Another Way

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lyrics

Another Way
© Helen Dorothy (2014)

She was going on her way; it was a fine, sunny day
She was feeling on top of the world
I made a noise in the shack, stopped her in her tracks
And you can see how events unfurled

She heard me...
Scratching and a-whining, scrabbling, and pining
And yelping to be free
Yapping and a-yowling, whimpering, and howling
For someone to let me free

‘Cos I missed...
The tumble and rough in the dandelion fluff
Come on and set me free
Throw me a stick for a warm wet lick
Come on and set me free
I like the sun on my belly, a whiff of something smelly
Come on and set me free
And a hound dog mate to bark at the gate with
Come on and set me free

She went up to the house, but shrank like a mouse
Not a place she wanted to be
She went swiftly on her way this fine, sunny day
Heart low, brow so heavy

They’re the ones choosing
And we’re the ones losing
Come on and set us free
It was invisible her, and miserable me
Come on and set us free

‘Cos I need the...
The tumble and rough in the dandelion fluff
Come on and set me free
I’ll deliver your stick with a slobbery lick
Come on and set me free
I like a tickle on the muzzle when my nose solves a puzzle
Come on and set me free
And a hound dog mate to bark at the gate with
Come on and set me free

Along comes a man in a uniform
Goes up to the house where the reception is far from warm.
Puts me in a truck, drives away
Tells me it’s my lucky day

There’s another way of loving me
There’s another way of being with me
There’s another way of loving me
There’s another way of being with me

There’s another way of loving me
There’s another way of being with me
There’s another way of giving
A better way of living
And another way of loving me.

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from Light Time & Sound, released September 28, 2017
Helen Dorothy - vocals, acoustic guitar
Neil Billington - blues harp

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Helen Dorothy is “an acoustic folk artist in an honest sense” (NZ Musician, 2009). She writes "beautifully-crafted, intelligent songs rich in memorable imagery" (fRoots Magazine, Jan 2014).

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