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Lyr Req: The Wind (Warren Zevon)

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Subject: Lyr Req: The Wind (Enjoy Every Sandwich)
From: GUEST,Mrrzy
Date: 05 May 05 - 01:23 PM

Man, what a great album this wonderful tribute to Warren Zevon called Enjoy Every Sandwich. On it is a wonderful song called The Wind which was not on the album titled The Wind... and I can't find the lyrics anywhere on the Internet. Why am I asking a folk/blues forum? Well, to my mind, any song that mentions a bobolink is by definition a folk song. Which is the subject of another thread, but meanwhile, I'd like to know what the words to this haunting melody are. We can also talk about other songs on the record... very lovely indeed.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Wind (Enjoy Every Sandwich)
From: Peace
Date: 05 May 05 - 02:42 PM

Who's the songwriter?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Wind (Enjoy Every Sandwich)
From: GUEST,Mrr
Date: 05 May 05 - 03:47 PM

Warren Zevon. The whole album is a tribute to him, all songs are written by him and performed by artists who liked him.


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Subject: Lyr Add: HASTEN DOWN THE WIND (Warren Zevon)
From: Peace
Date: 05 May 05 - 04:27 PM

(Warren Zevon)

She tells him she thinks she needs to be free
He tells her he doesn't understand
She takes his hand
She tells him nothing's working out the way they planned

She's so many women
He can't find the one who was his friend
So he's hanging on to half her heart
He can't have the restless part
So he tells her to hasten down the wind

Then he agrees he thinks she needs to be free
Then she says she'd rather be with him
But it's just a whim
By which she hopes to keep him on the limb

She's so many women
He can't find the one who was his friend
So he's hanging on to half her heart
He can't have the restless part
So he tells her to hasten down the wind


Hope this is it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Wind (Enjoy Every Sandwich)
From: Dave'sWife
Date: 06 May 05 - 04:28 AM

Yes, it's not 'The wind' but 'Hasten Down The Wind' and it was covered by Linda Ronstadt on her 1970s album of the same name. Her version is worth seeking out. That whole album is one of her strongest.

Hasten Down The Wind is probably one of Warren Zevons most memorable songs. It captures that fragile moment when a relationship is on its last legs and both parties are waffling back and forth over moving on. It's a painful moment that doesn't last very long, but one that sticks with you. When you find yourself arriving at such a moment again, after having lived through it once before, you get this horrible sinking feeling, knowing there's only one way for things to go.

One of the all-time great 'break-up' songs. I once left a cassette recording of that song on the kitchen table of a house I was sharing with someone. I put it there while he was out of town and right after I moved all my crap out of the place. It seemed to say it all. It beats a Dear John letter I suppose.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Wind (Enjoy Every Sandwich)
From: GUEST,Mrr
Date: 06 May 05 - 08:29 AM

No, that is indeed Hasten Down the Wind. The Wind starts off like this here:
The wind is laughing through the trees
Laughing with me, not at me
Around here when the wind blows hard
You start forgetting who you are
(woooooooooooooo, ooooooooooooooooooh)
Round here when it rains in pours
Even the bobolink goes indoors
...


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: THE WIND (Warren Zevon)
From: GUEST,robomatic
Date: 06 May 05 - 09:09 AM

What a great writer, voice, and performer. I saw him perform solo in Boston in the 80s, maybe even acoustic, my memory is dim. But he was one of the greats, he made twisted sound good, and he could do a good 'angry' song when he wanted.

Apparently Warren Zevon did not personally record this song:
From WarrenZevon.com:
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The Wind

Intro) Am G C / Dm C G Am

Verse 1

[Am]The wind is laughing [G] through the [C] trees...
[Am] Laughing with me,[G] Not at [Am] me [ Dm C G Am]
[Dm]Round here when the [C] wind blows [Bb] hard.....
[Am] You start forgetting [G] who you [Am] are... (Dm C G Am]

Note: All 5 verses are the same chords)


Verse 2

Round here when it rains it pours
Even the bobolink goes indoors
You'll be forgotten but you wont forget....
Come along with me, you'll just get wet

Verse 3

Arizona's so hot and dry....
Dreamt up rivers and mountains rise...
The old cars left to rest and rust....
Come along with me,says the dust

Verse 4

Out here on a stormy night
Amidst the clouds and crackling light
Times a foe and times a friend
Come along with me, says the wind

Verse 5

Arizona's filled with ghosts
San Joaquin, my gracious host
Through the rain the wind and dust
To the arms of Je-Sus

END


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Wind (Enjoy Every Sandwich)
From: GUEST,Mrr
Date: 06 May 05 - 09:54 AM

Thanks, Robomatic! I couldn't find those anywhere.

No wonder I didn't understand the lyrics!

Does this count as Billy Bob Thornton singing?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Wind (Warren Zevon)
From: GUEST,GDW
Date: 16 Sep 15 - 05:48 PM

I'm not sure anyone else could do this song except Billy Bob Thornton. He and Warren Zevon were friends and neighbors. Zevon may have written it for him. In any case, after hearing the song, I can't imagine anyone else doing it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Wind (Warren Zevon)
From: Mrrzy
Date: 17 Sep 15 - 04:57 PM

Thanks...


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