Second Wind (song)

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"Second Wind"
Single by Darryl Worley
from the album Hard Rain Don't Last
ReleasedMarch 2001
LabelDreamWorks Nashville
Songwriter(s)Darryl Worley, Steve Leslie
Producer(s)Frank Rogers, James Stroud
Darryl Worley singles chronology
"A Good Day to Run"
"Second Wind"

"Second Wind" is a song co-written and recorded by the American country music artist Darryl Worley. It was released in March 2001 as the third and last single from the album Hard Rain Don't Last. The song reached #20 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.[1] The song was written by Worley and Steve Leslie.


Musically, this song is somewhat unusual for country music in that the introduction fades in and uses an arrangement and instrumentation, such as synthesizers. The fade out is similar to the introduction. The body of the song is a more typical country ballad.


The song uses the gentle Gulf breezes as a metaphor for overcoming the pain of a break-up. Thus, catching your 'second wind' is both catching a fresh breeze off the Gulf of Mexico and overcoming the adversity of a break-up.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 20
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[3] 11


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 397.
  2. ^ "Darryl Worley Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  3. ^ "Darryl Worley Chart History (Bubbling Under Hot 100)". Billboard.

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