Street Fighting Dog (Simon Wright lyric) Rock

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Creative Brief

I wrote this after watching the Sylvester Stallone boxing film 'Creed' on TV late one night. The protagonist in the lyric has taken a few blows in his life but it would take more than that to knock him down.

See this one as a rock anthem, although I'm open to suggestions and there's lots of scope for different rock interpretations.

The verses feel like they would almost be rapped, with the rest of the sections being sung.

 

 

Street Fighting Dog

 


(Verse 1)

 

I'm a flea-bitten mongrel

 

Street fighting sly,

 

I've got holes in my soles

 

And my ceiling's the sky.

 

My bark's not as bad

 

As the bite of my jab,

 

I'm loyal to the core

 

To the friends that I have.

 


(Pre chorus)

 

But don't mess with me

 

Cos

 


(Chorus)

 

I'll always be that dog

 

A street fighting dog

 

I'll always be that dog

 

Street fighting dog

 

Who-a-who-a-who

 

Who-a-who-a-who

 

Who-a-who-a-who

 

Street fighting daw-aw-g!

 


(Verse 2)

 

I’ve always looked like I need

 

A lick of paint,

 

Ain't got a pretty face

 

It's busted out of shape.

 

Been round lotsa corners

 

Seen too many late nights,

 

Got no legion of adorers

 

Don't get prime time fights.

 


(Pre chorus)

 

But don't mess with me

 

Cos

 


(Chorus)

 

I'll always be that dog

 

A street fighting dog

 

I'll always be that dog

 

Street fighting dog

 

Who-a-who-a-who

 

Who-a-who-a-who

 

Who-a-who-a-who

 

Street fighting daw-aw-g!

 

 

 

(Bridge)

 

My world is black and white

 

Tenement slums, city at night,

 

Smoke billows from junkies' lips

 

Down at the docks where they once built ships,

 

I stand at the railings where those proud ships sailed

 

Sometimes you gotta hit hard just to fight another day

 


(Pre chorus)

 

Yeah, don't mess with me

 

Cos

 


(Chorus)

 

I'll always be that dog

 

A street fighting dog

 

I'll always be that dog

 

Street fighting dog

 

Who-a-who-a-who

 

Who-a-who-a-who

 

Who-a-who-a-who

 

Street fighting daw-aw-g!

 

 

 

(False ending after the final chorus, then the music comes back briefly with the outro)

 

 

 

(Outro)

 

I'll tell you who

 

I am a man of steel,

 

I used to make girders

 

But they weren't as tough as me,

 

Street fighting dog

 

Street fighting dog

 

(to fade)

 


Written by Simon Wright

 

(February 2020)

 

Additional Information

Genre Rock

Collaboration started March 13, 2020 by SimonW
Last upload 4mo+15dy ago


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Copyright © 2020 by SimonW, All Rights Reserved.
Effective on Mar 13, 2020


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SimonW has declared the following Composition and Sound Recording copyright intentions for this collaboration, when completed:

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Collaborators
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SimonW Simon Wright
Edinburgh United Kingdom
Creator
PLUS
Treid Timothy Reid
Osaka City Osaka Japan
Manager
PLUS
skarlun Tarjei Skarlund
Stavanger Rogaland Norway
PLUS
MixAsylum David Jones
Bridgwater United Kingdom