Saturday, March 9, 2013

Dog Song Saturday: I Wanna Go Home by Derek Luttrell

It's Saturday, so time for a dog song at Talking Dogs.  

We love truly original dog songs the best and today's is one of our favorites.  I Wanna Go Home (A Lonesome Tail) was written and is performed here by Derek Luttrell.

I Wanna Go Home, and the video it accompanies, tells the story of Socrates, a dog rescued by Hope For Paws.

Luttrell was asked to write a song about a stray dog with a happy ending and given the suggested title: "I Want To Go Home."  This blues / folk song is the result.  Here are the lyrics to I Wanna Go Home:
Every city street looks the same
When you're unwanted and untamed
And every night is colder when you're alone
One week since I've eaten, I'm beat and I wanna go home

The people passing by don't understand
Seems they ain't got time for man's best friend
I'm sure they would if they could only know
Been weeks since I've eaten, I'm beat and I wanna go home

Mister can you help me out, This world's got me feeling so blue
I'm just a flea bitten old dog with just about nothing to lose

Now I've got me a place, you know it ain't half bad
With a nice warm bed, the best that I've ever had
And those troubled times they seem so long ago
Now I'm happy and free in my home sweet forever home
The song is available for download for only $1.00 and all proceeds are donated to Hope For Paws.  Hope for Paws is a non-profit animal rescue organization based in Los Angeles.  They rescue dogs and other animals suffering on the streets and in shelters, fostering them in their home until they find them permanent loving families.  The goal of Hope For Paws is to educate people on the importance of companion animals and stop the cycle of animal abuse and neglect.

Grab a dog.  Grab some tissues, too.  Sit.  Stay.  Relax and enjoy not only I Wanna Go Home, a barking good dog song, but also a heart warming dog rescue video.

Fetch more dog song music videos at Talking Dogs.  Be sure to scroll down below today's feature and explore some terrific blogs because today is the Pet Blogger Hop.


  1. What a great rescue video! The little guy that was hiding under all that matted fur sure is a cutie!

  2. That was just wonderful! I had tears...what a beautiful happy little fella! So heartwarming!

  3. Hi Y'all!

    Time for another song! Just wanted to stop and say "hi".

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog


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