Why Walk a Dog?

Album: Boarding House Reach (2018)
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  • This song finds Jack White poking fun at the human tendency to overthink. He does this by questioning the instinctive behavior of domestic animals.

    Three birds fighting out in the yard
    But I don't know what they're fighting about
    So why does a dog need to listen
    Whenever you shout?
  • Jack White tried a new way of songwriting for Boarding House Reach. He told Mojo: "I wrote songs by singing the melodies – 'Connected By Love' and 'Why Walk A Dog?' came from just singing what was in my head or my gut at that moment. I'd never written like that before."
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