"Wild Is the Wind" as written by and Dimitri/washington Tiomkine....
Love me, love me, love me, love me
Say you do
Let me fly away
With you
For my love is like
The wind
And wild is the wind
Wild is the wind

Give me more
Than one caress
Satisfy this
Hungriness
Let the wind
Blow through your heart
For wild is the wind
Wild is the wind

You
Touch me
I hear the sound
Of mandolins
You
Kiss me
With your kiss
My life begins
You're spring to me
All things
To me

Don't you know you're
Life itself

Like a leaf clings
To the tree
Oh my darling,
Cling to me
For we're like creatures
Of the wind
Wild is the wind
Wild is the wind

You
Touch me
I hear the sound
Of mandolins
You
Kiss me
With your kiss
My life begins
You're spring to me
All things
To me

Don't you know you're
Life itself

Like a leaf clings
To the tree
Oh my darling,
Cling to me
For we're like creatures
In the wind
And wild is the wind
Wild is the wind

Wild is the wind
Wild is the wind
Wild is the wind


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"Wild Is the Wind" as written by Dimitri Tiomkin Ned Washington

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., PATTI WASHINGTON MUSIC, SHAPIRO BERNSTEIN & CO. INC.

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  • +5
    General CommentNo comment yet?
    Unbelievable... This is such a beautiful song...
    I think it's about love (kind of obvious..). About a love that feels very strong, but the person who sings it knows, that this love can go wrong.

    "Like the leaf clings to the tree,
    Oh, my darling, cling to me "
    The leaf is attached to the tree, but can still blow away easily.
    "For we're like creatures of the wind
    And wild is the wind
    Wild is the wind "
    We are both wild, and we don't know what will become of us in the future.

    Maybe... I'm not sure..
    Still love the song though...
    Philosophyon March 01, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis one brings the drama.

    Semi crushed to hear Bowie did not write it...it sounds like he could have.

    Thematically, it fits the Thin White Duke perfectly. He sang songs of love, yet had no real feelings of his own.

    His performance makes you feel the emptiness behind such words.
    flayerhateron August 27, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI want this to be my wedding song when I get married.
    ArsMoridenion January 22, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI also love this song! bowie gets the balance right, the song is not kitschy, simply beautiful...he creates a special mood in this song that makes it unique! his voice is so fragile and the lyrics simply wonderful
    placebiston April 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"i hear the sound of mandolins"........that line always makes me swoon :)
    spacepirateon September 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song always sounds so mysterious to me. BTW, I do believe this is a cover of a Johnny Mathis song.
    fortheloveon January 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"forthelove"-After consulting the inlay of "The Paltinum Collection: David Bowie" the writing credits of this song go to "Dimitri Tiomkin/Ned Washington". Hope that helps.
    IfWhiteAmericaon February 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe song was indeed originally recorded by Johnny Mathis in 1956, for a films also called "Wild Is The Wind", but it was made *most* famous by Nina Simone. Bowie was reportedly a big admirer of Simone's singing style, and after meeting her in person he was inspired to record it.
    miesvanderroboton April 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGorgeous song! Bowie's voice is just so versatile. I love the quivering, wavering voice for love songs, such like old Bee Gees.
    webmasterdeeon December 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of THE greatest songs (written) of all time, and Bowie's cover is beautiful. One of my very favorite songs.
    ohwhocareson December 21, 2006   Link

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