Joe Ely Because of the Wind Lyrics

Honky Tonk Masquerade Track Listing
  • 1 Cornbread Moon
  • 2 Because of the Wind
  • 3 Boxcars
  • 4 Jericho (Your Walls Must Come Tumbling Down)
  • 5 Tonight I Think I'm Gonna Go Downtown
  • 6 Honky Tonk Masquerade
  • 7 I'll Be Your Fool
  • 8 Fingernails
  • 9 West Texas Waltz
  • 10 Honky Tonkin'
  • Do you know why the trees bend
    At the west Texas border?
    Do you know why they bend
    Sway and twine?
    The trees bend because of the wind
    Across that lonesome border
    The trees bend because of the wind
    Almost all the time.

    Have you seen my Caroline
    Up in Amarillo
    Have you seen my Caroline
    The one that I call mine
    Well, if you see my Caroline
    With her hair of yellow
    If you see my Caroline
    Tell her I'm doin' fine.

    She is to me like the breeze
    That blows from Corpus Christi
    She is to me like the breeze
    That blows up from the sea
    Now if she is like the breeze
    That blows from Corpus Christi
    Then I must be like the trees,
    Cause Caroline blows through me.

    Do you know why the trees bend
    At the west Texas border?
    Do you know why they bend
    Sway and twine?
    The trees bend because of the wind
    Across that lonesome border
    The trees bend because of the wind
    Almost all the time.


    Written by: Joe Ely
    Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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