Hornsby, Bruce - Cyclone Lyrics




Most of our years have flown away with nothing much decided
Except the board we're playing on, how it's to be divided
Will more years yet die alone? The question's many sided
Got no answers of my own and none have been provided

When I was young there was nothing to know
And the wind followed me wherever I'd go
Rain came down where I made my stand
And the cyclone rose with a wave of my hand
And the cyclone rose with a wave of my hand

There is a game that's only played in a darkened room with strangers
Dealt down and dirty with unmarked cards eyes closed to dangers
Jealousy folds without playing its hold card, romance raises grinning
I spent several lifetimes there when I could not lose for winning

When I was young there was love for free
Glad to be given and received by me
Rain came down where I made my stand
And the cyclone rose with a wave of my hand
With a wave of my hand

I believe I can still make the cyclone rise
Just can't see it so well with my fading eyes

A mystery to myself, not everything now I was born to be
All I know is when I wanted it so the wind itself rose for me
You know if it wasn't for love I might just be a wandering man
But I believe I've made the better choice to sing about it with this band

When I was a boy I could summon the moon
With a crook of the finger and a home made tune
I could ride the clouds when they sailed on by
And sing all the words to a wildcat's cry

When I was young there was nothing to know
And the wind followed me wherever I'd go
Rain came down where I made my stand
And the cyclone rose with a wave of my hand
And the cyclone rose with a wave of my hand

I believe I can still make the cyclone rise
And the cyclone rose, wave of my hand
Rain came down where I made my stand





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  1. Eusebio Tuya

    The best...piano man.God bless you Bruce.....!!!!!

  2. Eusebio Tuya

    Thanks God for keep playing to Bruce..!!!

  3. desy gitary

    Love ❤

  4. kw kimbugwe

    Love this guys music. The trash we have to listen to these days is criminal.

  5. GRATEFUL DEADMARSH

    Awesome !!!
    🌈😎🌈

  6. Blumengeschenk

    Strong music and that voice. Unadulterated Bruce Hornsby original. Thanks

  7. GRATEFUL DEADMARSH

    🌈😎🌈

  8. J Shepard

    I believe I can still make the cyclone rise...

  9. Alessandro Bizzarri

    Please come to Italy!!!!!

  10. Richard Reistergold

    Had my first shroom trip to this song. It was incredible

  11. jpwjr1199

    Most of our years have flown away with nothing much decided
    Except the board we're playing on,
    How it’s to be divided
    Will more years yet die alone? The question's many sided
    Got no answers of my own
    And none have been provided

    When I was young, there was nothing to know
    The wind followed me wherever I'd go
    Rain came down where I made my stand
    And the cyclone rose with a wave of my hand

    There is a game that's only played in a darkened room with strangers
    Dealt down and dirty with unmarked cards
    Eyes closed to dangers
    Jealousy folds without playing its hole card, romance raises grinning
    I spent several lifetimes there
    Where I could not lose for winning

    When I was young, there was love for free
    Glad to be given and received by me
    The rain came down where I made my stand
    And the cyclone rose with a wave of my hand

    I believe I can still make the cyclone rise
    Just can't see it so well with my fading eyes

    A mystery to myself not everything
    Now I was born to be
    All I know is when I wanted it so,
    The wind itself rose for me

    You know, if it wasn't for love
    I might just be a wandering man
    But I believe I've made the better choice
    To sing about it with this band

    When I was a boy, I could summon the moon
    With a crook of the finger and a homemade tune
    I could ride the clouds, when they sailed on by
    And sing all the words to a wildcat's cry

    When I was a boy, there was nothing to know
    The wind followed me wherever I'd go
    Rain came down where I made my stand
    And the cyclone rose with a wave of my hand

    I believe I can still make the cyclone rise

    And the cyclone rose with the wave of my hand
    Rain came down where I made my stand

    Songwriters: Bruce Hornsby / Robert Hunter

  12. Rena Minor

    The lyrics say so much more than so many can hear...Not allowed to speak it, but can sing it, act it, paint it...LOVE it.

  13. MrDrRockn1

    what a tight group of guys , awesome tune ! Going to see them this week at Hampton Beach NH , can't wait

    J Shepard

    How was it?

  14. Joey Benoit

    I want to crowd funding new Ent. Network. This music should be locked Cable nets or Webcast! Sting, W. Marsalis, Brian Blade Fellowship on and on Stevie Wonder!!!!! Higher Ground.

  15. Joey Benoit

    Mr. Hornsby you just won The Duke at the American Jazz Awards! Can you comment on your feelings now! Thank you.

  16. Joey Benoit

    That's the influence of Jazz boys and girls!

  17. ers tmn

    The 402. like. 2017.08.31. 136130

  18. Barry Rabin

    Great song, awesome band! Bruce can turn on a dime musically, and his band stays right with him. Amazing!

  19. gregoir

    I miss the old noisemakers sssssoooo much! SSSSOOOONNNNNNYYYY

  20. gregoir

    Sounds stupid but when I heard this for the first time after it came out~ I ran up into my garage and wrote it the best I could on both sides of my canoe bow! ~ironically I was on a cyclone class ship in the Navy~ and when I buy my lake Erie~ Niagara river boat,guess what I'm naming it? ??

    gregsbest

    +gregoir Hey great story there. Bruce would be proud I'm sure. Sail On....

    gregoir

    +gregsbest thanks bro!

    J Shepard

    I approve of this.

  21. adigavrus1

    Cyclonegoes.

  22. Mr90717

    Robert Hunter, one of the best songwriters of all time.

    jpwjr1199

    Holy shit! I didn't realize he wrote the lyrics for this one. Breathtaking song.

    Christine De Nuzzio

    Unmistakably a Hunter-penned tune and perfect for Hornsby.

  23. Dan Godwin

    Has his voice changed or am I just imagining ? Good jams !!!

    Terry Poirier

    his voice has changed very little in 30+ years.

    J Shepard

    @Terry Poirier
    I agree.

    Neal Sausen

    Dan Godwin : Totally different from the “RANGE” days both in the nature of his writing and voice! Don’t know how I feel about the “new BH” sounds (?!) I still prefer the “RANGE”....there, I said it.. lone dissenter!

  24. Blumengeschenk

    Also a wonderful piece of music. Thank you many times.

  25. anthony22bob

    Just look at the intensity of the other musicians.  I've been to many BH concerts and it always amazes me to see how his band stare at him like birds of prey.  They will routinely change tempo, dynamics and key with just the slightest raise of Bruce's eyebrows or chin.  Spectacularly tight.  Truly a musician's musician-- all of them!

    Mike Johnson

    Especially the mighty JT on synth. Ledge!!!

    Kong Fuzi

    Yep. Magic.

    John Mihalker

    lways a great show. Sonny, the drummer is explosive!!!!

  26. Mark Menezes

    I like at 2 minutes 28
    seconds!

  27. Ben Stoterau

    LEGEND... I mean one of the greats

  28. Ben Stoterau

    Bruce is a legend

  29. allfasten

    Awesome music.

  30. allfasten

    Sonny Emory on drums!

  31. Salah Tounsaoui

    he is aging but he is becoming more delicious like the old wine

  32. Alison Johnson

    why is it showing "rhianna " on my screeno?

  33. Sam Bennett

    It's a MIDI wind controller. I believe Bobby plays Yamaha wind controllers.

  34. lewis cook

    England has tried to steal the western world via 666 hollywood tv radio showbiz sex rev biproducts and the eastern hemisphere muslim post 1964 tv radio islam devils deciet .. it is now time for cold war armies world wide to reclaim their own nations from bb gen civillian lawyers and radical femminist who conspired to rule world via 666- 555 tv radio mafia evil empire..

  35. Geoff Thurman

    That's a soprano sax played by Bobby Read

  36. anthony22bob

    Seriously? How can somebody post a thumbs down? This band is magnificent in every way.

  37. Mats Lindgren

    At the risk of sounding ignorant, what is that woodwind thingy the guy behind Bruce is playing?

    ...also, this song kicks ass. :3

  38. lesbonees

    This crowd needs to stand the fuck up.

    Terry Poirier

    his shows mostly are the sitdown crowds...specially in the soft seat theaters.

    polyphonium

    And the best part is, everyone shuts up and listens to the music. It's fantastic!

  39. gregoir

    Another weird comment... i served in the navy on a CYCLONE class ship named the U.S.S. SIROCCO..I plan onbuying a walleye boat or nice 17 ft. open bow boat w/in a year or 2 DEFINATELY NAMING IT"CYCLONE" OR B.H CYCLONE!

  40. Sheldon Kreger

    What an incredible group of musicians. It's music like this that inspires me to keep practicing. Much love!

  41. Alan Lieberman

    Great Tune. The musicians produce a product that's simply remarkable. That's music!

  42. typhoon

    WaaaaaaaaaaaaaW

  43. AlemanJuan

    this is my favorite song in the world.

    J Shepard

    Great taste.

  44. Jake Wilkins

    Just caught these guys at moe.down XII. Thoroughly impressed. Great song, great musicians.

  45. RoryAddict

    still sounding good! another underrated musician...

  46. timetable68

    great BRUCE.....

  47. gregoir

    @hunley1964 heck yeah bro!

  48. gregoir

    still...and always the best man...sold out...wish,hope,n pray i get to see him asap...

  49. Matt Kaley

    Come out and see Bruce and the Noisemakers at the Naperville Ribfest on July 4th, 2011!!!!

  50. gregoir

    just cuz you yelled it! plus i chave been up on stage,nearhim and front row9s0 and I don't know if I'm just thinkin too much or what but seem's like we made eye contact n he has recognizeed me n know's form my look or something what a fan I am n how awesome he is to me,if anyone has ANY shows from Buffalo aond the area since 1998 PLEEEAS lemme'know It would make my life if I could get all the copies, especially the one w/ my request (univeersity @ BUFF 2002 i THINK) he is the best by far

  51. gregoir

    AMAZING AND ALWAYS THE BEST..watching this I felt a little'different' ...seemed very new...not rehearsed alot...still nailed it but every1 seemed nervous or something..i don't know...as I've said before, I listen to bruce everyday n play drum;s n would die to have a set like sonny's I been on stage w/ him n can't talk about it enough, when he played my request ththat I yelled9my bro. n friend bet me that I'd NEVER get him to play it and he actually ANSWERED ME then 'just cuz you yelled it" the

  52. alejandra perez

    Bruce your music is fantastic!!! every days listen your music, I need a favor, send me the song MANDOLIN RAIN please!!!
    I LOVED

  53. Jack Saller

    the whole cd kicks ass, but CYCLONE is just incredible! this song supplanted WHITE WHEELED LIMOSINE as my fav BH song. he's just brilliant!

    Terry Poirier

    Jack Saller, have you heard his full blown Bluegrass version of White Wheeled Limosine with Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder? They recorded it a couple of years ago on a live album...by far my favorite version of all!

  54. david hunley

    Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Bruce Hornsby, and if u think this is incredible, u should see him live

  55. numanumaair

    Bruce Hornsby is the truth!

  56. tge4

    Man......wow! I gotta see this guy again soon. His rythym section (which I guess includes him) LAYS......IT........DOWN.

  57. mattleemattlee123

    An eerie classic! Hornsby pulls it off flawlessly. His voice has just the right amount of pathos for the arch, sad lyrics and melody.

    Leave it to Hunter to catch the perfect mood in the lyrics. The line "...just can't see so well with my fading eyes..." I mean, MAN! That's powerful and wistful, totally evoking the feeling the song sets up.

    Just perfect.

  58. David Leslie

    @jdsong1 Check out the Internet Live Music Archive. Bruce is pretty generous when it comes to taping live gigs.

  59. Matthijs Geerts

    his singing sounds just like Sting (the voice and the way how to sing)

  60. stuart m

    Where can I get this live verson on mp3? Love it!!

  61. stuart m

    Where do you get this verson on MP3? I like the live verson best. Is there somewhere that has the live verson?

    J Shepard

    stuart m - His website has a lot of free downloads from his shows, or you can download this video and rip the MP3.

  62. Oskar Kollen

    This is one of the best songs Bruce has ever written, and given the fact that Hunter wrote the lyrics. Amazing... Transcendent.

  63. Lamont Scabbard

    my 2nd favorite musician all time.....

  64. NALung

    @stiflyon Huh?

  65. bitnize

    I've been listening to Bruce for 20 years. The first 3 albums with The Range is great, so is his 2 first solo albums, (later i think he's been experimenting a little bit too much). This song and "Continents Drift" from the new album "Levitate" is Bruce at his best. I love the sound image he gets, so dynamic and wide, he's a great musician!!