I heard this song on 99.7 KY in 2001 or 2002, when I was stationed at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. It was on a Sunday. I contacted the station and have a list of all the songs played from 2002-2003, but this song may have been played as part of a syndicated program and not listed. So far, no research has indicated the title or artist. I wrote the title down back then.....but that car, that notepad...well its long gone!
This was a long time ago, and ive been trying to find this song ever since, talk about an earworm! I've searched several different search engines and methods over the last decade, but still...no dice. So I must be missing something.
It seems to be a 1970s era Classic Rock / Progressive Rock Song. It starts with what seems like a wind noise, or kind of a dreamy state sound effect. The lyrics I can remember include: "do you remember" "you were standing there in my dream" and this could have taken place "last night" something something about a "girl with brown hair" which may have been "blowing in the wind". I can recall something about the song being set in Fall, but I cant remember exactly of course.
Its not Brown Eyed Girl, Diamonds and Rust, Street of Dreams, Last Night by the Travelling Wilburys, With the Wind and the Rain in Your Hair, and others that pop up with those terms.
Joseem has been helpful by suggesting some more musical points of information to add to my question. Keep in mind this was long ago, and my memory focuses on the words.
The singer was a male, with a voice reminiscent of Paul Rogers from Bad Company or Van Morrison.
As far as instrumentation, all I can recall is a haunting tone, perhaps a guitar or piano.
The tempo was slow and the music never built up to a crescendo, like a long ballad.
The rhythm was even throughout, I got the sense of a mourning, lull, woeful song.The beginning of and end of the song was a "swooshing" sound like wind was blowing across a barren plain or a rocky coastline.
I say it was a 70s classic or prog rock song, because it was on a classic rock station and this is the feeling I get when I remember the tone of the song. I realize it is hard to quantify a feeling, this song did not have any aggressive qualities that stood out, so it was not a heavy metal-esque, nor psychadelic, blues-rock, or acid-rock.