Thursday, October 12, 2006

Lyrics Analysis (She's Like The Wind)

She's Like The Wind
Lyrics by Patrick Swayze

She's like the wind through my tree (I almost hesitate to evaluate this line at all because it's so kind of famously cheesy and bizarre on its own. But I can't resist asking...what the hell does that mean, Mr. Swayze? She's like the wind...through your tree. Your tree? I don't understand. At all.)
She rides the night next to me (She rides the night next to me? Again....what the hell does that even mean? How? How do you ride the night? I know Lionel Richie talks about running with the night. Is this the same kind of deal?)
She leads me through moonlight
Only to burn me with the sun (So let's get this straight...this chick a) is like the wind through your tree, b) rides the night next to you, and now c) leads you through moonlight only to burn you with the sun. OK. Cool. Quick question if you don't mind me asking....are you on drugs? Or have you been drinking paint thinner? Or maybe sniffing glue? Because I think you're experiencing a very large disconnection from reality here.)
She's taken my heart
But she doesn't know what she's done (SHE doesn't know what she's done? Well, that makes two of us. Wind through trees and riding the night and burning people with the sun. I mean, the whole thing is a bunch of crazy jibber jabber.)

Feel her breath on my face (Is breath on the face anything like wind through the tree?)
Her body close to me (That's kind of implied by the first line.)
Can't look in her eyes (Not even a peek? Why not? Is she like Medusa? Does she wear an eye patch?)
She's out of my leeeague (I added the extra "ee's" there. Had to be done. Awesome delivery from Patrick. Just awesome.)
Just a fool to believe
I have anything she needs (Probably right....but then...she is breathing on you and whatnot. Seems like she's buying whatever you're selling. Man up, bro. Cut the sad sack routine.)
She's like the wind (Stop with the wind. Just let it go.)


I look in the mirror and all I see
Is a young old man with only a dream (Funny. You'd think a phrase like "young old man" would be the easiest thing to rip on in the entire song. I actually don't mind it. A "young old man"...I can see that. I doubt it applies in this case. But it's not as bad as it sounds.)
Am I just fooling myself (Probably. You're probably hallucinating too for what that's worth.)
That she'll stop the pain
Living without her
I'd go insane (I'm pretty sure you're totally insane either way.)

Feel her breath on my face
Her body close to me (Could've used "adjacent" here to mix it up. Opportunity lost in my book.)
Can't look in her eyes
She's out of my leeeague (She's all over you, man. Cowboy up!)
Just a fool to believe
I have anything she needs (You know what? I don't buy this act. Not from Patrick F-ing Swayze. It's false humility. Drop it, Patrick. You're better than that.)
She's like the wind

(Fade to whatever....)

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