Roy Orbison and Bill Dees wrote the song Windsurfer. The track is number nine on the posthumously released album “Mystery Girl” which was recorded in 1988.
Roy Orbison album “Mystery Girl” features a Windsurfer!
Roy Orbison and Bill Dees wrote the song Windsurfer. The track is number nine on the posthumously released album “Mystery Girl” which was recorded in 1988. The album reached number two in the UK Albums chart, and number five on the US Billboard in 1989.
Even if you are not a fan of Orbisons, I am sure that you will recognize the track; “You Got It”, which was the first track on the Album. Writers on the Album included; Tom Petty, Bono, The Edge, Wesley Orbison, Craig Wiseman, Jeff Lynne, Bill Dees, Diane Warren and Albert Hammond.
Roy Orbison died on the 6th December 1988 of a heart attack, however we are glad that such a legend managed to pen this song;
For the windsurfer song check out youtube, and here are the lyrics;
All he wanted was to ride out on the wind
To be one of the guys and to look good in her eyes
He practiced in his dreams
Trying to coast the waves
Most of the time he sailed alone
Endless summer days
Flying in the sun
Hed ride and wait for the wind
To take him home
He said lets sail away together
She told him no no never no
It was early one morning
On a lonely beach
He left a message and
He wrote it in the sand
Why do we always go for
Something out of reach?
Nobody ever really understands
All he wanted to do
Was outrun the sun
To take her in his arms
When the lonely day was done