Wild as the Wind
2004 Rick Danko tribute, written by Steve Forbert.
See also Carol Caffin's article "Steve Forbert Talks about Wild as the Wind".
Maybe you didn't know him But he prob'ly was your friend He was oddly down to earth And just as wild as the wind As the wind Rick was as wild as the wind He played the biggest concerts And the little gig He always sang his heart out If the crowd was small or big Small or big However small, ever big CHORUS "Hey Mister got a minute?" That's what he would say "Hey Mister got a minute?" Well, I do sir today Rick would take some cocaine Didn't need a straw He could just swoop down and sniff some Anytime he saw If he saw If there'd be some that he saw Rick was backstage loaded I was sorta shocked The man said, "Rick, it's show time" Rick walked out and rocked And he rocked Not one bad note and he rocked (REPEAT CHORUS) There's a certain kind of free heart That's never bought and sold There's a certain kind of wild child That never should grow old Getting old Who'd picture Rick getting old? (REPEAT CHORUS TWICE) Maybe you didn't know him But he prob'ly was your friend He was oddly down to earth And just as wild as the wind As the wind Rick was as wild as the wind