Untethered Dog

A Commonplace By Tom Swift

Song Lyrics

Wholeness

It’s in the way that you use it, It comes and it goes. It’s in the way that you use it, Boy don’t you know. And if you lie you will lose it, Feelings will show. So don’t you ever abuse it, Don’t let it go. -Eric Clapton, “It’s In the Way That You Use […]

Beauty

Everybody talks about some fateful day And I guess that this was mine I may be here to tell some kind of story But I think it’s gonna take a little time (That’s all right) See I’m rockin’ in a cradle Down the hall somewhere and I am — Lost inside a dream Maybe I […]

Discipline

Ain’t got no regrets I ain’t losin’ track Of which way I’m going Ain’t gonna double back, no Don’t want no misplay Put on no display An angel? no But I know my way, oh yeah, oh I used follow Yeah, that’s true But my following days are over Now I just gotta follow through […]

Openness

When people keep repeating That you’ll never fall in love When everybody keeps retreating You can’t seem to get enough Let my love open the door Let my love open the door Let my love open the door To your heart To your heart When everything feels all over And everybody seems unkind Give me […]

Self-Respect

I don’t wanna wait in vain for your love I don’t wanna wait in vain for your love I don’t wanna wait in vain for your love ‘Cause summer is here — and I’m still waiting there Winter is here — and I’m still waiting there -Annie Lennox, “Waiting in Vain,” Medusa (1995)

Grief

Look back loneliness, you won’t see me behind you Hey now emptiness, no more leading the way Go on desperateness, I don’t need you beside me no more Come on happiness, I can feel you gaining ground Hey now foolishness, I might keep you around Go on emptiness, I won’t look behind me no more […]

Sadness

Excuse me for a while While I’m wide-eyed And I’m so damn caught in the middle I’ve excused you for a while While I’m wide-eyed And I’m so damn caught in the middle And a lion, a lion roars would you not listen? If a child, a child cries would you not forgive them? Yeah, […]

Grief

Learning

He came from somewhere back in her long ago The sentimental fool don’t see Tryin’ hard to recreate What had yet to be created once in her life She musters a smile For his nostalgic tale Never coming near what he wanted to say Only to realize It never really was She had a place […]

Freedom

I’m fading out of sight My wheels are the only sound Runnin’ at the speed of light I can’t slow down Out on the open road Racing to beat the night No matter where I go Guess I’ll get there all right So why don’t I understand What’s trippin’ me up It used to be […]