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LYRICS: Dr. Dog

“Rock & Roll”

I listened to this song countless times and never payed close attention to the lyrics. Based on a few lines I heard, I figured he was singing about growing up and experimenting with drugs. The other day I looked at the liner notes and realized that the whole song is about MUSIC and how it can have a power over you like a drug! I love the songwriting here so much:

“When I was young, yeah I was young one time, we’ve all been young.
But, this one time when I was young my buddy gave me a tape.
And it freaked me out.
I didn’t know what to do. It was like TNT. I was in my brother’s room.

And another time, different friend, different house,
different song, different band, he had real long hair,
pulled the record out, put the needle on
and freaked me out.
I’d never done drugs. I barely brushed my teeth.
I was on the floor all glassy eyed fucked up beyond belief.

Who’da known, who’da known, who’da known, who’da known
it would be rock and roll
That would terrify and eat me
That would haunt me so completely

Yeah you were there, summer-time, young love, elysian fields, halcyon days,
Marlboro reds, white car, blue eyes, cd in, cd in, cd in, a cd in a car stereo and it freaked me out.
What he said about love. Yea you were right there, I don’t know where I was.

How much do I owe my uncle? I suspect it’s more than I can pay.
He gave us a tascam, some maxells, a shure 57 and a stereo delay
and we freaked me out.
Yeah the hum and the hiss. We were only 16, but we were the shit.”

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LYRICS: Dr. Dog

“Do The Trick”

Apparently I can’t go more than a few days without posting about Dr. Dog. Hopefully you can forgive me.

I love the lyrics of this song so much:

“My heart, it ain’t runnin’ right
Won’t you give it a kick
Will you be my handy man?
Will you do the trick?

I count the days as they pass me by
My tock is a nervous tick
Won’t you free my hands of time?
Will you do the trick?

All my marbles gone down the drain
You could say I’m a lunatic
Won’t you set my mind at ease?
Won’t you do the trick?

I burnt the candle on every side
Long since run out of wick
Will you be my flame tonight?
Will you do the trick?

I been split down the middle
Call a doctor and quick!
I’m in need of a better half
Will you do the trick?

I just can’t find my way all alone
Man this fog is so thick
Won’t you shine your light for me?
Will you do the trick?

I’ve thrown everything at the wall
But nothing will stick
Won’t you hang around a while?
Won’t you do the trick?

I could build you a home on high
I could lay each and every brick
Will you be there by my side?
Will you do the trick?”


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SONG: Dr. Dog

“Love”

This Dr. Dog tune addresses a question I think we all have. I don’t mean to be a downer but it’s true!

“Love… can it last all my life as it passes?”

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SONG: Dr. Dog

“Distant Light”

The more I listen to the album B-Room from Dr. Dog, the more I love it. There are still certain tracks that I find myself skipping over, but some of these songs are dynamite.

A few of my favorite tracks definitely sound a lot different than what this band has done in the past, but this one, “Distant Light”, is right in line with the classic Dr. Dog sound that you might be familiar with:

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SONG: Dr. Dog

“Long Way Down”

It’s not unusual for me to become obsessed with a song for a period of time. I can literally just listen to one track again and again and again…for days. It helps me to hear something different each time musically, and to memorize the words and really hear them.

This track (#7) from Dr. Dog’s latest album B Room is my current obsession. Aside from the great lyrics, there’s such a great sound – the bass, the horns, the drums… the whole cadence of the tune is so fantastic.

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Best Of 2013: Dr. Dog

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B-Room

Although I will admit that this Dr. Dog album is not my favorite of their releases, their sound is still unique and strong and dynamic on B-Room. This band is one of my favorite bands making music right now (if not my favorite). I decided recently that if I was asked to recommend ONE lesser known contemporary band to someone who wanted some new music, it would definitely be Dr. Dog.

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SONG: Dr. Dog

“Broken Heart”

Another new single from Dr. Dog! I’m really digging on the sound here and I’m full on giddy about getting the new album in my hands – it’ll be out 10/1!

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SONG: Dr. Dog

“The Truth”

Oh boy oh boy oh boy…there’s nothing more exciting than new music from Dr. Dog! The band just announced their new album B-Room will be released October 1st. Here’s the single:

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SONG: Dr. Dog

“Shadow People”

I have this thing where I don’t like blogging about the same song twice. But that’s just silly. I wrote about this one over 2 years ago, and the chances that you caught that particular post and are now rolling your eyes at my recycled “song of the day” are quite slim.

I decided today that this tune would fall into the category of “songs my mother would hate” since she can’t seem to stand repetition and here they ask about shadow people 10 times in less than a minute. Yup, I counted. It’s that kind of Wednesday…

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SONG: Vampire Weekend

“Ottoman”

Today I was doing some Spring cleaning. It was sunny and breezy and it felt good to open the doors and let the light and fresh air pour in as I swept, dusted, and generally picked up the place. I also had to vacuum quite a bit…but I ran into problems there. Whenever I turned the vacuum on, I couldn’t hear the music I had going – the Dr. Dog Pandora station (my absolute favorite station). The mix was particularly good and each and every song was so solid that I literally couldn’t bring myself to drown the music out with the cursed vacuum’s roar.

This was one of the tunes that really grabbed my attention (and distracted me from cleaning) today…a track by Vampire Weekend from the soundtrack to Nick And Norah’s Infinite Playlist:

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