RIDE THE WAVE
[ country-rock, Americana, roots ]


                Well, if I was a seagull, I could ride high on the wind
                Above the rocky shoreline and watch the surf roll in
                If I was a dolphin, I'd swim out in the sea
                Where there's room enough to breathe, I could be forever free

                      Hey, freedom, oh freedom, freedom, freedom

                             Ride the wave, ride the wave, hey, hey, hey
                             Ride the wave before the sun goes down

                If I was a farmer, I could live high off the land
                On a misty Maui hillside, above the white beach sand
                Rip big waves on lazy days, sip a little island brew
                Build a catamaran with my own two hands, n' glide out into the blue

                      Yeah, freedom, oh freedom, freedom, freedom

                             Ride the wave, ride the wave, hey, hey, hey
                             Ride the wave before the sun goes down

                Some ride horses, some sail on the ocean
                Some skate by without much of a plan
                But here's from the legend of the waves, Woody Brown
                It's cool to help out each other when we can

                      Flyin' high on the power of the sea, on the wings of liberty
                      Cryin', freedom, oh freedom, freedom

                             Ride the wave, ride the wave, hey, hey, hey
                             Ride the wave before the sun goes down
                             Ride the wave. . . *


* Based on the life of the dean of surf legends, Woody Brown (1912–2008).  Brown basically invented the modern surfboard and, inspired by the design of Polynesian native twin-hull canoes, also built the first modern catamaran.  Brown didn't apply for a patent, but a California surfer named Hobie Alter, who was privvy to Brown's invention, did.  And from there stretches a long line of famous “Hobie Cats” still popular today.  Woody Brown was also a world record setting glider pilot and lived much of his life in the Hawaiian islands, eventually settling on a farm halfway up a volcano in Maui.  Later in life, after having lost two wives to untimely deaths, he claimed to have a spiritual awakening and began devoting much of his time towards helping others, especially senior citizens.  At age 90, he was still surfing in Maui and passed away in 2008 at age 96: www.OfWindandWaves.com ~ also see Wikipedia; Woody Brown



           


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