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Airy, optimistic, relaxed...these are not adjectives you might normally associate with songs by The Boo-Hooray Theory, but Chill Wind is an exception, conjuring up the sort of summer early-morning where seagulls wheel silently among the high buildings of almost-deserted Cardiff streets and for one amnesiac it’s still 1982.


8. Chill Wind

Cold grey morning, can't stand straight.
New day dawning: it's early, it's so late.

Been nice talking, so much to say.
Can't stop yawning, see you later in the day.

Gonna be another scorcher,
I can feel it in my bones.

Chill wind blows nothing but good,
it sends the world through your hands.
You fly like a leaf in the woods,
and no-one knows where you land,
no-one knows where you land.
It's an ancient proverb
on an ancient factory wall.

Mid-day sunshine, whole world's here.
Your arm waving – you were seventeen that year.

Keep my memories in the corner,
till the day that I wake up.

Chill wind blows nothing but good, etc.
It's on every billboard, it's the next big thing,
it's a download from the past.

Years go by, and then one morning,
a message tied to a balloon:

Chill wind blows nothing but good, etc.
You could live for ever, if the day was cold,
if you let the past take hold.


from Follow The Gleam, released January 22, 2013
composed by Heneghan & Lawson

Ben Heneghan: vocals, keyboards
Ian Lawson: piano Mike Heneghan bass
Andrew Lawson: drums, percussion
Sylvia Strand: backing vocals
Matt Sage: guitar
Gethin Liddington: trumpet
Gareth Roberts: trombone
Lee Goodall: alto sax
Osian Roberts: tenor sax


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The Boo-Hoory Theory is led by composers Ben Heneghan and Ian Lawson. The band records and performs original Heneghan & Lawson songs with a 'classic' 11-piece, line up.

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