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Pass Them All By
©Shell 2002
theanimalspirit@hotmail.com 

Pass them all by ...
those things in cages.
Just say "poor dear" and move down the line.
He's overweight.
She's scrawny.
He seems to have fleas.
She has FIV.
Maybe I should try a different shelter?
Well, I made the trip, so let's move down the line.

Pass them all by ...
That one is too old.
This one is the wrong shade of red.
Here, I have a photo of how it should look.
Don't get me wrong, I want to help out...
save a life and all that.
After all, that's what this is all about!
But I know exactly what I want,
so let's move down the line.

Pass them all by ...
He's not purebred.
She's not the right color.
He meows too loud.
She doesn't purr at all.
His hair is too long.
Her hair is too short.

Pass them all by ...
Just things. Only animals.
He doesn't look happy.
She looks kind of angry.
He won't let me cuddle.
She won't sit on my lap.
Any more over there?

Pass them all by ...
those things in cages.
Just say "poor dear" and move down the line.
Pass them all by,
nothing here that I want.
Pass them all by,
just leave them to die.

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