John Silliman Dodge

07/27/17
John Dodge

Lyrics

I took your picture down from off the wall today

After all this time, I don’t know why

Somewhere in my mind, I just crossed a line 

I’m tired, I’m done being the only one

I’m the only one in this twosome

 

But what about the love that lasts forever?

What’m I supposed to do with all of that?

I watch it floating free, a feather on the breeze

Detached from you and me…forever

 

My friend Bonnie said, I can’t make you love me if you don’t

But I cry Why not? Oh, why not?

You used to love me once but now you won’t

Oh why?

 

I tell myself that nothing lasts forever

I tell myself, You’re not the only one

Sometimes two hearts begin to beat together, twins

Then come undone

 

I took your picture down from off the wall today

I know it’s just a picture in a frame

I’ll continue… but I’ll never be the same

 

Oh, what about the love that lasts forever?

What’m I supposed to do with all of that?

Wasn’t love supposed to last forever?

I watch it floating free, a spirit in the trees

Detached from you and me…forever

John Dodge
02/06/17
John Dodge

Lyrics

If I could speak to those in power, I’d say, Check your wristwatch, note the hour

‘Cause we’re out here and we’re watching you

Seems like everything you do, you manage to screw someone or make somebody angry

Did you learn that in military school?  Who convinced you that was cool?

 

Oh, but I don’t mean to say that it’s all been bad, it’s really not like that

‘Cause you’ve been pretty good for business, particularly the protest music business

Which has been moribund in this country for far too long…

 

But now we’re back, we’re mad, and we’re singing

That’s right, we’re back, we’re mad, and we’re singing

 

All the words you speak reflect on me and the American people

You’re our representative to the whole human race

So please check your raves and rants

Keep your phone in your pants and your pen in your pocket

Go out there and make us proud and stop all this fooling around

 

Oh, but I don’t mean to stand here and just complain, it’s really not that way

Why, you’ve brought back manufacturing, particularly the manufacturing                                           Of those Little Pink Hats, artisanally knitted with sustainable wool, 

From sheep humanely raised, dyed pink with organic beet juice

The hats not the sheep—which are suddenly everywhere and all the rage…          

 

Because we’re back, we’re mad, and we’re singing

We’re back, we’re mad, and we’re singing

 

Do you believe in the power of music to change the world? 

Songs like Lennon’s Imagine and Dylan’s Blowin’ in the Wind? 

Do you think we could go there again?

Must be a million gals and guys like me armed with voices and ideals

If you push us a bit too far, you’ll get push-back from these guitars…

 

Oh, but thank you for bringing us together, just not in the way you expected

Now we’re feeling greater and greater and greater and greater all the time…

 

Because we’re back, we’re mad, and we’re singing

We’re back, we’re mad, and we’re singing

(That’s right) We’re back, we’re mad, and we’re singing