She’s got a way

“She’s got a way about her

I don’t know what it is

But I know that I can’t live without her.

She’s got a way of pleasin’

I don’t know what it is

But there doesn’t have to be a reason


She’s got a smile that heals me

I don’t know why it is

But I have to laugh when she reveals me

She’s got a way of talkin’

I don’t know why it is

But it lifts me up when we are walkin’


She comes to me when I’m feelin’ down
Inspires me without a sound
She touches me and I get turned around

She’s got a way of showin’
How I make her feel
And I find the strength to keep on goin’

She’s got a light around her
And everywhere she goes
A million dreams of love surround her

She comes to me when I’m feelin’ down
Inspires me without a sound
She touches me and I get turned around

She’s got a smile that heals me
I don’t know why it is
But I have to laugh when she reveals me

She’s got a way about her

I don’t know what it is
But I know that I can’t live without her

15 thoughts on “She’s got a way

  1. I’m cross because for some reason, your posts never show up in the general feed and I’ve no idea if and when you post without coming back and checking in 😦

    This is gorgeous. The track is also gorgeous. Breagha is gorgeous.

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    1. Love Billy Joel. Now there’s a man who never neglects the piano in his songs.
      IDK if it’s just me but if a love song is ambiguous enough in its lyrics I always interpret it to be about platonic love and think of Bree. She’s Got A Way? Yep that’s me talking about my dog. Happy Together? Yep that’s about me and my dog.

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      1. I completely get where you’re coming from and how this immediately brings Bree to your mind. She does have a way about her but to you it’s those little things others won’t register or even think you would be thinking anyway but there’s some weird level of telepathy and understanding between the pair of you but… you don’t know what. Can’t quite put a finger on what you’re even trying to weigh up and figure out either so it keeps coming back around and making you sit there and wonder.

        That might not have made a single word of sense but I do get what you mean and why this relates.

        It’s platonic but it’s also really romantic and sums up the deepest, most honest relationships we’ll never really understand in this life anyway. That’s the magic I guess and really, it doesn’t matter what it is, why nor does it matter.

        Anyway I don’t care for posts that make me all teary and go “Oh my goodness that’s beautiful…” though because I don’t do that sort of thing. Only I did.

        The last photo looks just like Puddi when she’s tired, there’s a bit of a chill in the air and she’s feeling the cold a little more than usual because she’s tired. Goes into that perfect ball that has no beginning or end and you know she’s ready to have a really nice kip the second she tucks her snout right in underneath her tail. Eyes will give a flicker your way but she’s already clocked off and got herself settled into the ball, sealed off all entrances and exits and is ready to sleep 🙂

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      2. Also I am with you on not being much for emotional mumbo jumbo. 😄 I am one of those who will joke around to avoid getting deep into serious and emotional topics, and Spock and Data are my favorite Star Trek characters because of their cool and quiet rationality. (My least favorite thing was getting assigned essays with topics like “what does such-and-such mean to you;” how dare you ask me to talk about my FEELINGS, LOL,) but somehow Bree breaks down all barriers and I can’t help but get sappy about her sometimes. Dogs are just like that I think.

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      3. It’s not that I don’t like or appreciate the emotion it’s that I don’t like it when big splodges of tears land in my brew and I hadn’t expected it i.e. this post / those eyes Breagha has when she’s tucked herself into the perfect ball that has no beginning and no end. Someone might see me bawling like a little girl

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      4. I know what you mean. Crying in front of people: the ultimate NOPE.
        N o p e
        I do not like crying in front of people.
        Except Bree. It’s okay for her to see. She thinks it’s a game, anyway. 🤣

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      5. Nawww does she try to snap you out of crying by acting daft? Puddi does but the most random, out of character stuff that makes you go with it and end up in trouble.

        Nicking that golf ball an hour or so after Cass died and refusing to give it back or drop it is so unlike her it was weird. Will never know what possessed me to go along with her but I did and we ran, hid in those reeds and were like two kids that just stolen sweets from the shop. Why!??! 😂 😂

        Puddi is maybe too cocksure, confident and self assured to bring the sappiness out in me. We get up to no good and go meet Gemma in the dead of night when she’s needed help with something or other. Never grasses me up and tells Mark either she’s solid.

        Fleet is a different thing altogether he breaks my heart on daily basis just looking at him. Always super happy and grateful for everything he has, for you being his friend and allowing him to sit with you on the sofa or better still – letting him hop up and sleep on the bed with you.

        Sometimes I think if I kicked him all over the house nine times in a row he’d still come for the 10th just to be nearer. Like the soul of an orphaned Victorian child that has nobody and nothing else other than me. I’m his entire word and Puddi his best friend.

        Forrest Gump and John Coffey rolled into one small collie 😢😢


  2. I have to thank Charlotte for bringing me here. (Listening to Billy Joel at this moment.) Your post is supremely beautiful and well done. Dogs are the most amazing, wonderful animals on this planet. They offer true unconditional love and many more qualities besides!

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      1. And now you do know it will never leave you for the rest of your long life. We have six dogs here in Oregon down from the sixteen we had when we came into the USA. One of the dearly departed was Pharaoh, my icon and also on the cover of my book Learning from Dogs. All of them are so precious and they are our family. Pharaoh came with me in 2008 when I left Devon for Jeannie, also a Brit, but living in Mexico with 28 dogs. It was the dogs that inspired my blog in 2009.

        Give Bree a big hug from us in Oregon.

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  3. It’s weird with Billy Joel cos his lyrics can mean so many different things to so many different people. Remember the first time I really paid attention to the lyrics “She’s Always a Woman” and laughed at the line about this woman he loved nicking and robbing people blind.

    Then years later not long after I got married maybe it came on and I chuckled and said “This is the most random song about the dodgiest woman…”

    Without missing a beat Mark went “It reminds me of you. He could quite literally have written this about you” and my initial reaction was to get all huffy and “WHAT? CHEEKY SOD!”

    Then I thought actually, it’s quite nice that he doesn’t mind her being a nightmare because even when she is, it’s one of those flaws that I suppose is endearing. Went from wanting to beat Mark round the head with a spoon to “Naww.. quite sweet actually”

    Hearing it again now after some time it makes me think “Mark basically dissed me and said I’m an utter nightmare and the biggest almost terminal pain in his arse but I get away with it cos it’s me. Fair shout”

    Not gonna lie, how and why that man puts up with me I will never know but I try not to force it and make him really question himself :/

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  4. Speaking of things you can’t put a finger on – Christopher Cross has the same effect and his music brings to mind a memory of something you can’t remember. Even people like this guy who never heard it before have that same “It’s familiar” reaction to it.

    Seeing Bree in the waves whilst this was on my playlist the other day; I could almost smell the ocean it was so peaceful to see her and hear this at the same time 🙂

    At first when he stood there and kind of turned his ear without much expression I really thought he was about to rip on this one. Then at 1:28 he did that little head turn, closed his eyes, smiled and started grooving all “Whooooooh… this is good”

    “What’s he say? “Every word is a symphony” Oooooooooooohhh my goodness man!”

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