Against the wind

from Talking To Empty Chairs by Benny Rowe

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It seems like yesterday, so long ago

Janie was so lovely, the queen of my nights

There in the darkness with the radio playing low and

the secrets that we shared, the mountains that we moved

caught like a wildfire out of control with nothing left to burn, nothing left to lose.

I remember when she said to me

How she swore it would never end

I remember when she used to hold me, oh so tight, I wish I knew now what I didn’t know then

Against the wind, we’re running against the wind

We were young and strong we were running against the wind

Years rolled slowly past

And I found myself alone, surrounded by strangers who I thought were my friends

And I found myself further from my home and

I guess I lost my way, oh so many roads, living to run and learning to live

Not worried about how much I owe

Running eight miles a minute a month at a time

Breaking all the rules that I could bend

And I found myself searching, searching for shelter again and again

Against the wind, a little something against the wind

And I found myself seeking shelter against the wind

These drifting days have past me by

I got so much more to think about

Negotiations, commitments, what to leave in, what to leave out

Against the wind, still running against the wind

We are older now yet still running against the wind

We are older now but still running against the wind


from Talking To Empty Chairs, track released December 16, 2023


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Benny Rowe is a indie singer songwriter with a soulful, blues-infused sound. With a voice that is both powerful and emotive, Benny creates music that speaks to the heart and connects with listeners on a deep level. His lyrics are reflective, introspective, and delivered with passion. Benny is a big advocate for building inclusion in the community and his music speaks to what holds us back ... more

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