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Great (single)

by Tony Rogers

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This song appears in the Purina Pro Plan TV commercial, "Inside every good dog is a great dog." Please note that although thousands of dollars from the proceeds of this song have been donated to Rally to Rescue (THANK YOU!), current proceeds of this song will go to the songwriter, who will still appreciate your generous support.


To a point I was good
Tried to do stuff that I should
Tried to do what you said
Tried to sleep in my own bed
But my bones wouldn’t rest
‘Til I put me to my test
And I remembered what you said

That I could be great
So so great
(let it right out)

Being good isn’t tough
But it’s also not enough
What’s the use enduring birth
If I can’t find what it’s worth
I need dreams, I need plans
I need you to understand
And I remember what you said

That I could be great
So so great

I can bite off more and I can chew
We may never know what I can do

I could be great
So so great


released February 1, 2012
Written and performed by Tony Rogers. Recorded by Chris Harden and mixed by Manny Sanchez at I.V. Lab Studios in Chicago. Featuring Dave Rothkopf (bass), Devin Arkin (vocals) John Goodman (drums), John Scholvin (guitar, vocals), Marcin Fahmy (keyboard), Marisa Fiorito (vocals), and Steve Kouba (piano).



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Tony Rogers Chicago, Illinois

Tony Rogers is a pop-rock songwriter from Chicago. His musical credits include a long stint with The Good ("Masterful"—WXRT) and a long running musical "Pop Psychology" (2002 Album of the Year, Chicago A&E). His latest solo album, "Sycamore" (2011), spawned a popular video for the song "Call the Press," and a 2012 single ("Great") was featured in a hit commercial for Purina Pro Plan. ... more

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