Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Music & Lyrics: Donovan -- "Catch the Wind"

I don't think I have ever seen "Catch the Wind" listed as one of the greatest songs ever but I think it is...This is Donovan at his closest to Bob Dylan in terms of singing style and it is a better love song than Dylan ever wrote. Yeah, I said it.


In the chilly hours and minutes,
Of uncertainty, I want to be,
In the warm hold of your loving 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 wanna 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 may as well, try and catch the wind.

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

Donovan -- Catch the Wind
From the Very Best of the Early Years collection.