MAGIC WIND

by Richard Wiegel

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This album was recorded over a two year period from 2016-2017. My goal was to record an all original solo CD, but for a long time we weren’t sure if the songs needed more. So we demoed most of them with guitar, bass and drums. But I also wanted to highlight the sound of the guitars, sort of the way Georgia O’Keefe would magnify the view of a flower, so we kept coming back to solo renditions. Williamson Magnetic Recording Company (Willy Mag for short) is uniquely designed to capture a performance; analog recording decks, nothing digital, and reel to reel tape. Only one song had the guitar and vocal recorded separately, every other song was live into one mic, no edits, no fixes. Hopefully it will give the listener a closer connection to the songs and to the performance.

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released November 15, 2017

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Richard Wiegel Madison, Wisconsin

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"STILL WATERS" is an all acoustic instrumental CD available for a free download.
"Magic Wind" is my most personal CD. After I wrote 'She Liked The Wind', I realized I had written several songs about a failed relationship that included or referenced the wind, and her. I think they make up a collection of songs that fit together and tell a story.
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Track Name: She Liked The Wind
She liked the wind I never did
She liked the wind I never did
She’ll forget but I never will

I could stand the cold she never could
I could stand the cold she never could
She'll forgive but I never would

I hope you say that I was kind
I hope you say that I was kind
I might not get out this time

I’ll wait for you like I always do
I’ll wait for you like I always do
Long as sorrow I wait for you

Now I stand like a tree on the plains
I stand alone like a tree on the plains
Wind never stops like a promise made
Wind never stops whispers your name
Track Name: Ridin' A Magic Wind
I know the road is dark and lonely
This time no one can say I’m wrong
I feel the endless sky above me
I float on angel wings of song

I’m ridin’ a magic wind, ridin’ a magic wind
Ridin’ a magic wind, I’m ridin’ a magic wind

And all the times that I was leaving
I knew that I’d come back somehow
Through darkened shadows now I’m seeing
No harm can ever find me now

I’m ridin’ a magic wind, ridin’ a magic wind
Ridin’ a magic wind, I’m ridin’ a magic wind

Fast wing now take me straight and true
Fast wing now take me straight to you
I float through emerald skies of blue
I know my song will see me through
Track Name: Visit Your Heart
There was a time when I had no fear
Climb any mountain just to be near
But now we’re close and I’m on my knee
Somethin’ make me tremble like a leaf in the breeze

What does it take to visit your heart
I’d treat it with care like a national park
I won’t stay long like a passing star
What does it take to visit your heart

I know that love wasn’t always kind
But we’ll go slow not so hurried this time
A long forgotten wind still calls to me
And there’s only one place that I wanna be

Like a river that always flows
Been on the move called nowhere home
Seen the TaJ Mahal crossed the river Nile
But you say the words that always make me smile

What does it take to visit your heart
I’d treat it with care like a national park
I won’t stay long like a passing star
What does it take to visit your heart
Track Name: No Heat In The Van
No heat in the van and I'm runnin' on fumes
Been a hundred miles since I thought about you
But I'm movin' I keep movin on
Pushin' ahead I keep movin' down the road

Bridge fallin' down up around the bend
Ain’t had no good lovin’ since I don't know when
But I'm movin' I keep movin on
Pushin' ahead I keep movin' down the road

I push the van up to sixty-five
I should be happy I'm still alive
And I'm movin' I keep movin on
Pushin' ahead I keep movin' down the road

Flyin' high just a rowdy and handsome
I'm still smilin' I'm still dancin'
And I'm movin' I keep movin on
Pushin' ahead I keep movin' down the road

No heat in the van but I'm singin' some tunes
Been a hundred miles since I thought about you
And I'm movin' I keep movin on
Pushin' ahead I keep movin' down the road
Pushin' ahead I keep movin' down the road
Track Name: Things 'Gone Take Care Of Themselves
I ain’t so worried I ain’t so troubled
And now my mind don’t seem so muddle
Ain’t gonna worry ‘bout no loose ends
Things ‘gone take care of themselves

This time around I’ll speak the truth
Anyway got nothin’ to lose
I’ll be happy time will tell
Things ‘gone take care of themselves

On my own me alone
Gonna let the river flow
I’m gonna try to live a clean life
Not get so lonesome on my mind

I’ll find a place and look around
Gonna be happy any day above ground
Ain’t gonna worry ‘bout no loose ends
Things ‘gone take care of themselves
Track Name: I Miss You
Every drawer is full every door is stuck
Every closet’s crammed with too much stuff
All the bills are paid car is runnin’ too
But there’s a hole in my heart you can drive a truck through

I Miss You x3

At night I pretend to hold you close
But like a dream it comes and goes
I ask again and I wonder where
Always seems to be my cross to bear

I Miss You x3
Track Name: Clay St. Rag
(inst.)
Track Name: Exactly Back To Zero
I used to have me some Washingtons
I had a little too much fun
Now I’m exactaly back to zero
Exactaly back to zero
What’s gonna happen to poor old me

Women used to call every night of the week
I loved a couple exspecially
But I’m exactaly back to zero
Exactaly back to zero
What’s gonna happen to poor old me

bridge
Whoever said less is more
ain’t never had pockets this sore
In a pretty soon time I’ll be back it the game
I’m absitively sure you’ll be callin’ my name

Girl won’t you tell me you’ll play your part
Lend me a dollar finance this heart
‘Cause I’m exactaly back to zero
Exactaly back to zero
What’s gonna happen to poor old me

bridge 2
It’s no use to sittin’ like a worried man
got to get to calculatin’ just as best as I can
I never have trouble knowin’ where I stand
I can calculate what I’m worth on one hand

Now if you got a nickel I’ll appropriate mine
We’ll rub ‘em together make a lucky dime
‘Cause I’m exactaly back to zero
Exactaly back to zero
What’s gonna happen to poor old me
Poor old me
Track Name: When I Pull Into Dallas
They were all lookin’ for me this time when I left
Seems I have to ‘pologize to every woman that I ever met
For everyone I hope this time love won’t be so callous
Maybe things’ll change when I pull into Dallas

Why does it always seem colder when you’re leavin’ a place
I wanna head anywhere where the wind ain’t in my face
We had an opening and we let it slip right past us
Maybe things’ll change when I pull into Dallas


Well I’m a prisoner but the road just carries on
Yea it ain’t like it seems I’m a prisoner to a song
The loser was love I was tryin’ to make somethin’ happen
Maybe things’ll change when I pull into Dallas

Why does it always seem colder when you’re leavin’ a place
Track Name: One Door Closes (Another One Opens)
You left and now what will I do
There must be more that’s not showin’
I can’t begin to see what lies ahead
But I keep tellin’ myself

chorus
One door closes and another one opens
There’s got to be love ahead
One door closes and another one opens
That’s what I’m telling myself

Did our love fail fall by the side
From the words that were not spoken
Is it over now I hang onto a thread
But I keep telling myself

chorus

I can’t hear you now you’re too far away
It seems our love line is broken
I don’t believe the words inside my head
But I keep telling myself

chorus
Track Name: Gonna Keep Walkin'
It hurts my feet to walk I hurts my teeth to talk
But I’m gonna keep walkin’, gonna keep talkin’
Till I find my way back home to you

It hurts my eyes to see, and I don’t like the color of things
But I’m gonna keep seein’ gonna keep believin’
That one day my troubles all will end

One day I’ll lighten my load, one day get off of this road
One day gonna point your way and I’ll sit right down and stay

It hurts my ears to hear, and it always brings a little tear
But I’m gonna keep listenin’ gonna keep fishin’
For one day the truth to all be clear

One day I’ll lighten my load, one day get off of this road
One day gonna point your way and I’ll sit right down and stay

It hurts my brain to smile, and you gotta be insane to try
But I’m gonna keep smilin’ gonna keep on tryin’
Till I lay my tune down by and by
Track Name: Any Wind Can Blow
Mistakes will be made love lost too
With luck a new heart will grow
Hang on to your corner of dreams
Any wind can blow

Any wind, any wind, any wind can blow
Hang on to your corner of dreams, any wind can blow

Looking for answers with no road maps
You will know when you know
Don’t lose your ears for the stories of hope
Any wind can blow

Any wind, any wind, any wind can blow
Don’t lose your ears for the stories of hope, any wind can blow

And wind, any wind, any wind can blow
Hang onto your stories of hope, any wind can blow

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