Lyrical Friday

Ann Wilson is one of my favorite vocalists of all time. Her voice stops you in your tracks and always leaves a resonating effect. Heart leaves classics with us that will forever remain just that, classic. I picked Dog & Butterfly because this song in-particular is very nostalgic for me.  My aunt and step-mom used to play this on the guitar and sing when I was really little. What a great memory. 🙂

Dog & Butterfly from the 1978 album Dog & Butterfly by Heart

Dog & Butterfly

There I was with the old man stranded again so off I’d ran
A young world crashin’ around me
No possibilities of gettin’ what I need
He looked at me and smiled said, “No, no, no, no, no child”

See the dog and butterfly up in the air he like to fly
Dog and butterfly below she had to try
She roll back down to the warm soft ground laughin’
She don’t know why, she don’t know why dog and butterfly

Well I stumbled upon your secret place
Safe in the trees you had tears on your face
Wrestlin’ with your desires frozen strangers stealin’ your fires
The message hit my mind only words that I could find

We see the dog and butterfly up in the air he like to fly
Dog and butterfly below she had to try
She roll back down to the warm soft ground
Laughin’ to the sky, up to the sky dog and butterfly

We’re gettin’ older the world’s gettin’ colder
For the life of me I don’t know the reason why
Maybe it’s livin’ makin’ us give in hearts rollin’ in taken back on the tide
We’re balanced together ocean upon the sky

Another night in this strange town moonlight holdin’ me light as down
Voice of confusion inside of me
Just beggin’ to go back where I’m free
Feels like I’m through then the old man’s words are true

We see the dog and butterfly up in the air he like to fly
Dog and butterfly, below she had to try
She roll back down to the warm soft ground
With a little tear in her eye she had to try, she had to try

Dog and butterfly, yeah, up in the air, he liked to fly
The dog and butterfly, below she had to try
She rolled back down to the warm soft ground
Laughin’ she don’t know why but she had to try, she had to try
Dog and butterfly

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