Artist: The Association

Windy ~ The Association

The Association is a pop music band from California in the sunshine pop genre. They are best known for their popularity in the 1960s, when they had numerous hits at or near the top of the Billboard charts. As of 2008, they are still playing. They are also notable for being the lead-off band at 1967′s Monterey Pop Festival, essentially the first multi-group rock festival. They are known for their tight vocal harmony.

Windy

Windy” is a pop music song written by Ruthann Friedman and recorded by The Association.

According to rumor, the original lyrics by Ruthann Friedman were about a man, and The Association changed them to be about a woman.However, Friedman eventually admitted that it had in fact been written about her dog, who had “stormy eyes” and walked “down the streets of the city, smiling at everybody she sees…” Contrarily, insisted one of the original members of The Association who was aware of Friedman’s explanation, the song was actually written by Friedman about a dear male friend of hers who was a methamphetamine addict who eventually served time at San Quentin State Prison in California on drug charges.

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Who’s peekin’ out from under a stairway
Calling a name that’s lighter than air
Who’s bending down to give me a rainbow
Everyone knows it’s Windy

Who’s tripping down the streets of the city
Smilin’ at everybody she sees
Who’s reachin’ out to capture a moment
Everyone knows it’s Windy

And Windy has stor-my eyes
That flash at the sound of lies
And Windy has wings to fly
Above the clouds (above the clouds)
Above the clouds (above the clouds)

And Windy has stor-my eyes
That flash at the sound of lies
And Windy has wings to fly
Above the clouds (above the clouds)
Above the clouds (above the clouds)

Who’s tripping down the streets of the city
Smilin’ at everybody she sees
Who’s reachin’ out to capture a moment
Everyone knows it’s Windy

  • Audio from the 1967 album, Insight Out:

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