DOGGBONE for Ukraine

Story Behind The Song

Song began in the studios of Dave Levene's Big Sounds Productions. A funky clavinet groove ala Stevie Wonder, by Dave, immediately brought Chicken Little's lament "The SKY is Falling" to mind. The chorus wrote itself almost at once. Dave loved my chorus melody and came up with the rhythm for the latter verses. Images of today's western world a paradigm for the decline of Rome began to form in my head and the song quickly took shape :- Alternately a fortune teller turns the cards to reveal a dystopian future: political unrest, death, destruction a seedy drug underworld and global heartache.

Song Description

A fortune teller turns the cards to reveal a dystopian future: political unrest, death, destruction and global heartache.

Song Length 4:09 Genre Rock - Funk, Pop - Rock
Tempo Medium (111 - 130) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Troubled, Outraged Subject Violence, Protest
Similar Artists Bruno Mars Language English
Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

I've seen the sky fall down I've seen the sky falling down
Well I got a need little lover
And I'm gonna bleed you a motherfucker
And I'm gonna deal the dust that says you live or you die

I've seen the sky fall down I seen kings and I've seen clowns
I place my card right there and when I play another
My grieving eyes see the future
And I'm gonna deal the cards that says you live or die

You gotta leave enough alone and throw the dog another bone
You gotta leave enough alone and throw that dog another bone

You're California dreamin' all while the talking heads are schemin'
I hear you pleadin' in the gutter
Ain't you got a dime for your brother?
I'm gonna deal the dust that says you live or die

So let your freedom ring and let the sky fall down
They got you on your knees they blind you with religion
Don't even see the revolution
And I'm gonna deal the cards that says you live or die

You gotta leave enough alone and throw the dog another bone
You gotta leave enough alone and throw that dog another bone

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I said a hard time's a coming
Harder times gon' come
And mama your children are dying, crying
Tears gonna fall on the ground - tears gon' fall on the ground

I seen the sky fall down this ship of fools we call us drown
I see the children of tomorrow
Black death and emptiness and sorrow
And I'm gonna deal the cards that says you live or die

So let your freedom ring - All while the sky is falling down
There is a movement on it's called de-evolution
Wake up you'll miss the revolution
And I'm gonna deal the cards that says you live or die

You gotta leave enough alone and throw that dog another bone
You gotta leave enough alone and throw that dog another bone

Lyrics Dale Lawrence Music David Levene and Dale Lawrence
Producer Chris Banks and Dale Lawrence Publisher ASCAP
Performance Terence Smith, vocals. Chris Banks, all instruments

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