"Wendell Gee" as written by and Peter Buck Bill Berry....
That's when Wendell Gee
Takes a tug upon the string
That held the line of trees
Behind the house he lived in
He was reared to give respect
But somewhere down the line, he chose

To whistle as the wind blows (gonna miss you, boy)
And whistle as the wind blows through the leaves (gonna miss you, boy)

He had a dream one night
That the tree had lost its middle
So he built a trunk of chicken wire
To try to hold it up
But the wire, the wire turned to lizard skin
And when he climbed inside

There wasn't even time to say (gonna miss you, boy)
Goodbye to Wendell Gee (gonna miss you, boy)
So whistle as the wind blows (gonna miss you, boy)
Whistle as the wind blows with me (gonna miss you, boy)

There wasn't even time to say (gonna miss you, boy)
Goodbye to Wendell Gee (gonna miss you, boy)
So whistle as the wind blows (gonna miss you, boy)
And listen as the wind blows through the leaves (gonna miss you, boy)

If the wind were colors (gonna miss you, boy)
And if the air could speak (gonna miss you, boy)
Then whistle as the wind blows (gonna miss you, boy)
And whistle as the wind blows (gonna miss you, boy)


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"Wendell Gee" as written by Peter Buck Bill Berry

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    General CommentMy first impression is that Wendell is a troubled teen, a misfit.
    He hangs himself (in his parents back yard). The song reads "lived" past tense. Nobody new of his inner turmoil or his plans so "there wasn't time to say goodbye". Wendell takes the easy way out...but as the dream suggests it's a horrible choice. But the realization comes too late, in the dream and after the "tug" of the rope.
    Here the wind represents death or the life after death and the spirit being free. And the miss-interpertation and romanticism teens have with suicide.

    Song's eerie, haunting sound kind of confirms it.

    But, hey, that's just what I think.
    Mark Vanon August 31, 2006   Link

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