Windmills of your mind

From an ooooold movie…

 

 

Dusty Springfield – The Windmills Of Your Mind Lyrics

Artist: Dusty Springfield

Album: Dusty In Memphis

 

Round like a circle in a spiral
Like a wheel within a wheel
Never ending or beginning
On an ever spinning reel

Like a snowball down a mountain
Or a carnival balloon
Like a carousel that’s turnin’
Running rings around the moon

Like a clock whose hands are sweepin’
Past the minutes of its face
And the world is like an apple
Whirling silently in space

Like the circles that you find
In the windmills of your mind

Like a tunnel that you follow
To a tunnel of its own
Down a hollow to a cavern
Where the sun has never shone

Like a door that keeps revolving
In a half forgotten dream
Or the ripples from a pebble
Someone tosses in a stream

Like a clock whose hands are sweepin’
Past the minutes of its face
And the world is like an apple
Whirling silently in space

Like the circles that you find
In the windmills of your mind

Keys that jingle in your pocket
Words that jangle in your head
Why did summer go so quickly?
Was it something that you said?

Lovers walk along a shore
And leave their footprints in the sand
Is the sound of distant drumming
Just the fingers of your hand?

Pictures hangin’ in a hallway
And the fragment of a song
Half remembered names and faces
But to whom do they belong?

When you knew that it was over
You were suddenly aware
That the autumn leaves were turning
To the color of his hair

Like a circle in a spiral
Like a wheel within a wheel
Never ending or beginning
On an ever spinning reel

As the images unwind
Like the circles that you find
In the windmills of your mind

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8 thoughts on “Windmills of your mind

    • Yes, this is actor Noel’s voice. I love the fact that for the film they picked someone to sing who is not instantly known as a singer. His delivery is so urgent, as though he can scarcely keep up with the music. The song was a big hit in the UK and for me is one of THE 45s of the 60s.

      I loved the film. Steve McQueen was just so cool.

      Dusty’s version, wonderful interpretation in in its own way, with a kind of Bossa Nova backing.

      Dusty’s Memphis album was controversial. Dusty was one of the UK’s most active champion of black American music, and was the prime mover in getting Motown artists to tour in the UK. However, in the US she was thought of as just another white artist ripping off black music, so much so that Nina Simone once threw a drink over her. That was perhaps one of the most trivial-at-the-same-time-profound cultural misunderstandings between UK/US artists…

      Neverhtless her ‘Son of a Preacher Man’ made in into Quentin Tarantino’s jukebox!

    • Two very different versions, are they not? I loved Dusty and Son of a Preacher Man was fantastic. Wish I had it. We had some good female singers in the sixties. One of my other favourites was Sandie Shaw. I do have (There’s) Always Something There To Remind Me. Didn’t know about the US antagonism though to Dusty.

      And Steve McQueen in that film with those blue eyes? Just irresistible. Dunaway was good too, but he was so good in that. Interesting it was remade with Brosnan. Good, but not the same.

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