Our neighbor has this dog named, Woody.
Woody, it seems, has the rule of the roost.
When they let him out to do the doo-doo, he jumps out the door, and the show begins.
“Woody, get back here. Woody, get home, right now. Woody, your daddy and little brother wants you home.”
… I’m not kidding.
The problem is, our back yards have a very busy county road, and they have no fence.
So, we neighbors are waiting for tire screech announcing to the scavenger birds to pull up a stool to the Roadkill Café for a Woody special.
I mean to tell ya, it’s a real show.
I was sound asleep at 10:00 PM, windows closed, air conditioner running out back, and Woody’s, “mom,” bellowing out back enough to wake me up.
One night, Woody’s mom was balling her head off in desperation behind our back fence calling for Woody to come home.
Hello? Can we say, leash?
Here’s the song thing…
You’d think, after the second or even third time of Woody going on a walk-about, they’d put a leash on him BEFORE they let him out.
Instead, they keep doing the same thing over and over and over and over.
Ever find yourself doing that in your lyric?
Beating your head against the wall trying to push through an idea, theme, image, or trying to make a really cool metaphor or phrase work?
It might be time to put a leash on your woody, so to speak.
Wrangle it in and re-think the situation.
Save the idea or phrase for another tune and let it run free where it’s appropriate.
August Tune Booster coming soon. July’s is on the chopping block. More at: https://www.tunesmithtips.com/tunebooster/