumped off the roof
but all I can say in his defense is that he made it through the day
and that's more than I can say for you.
He said I told him the truth.
~~~~~
Middle of the street
face down on the concrete
mission imcomplete
facin the facts
facin defeat
get up swingin
back on my feet
you might think that it's cool
~~
she says it's neat
ain't that sweet
askin your highness
what about the shyness of boredom and orders
gotta take a step back all I get for today is the cold shoulder.
That's all I get for today.
~~~~~
There's gold in them thar hills
safety orange pills
workin in the steel mills
22 dollar bills from Beverly Hills
really quite a deal
don't have to steal
it'll hold you over the grill
try not to spill,
cuz I just got the carpet cleaned yesterday.
~~
Straight oughtta Baghdad
he was a sad cat
tryin to make it
with the listening public
that didn't cut it
his mouth was the subject and he wouldn't shut it
even though I expressly asked him to do it
For One Day
Just for one day
Track Name: Offshore Bank Accounts
Offshore Bank Accounts

You are my sweet little girl
Not my offshore bank accounts
I'm gonna walk on my ears just like a bloodhound
I'm gonna pinch my elbows to see if I'm dreamin'
It's like a lagoon in here.

Sleep around
Take office jobs for money.
You don't have to explain yourself away.
Exploding tigers leap outside the sandbox.
The what you do, the what you think you should say.

It's not my fault that I love you
Makin' love to someone else
It's so foreign and necessary.
I got to get myself--
I got to get myself right.

For the better part of the next year
I'll be sleeping in a shoebox
on the side of the freeway
with no submarine or laundry machine

Don't believe what they say
when the strangers get to talkin'
they gonna do what they gonna do.
They gonna try to judge you and
make a fool out of you.

It's not my fault that I hate you
Shakin' hands with someone else.
Don't want to be a bum
You better chew gum.
I got to get myself--
I got to get myself right.

I may appear to be your outgoing indian snake charmer
but I assure you that I have never done yoga.
I may appear to be your knight in vintage cowboy armour
But when it comes to spelling the word "Ex"
I'm no good.

It's not my fault that I love you
Makin' love to someone else
It's so foreign and necessary.
I got to get myself--
I got to get myself right.

Remember that night in Tijuana
with your brother in the next room
I didn't think you would protest
I was trying not to notice

I got to get
I got to get
I got to get
I got to
gotta
gotta
get myself right.
Track Name: Gotta Be Rich
Gotta Be Rich

I gotta be rich
Gotta fuck a fine bitch
I need a scheme to get rich quick
I gotta be rich.
Get a room at the Ritz.
Cuz I'm a capitalist
I gotta be rich
~~~~~

With too much drugs and money
and not enough self worth
I'll be fucked up 'til it's sunny,
check myself into Betty Ford
Then I'll have a relapse
Try to commit suicide,
but I'll still sleep on a pile of money
with 3 ladies by my side
~~~~~

ooh, Gotta be rich
gonna live off the interest
buy my girl some silicone tits
just as soon as I'm rich
get divorced and get hitched
I'm gonna build my own mint
just as soon as I'm rich
~~~~~

You can call me shallow
I promise I won't mind
Cuz I'll be sittin' pretty
in my mansion on Mulholland Drive
Call me superficial
I won't put up a fight
Cuz I'll be so damn happy
I'll even buy your momma somethin' nice
~~~~~

Just as soon as I'm rich,
give out generous tips
cuz I'm a materialist
I gotta be rich
get divorced and get hitched
I'm gonna buy me 4 obnoxious kids
go along with my rich
~~~~~

Solo
~~~~~

I gotta be rich
Gotta fuck a fine bitch
I need a scheme to get rich quick
I gotta be rich
get a room at the Ritz
Cuz I'm a capitalist
I gotta be rich
~~~~~

I got $200
in my latest bag of loot
and I'm not afraid to spend it
on some Asian prostitutes.
As for poor people's problems
I ain't got me none.
I got so many friends
that I can't trust anyone

Just as soon as I'm rich
get divorced and get hitched
I need a scheme to get rich quick
cuz I gotta be rich
get a room at the ritz
~~~
cuz I'm a capitalist
gonna live off the interest
Gonna get my girl some silicone tits
Just as soon as I'm rich
Track Name: Goodbye Baby Goodbye
Goodbye Baby Goodbye

Goodbye baby Goodbye
It's over between you and I

I remember everything, it's more than just a little fling
You said something interesting, but I wasn't really listening
That made me come to an understanding, that you are too good for me
And lovin' you is unhealthy, and you're out of my league

Goodbye baby Goodbye
It's over between you and I

I see you everyday, but it's not the same anyway
Kissin' in the file cabinet, turnin' off the leaky faucet
Puttin' out the candle flame, give you back your diamond ring
That you left on the window pane, that I gave you when times were great

Goodbye baby Goodbye
It's over between you and I

I'll see you tomorrow at your place of work
Maybe Saturday, but that's not what
I'm supposed to say, I'm supposed to say, I'm supposed to say

Goodbye baby Goodbye
It's over between you and I

Somewhere between Ya Kid K and Jefferson Aeroplane
There's a pendaflex that's empty with a metal haircut brain
Hidden in a drawer of treasure below Keith Sweat and Queen Latifer
I found me one that's a keeper and left a message on her beeper
Sayin' that I'm gonna leave her, believin' not a word of it
Soundin' over-eager

Goodbye baby Goodbye
It's over between you and I

Orchestral Manouevres in the Dark
And why can't it be just like it was from the very start?
Track Name: Something About Her
Something About Her

She don't cook
She don't sew
She don't laugh at my jokes

She ain't smart
She ain't kind
She ain't pretty
She ain't sweet

She got nothin' to offer
She make me depressed
Every time I see her
I love her less

She's mean
She's broke
She's too young
And she smokes
~~~

But there's something about herrrrrrr
Somethin' about herrrrr
~~~
She's uptight
She's a mess
She don't know how to dress

She gets on my nerves
She's a bitch
She's mean to my friends

I just wanna fuck her
And say later
I love her
But I hate her
~~~
But there's something about herrrrrrr
Somethin' about herrrrr
Somethin' about herrrrr
~~~

Somethin' Somethin' about her
Just can't explain the power
Is it something inside of me?
Is there something wrong with me?
Track Name: Wichita/Dark Love
Wichita/Dark Love

I'm gonna buy some alcohol
Find me some girl, give it to the prettiest
I'm gonna drive to Wichita and get you what like
Gotta get my hands on everyone
Girl I need your touch
Close your eyes find me
Close your eyes and such and such
~~~
Who's gonna go for broke
I got 62 cents to my name
Who gonna breathe the smoke in chains
~~~

I'm gonna buy some alcohol
And die your lady blonde
I'm gonna get you what you want
what you like
I'm gonna drive to Wichita
Girl I need your touch
Close your eyes find me
Close your eyes and such and such
~~~
Who's gonna ask you what you like
I ain't gonna ask you nice
I need a little bit more of you in my life
In my life...
~~~
Solo
~~~
Who's gonna go for broke
I got 62 cents to my name
Who gonna breathe the smoke in chains
~~~
Solo into outro...
Ain't no love like dark love....
Track Name: Merry-Go-Round
Merry-Go-Round

Don't know where I'd be without home,
What I'd be without that washed up town
Maybe I'd be safer than sound
Maybe stuck up on the merry-go-round

Don't know where I'd be without home
What I'd do in the middle of a drought
Maybe I'd be drowned,
You can look up in the lost and found

Your good fortunes run out
If you're lucky I'll swing around
Round the marry-go-round
Da da da da da da da

Don't know where I'd be without Joan
What I'd be without that young girl's help
Maybe I'd be stoned, Maybe sleepin' in a halfway house

Don't know where I'd be without Joan
That little lady done helped me out
You gotta pick up the phone
That little gadget goes both ways pal

Your good fortunes run slim
That young woman might take you in
When you should have been out
Your good fortunes they run out
In the middle of a drought
If you're lucky I'll swing around
Round the merry-go-round
Da da da da da da da
Track Name: Railroad House
Railroad House
Come on down to the railroad house
I'll break you in down there
Don't need no clock
Don't need no bed
No ribbon for your hair

Come on baby let's rock this night
Oh come on baby that's right
Don't need no clock
Don't need no bed
No ribbon for your hair

Let's head on down to the Railroad House
and add to the mess in there
Railroad shack ain't got no track
No longer passenger

I'll take you in my Cadillac
We'll tie ribbons in your own hair
All dressed in black
With a gunny sack
I'll treat you right down there
~~~~~~
Yeah, the railroad house is the cheapest place
I could take you
Take you down there,
rip your panties off, disgrace you

Yeah the railroad house is the cheapest place
I could take
Take your cross off before the lord forsakes you
He gonna forsake you
~~~~~~
Come on down to the railroad house
I'll treat you right down there
I think it's understood
that you leave me for good
That you downright up and left

Remember that night by the Railroad house
when we let loose in so many ways
Well that was the time that I let you go
But now you don't really care

Solo....

~~~~~~
Yeah, the railroad house is the cheapest place
I could take you
Take you down there,
rip your panties off, disgrace you

Yeah the railroad house is the cheapest place
I could take
Take your cross off before the lord forsakes you
He gonna forsake you
~~~~~~

Come on down to the Railroad house
I'm gonna knock you up down there
Don't need no clock
Don't need no bed
No ribbon for your hair
Track Name: Old & Gray
Old and Gray

Calm my soul
They don't know
Just get outta my way
Ohhh, cause I'm old and gray
Whoa, cause I'm old and gray

Grab my cane
Grab my hat
I'm goin' out today
Ohhh, cause I'm old and gray
Whoa, cause I'm old and gray

Say what you will
Do what you can
But I'll never change
Ohhh, cause I'm old and gray
Whoa, cause I'm old and gray

It's worth more than streetwise
It takes years to make the folds on these
Whoa ho a-ho, old and gray
Whoa ho, cause I'm old and gray

Sit on my chair
Drinkin' my beer
I do it the old fashioned way
Ohhh, cause I'm old and gray
Whoa, cause I'm old and gray

Last time I checked
I get much respect
So ya better treat me that way
Ohhh, cause I'm old and gray
Whoa, cause I'm old and gray

Behind my back
You could take a stab
Say what you gotta say, but I don't care
Ohhh, cause I'm old and gray
Whoa, cause I'm old and gray

Oh and it's no more idignant
I do it just by livin'
Whoa ho a-ho, old and gray
Whoa ho, cause I'm old and gray

Sit on my chair
Drinkin' my beer
I do it the old fashioned way
Ohhh, cause I'm old and gray
Whoa, cause I'm old and gray
Track Name: Wet Dog Man
Wet Dog Man

When the rain falls down
I'm gonna call security
And if security don't help me
Won't you please don't hurt me

When the rain falls down
It's a rainfall

I'm gonna keep on truckin'
Even though I make next to nothin'
I'm gonna drive all through my weekend
Just trying to get me somethin'
A lil' somethin somethin

I'm gonna keep on truckin'
Over the long haul

Solo...

Won't you put me in the dog house
That's where I belong
I'm gonna despise my whereabouts
Baby we just don't get along

Won't you put me in the doghouse
I'm a wet dog man