"Windy" as written by and Ruthann Friedman....
Who's peekin' out from under a stairway
Calling a name that's lighter than air
Who's bending down to give me a rainbow
Everyone knows it's Windy

Who's tripping down the streets of the city
Smilin' at everybody she sees
Who's reachin' out to capture a moment
Everyone knows it's Windy

And Windy has stormy eyes
That flash at the sound of lies
And Windy has wings to fly
Above the clouds (above the clouds)
Above the clouds (above the clouds)

And Windy has stormy eyes
That flash at the sound of lies
And Windy has wings to fly
Above the clouds (above the clouds)
Above the clouds (above the clouds)

Who's tripping down the streets of the city
Smilin' at everybody she sees
Who's reachin' out to capture a moment
Everyone knows it's Windy

Who's tripping down the streets of the city
Smilin' at everybody she sees
Who's reachin' out to capture a moment
Everyone knows it's Windy

Who's tripping down the streets of the city
Smilin' at everybody she sees
Who's reachin' out to capture a moment
Everyone knows it's Windy

Who's tripping down the streets of the city
Smilin' at everybody she sees
Who's reachin' out to capture a moment
Everyone knows it's Windy

Who's tripping down the streets of the city
Smilin' at everybody she sees
Who's reachin' out to capture a moment


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"Windy" as written by Ruthann Friedman

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    General Commentthis song is hecka sixties, but it is kinda lame with all the harmony
    deadsaltysnailon May 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so catchy and upbeat, it's ridiculous. The harmony makes it sound awesome. I always thought it was "ba ba ba baaaaaa...BA BA BA BAAAAAAAA" but anyway. I love how you don't have to interpret the lyrics for a change. what an awesome song...oh the catchiness...
    chapterscandleson July 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so catchy and upbeat, all right, that it is easy to not realize it was written about a drug dealer. Take another good look at the lyrics...to hand me a "rainbow"... tripping down the streets of the city...wings to fly above the clouds. Like Along Comes Mary, and so many songs of the time, the the lyric has a hidden meaning, covered by the upbeat tune and beautiful harmonies. It had to be hidden to get away with it then, unlike today.
    jadesfire001on July 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDamn, that makes sense unless this chick is an utter klutz and ditz, which is unlikely. Whatever, Bill Hicks said it best about drugs: "If you think drugs should be illegal, why don't you go home and burn all your albums."

    This is why I love modern music. Without the occasional toke, most musicianship would likely suck.
    OpinionHeadon October 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentFor all of you who came here because of Breaking Bad...those lyrics are spot on for that segment.

    For those of you who didn't see, the segment which followed around a hooker performing her tricks and getting high.

    I knew when I saw it the lyrics fit cause I have loved this song for decades. But I didn't realize how spot on until I read them closely.
    JamesLoveon June 10, 2010   Link
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    General CommentYes! The first time I had ever heard this song was on Breaking Bad and I love it! Every time I hear it, I think of a hooker because it is soo perfect. "Bending down to give me a rainbow..." Love it.
    rodneywon July 11, 2010   Link
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    General Comment
    I suppose it could be about a prostitute as commenters have said above. but it could also be about a free-love hippy chick from the 60s.
    mliem411on July 24, 2011   Link
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    General Commentthe girl who wrote it was Ruthann Friedman. She won't say exactly who the song is about but she will say this "I have heard so many different permutations of what the song was about. Here is the TRUTH. I was sitting on my bed - the apartment on the first floor of David Crosby's house in Beverly Glenn - and there was a fellow who came to visit and was sitting there staring at me as if he was going to suck the life out of me. So I started to fantasize about what kind of a guy I would like to be with, and that was Windy - a guy (fantasy). The song took about 20 minutes to write." Not bad for a third of an hours work! Obviously when The Association recorded the song they changed the he references to she references.
    DKDon October 04, 2011   Link
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    My Opinionnever heard this song before in my life, but it impressed me so much after binge watching breaking bad, i HAD to look it up! the person that came up with this song and that scene is a genius!!!!!!
    MQNIQUEon September 17, 2014   Link
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    My Opinionnever heard this song before in my life, but it impressed me so much after binge watching breaking bad, i HAD to look it up! the person that came up with this song and that scene is a genius!!!!!!
    MQNIQUEon September 17, 2014   Link

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