With practically no clues to guide you, please help me figure out the name of this semi-obscure classic rock song!
April 10, 2009 2:01 PM   Subscribe

A non-chorus line mentions leaving a message for the wind, I think. And then the next line is something about the wind maybe passing on that message to some other aspect of nature? How's that for specific? This is not "A Message to the Wind" by Gordon Lightfoot, by the way. I would guess it hails from the mid-seventies. In terms of "feeling," my vague-ass memory places it somewhere between Boston and Kansas, but that's obviously slippery footing.
posted by Fred Mars to Media & Arts (8 answers total)
Somewhere between Boston and Kansas? Could it be Chicago?
posted by bengarland at 4:17 PM on April 10, 2009

I don't remember the lyrics that well, but is it possibly "I Talk to the Wind" by King Crimson?
posted by number9dream at 4:18 PM on April 10, 2009

Lyrics don't match exactly, but maybe "They Call the Wind Maria" [read, Mar-i-ah]?
Kingston trio did a cover.
Away out here they got a name
For rain and wind and fire
The rain is Tess, the fire Joe,
And they call the wind Maria

Maria blows the stars around
And sends the clouds a’flyin’
Maria makes the mountains sound
Like folks were up there dying
posted by Mngo at 4:24 PM on April 10, 2009

Best answer: "Count on Me" by Jefferson Airplane?
Leave a message with the rain
You can find me where the wind blows
The snow across the pain
And the frost upon the heart
To provoke a little familiarity, the chorus:
Find your way back...
Find your way back to her heart
Find your way back...
Find your way back to your heart
posted by Kylio at 4:36 PM on April 10, 2009

I Talk To The Wind by King Crimson?
posted by alikins at 4:49 PM on April 10, 2009

Best answer: wow. that just itched in my head something fierce. the first song that came to mind was "winds of change" by the scorpions, but 1) i don't think that fits the style you've described and 2) a perusal of the lyrics doesn't give some second force of nature.

but hey! i listened to "winds of change," so it's all good! (yeah, i know, cheesy, but i love the scorpions.)

um, i'm inclined to go with kylio's song above, but i think it's actually "find your way back," and by the time they put that out, the band was reconfigured as jefferson starship, or just starship, wasn't it?
posted by miss patrish at 5:07 PM on April 10, 2009 [1 favorite]

miss patrish is right on both song and band name. Bad me for taking a lyrics site's word for it. Now, VH1 Classic's word, that's golden.
posted by Kylio at 5:28 PM on April 10, 2009

Response by poster: Sorry I took so long to get back to this, but YES! "Find Your Way Back" is the one. Memory is a funny thing. The way remembered it, the mystery song seemed older, almost a southern rock style. Thanks!
posted by Fred Mars at 1:50 PM on April 13, 2009

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