"Windmills Of Your Mind" as written by Michel Legrand, Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman....
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 turning running rings around the moon
Like a clock whose hands are sweeping 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 sweeping 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 walking along a shore and leave their footprints in the sand
Is the sound of distant drumming just the fingers of your hand?
Pictures hanging 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 her 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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"Windmills of Your Mind" as written by Marylin Bergman Alan Bergman

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    General CommentHe does a nice version but I prefer the Dusty Springfield rendition probably because it was one of my favorite songs when it was released. I just love her breathy voice singing "when you knew that it was over, were you suddenly aware, that the autumn leaves were turning, to the color of his hair".
    sillybunnyon July 18, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIts about someone who can't forget a relationship thats ended and he doesn't know why it ended it just did and he keeps going over and over the ending of the relationship JUST MY TAKE on it
    paid31on November 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI just prefer the persian version.Its just perfect.It is about the pointless life...
    winsiraon November 14, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe Persian version was sung by a famous and late Iranian artist Farhad

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    bzthemanon July 17, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsting kicks ass!
    pistolero983on August 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSting recorded this song for the remake of "The Thomas Crown Affair." Dusty's version was used for the original film.
    sillybunnyon August 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentRound, like a circle in a spiral
    Like a wheel within a wheel.
    Never ending or beginning,
    On an ever spinning wheel
    now this can be nothing else but life
    i 2 have always thought life is a circle
    Mercedes2007on May 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNoel Harrison's version was used in the original film
    willodotcomon January 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts about someone who can't forget a relationship thats ended and he doesn't know why it ended it just did and he keeps going over and over the ending of the relationship JUST MY TAKE on it
    paid31on November 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's about thought itself, I like to think, wait I just thinked then - I think this thought is going around in circles! That was a thought too, and then...

    Anyways - thought, paranoia, inspiration, memories - that is what I think this song is about.
    pikmindoctoron February 21, 2009   Link

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