In a Songfacts interview with Dex Romweber
, he called this song "speeded-up folk music." Said Romweber: "I like songs in minor keys. Hank Williams, Sr. wrote a song called 'Alone and Forsaken,' which is one of my favorite songs of all that stuff. I've written my share of songs in minor keys. 'The Wind Did Move' is kind of southern gothic music, and basically, it's about the southern trees and wind. It's a slightly spooky chord progression."