Out in the trees, dirt on our knees
We laid him down forever
And on that hill there it was still
As in the ever after

He lays his rest, we knew it best
To lay him down so gently
And now he sleeps where moss does creep
And no more is he with me

The birds did cry, and so did I
To think of life so lonely
And in their song, I heard it long
What sadness, and what beauty

Your friend is gone, but you live on
In life you loved him fully
Now little streams and forests dream
And all is made more holy



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"Dogsong 2" as written by Samantha Elizabeth Parton

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Dogsong (Sleep Dog Lullaby) song meanings
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    General CommentI love this song but I can't begin to interpret the meaning. It just has such beautiful lyrics -"...through the streets of long gone dreams"...
    Johny108on August 06, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationDogs could represent unfulfilled but abandoned desires.
    Johny108on December 30, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationThe first lyric sets the song up as coming to terms with the fading of a recent relationship. 2nd lyric speaks of longing and loneliness as life goes on, seemingly more without her now. With winter representing a perception of the prime of her relationship life, the song speaks of that prime passing, ravaged by the changing seasons of life, her cares now care less and send up their mournful howls in her heart.

    I pulled this song out of the back of my head this morning. I can not recall hearing it anytime recently. It just came to me so I looked it up trying to remember what it was. I am surprised at how I can see my life through it. I have moved beyond dreaming and cold nights but the feeling still lingers at times. In a non-relationship perspective I can see the song translating into more personal dreams and desires that did not ever seem to materialize despite the confidence and intensity of the emotions involved in the time spent enjoying them.
    schmirkon January 29, 2013   Link

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