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I Wish I Was a Dog

from Ghost by Bob Frey

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I wish I was a dog and everything was easy
I'd lie around the yard all day just waiting for someone to feed me
I wish I was a dog living slowly with my people
I'd be the first one there to greet somebody knocking upon our door

If I was a dog, I'd learn to sit so quietly
Yes, I'd stay in place delightfully, in the moment, all time
If I was a dog, although a Storm, it might concern me
But, I would never need to worry with you standing by my side

If I had a big wet nose, it'd be the first thing that I'd follow
I'd learn everything I need to know just from sniffing on the ground
If I had a tail, it'd surely be the end of me
'Cause I'd always give myself away in the way I'd wag it 'round

If I was a dog, I guess I couldn't play the guitar
But, I'd do my best to sing my songs, Friends, a-howlin' and a-bayin'
I wish I was a dog, 'cause I wouldn't think too hard about it
Think I'd just sort of, kind of know it, to find a final spot for layin'...


from Ghost, released June 14, 2022
Bob Frey - Vocals / Acoustic Guitar
Rachel Calvert - Violin


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Bob Frey Minneapolis, Minnesota

Bob Frey is a longtime devotee to the art of writing and performing songs. His unique and memorable voice immediately engages his audience, the perfect vehicle for his wry, intelligent lyrics.
On each of these albums, Bob shows himself to be a versatile writer, his simple folk melodies forming a sound and solid base for his poetic observations and stories. He is the brother of author James Frey.
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