Steve Simpson


Better Late CD 2006

Southern Wind

Steve Simpson


I’m a drifter by nature, but I was raised in Caroline, Where life is slow and simple and folks are warm and kind. And now when I get lonesome and need the comfort of a friend, I can feel the soft persuasion of that gentle southern wind. Chorus Southern wind, blowing me home, Southern wind, though I may roam, I know you’re always there to guide me home again, Southern wind, when I’m feeling low, Southern wind, you start to blow. And I just set my sail and fill it, With that steady southern wind. I get restless, and I wander, always searching for a dream, But now my arms grow weary, and I can hardly fight the stream. In the leaves I hear a whisper, gently calling me again, Well, if you’re heading south to Dixie, take me with you southern wind. Chorus Steve: vocals and guitar Eliot Wadopian: upright bass Dave Johnson: dobro, fiddle Leah Howard, Shana Blake, Lea Kuhlmann: harmony vocals