Appalachia Music

Where The Wind Blows

The pressley girls where the wind blows

 The Pressley Girls on a recent college visit.

Chatter has become quite the songwriter over the last year. Where the Wind Blows is one of my favorites from her list of original songs


Where the Wind Blows

Just because you know where you’re from doesn’t mean you know where you’re going. I guess my dreams are to big for this small town.

I gotta run I gotta go I gotta see where the wind blows I gotta get out of here. I gotta follow my dreams even if they’re not meant to be I gotta run I gotta go I gotta see where the wind blows.

We collect pieces of life as we go, to make the puzzle fit as a whole, but even then we loose pieces and have to start all over. There’s a good road and a bad road one’s paved with gravel one’s paved with gold but sometimes you gotta follow the wind and not what you’re told.

I gotta run I gotta go I gotta see where the wind blows I gotta get out of here. I gotta follow my dreams even if they’re not meant to be I gotta run I gotta go I gotta see where the wind blows.

But you can’t live for the past you gotta live for the present cause there’s no promise that we’ll see another sunset and that’s why…

I gotta run I gotta go I gotta see where the wind blows I gotta get out of here. I gotta follow my dreams even if they’re not meant to be I gotta run I gotta go I gotta see where the wind blows.

~written by The Pressley Girls


When The Pressley Girls first started singing the song-it made me think back to the time when I was their age. I remembered all the dreams I had. The world seemed stretched out before me with an infinite number of paths-all of which lead to my dreams and unlimited possibilities. I told Chatter I thought the song was really good and that her generation would be able to identify with it.

I’d been listening to the song for a few months when I had a surreal moment. I was driving to work listening to my favorite band…The Pressley Girls. I wasn’t thinking about the girls on the drive, I was thinking about me. About all the things I hope to accomplish here on the Blind Pig. I have big dreams for the Blind Pig & the Acorn.

As I pulled into my parking place the lines I gotta run I gotta go I gotta see where the wind blows I gotta get out of here. I gotta follow my dreams even if their not meant to be I gotta run I gotta go I gotta see where the wind blows were coming out of the speakers and I thought to myself “Exactly. I gotta follow my dreams even if they’re not meant to be-I have to at least try.”

Suddenly the realization hit me-The Pressley Girls were inspiring me-not in the usual way they do as daughters who I love-but as true musical artists with a story of their own to tell. Pretty cool uh?


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    [email protected]
    November 7, 2021 at 12:19 pm

    Thoroughly enjoyed the ride through the gorge and later listening to that solid gold country music in the Wilson-Pressley kichen. One of the girls described kudzu as beautiful, and that’s the first time I’d ever heard anyone utter a good word about that pesky stuff.

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    Charles Emory Howell
    October 12, 2018 at 5:17 pm

    Don’t you Girls go Traipsing off on any ol wind that blows. Chitter & Chatter have real talent. I’ve a Hankerin to see both of them in California. I love songs that reference nature. “Where Rivers and Children are born to run free.” My line about Pocahontas County West Virginia. Keep writing & singing. We need youns. How about a “Twin” song?

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      Charles Emory Howell (Chuck)
      October 13, 2018 at 12:23 am

      The only “Should” you must listen to is the one that exists within your soul. I believe the human spirit suffers when one accepts authority, blindly. Seek advise from loving people, but listen to that inner voice.

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    April 15, 2014 at 10:19 am

    Yes. It’s pretty cool. I sure like the attitude in that song.

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    Julie Hughes
    April 14, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    This song is perfect for inspiring and motivating anyone, at any age. We all need to continue to dream, use our God given talents, and never stop reaching for those dreams. Otherwise, what would be the point?

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    April 14, 2014 at 11:50 am

    Great song! Wish the girls the best as they decide ona college.

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    Glenda Beall
    April 14, 2014 at 12:08 am

    I love the harmony when the girls sing together. The song says it all. At that age, they gotta go and I hope they will. I didn’t go and spent most of my life in the same place while my sister followed the wind, saw the world and came home again. They are so talented and smart, but they have been blessed with a special mother who could write a book on parenting, I believe. Follow your dreams as well, Tipper. Can’t wait to see where you are all going next.

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    April 13, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    It is cool, and more –
    It’s a blessing to the mind of the writer, to the hearts of those who love them and to the ears of those who hear them.
    God bless.

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    April 13, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    This is very cool indeed! I am so amazed by the great talent of the Pressley Girls, they just get better and better. They have become my favorite band too, along with Pap, Paul and Tipper, of course!

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    Ed Ammons
    April 13, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    After reading and listening to Chatter’s I thought of my friend at work from which I collect bits of wit and wisdom. He has a saying that seemed appropriate. “No matter where you go, there you are.”

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    Ken Roper
    April 13, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    That is a nice song. I’m impressed the
    way the Pressley Girls present them-
    selves. And when you’re young and
    wondering what the world out there has
    for you, you just got to go see. Most
    of us have already been there, but for
    me the Mountains were always calling.

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    Ethelene Dyer Jones
    April 13, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    Loved the song, “Where the Wind Blows”. The words and music speak multi-generationally. Puts me in mind of myself when I was their age–as it did you, looking back. Just today I was reading in some of my old journals! What a journey itself, to delve back into previous years and see what a long, long way I’ve come on life’s journey. And it’s bound up in what their song says, “Gotta go…!” The motivation is over half the journey of following dreams and also being able to readjust if one way is not quite the right choice and another direction must be sought. Best wishes to Chitter and Chatter and congratulations on all their song compositions! Enjoyed!

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    April 13, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    Great talent. That sounds like a “goodbye” song coming in the near future with college not so far away. Children sure do grow up too fast.

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    benny terry
    April 13, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    By the way, Rome also has Shorter University; it is a Southern Baptist College with one of the best music programs in the country. I’m just saying…..

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    benny terry
    April 13, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    I hope one of the colleges they are considering is Berry College in Rome.
    It has the largest campus in area in the world and the addition of cows, horses, uncountable # of deer. Check out their diverse programs and I think they will at least consider it.

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    Paul Certo
    April 13, 2014 at 11:56 am

    Good song! But did you say they were visiting a college? Is it that time already? How quickly they grow up.

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    Dan O'Connor
    April 13, 2014 at 10:21 am

    Yes, it is very cool! I think their song inspires a whole lot more than just their generation. At 60 it is inspiring to me. No matter how old we get we have dreams and desires. They change with age, life sprinkles in more character building opportunities than we could fit in a book, but we all still have to reach for our own personal dreams and desires and see where the wind blows. Great lyrics! Tell the girls thank you and my heart is with them this morning at their journey in life continues. And my heart is with you as the girls move on and your life changes. I remember well the day well when my home became less full and I was happy and sad. Happy for my son I am so proud of, as well as his older daughter, and sad that the time had past when I would have my son and best friend to share with every day. Both are married now and my wife and I are about to achieve our next dream. And we are making plans for the winds of time to carry us to many more dreams.

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    April 13, 2014 at 9:38 am

    Perfectly done! Oh, so young and full of dreams and, hopefully, many of them will be fulfilled. I really enjoyed the music and the words. God bless your future!

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    April 13, 2014 at 9:30 am

    The words in the song are so true and yet kind of sad. It makes me think of how my dreams took me so far away from home when I was still a teenager. I hope the girls don’t venture too far from where their heart is.

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    Gina S
    April 13, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Exactly, I’ve felt for many years that I learned more from my children than I taught them.

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    April 13, 2014 at 8:58 am

    Kinda reminds me of the story behind the song “Where corn don’t grow” Waylon Jennings recorded and later Travis Tritt.. Good Job Girls

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    April 13, 2014 at 8:41 am

    Great song. Fantastic lyrics. Sounds like a valedictory!
    – and the musicians weren’t too shabby either 🙂 I even saw a smile, or at least a hint of a smile!!

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    b. Ruth
    April 13, 2014 at 8:27 am

    Another beautiful day in store for us in East Tennessee…The wind blew here and scattered the petals of the crabapple blooms all over.
    The Morels (wild mushrooms) are up and ready that have been growing under the old apple trees in the front yard. I suppose I will pick them today to fry up with the fish Big R caught Friday…If I get a chance I will send you a picture!
    Have you been out Morel hunting?
    Thanks Tipper,

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    b. Ruth
    April 13, 2014 at 8:20 am

    Great song sung by two beautiful girls. Where ever they go to college, I hope the school has a good music program. It would be a shame for them to leave their music behind, with such talent and love of writing songs.
    When your’re just blowing in the wind and light as a feather, you hope and pray the landing will be soft. Then you have to hold on for that promise of a great future. So girls, go hunt where the wind blows. Sometimes dreams change and the wind blows to a different landing place. With your positive attitude your dreams will come true!

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    Miss Cindy
    April 13, 2014 at 7:54 am

    Yep, pretty cool, Tip! All the Pressley girls are on the move toward goals. I love having a front row seat for the trip!

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    April 13, 2014 at 4:33 am

    Great talent! I am amazed that these two young girls have all this talent for singing, playing instruments, and writing songs. They are blessed first of all, but it takes a lot of sticktoitiveness to get where they are now. They will succeed in what ever they tackle in college.

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