One Less Dog In The Cold Lyrics
Words & Music by Donna Hughes, Flying Hound Publishing, BMI

Piano, Lead Vocal: Donna Hughes

Violin & Harmony Vocals: Two Time CMA Musician of the Year, ACM Musician of the Year, Jenee Fleenor

I saw him every day, when I was driving by
Sometimes in the pouring rain, sometimes in the sunshine
Always wished he was mine, I shoulda took him home
One day I rode by, and he was gone

Cause he lived his life on a 10 foot chain
In the blazing sun & pourin rain
He froze in the winter cold
From the time he was young, to the time he was old
Couldn’t save him but I wish I had,
And now he’s free from all the bad
Tonight in the falling snow
There’ll be one less dog in the cold

Should have stopped to pet him
Should have set him free
He suffered many nights,
And his only friend was that old oak tree
He’s in Heaven now
Sleeping on a nice warm bed
Free to run anywhere
And no more sleeping on a concrete step

Cause he lived his life on a 10 foot chain
In the blazing sun & pourin rain
He froze in the winter cold
From the time he was young, to the time he was old
I can’t save em all but I wish I could,
And if I knew how, I damn sure would
Tonight in the falling snow
There’ll be one less dog in the cold

Every dog is a window to your soul
They just want someone who cares
They will never judge you
They will always love you
So don’t leave them out there

To live their life on a 10 foot chain
In the blazing sun & pourin rain
To freeze in the winter cold
From the time they are young, to the time they are old
We can save them all if things would change
And I dream of a world where there’s no chains
Tonight in the falling snow
Tonight in the falling snow
Tonight as I sing this song, there’ll be one less dog in the cold