"Windy Town" as written by and Christopher Anton Rea....
Drivin' down from the Highland line
We done some gigs on the Clyde and the Tyne
They flew us in from the Hamburg strip
The taste of Dusseldorf still on our lips

And on the bus there's a friend of mine
We go way back to the scene of the crime
We sit up front and share a cigarette
And try to remember what we tried to forget

He said "Do you remember?"
He said "Do you recall?"
I said "Yeah, I remember
Oh I remember it all"

Every time the cold wind blows
Every time I hear the sound
Late night train shunting down by the river
I remember windy town

We come so far and we move so fast
Makin' hay see it all go past
Around the world and around again
Up and down on that gravy train

Every time the cold wind blows
Every time I hear the sound
East cost crosswinds on a cold wet stone
I remember windy town

I seen it all before

The freezin' corners and the empty streets
The burnin' passion and the cold wet feet
Three tricky miles home every night
Dodgin' from the shadows underneath those amber lights

No car for kissin' and no where to go
'Cept inside each other and I love you so
I held your face as you shivered in the rain
Girl I'll always love you and I love you again

Every time
Yeah every time

Every time the cold wind blows
Every time I hear the sound
Late night train shunting down by the river
I remember windy town

Every time the cold wind blows
Every time I hear the sound
East cost crosswinds on a cold wet stone
I remember I remember windy town


Lyrics submitted by redmax

"Windy Town" as written by Christopher Anton Rea

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Windy Town song meanings
Add your thoughts

2 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General Commentit seems that rod is a musician on tour with a past he is trying to forget by alledged criminal doings
    metallica5699on July 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about Rea recalling his hometown of Middlesbrough UK. It's a bitter sweat memory for him. He's been out touring and making his living as a musician all the while his hometown has been transformed from a industrial city to what seems to be a ghost town.
    jetroutmon March 24, 2015   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain