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Lyr Req: Winds of the Old Days (Baez) meaning?

03 Nov 98 - 01:12 PM
Jim Dixon 17 Oct 10 - 08:45 PM
Darowyn 18 Oct 10 - 03:47 AM
Desert Dancer 18 Oct 10 - 10:52 AM
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Subject: Interpretation:'Wind of the Old Days'
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Date: 03 Nov 98 - 01:12 PM

I would like to find someome's interpretation of the Baez song 'Wind of the Old Days." Thanks


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Subject: Lyr Add: WINDS OF THE OLD DAYS (Joan Baez)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 17 Oct 10 - 08:45 PM

From Joan Baez's own web site:

WINDS OF THE OLD DAYS
(Words and Music by Joan Baez)
© 1975 Chandos Music (ASCAP)

The lady's adrift in a foreign land,
Singing on issues both humble and grand.
A decade flew past her and there on the page,
She read that the prince had returned to the stage.
Hovering near treacherous waters,
A friend saw her drifting and caught her,
Unguarded fantasies flying too far,
Memories tumbling like sweets from a jar.

And take me down to the harbor now.
Grapes of the summer are low on the bough.
Ghosts of my history will follow me there,
And the winds of the old days will blow through my hair.

Breath on an undying ember—
It doesn't take much to remember
Those eloquent songs from the good old days
That set us to marching with banners ablaze;
But reporters, there's no sense in prying.
Our blue-eyed son's been denying
The truths that are wrapped in a mystery.
The sixties are over, so set him free.

And take me down to the harbor now.
Grapes of the summer are low on the bough.
Ghosts of my history will follow me there,
And the winds of the old days will blow through my hair.

Why do I sit, the autumnal judge?
Years of self-righteousness will not budge.
Singer or savior, it was his to choose.
Which of us knows what was his to lose?
Because idols are best when they're made of stone,
A savior's a nuisance to live with at home.
Stars often fall, heroes go unsung,
And martyrs most certainly die too young.

So thank you for writing the best songs.
Thank you for righting a few wrongs.
You're a savage gift on a wayward bus,
But you stepped down and you sang to us.

And get you down to the harbor now.
Most of the sour grapes are gone from the bough.
Ghosts of Johanna will visit you there,
And the winds of the old days will blow through your hair.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Winds of the Old Days (Baez) meaning?
From: Darowyn
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 03:47 AM

In a sentence, the song means "Sorry for 'Diamonds and Rust', Bob".
Cheers
Dave


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Winds of the Old Days (Baez) meaning?
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 18 Oct 10 - 10:52 AM

Only 12 years later!


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