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Several years after my dad died, my brother and I finally fulfilled a promise to spread his ashes in the back country of the Sierra Nevada mountains. The lyrics to this song were written while on that backpack trip... I was looking for that campfire feel. My friend Debra Windsong played some beautiful harmonica on this. Backing vocals by Paul Silva and Shannon Savage. This is a work in progress for our upcoming CD. We're called That Evening Sun.
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Lyrics
Cascade Wind
W&M Steve Kindel

We met on a Monday after many years passed
We sat by the fire with a toast and a flask
To deliver a promise and a toast it will be
Going home will be two, going in we’ll be three

Chorus
Going home will be two, going in we’ll be three
And we’ll talk about our childhood, and the way it used to be
Going in we’ll be three, going home will be two
And the Cascade Winds will carry one

I think of him often and I really don’t know
If spirits do rise but I’d like to think so
Then the Cascade winds will be setting you free
And your spirit will flow through the wind and the trees

Like a mountain snowfall, you will cover my soul
Fly with the wind wherever we go
I said beware of your feet, for you know not where they’ll take you
But after I’m gone I’ll be flying with you
I said after I’m gone we will fly
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Uploaded: May 18, 2011 - 01:55:56 PM
Last Updated: May 18, 2011 - 05:35:45 PM Last Played: Jan 30, 2017 - 05:34:10 PM
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lholden said 2382 days ago (May 18th, 2011)
Just beautiful
Your father would be proud:) Excellent, intimate feeling. Well done.
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skindel said 2378 days ago (May 23rd, 2011)
proud father
I hope so. Thanks so much for your kind words
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pablatone said 2382 days ago (May 18th, 2011)
sounds good here
too!
Good lyrics.
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867-5309 said 2382 days ago (May 18th, 2011)
snow tires
Profound lyrics written and more so when tied in with their great melodic lines.
nice backing also by Shannon and Paul.
Great rich peaceful guitar sound - and touching harmonica - played so well -

going through these mountains between nevada and california - in january of 1973 I came through with my 5-month along wife to soon be -and our first to almost be - in a 'white '61 ford galaxy - they were forcing all to have chains on their tires - so we made an exit just before - and were able to sneak through - but we should have gotten them ! . . .
so reminding me -
and a great job here !
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skindel said 2378 days ago (May 23rd, 2011)
mountains
Thanks. I developed a love for Sierras as a child because of my father. It is my hope with this song to create that feeling of lying in a sleeping bag by the campfire and staring up at the stars. I think it is not quite there yet but I feel we are on the right track...
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alackbass said 2382 days ago (May 18th, 2011)
Cascade Wind
"Going home will be two, going in we’ll be three" you summed it up beautifully in that one line! Now that's songwriting! Love the harmonica!
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skindel said 2378 days ago (May 23rd, 2011)
song writing
wow very kind words. Yes I think Debra caught the feel for this song nicely.
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PaulaMunk said 2382 days ago (May 18th, 2011)
Nothing
more heart warming than a ballad with a story. Very warm and intimate. Enjoyed the harmonica and the vocal very much. Bittersweet. Thanks.
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skindel said 2378 days ago (May 23rd, 2011)
and all true to
"Very warm and intimate."... that is exactly what I was hoping to do so it is so nice to get that feedback... thanks.
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davisamerica said 2382 days ago (May 18th, 2011)
this
is a beauty
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racerat said 2382 days ago (May 18th, 2011)
Cascade Wind
Great story. Lovely song. Awesome harmonies...

RR
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Hickling_Stan said 2381 days ago (May 19th, 2011)
Great lyrics
alckbass hit the nail on the head with the line that sums it all up. I once wrote a line, "One single and one return, your not coming home with me". Lovely harmonica, and poignant song, cheers Mark
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skindel said 2378 days ago (May 23rd, 2011)
Lyrics
I guess this is a topic many can relate... Thanks for sharing Stan
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drakonis said 2381 days ago (May 19th, 2011)
deftly offered
Such a difficult subject, but sadly, a universal one (scattered my dad's ashes among the mountain trees just a few years ago myself, as he wished.) Wonderful piece of music, really nicely performed (loved the harmonies), I liked the fact that you kept the singing prominent, while still giving room for the guitar and harmonica to shine. Here's to dads.

ttfn,
Drakonis
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skindel said 2378 days ago (May 23rd, 2011)
Here's to dads
I only hope that I can provide my kids with such memories too.

As a work in progress I am trying to hear in this song certain sounds and feelings. It is not complete yet but I think we are on the right track.
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Loob said 2381 days ago (May 19th, 2011)
Excellent homage
Indeed your father would be proud, and you've kept your promise. Very nice!
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skindel said 2378 days ago (May 23rd, 2011)
I hope so
thanks!
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KCsGROOVE said 2381 days ago (May 19th, 2011)
lovely song
can relate to the lyrics
goosebumps!
Excellent songwriting
KC
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skindel said 2378 days ago (May 23rd, 2011)
goosebumps
It seems I am speaking to my peers with this... which is very gratifying. Thanks KC
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neilh79 said 2380 days ago (May 20th, 2011)
Cascade Wind
Excellent composition, it flows wonderfully, your vocal is rich and warm very well done
skindel said 2378 days ago (May 23rd, 2011)
very nice...
compliment... thanks
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PeterB7858 said 2380 days ago (May 20th, 2011)
Poignant
Poignant lyrics enveloped in some nice harmonies and supported by simple but effective instrumentation. Nice sound. Congratulations, Peter.
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skindel said 2378 days ago (May 23rd, 2011)
lyrics
I know I should be keeping this song simple... but I also hear many subtle layers... The challenge will be to keep in sounding simple and to let the lyrics carry... thanks for your feedback Peter.
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