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dog Tired [feat. Jack Lewis]

by pedestrian zero



This is a stab at a blues song. I'm not particularly a blues aficionado so don't hate me if I got it wrong. dog Tired is about failing and learning to be ok with it. Kind of.

Read more at evertheoptimist.com/releases/pedestrian-zero/dog-tired/



Hung my head and found a way
To double down on yesterday
If I keep throwing words around
If I could just hold out and run to ground
That most elusive of all men
The king of black eyed fools again
I’ve been indecisive, I’ve been unkind
Mercy me I think I’ve been so blind

Tell me just exactly what’s a man to do
What if there are fights you’re born to lose?
What if I could have done it different from the start...
But what’s the point of “ifs” they’ll only tear you apart

Holding forth as if by this
Strength of belief I could dismiss
All opposition, all antipathy
But it begs the question, who are we?
And honestly I still don’t know
Whether to stay or up and go
Apprehensive of what is required
And all of my days feeling so dog tired

Every now and then I catch a glimpse
Of the life that I could lead and I’m convinced
That here to there and there to here and back again
Would take more out of me than I have to spend


released June 14, 2016
Written by Toby Hawkins
with additional music and arrangement by Paul West, Ant Martin and Jack Lewis

Paul West - Drums, backing vocals
Ant Martin (soundcloud.com/anthonymartin-2) - Bass
Toby Hawkins - Acoustic guitar, lead vocals
Jack Lewis (soundcloud.com/mr-jack-lewis) - Electric guitar, lead vocals

Engineered, produced & mixed by
Paul West at Awesome Source (www.awesomesourcemusic.com)
Mastered by Pete Maher at Pete Maher Mastering (petemaher.com)
Artwork by Eleanor Hawkins




pedestrian zero England, UK

pedestrian zero is the recording/performing name for Toby Hawkins. For more information check out evertheoptimist.com

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