Ride Like the Wind

14 Sep


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This  song, by Christopher Cross, evokes to me the United Sates of America and moreover the state of Texas where I spent two months in 1976 visiting my aunt and uncle. All the legend’s ingredients are here: The myth of the border, the outlaw, horse riding.  Listening to this song you can imagine the photography of the rider with “reward” written on it! Americans are instinctively cautious with government rules and prefer to be on the side of the runaways.  It comes backward from the time their land was ruled by the English monarchy. This is an explanation why their constitution resembles to a fortress protecting them from government and state laws abuse.  It allow them to wear a weapon,  police can’t control for your papers in the street without a good reason and unless you don’t respect a written rule, you can express every kind of statement you want no matter the content, providing your acting peacefully. Judges and attorneys are elected by citizen votes.  By comparison with the French one which was rewritten a lot of time, the American Constitution has never been abolished and is the same from the beginning of their democracy.

Here are the lyrics (imagine you run away toward the Mexican boarder with the feds on your heels):

It is the night. My body’s weak.
I’m on the run. No time to sleep.
I’ve got to ride.

Ride like the wind to be free again.
And I got such a long way to go.
To make it to the border of Mexico.
So I’ll ride like the wind.

I was born the son of a lawless man.
Always spoke my mind with a gun in my hand.
Lived nine lives
gunned down ten.
Gonna ride like the wind.

And I got such a long way to go.
To make it to the border of Mexico.
So I’ll ride like the wind.
Ride like the wind.
Ride like the wind.

Accused and tried and told to hang
I was no where in sight
when the church bells rang.
Never was the kind to do as I was told.
Gonna ride like the wind before I get old.

It is the night. My body’s weak.
I’m on the run. No time to sleep.
I’ve got to ride.
Ride like the wind to be free again.

And I got such a long way to go.
To make it to the border of Mexico.
So I’ll ride like the wind.
Ride like the wind.

And I got such a long way to go.
To make it to the border of Mexico.
So I’ll ride like the wind.
Gonna run like the wind.

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