Then You Will Run Free - A Song for Every Good Dog - Single

by Kelli Welli

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This song was written for an amazing dog named Smokey, by Chris Gorman (Smokey's human) and Kelli Caldwell (Smokey's human's friend).

Chris had a melody going on his ukulele by the campfire and he asked if I could write a song to go with it. I asked him, "What do you want it to be about?" He said, "How about my dog, Smokey?" Now, Smokey's some dog, and if you've ever seen him flying through the woods, you know what I mean. It wasn't too hard to write a song about him, for him, and for every good dog out there loving the smells and sights and sounds and people and other animals in their lives.

Chris is playing his uke on this version, along with our friend, Jordan Disko, who came in to add some love with his banjo! Can't wait to sing this song around the campfire with friends and Smokey and his family, too.

lyrics

What does he see?

What does he hear?

Where does he go?

What does he know?

Flying along

Like life is a song

Only the good dogs know——


Chorus:

When he hears the call——

Reach into his soul——

He lets his wild fire go——

Smokey will run free

Can you hear it too——?

Reaching into you——?

Let your inner child through——

Then you will run free——

Then you will run free——too


So many hills

And valleys in life

But that’s where we find

Out what’s inside

The right attitude

Can carry you through

Seems like the good dogs know——


Chorus:

When he hears the call——

Reach into his soul——

He lets his wild fire go——

Smokey will run free

Can you hear it too——?

Reaching into you——?

Let your inner child through——

Then you will run free——

Then you will run free——too

credits

released June 30, 2016
Tim Uecker producing and playing guitar, bass, and background vocals.
Chris Gorman on ukulele and background vocals.
Jordan Disko on banjo and background vocals.
Gabe Johnston, engineering!

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Kelli Welli Portland, Oregon

Writing songs for kids and the people who love them. Often inspired by the kids and animals in her life, Kelli's wide- ranging songwriting is smart, fun, hilarious, sometimes reflective and deeply sweet. Always genuine. Songs and lullabies weave wonderful tales, celebrate love, sunshine, nature, different languages, and honor the details in raising these amazing little people in our lives. ... more

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