Haley's Corner

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

She Came To Take Me

On our way home from the dog park tonight, my SK was playing a song over and over again. Appropriately……the lyrics did not make any sense to me. So as I sat in my spot in the back seat …the following words came to me.

At one point my SK looked back at me and smiled…as if she knew. I was re-writing the words.

She Came To Take Me (Chicago)
Re-written by Woof-yeah Haley (Sufjan Stevens)
I fell in love again
All things ball.
All things ball.

Drove to the dog store
A new ball.
A new ball.

We brought our old balls with us.
I don’t mind.
I don’t mind.

I could har-dly wait
to have the new ball
by my side

She came to ta-ake me
To the store.
For new balls.

To the store she ta-akes me
All things me.
And new balls.

I had my mind set
My new ball.
My new ball.

She didn’t buy it
My new ball.
My new ball.

I rode to the dog park
In the car ….with side kick
I slept in the back seat
I don’t mind.
I don’t mind.

I was in love with the ball.
Left behind.
Left behind.

She made a bi- ig mistake
Leaving my
new ball behind.

chorus (but different)

She came to take me
To the store.
For new balls.

But really she to-ok me
For some food.
My dog food.

I had my mind set
My new ball.
I did not know.

She did not buy it
My new ball.
I let it go.

Instrumental break

If I was whining
In the car ….with side kick.
It was for the new ball
For myself.
You understand.

She's made a lot of mistakes
She's made a lot of mistakes
She's made a lot of mistakes
Nothing new balls would not erase.

-----chorus but different

We went together
To the store.
To the store.

To buy some do-og food
For me cause.
I eat and grow.

I had my mind set
My new ball.
I did not know.

I really li-ike food
My old balls.
Will be good.

Repeat and fade.

The good news is…that when we got home…my faithful and loving sidekick gave me a new ball from a closet I had not been paying attention to! Turns out I have an entire HUGE BAG of new balls!!!! Good sidekick. Good girl.


  • Hi Haley!
    Nice to meet you! I'm part black lab too & LOVE TENNIS BALLS! I love the rewritten song...SOO much better!
    Love & Licks,
    ps...my other part of me is Newf...

    By Blogger Randi, at 10:36 PM  

  • Link us to that song somewhere Haley, we can't remember the melody! Good words, though!!
    - Chuck

    By Blogger Charlie, at 11:18 AM  

  • Hey Charlie,

    Here's a live video of Sufjan singing "Chicago" in SanFran.



    By Blogger Haley the Fabulous Ball-loving Black Lab, at 12:30 PM  

  • Haley, that's a great song! I hope it shows up on iTunes soon.

    I have a big bucket full of used tennis balls my mom got me on eBay. It's cool to dump them all out on the floor all at once. But it makes it hard to choose one. They are all nice.

    But honestly I prefer my old sock to anything. It's tasty. I'll take a picture for you -- you will be so jealous!

    By Blogger Splash, at 4:13 PM  

  • Dog, we love that song, Haley! And it's not what we thought it was, so it's even cooler.
    - Charlie

    By Blogger Charlie, at 10:37 PM  

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