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i heard it’s getting windy so i’ll
sit and watch you blow
i will chain you to my boat
i will carry you back home

and i won’t say i love you ‘cause it’s
all been said before
let’s not say it anymore
‘cause love nothin’ here’s for sure

they treat us like dogs
so we play along
we bark and we moan
and play them our songs
but when we blow away
and get out of this place
we go down like a shout
and up like a prayer

i heard it’s getting windy and we’ll
all be blown away
did you tell me you’re afraid?
darlin’, you look so afraid

i’m not sure what happens when
everything here ends
but i hope its like they said
and i hope it never ends

they treat us like gold
dug up to be sold
we shine and we shake
assuming our roles
and when we blow away
up over this place
we go down like a shout
and up like a praise

i know its hard to see me, darlin’
let your eyes adjust
if you go blind just trust
you were made out of my dust
i was made out of your dust
and the wind will carry us
in the ocean’s evening gusts
up above the mountain tops
he will have the both of us
he will have the both of us
he will have the both of us
he will have the both of us


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    General Comment"Goes down like a shout and up like a PRAYER"

    "In the Ocean's evening GUSTS"

    I could be wrong on those two, but Im pretty sure those are the right lines.
    This is such a great song....thanks for posting it!

    To me, this song is about a guy in love with both nature, and a woman.
    Not only does he pay tribute to the wonder of the natural world (a world that he is knowingly an intimate part of), but he has the perspective to see through the "crappier" aspects of life and to see the beauty of the love he shares with his partner.
    He recognizes that through that love, and the "nature" of things....they will always be together (just like they always have been).

    I think it may be a live version (a Detroit radio station appearance) where Michael Nau sings "Who will have the both of us?" as the last line....but Im not sure about the studio version right now.

    This song is a "Perfect 10".....give it a listen or two.
    Bellyfull of Swanson September 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthanks for those, that makes more sense. ohhhh man i love this song. everything on hello, dear wind is so tender and just... perfect, is a good word.
    robpastyvoigton October 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think it could be something to the effect of a guy in the navy leaving his wife back because he is called into duty.
    robinbabuon April 17, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is the song that got me into page france! :)
    missproteinon July 03, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti performed this song for my girlfriend.
    enjoyyourrootson September 29, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about a young couple that live in a small town that disapproves of their relationship, for whatever reason.

    i heard it’s getting windy so i’ll
    sit and watch you blow
    i will chain you to my boat
    i will carry you back home

    and i won’t say i love you ‘cause it’s
    all been said before
    let’s not say it anymore
    ‘cause love nothin’ here’s for sure

    (he starts off with saying how much he loves her)

    they treat us like dogs
    so we play along
    we bark and we moan
    and play them our songs
    but when we blow away
    and get out of this place
    we go down like a shout
    and up like a prayer

    (even though they are looked down upon ("they treat us like dogs") they don't care what anyone else thinks, because they are in love. they even make fun of those looking down on them (" we bark and we moan and play them our songs")

    i heard it’s getting windy and we’ll
    all be blown away
    did you tell me you’re afraid?
    darlin’, you look so afraid

    (they find out she's pregnant)

    i’m not sure what happens when
    everything here ends
    but i hope its like they said
    and i hope it never ends

    (remaining hopeful and looking ahead)


    they treat us like gold
    dug up to be sold
    we shine and we shake
    assuming our roles
    and when we blow away
    up over this place
    we go down like a shout
    and up like a praise

    (talk of leaving the town where they don't belong)

    i know its hard to see me, darlin’
    let your eyes adjust
    if you go blind just trust
    you were made out of my dust
    i was made out of your dust
    and the wind will carry us
    in the ocean’s evening gusts
    up above the mountain tops

    (he talks her through the birth of their child, grasping to dig down for more words of encouragement.)

    he will have the both of us
    (they become a family)
    danaandersonon July 22, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song is undboubtedly about soulmates.
    vengeforon January 04, 2013   Link

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