What does Shannon mean?

Search Login

Henry Gross: Shannon Meaning

Song Released: 1976

Shannon Lyrics

Another day's at end
Mama says she's tired again
No one can even begin to tell her
I hardly know what to say
But maybe it's better that way
If Pop-pa were here I'm sure he'd tell her

Shannon, is gone I heard
She's drifting out to...


    click a star to vote
    Sep 24th, 2019 9:27am report

    This song is pure nostalgia for me. It smacks of suburbia, 70's style. The mom is "tired,"
    that's divorce depression, cause "poppa's" not around. I know somebody's dog is missing, and in a sense that seems metaphorical to me. Yes, that's the here and now(Shannon the dog), but like all classic songs, it's deep,somehow...And existential...And beautiful. Those high-voiced harmonies. Slow moving but not a drudge.In the end it's about family, which includes pets.


    click a star to vote
    Oct 18th, 2017 10:25pm report

    I always thought it was the singer's sister who died.


    click a star to vote
    Nov 14th, 2012 11:07pm report

    Henry Gross was the original lead guitarist of Sha Na Na, the Fifties nostalgia band. After that band became successful, he bought a house near the beach in Southern California, where one of his neighbors was Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys.

    Carl Wilson had a dog named Shannon. When Shannon died, Wilson was heartbroken, but tried to remember the good times they'd had together, and tried to imagine Shannon in some kind of dog Heaven.

    That inspired Henry Gross both to write the song (about a family trying to cope with the death of a beloved pet) and to sing it in the style of the Beach Boys.

More Henry Gross song meanings ยป


Submit Your Interpretation

[ want a different song? ]

Just Posted

Sledgehammer anonymous
Crawling anonymous
Baby anonymous
death bed anonymous
Sick Boy anonymous
The Lion From The North Dood_Doorag
Legends anonymous
Look At Me! anonymous
Habit anonymous
When Love and Death Embrace anonymous
Angels anonymous
Woman anonymous
March to the Sea anonymous
Show & Tell anonymous
I Miss The Days anonymous

Get a weekly email update

(We won't give out your email)

Latest Releases