Untethered Dog

A Commonplace By Tom Swift

Song Lyrics

Growth

People keep on learnin’ Soldiers keep on warrin’ World keep on turnin’ Cause it won’t be too long Powers keep on lyin’ While your people keep on dyin’ World keep on turnin’ Cause it won’t be too long I’m so darn glad he let me try it again Cause my last time on earth I […]

Self-Respect

No more No more I ain’t gonna do it no more It used to be a big deal But, I ain’t gonna do it If it ain’t real Big money Big plans You stand with a ticket in your hand You don’t play you can’t win But, I ain’t gonna do it ‘Til I feel […]

Fortitude

I don’t know where I’m going But I sure know where I’ve been Hanging on the promises And songs of yesterday And I’ve made up my mind, I ain’t wasting no more time Here I go again Here I go again Though I keep searching for an answer, I never seem to find what I’m […]

Autonomy

So I’m back to the velvet underground Back to the floor that I love To a room with some lace and paper flowers Back to the gypsy that I was Back to the gypsy that I was -Fleetwood Mac, “Gypsy,” Mirage (1982)

Persistence

It’s a hazy winter’s day And I’m staring out on the southland In the twilight distance on the bay My mind sees you running through the marshland All these years I’ve been waiting for you Through the high tides and the low tides too But if I stop now how could I ever be with […]

Vulnerability

Freedom

Gratitude

You’re gonna miss this You’re gonna want this back You’re gonna wish these days hadn’t gone by so fast These are some good times So take a good look around You may not know it now But you’re gonna miss this -Ashley Gorley and Lee Thomas Miller, performed by Trace Adkins, “You’re Gonna Miss This,” […]

Self-Respect

I keep a close eye on this heart of mine I keep my eyes wide open all the time -Johnny Cash, “I Walk the Line,” At San Quentin (1969)

Honesty

What have I become My sweetest friend Everyone I know goes away in the end -Johnny Cash, “Hurt,” American IV: The Man Comes Around (2002)