Songs & Lyrics

Greetings from Bridgetown

by John Dodge

Released 2010
Path of Stone
Released 2010
Path of Stone
This 6-song EP covers a lot of stylistic ground--contemporary acoustic/folk, Spanish, classical, Cajun, Americana, pop. Includes special guest appearances by a string quartet featuring members of the Oregon Symphony and my favorite Portland band, 3 Leg Torso.
  • 03:24 Lyrics
    My Job Lost Me

    Got something to tell you babe, I’ll tell you straight

    I went to work today, found out today was my last day

    I can’t believe it happened…

    Let me tell you exactly how it happened

    Had lunch with the big guy and the big guy said,

    We got to cut something, we got to cut something…

     

    My head grew heavy and my hands got hot

    Next thing I know I’m out here in the parking lot

    And I’m talking to you on the telephone, baby

    And you’re telling me to come on home

    You work your whole life tryin’ to build up something

    Then along comes a stiff wind and knocks it down to nothing

     

    I didn’t lose my job, my job was taken from me

    There’s a difference, you know what I mean

    I didn’t lose my job, my job lost me

     

    They tried to tell me, Just watch your back they said

    I said, How am I supposed to watch my back and still see where I’m going?  

    Hey Buddy, just don’t say we didn’t warn you              

     

    Be tough for a while but I think we can make it

    We got the love, the kind to take us

    To the other side of the difficult water

    Take us to the other side 

    ‘Cause when you look at me that way and you call my name

    I know nothing’s gonna stand in our way

     

    I didn’t lose my job, my job was taken from me

    There’s a difference, what’s the difference, I’m free

    I didn’t lose my job, my job lost me

     

    I didn’t lose my job, my job was taken from me

    What’s the difference, hallelujah, I’m a free man!

    I didn’t lose my job, my job lost me.

     

    So long, goodbye, good luck, see you later….

  • 02:10
    Jupiter (feat. members of the Oregon Symphony)
  • 04:37
    Toro Toro
  • 02:55 Lyrics
    Obsession

    Monkey in the middle stretched both ways 

    Squeezed just a little

    That’s when the madness begins

    Obsession

     

    Man’s got to have it, can’t let go, s

    Sweet little habit

    That’s when the madness begins

    Obsession

     

    No time said the sparrow

    To deviate the straight and narrow

    Got a job I gotta do, can’t stop

    Can’t stop and talk with you

    No time said the sparrow

     

    Children of darkness hear my plea

    Please put the hammer down

    That’s when the madness begins

    That’s when the madness begins

  • 02:07
    Apple Tree Wedding Day (with 3 Leg Torso)
  • 03:32
    Charlottesville