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Radio XXII, side A, track 5: “She’s Like The Wind” by Patrick Swayze and Wendy Fraser, #40 on The Top 88 of ’88

Patrick Swayze - She's Like The WindOh, Patrick Swayze and Wendy Fraser, when this showed up on the countdown, I had never heard it before in my life.  And I won’t lie, Patrick Swayze, I probably sneered a little at it, at this pretty boy actor trying to act like he’s a singer.  But now that I’ve watched “Dirty Dancing” about a thousand times and now that you’ve left this mortal coil, nostalgia’s softened my opinion of this little gem.  What I love about it is that you can hear that yes, it is indeed you, Patrick Swayze.  Because you’ve got a unique voice, Patrick Swayze.  It’s got just a hint of Southern twang, and it’s a little bit high-pitched, yet still manly, and it’s topped off with the suggestion of a former lisp.

There was always something about you, Patrick Swayze, that made one want to root for you.  You were that good-looking guy from high school who even the nerds and the burnouts got along with because you were an easygoing doofus who didn’t have a mean bone in his body.  Everyone knew you were getting by on your looks, and everyone was  okay with that.  Don’t get me wrong, Patrick Swayze, you were a solid dancer, no doubt, and your acting chops were good enough to make every girl in junior high want to be held aloft by you in the middle of a lake, but every role you ever had was a variation of Patrick Swayze.  But since we all loved Patrick Swayze, we’d line up to go see “Black Dog” anyway (I did, at least).

And you know what, Patrick Swayze, you had a sweet voice.  Not sweet as in “That is one sweet ride”.  More “Awww, that’s so sweet.”  You can tell you practiced really hard to hit all those notes just right, and your practice paid off.  You deserve to crack the top 40 on this countdown, Patrick Swayze.  We miss you.

Oh, and you were great on this one, too, Wendy Fraser.

“She’s Like The Wind”

She’s like the wind

Through my tree

She rides the night

Next to me

She leads me through moonlight
Only to burn me with the sun

She’s taken my heart
But she doesn’t know what she’s doooone

Feel her breath in my face

Her body close to me

Can’t look in her eyes

She’s out of my leeeeague

Just a fool to believe I have anything she needs

She’s like the wind

<awesome saxophone>

I look in the mirror
And all I see

Is a young old man

With only a dream

Am I just fooling myself
That she’ll stop the pain

Livin’ without her
I’d go insaaane

Feel her breath in my face

Her body close to me

Can’t look in her eyes

She’s out of my leeeeague

Just a fool to believe I have anything she needs

She’s like the wind

<awesome saxophone>

Feel your breath in my face

Your body close to me

Can’t look in your eyes

You’re out of my leeeeague

Just a fool to believe
(Just a fool to believe)
She’s like the wind

(Just a fooool to believe)
Just a fool to believe
(She’s like the wind)
Just a fool to believe
(Just a fool to believe)
She’s like the wind
(Just a fooool to believe)
Just a fool to believe
She’s like the wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiind

(Just a foooooool…she’s like the wind)

(She’s like the wind)

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