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Catch The Wind Lyrics

Artist: Donovan

Catch The Wind (Version II)

In the chilly hours and minutes
Of uncertainty
I want to be
In the warm hold of your lovin' mind.

To feel you all around me
And to take your hand
Along the sand,
Ah, but I may as well try and catch the wind.

When sundown pales the sky
I want to hide a while
Behind your smile,
And everywhere I'd look, your eyes I'd find.

For me to love you now
Would be the sweetest thing,
'T would make me sing,
Ah, but I may as well try and catch the wind.

Diddy di dee dee diddy diddy,
Diddy diddy diddy dee dee dee.

When rain has hung the leaves with tears
I want you near to kill my fears,
To help me to leave all my blues behind.

For standin' in your heart
Is where I want to be
And long to be,
Ah, but I may as well try and catch the wind.

Ah, but I may as well try and catch the wind.



In the chilly hours and minutes of uncertainty
I long to be in the warm hold of your mind
To feel you all around me and to take your hand across the sand
Ah but I may as well try and catch the wind

When sundown pales the sky I want to hide a while behind your smile
And everywhere I'd look your eyes I'd find
For me to love you now would be the sweetest thing, 'twould make me sing
Ah but I might as well try and catch the wind
Dee dee dee dee etc

When rain has covered leaves with tears
I want you near to kill my fears
To help me leave all my blues behind
While standing in your heart is where I wanna be and long to be
Ah but I might as well try and catch the wind
Ah but I may as well try and catch the wind


by Carm on 5/22/2008 2:56pm
Wondeful and evocative song
by Suz on 8/25/2008 6:42pm
absolutely beautiful.
by Patrick on 9/23/2008 3:46am
I must agree. I've enjoyed his music for fourty years. It still holds its' meaning. A true musical magician.
by Dana on 12/5/2008 5:13pm
Absolutely beautiful!
by Donna 7/6/2009 on 7/6/2009 11:48pm
How music can regenerate after so many years. Such beautiful song with so much meaning. Sometimes love is like trying to catch the wind.
by Bill on 7/23/2009 8:54pm
Used lyrics to describe what it was like to be an agnostic wanting to believe but Ah...
by Isabella on 10/1/2009 5:14pm
The sweetest song!
by Phil on 11/10/2009 6:57pm
That is how to write a song!!
by marita 12/10/09 on 12/10/2009 10:50pm
one of the best songs ever written!
by lisa on 1/21/2010 3:22pm
wish i knew where i could still get a copy of this beautiful song.
by Doug on 3/6/2010 9:01pm
Wish I'd written this. It is incomparable. Nothing but respect and admiration for Donovan, who made a beautiful, gripping poem into a popular song, like no other, before or since.
by Tabot on 3/7/2010 8:03am
A great song, thanks dovan
by Tabot on 3/7/2010 8:06am
A great song, thanks donovan
by MOSSPEOPLE on 4/1/2010 12:44am
Its beautiful lyrics really overshadows some great guitar work
by RAY GORDON REID on 5/9/2010 10:15am
6/9/2010 GREAT SONG
by Tommy on 6/17/2010 5:48pm
Loved it then and still love it now
by philip on 10/15/2010 12:56pm
it is the story of my life and a lost love
by rosina (moonchild) on 4/1/2011 1:51am
This song is beautiful. About a lost love. I met Donovan once,,lovely man. Peace and Love.
by chris on 6/10/2011 7:06pm
It is one of those oh so rare songs that can make the hair on your neck prickle. It works lyrically and musically for me, timeless .....
by cindy on 7/12/2011 5:52am
this is my life at present a love that can never be so so sad
by Dennis on 7/21/2011 6:34pm
Listened to this beautiful ballad as a child. I still love it to this day altough the poignant lyrics make sense at my age now. One of my favorite songs ever.
by Dieter on 9/10/2011 6:28pm
This song is beautifully bittersweet. Has made me misty-eyed and also warmed my heart. Thank you donovan. Peace
by Jeni & Martyn on 10/7/2011 9:16pm
A brilliant song that has just got better with time, we met in 1986 but lost each other only to meet up again in 2009 & we now look forward to our second wedding aniversary, we had this beautiful tune played at our wedding.
by coco on 10/16/2011 4:30am
that song is really good
by on 3/8/2012 6:13pm
I found this song the other day, and it made me nearly cry. The words are so simple yet powerful. I am not one to listen to 60's music usually, but this song is gorgeous. It's about true love, i think. True, unconditional, permanent, honest love. Sadly it is unrequited. I know the feeling. Wind would truly be easier to catch. Im in love with this song!!
by Diane C. on 3/27/2012 8:20pm
I still have Donovan on vinyl. Tonight he has been on "Deep Tracks"
xm radio in honor of the HOF induction. This song reminds me of my late husband.We lived and traveled in a blue school bus during those days.I will always miss him and the song he used to sing to me.
by Cowboy on 4/5/2012 11:51am
The interpretation of any art form likely differs from person to person. For me this songs speaks not so much of unrequited love, but of unrealized, impossibly sad love; as in when two lovers cannot be together because they are already married to others and cannot bring themselves to devastate the lives of their respective families or overcome their own consciences and traditional moral beliefs to just let go and be together.
by Krzysztof on 4/5/2012 3:52pm
Cały Donovan, cały on ....
by Krzysztof on 4/5/2012 3:55pm
Cały Donovan, cały on ....
Sweet. It makes me slow down and just sit and listen.
by stompey on 4/25/2012 5:37am
Iv always loved this but it now represents where i am in my life ,donavans words express my feelings so much better than i could ever hope to
by ladybug on 5/14/2012 10:45pm
someone gave me this song...cried
by Dr Auge on 6/10/2012 4:57am
At times of uncertainty you must be hard and stop feeling sorry for yourself. It's ok when you are maudlin in whisky though!
by a little birdy on 6/16/2012 1:21pm
Just heard this for the first time. In complete love with it!!!
by malman on 7/19/2012 10:45am
The single greatest love song ever written. period.
by julia on 9/1/2012 9:49am
I love this song!
by tienie on 9/5/2012 4:52am
one of the best ever
by Moss: 14 /11 /2012. 6:45 p.m. on 11/14/2012 6:44pm
The love I never could express or was afraid to express.Its now more than thirty years since I first heard it and I still feel the same unresolved pain.Who or what killed the love that wells up within me?
by Katie on 12/2/2012 12:52pm
My fiancé and I are dancing to this at our wedding! It's our song.
by phil c on 12/15/2012 11:36pm
Tough times. Great song God bless all!
by Phil B on 12/19/2012 1:38am
Sums up my feelings for Jane C in Shotley Suffolk.
by Omen on 3/10/2013 10:10am
All the hours and minutes are uncertainty, thanks Heisenberg
by Chris D. on 7/17/2013 6:30am
When an old boyfriend left me when I was 19, this was my theme song. 40 years later, we reconnected. It's as if we never skipped a beat. But we're both attached. This song explains my pain of what can never be......
by Stevie on 9/10/2013 1:32pm
Who needs Dylan Donovan took us on the Trrippp
by peebee on 1/21/2014 11:26am
Just HAVE to listen to this and Vincent-Don Feel the Love for a Something or Somebody that has gone by again and again everytime i hear them. i was 15 in 1966 and Grew on beautiful Lyrics and Songs,i was at the 1970 isle of wight festival,Tom Paxton,Joni Mitchell etc. Hippies
by Enzo on 1/25/2014 4:11am
Deeply emotional. Always.
by Linda R. Gordijev on 12/23/2014 5:39pm
When learning the true meaning and reason Donovan, wrote this song.
It brought tears to my eyes!
Way To Go Donovan!
by Hope on 11/8/2019 7:57am
At 17 I loved this song...the lyric resonated as unrequited love—
Today at 67 , i woke with this song in my mind
I reached for my guitar ...
The lyrics flowed,,, the chords, strumming and picking like when I played it when was 17,,,,
But now, the lyric really resonated ,, having lost my husband last year .....
To feel you all around me....... but ah, i maybas well try to catch the wind.
I do beleive I had a visitation this morning

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