Sunday, June 26, 2016

Shannon by Henry Gross

Another day's at end
Mama says she's tired again
No one can even begin to tell her
I hardly know what to say
But maybe it's better that way
If Pop-pa were here I'm sure he'd tell her
Shannon, is gone I heard
She's drifting out to sea
She always loved to swim away
Maybe she'll find an island with a shaded tree
Just like the one in our backyard
Mama tries hard to pretend
That things will get better again
Somehow she's keepin' it all inside her
But finally the tears fill our eyes
And I know that somewhere tonight
She knows how much we really miss her
Shannon, is gone I heard
She's drifting out to sea
She always loved to swim away
Maybe she'll find an island
With a shaded tree
Just like the one in our back yard
Ah, just like the one in our back yard
Ah....
Just like the one in our back yard

DON'T LET'S GO TO THE DOG TONIGHT

5 comments:

Aaron Vattano said...

Who names a dog Shannon?

Aaron Vattano said...

This was a thoughtful gesture to write a song about a friends pet dying. It's something I would have done when I was young. Although I would hope that my song would sound better. But it probably wouldn't have. That dog will not be finding an island with a shady tree but it's a nice thing to say to someone when they are grieving.

Pirate Aggro said...

Ho names a dog Ramona?

Pirate Aggro said...

Ho names a dog Ramona?

Pirate Aggro said...

Yes. Ho. as in garden implement