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Offlinejbaent

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(3) Smart money
« on: January 30, 2024, 11:37:30 AM »
Smart Money   4:27

The Santa Ana's been kicking up sand
All the way from Utah to La La Land
Sways the fairy lights up in the boughs
The finger-lickers who test the blow
And make predictions for best in show
Say the smart money ain't on your dog now
Ain't on your dog now

Cinderella's in the square
They wait in line to see her there
This little tootsie, she's showing 'em how
Fresh out of fame school class
This little hoofer means to kick some ass
And the smart money ain't on your dog now
Ain't on your dog now

Helicopters overhead
Showbiz kids are getting wed
They already sold the shoot
The ring going on her finger
The slipper on her foot

Down on the river, the wind's turned cool
It's blowing all the way from Boston to Liverpool
At least the summer knows when to take a bow
Groovy nights and golden days
Feel they could might just slip away
And the smart money ain't on your dog now
Ain't on your dog now
« Last Edit: April 12, 2024, 07:35:00 AM by jbaent »
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Re: (3) Smart money
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2024, 01:20:04 PM »
Perhaps about earning a buck or two on a Covid vaccine?

Or maybe an advertisement for bitcoins?

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Re: (3) Smart money
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2024, 02:54:06 AM »
It will be country swing :)
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Re: (3) Smart money
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2024, 12:46:32 AM »
"Smart Money, one of the album’s best tracks – a soft lilt that sprinkles a melody like summer rain landing on a porch roof. The pedal steel in the middle and the accompanying piano sweeten the pot, but it’s the lyrical hook that makes this one an earworm: “The smart money ain’t on your dog now.” 
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Re: (3) Smart money
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2024, 05:11:05 AM »
"Smart Money, one of the album’s best tracks – a soft lilt that sprinkles a melody like summer rain landing on a porch roof. The pedal steel in the middle and the accompanying piano sweeten the pot, but it’s the lyrical hook that makes this one an earworm: “The smart money ain’t on your dog now.”


Where is it from?
If I realised that the chances were slim,
How come I'm so surprised when the tide rolled in

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Re: (3) Smart money
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2024, 01:29:09 PM »
"Smart Money, one of the album’s best tracks – a soft lilt that sprinkles a melody like summer rain landing on a porch roof. The pedal steel in the middle and the accompanying piano sweeten the pot, but it’s the lyrical hook that makes this one an earworm: “The smart money ain’t on your dog now.”

Reading this lines one wonder if this is going to be the next track to be released in advance of the new record... still more than a month!
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Re: (3) Smart money
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2024, 01:38:19 PM »
"Smart Money, one of the album’s best tracks – a soft lilt that sprinkles a melody like summer rain landing on a porch roof. The pedal steel in the middle and the accompanying piano sweeten the pot, but it’s the lyrical hook that makes this one an earworm: “The smart money ain’t on your dog now.”

Reading this lines one wonder if this is going to be the next track to be released in advance of the new record... still more than a month!

Why Smart Money?
I know the way I can see by the moonlight
Clear as the day
Now come on woman, come follow me home

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Re: (3) Smart money
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2024, 01:46:14 PM »
"Smart Money, one of the album’s best tracks – a soft lilt that sprinkles a melody like summer rain landing on a porch roof. The pedal steel in the middle and the accompanying piano sweeten the pot, but it’s the lyrical hook that makes this one an earworm: “The smart money ain’t on your dog now.”

Reading this lines one wonder if this is going to be the next track to be released in advance of the new record... still more than a month!

Why Smart Money?

Because the review says it's one of the album`s best tracks. It's time to show a best track indeed!
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Re: (3) Smart money
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2024, 01:53:45 PM »
I think we will officially know the third song before the album's release.
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Re: (3) Smart money
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2024, 02:03:56 PM »
The smart money ain’t on your dog now

Of course, again I don't know how to understand this :think
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Re: (3) Smart money
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2024, 02:12:53 PM »
The smart money ain’t on your dog now

Of course, again I don't know how to understand this :think

Probably metaphor but people race dogs and others bet on the winner. So in a literal sense it would be meaning that it seems unlikley that dog will win a race.

But I don't expect it to be literal. :)
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Re: (3) Smart money
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2024, 02:18:18 PM »
The smart money ain’t on your dog now

Of course, again I don't know how to understand this :think

Probably metaphor but people race dogs and others bet on the winner. So in a literal sense it would be meaning that it seems unlikley that dog will win a race.

But I don't expect it to be literal. :)

Metaphor... are everywhere:) Thank you Dusty.

In this context, I remembered the song Punish The Monkey.
« Last Edit: March 06, 2024, 02:35:39 PM by Robson »
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Re: (3) Smart money
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2024, 04:29:18 PM »
Sounds a bit like Oldest surfer on the beach with a few Why worry licks. Nice!

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Re: (3) Smart money
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2024, 04:40:19 PM »
How do you know.

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