Tom Cunliffe
Songwriter





Lyrics 





Wild Dogs Play

Template for Love 


Before the emptying of light

The shedding of their clothes

The wine smelling sweet

The night growing old


He’s loosening his tie

She’s kicking off her shoes

A dusty old needle

In their worn down grooves


They’re hiding their sighs

Because this is their night

Cutting lines in the stalls

Don’t answer that call


And I turn to my girl

She’s whispering my way

“Let them build their tower taller

Let them sweat it to decay

‘Cos you and me

We’re wild dogs babe

And wild dogs play.”




The night knocks down the door

The street shakes off the dirt

Peacocks robbed of their feathers

For five liquored shirts


They raise a toast to their toasts

They unload their guns

They dedicate their songs

To all the songs they’ve sung


And one of them wants love

But he won’t find it soon

Because his friend found a fight

So he found one too


And I turn to my girl

She’s whispering my way

“Let them build their tower taller

Let them sweat it to decay

‘Cos you and me

We’re wild dogs babe

And wild dogs play.”