Song Name: Nothing But The Wind

Songwriter: Steve Kahn

Copyright: 2010

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Lyrics:

Nothing but Wind


Santa Ana Winds scream through El Cajon
Blowing in the power lines, listen to them moan
Shake the bedroom shutters, just like the devil's breath
They bring the piercing sound of death

He's lyin there beside her; she's in her darkest dream
She hears the IED explode, hears her buddies scream
As the Santa Anas swirl around their door
She's drifted back into the war

Chorus
Hang on to me darling, you are safe with me
Your fighting days are over, please wake up and see
Hold on to me darling; you're safe at home again
Love, it's nothing but the wind

Sitting like a child, eyes wide open in the dark
She sees that kid blown apart near the swings there in the park
While the devil wind howls through her mind
There's no safe place that she can find

He hurries to the kitchen, heats hot chocolate in a pan
It really was her favorite before Afghanistan
It might calm her down, sooth some of the pain
But he knows those dreams will come again

Chorus
Hang on to me darling, you are safe with me
Your fighting days are over, please wake up and see
Hold on to me darling; you're safe at home again
Love, it's nothing but the wind

He leans against the stove, tears run down his cheeks
An anger flows within him; it's been there for weeks
He curses all cowards who send folks off to die
In wars they'd never fight themselves beneath foreign skies

But he swallows up his anger, there's nothing he do
Except to go back to his woman and help her make it through
He walks back down the hall, the cocoa on a tray
Praying that in time, her dreams will go away

Chorus +
Love, it's nothing but the wind (x2)