The Lovely Sparrows - Year Of The Dog lyrics

She whispered and I came running like a comeback kid
Like I always did
Was I the dog(?) you wished you always had?
Quiet when you're sleeping
Kisses when you're sad

I was waiting out to save you
You were into that romantic shit
And wanted to die young

And it was plain to see
To everyone but me
There are no haunted places
Only people we still wish we could see

In the year of our love I pledged I would say to you
From all the howling shapes in the night you lay claim to
And all the jealous lovers who insisted they were true
But leave like funeral roses after they're through

But they take no note of the flowers
Sitting there only temporal(?), they last only an hour