"Still Beating" as written by and Josh Ritter....
I know the dog days of the summer
Have you ten-to-one out-numbered
Seems like everybody up and left and they're not coming back
The shadow that you're standing on's still here sometimes that's all that you can ask
And your heart's still beating

You're not the fastest draw in town now
How many times you been shot down now?
Seems like everybody else could see the things you never did
But if you could yourself you'd probably never have made it through the things you did
With your heart still beating

I know the dog days of the summer Have you ten-to-one out-numbered
It seems like everybody else saw trouble sneaking up behind
Left you half dead in the street but that just means you're half alive
And your heart's still beating


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"Still Beating" as written by Josh Ritter

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    General CommentI think it's bittersweet and especially towards the end, tries to be uplifting. He saying "look, it's bad, and it might get worse before it gets better, but you're still here, your heart's still beating. Don't forget that."

    "Seems like everybody else got trouble sneaking up behind
    You're left, you're half dead in the street but that just means you’re half alive"
    Such an incredible example of his writing ability.
    melancholyjenon March 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's such a pain full song so sad to me.
    orangecrush12on February 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's such a pain full song so sad to me.
    orangecrush12on February 24, 2008   Link
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    General Commentas a guy in his 40's, i tie the analogy of the dog days of summer to being in the middle of life, where there is regret and a lot of things you wish you'd seen coming. but yet, you have a lot of life to live and a lot of wisdom to be gained from your experiences. beautiful song by josh.
    steviedlyricson April 16, 2013   Link

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