Christopher Cross: Is “Sailing” Like The Wind On His 66th

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ChristopherChrisCross (born Christopher Charles Geppert; May 3, 1951) is an American singer-songwriter. His debut album earned him five Grammy Awards. He is perhaps best known for his US Top Five hit songs, “Ride Like the Wind”, “Sailing”, and “Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do)”, the latter recorded by him for the film Arthur starring Dudley Moore. “Sailing” earned three Grammys in 1981, while “Arthur’s Theme” won the Oscar for Best Original Song in 1981 (with co-composers Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager, and Peter Allen).
“Ride Like The Wind”

It is the night
My body’s weak
I’m on the run
No time to sleep
I’ve got to ride
Ride like the wind
To be free again

And I’ve got such a long way to go (such a long way to go)
To make it to the border of Mexico
So I’ll ride like the wind
Ride like the wind

I was born the son of a lawless man
Always spoke my mind with a gun in my hand
Lived nine lives
Gunned down ten
Gonna ride like the wind

And I’ve got such a long way to go (such a long way to go)
To make it to the border of Mexico
So I’ll ride like the wind
Ride like the wind

Gonna ride like the wind

Accused and tried and told to hang
I was nowhere in sight when the church bells rang
Never was the kind to do as I was told
Gonna ride like the wind before I get old

It is the night
My body’s weak
I’m on the run
No time to sleep
I’ve got to ride
Ride like the wind
To be free again

And I’ve got such a long way to go (such a long way to go)
To make it to the border of Mexico
So I’ll ride like the wind
Ride like the wind

And I’ve got a long way to go (such a long way to go)
To make it to the border of Mexico
So I’ll ride like the wind
Ride like the wind
Gonna ride like the wind

Ride!

Gonna ride like the wind

Ride!

 

 

“Sailing”

Well, it’s not far down to paradise, at least it’s not for me
And if the wind is right you can sail away and find tranquility
Oh, the canvas can do miracles, just you wait and see.
Believe me.

It’s not far to never-never land, no reason to pretend
And if the wind is right you can find the joy of innocence again
Oh, the canvas can do miracles, just you wait and see.
Believe me.

Sailing takes me away to where I’ve always heard it could be
Just a dream and the wind to carry me
And soon I will be free

Fantasy, it gets the best of me
When I’m sailing
All caught up in the reverie, every word is a symphony
Won’t you believe me?

Sailing takes me away to where I’ve always heard it could be
Just a dream and the wind to carry me
And soon I will be free

Well it’s not far back to sanity, at least it’s not for me
And if the wind is right you can sail away and find serenity
Oh, the canvas can do miracles, just you wait and see.
Believe me.

Sailing takes me away to where I’ve always heard it could be
Just a dream and the wind to carry me
And soon I will be free


1981: Arthur (Motion picture soundtrack) “Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do)”


“Arthur’s Theme (Best That You Can Do)”

Once in your life you find her
Someone that turns your heart around
And next thing you know you’re closing down the town
Wake up and it’s still with you
Even though you left her way across town
Wondering to yourself, “Hey, what’ve I found?”When you get caught between the Moon and New York City
I know it’s crazy, but it’s true
If you get caught between the Moon and New York City
The best that you can do
The best that you can do is fall in loveArthur he does as he pleases
All of his life, he’s mastered choice
Deep in his heart, he’s just, he’s just a boy
Living his life one day at a time
And showing himself a really good time
Laughing about the way they want him to beWhen you get caught between the Moon and New York City
I know it’s crazy, but it’s true
If you get caught between the Moon and New York City
The best that you can do,
The best that you can do is fall in loveWhen you get caught between the Moon and New York City
I know it’s crazy, but it’s true
If you get caught between the Moon and New York City
The best that you can do,
The best that you can do is fall in lovehttps://youtu.be/qRMAz_IBNN4

 

1983: General Hospital (TV series soundtrack) “Think of Laura”

1984: Official Music of the XXIIIrd Olympiad “A Chance For Heaven” (swimming theme)


“A Chance For Heaven”


I know that winning
It doesn’t come easy
I know that winning
It’s what’s on your mind
It’s what’s on your mindI know you want it
A gift from the angels
Colors of the rainbow
You’re hoping to find
You’re hoping to findSomeone’s gonna take it
And I’m the oneAnd I got just one more
Chance for Heaven
One more mountain to climb
And I got just one more
Chance for Heaven
Putting it all on the line
Putting it all on the lineIt’s out there waiting
Waiting ro find us
The spirit deep inside
Ooh, just set it free
Just set it freeA chance for Heaven
That place we dream of
And when you get there
Ooh, then you will see
Ooh, then you will see

Now it’s one more
Chance for Heaven
One more mountain to climb
Now it’s one more
Chance for Heaven
Putting it all on the line
Putting it all on the line

History is not destiny

I know that winning
It never comes easy
And on the day you get there

Ooh, you’re gonna find
Ooh, you’re gonna find

Someone’s gonna take it
Someone’s gonna make it
And you’re the one

There’ll always be
One more chance for Heaven
One more mountain to climb
There’ll always be
One more chance for Heaven
Putting it all on the line

There’ll always be
One more chance for Heaven
One more mountain to climb
There’ll always be
One more chance for Heaven
Putting it all on the line

There’ll always be
One more chance for Heaven
One more mountain to climb

1986: Nothing in Common (Motion picture soundtrack) “Loving Strangers (David’s Theme)”

 

 

“Nothing In Common”

You might say no to me
But to me a no is so indifferently
I drag along your way
It’s your way I’m hanging in so desperately
I beg you please to start believe that it’s way too soon
To change your way
You can feel that our love
Is fading out, out of touch (oh)
And you say we’ve got nothing in common
You’re so crazy, I’m sane
You got heart, I got brains
And there’s nothing that we have in common at all
Oh, oh, oh
Nothing in common
I listen to your words
And it hurts when you tell me how I’m supposed to be
You tell me to suit up, get a job
It makes you crazy that I cannot see
Cause I got heart, got soul
I play the guitar
It’s too late to change your way
You can feel that our love
Is fading out, out of touch (oh)
And you say we’ve got nothing in common
You’re so crazy, I’m sane
You got heart, I got brains
And there’s nothing that we have in common at all
Oh, oh, oh
Nothing in common
And all of my money I spend it on you
And all my love I gave it to you
My angel, my boo, the things you do
If only you can tell me, tell me, tell me, tell me
You can feel that our love
Is fading out, out of touch (oh)
And you say we’ve got nothing in common
You’re so crazy, I’m sane
You got heart, I got brains
And there’s nothing that we have in common at all
Oh, oh, oh
Nothing in common
We got nothing in common at all
At all, at all
We got nothing in common at all

2010: 30 Rock (TV series soundtrack) “Lemon’s Theme”

 

 

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