Merle Haggard’s brilliance in writing songs is showcased in this song “Listening to the Wind.” He is such a poet who is able to tell a wonderful story coupled with a touch of beautiful melody. No wonder, he is really one of the most admired country singer in his era. His music lives on! What a wonderful gift is Merle Haggard in the world of music.

Merle Haggard, in full Merle Ronald Haggard, (born April 6, 1937, Oildale, California, U.S.—died April 6, 2016, near Redding, California), American singer, guitarist, and songwriter, one of the most popular country music performers of the late 20th century, with nearly 40 number one country hits between the late 1960s and the mid-1980s.

Haggard won numerous awards from the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music, and in 1984 he captured a Grammy Award for best country vocal performance for “That’s the Way Love Goes.” He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame (1994) and the Songwriters Hall of Fame (2007). In 2010 Haggard was named a Kennedy Center honoree. (Source:

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Listening To the Wind Lyrics

Merle Haggard

Listening to the wind
Trying to hear the voice of a distant friend
Wishing you and I were close again
Listening to the wind

Listening to the breeze as it whispers through the poplar trees
Do you think of me way back then?
Do you listen to the wind?Listening to the night
Wishing we could hold and squeeze each other tight
I can almost hear the stars so bright
Listening to the night

Listening to the sound of a highway through some distant town
I can almost hear the pale moonlight
Do you listen to the night?

Listening to my mind
Searching through my thoughts for the perfect line
Using tricks and telepathy at times
Do you listen to your mind?

Listening to the breeze as it whispers through the poplar trees
Wishing you and I were close again
Just listening to the wind

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Songwriters: Merle Haggard

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