Untethered Dog

A Commonplace By Tom Swift

Song Lyrics

Love

Over time, I’ve been building my castle of love Just for two, though you never knew you were my reason I’ve gone much too far for you now to say That I’ve got to throw my castle away Over dreams, I have picked out a perfect come true Though you never knew it was of […]

Connection

She doesn’t use her love to make him weak She uses love to keep him strong -Stevie Wonder, “That Girl,” Number 1’s (1981)

Forward

I got rambling, I got rambling all on my mind. I got rambling, I got rambling all on my mind. I hates to leave my baby, But she treats me so unkind. -Eric Clapton, “Rambling on My Mind,” Crossroads (1988)

Be

Just breathe. -Faith Hill, “Breathe,” Breathe (1999)

Self

Blackbird singing in the dead of night Take these broken wings and learn to fly All your life You were only waiting for this moment to arise Blackbird singing in the dead of night Take these sunken eyes and learn to see All your life You were only waiting for this moment to be free […]

Acceptance

I’m not gonna write you a love song ’cause you asked for it ’cause you need one, you see I’m not gonna write you a love song ’cause you tell me it’s make or break in this If you’re on your way I’m not gonna write you to stay If all you have is leaving […]

Work

“Come in,” she said, “I’ll give you shelter from the storm.” -Bob Dylan, “Shelter from the Storm,” Blood on the Tracks (1975)

Acceptance

Don’t look back Keep your head held high Don’t ask them why Because life is short And before you know You’re feeling old And your heart is breaking Don’t hold on to the past Well that’s too much to ask -Madonna, “This Used to be My Playground,” Something to Remember (1995)

Acceptance

Oh my my my these bitter, these bitter days will end You gotta, you just gotta let them go, just let go -Heartless Bastards, “Sway,” The Mountain (2009)