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2022 - 29,7 x 42 cm - Fineliner, coloured pencil and markers on paper

This drawing is based on a song I wrote and recorded back in 2019. It conveys a feeling of introversion that belongs to my personality, but it might be a feeling more people experience. I embrace it as a part of who I am and made it into something cosy and funny.

♫ I got an invitation, it says ‘be there at eight’
I could go an hour, then say it’s getting late.
‘I have to get up early’, ‘ooh, my cat is sick!’,
‘I think your uncle is a dick’.

I’d rather stay at home, I don’t feel like getting dressed,
Awful pie and smalltalk – it just makes me feel depressed,
There’s just one little someone who makes me wanna go,
Someone I would like to get to know a little better.

For what good is a party without a good old dog?
A well excuse for playing and a reason not to talk!
His name is Mister Toothless, his eyes might not be straight,
I know that he drools a bit, but he really is my mate.

That little fluffy pupper – he makes my evening bright!
If I don’t like the snacks they serve, he’ll gladly take a bite.
Throw away some ugly purse from another guest,
Just so Toothless can do a little fetch.

Ooh, little doggo, party pupper, little doggo, partypupper, little doggo,
Party – pupper – little – doggo – ooh!
A-ooooh,
Ma-da-pa-pa-pa,
Po-po-po-po-dom,
Ba-da-da-di-de

So whenever there’s a feeling of party in the air,
I find myself asking, ‘will the dog also be there?
He’s the one condition for me to be present,
Don’t bring him to the neighbours, or I will say I can’t’.

For what good is a party without a good old dog?
A well excuse for playing and a reason not to talk!
His name is Mister Toothless, his eyes might not be straight,
I know that he drools a bit, but he really is my mate. ♫
© Copyright lyrics and melody by Janne de Jong

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If you want to get the full experience and hear the song that sparked this drawing, see the video below!