Song for the Day, Red Boots On

To hear the song, click on the title below (in green).

Red Boots On

We had a rainy spring this year. There were spells when it rained for a solid week, which is fine if you’re working in a studio or doing office work. If you’re a Jack Russell Terrier (a dog the size of a piglet with the energy of a car bomb), the confinement is torturous.
My neighbor and friend, Donna, is the owner of Anson, a Jack Russell who inspired this song. This song celebrates a sudden burst of exuberant energy and recalls a happy moment in May when the rain finally stopped falling and Anson got some freedom.

Red Boots On

He is a small four legged creature, in a great big state of bliss
A red dirt road, just watch him go, very clearly he was born for this
But it’s a real bad combination, white feet in Georgia clay
He runs in pure elation, and then he stops as if to say

I got my red boots on, I got my red boots on
I’ve been stuck inside for much too long
I’m gonna celebrate with my red boots on

For days the rain’s been falling, he’s been a prisoner in the house
but now the sun is calling, he’s scratching at the door saying “let me out”
first he runs in a great big circle, he just can’t believe his luck
he runs through every puddle, like a great big monster truck

I got my red boots on, I got my red boots on
I’ve been stuck inside for much too long
I’m gonna celebrate with my red boots on

you got your big recession, and the news gets worse each day
He offers this suggestion, you need to get outside and play

Put your red boots on, put your red boots on
Had those blues for much too long
Just might be time to put your red boots on

(handclaps – Gary, Dad, Mom, Donna, Joyce)