Such a long way to go…

I have long enjoyed the 1980 Christopher Cross song Ride Like the Wind. Listening to it this morning I realized that one of the reasons I like it so much is the backing vocals by the estimable Michael McDonald (he of the Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan, and a successful solo career).

Oliver and I listened to the song this morning in the car: McDonald’s contribution–we counted–amounts to only four utterances of “Such a long way to go…” Nonetheless, without those the song wouldn’t be as delightful as it is.

Like salt, sometimes all you need is a little, but without that little the food doesn’t taste nearly as good.

(Clip from The Very Best of Christopher Cross, 2002)


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Oliver FS on May 14, 2021 - 02:52 Permalink

Totally concur, and wouldn’t have guessed it was down to four utterances. Thanks for the inventory

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Olivia Rukavina on May 7, 2022 - 10:06 Permalink

1 year!