Tell everybody that I am sorry, truly sorry
For all the wrong I've done
I never meant to hurt nobody, no no
Lord I never want to do no wrong

And I have lied, and I have begged and I have cheated
And I know my ship, it won't be coming in
And as I lay me down to take my rest
I can see that it's just dust in the wind

Take hold my hand, and hold it tighter, ever tighter
You must believe that I love you still
But my strength, it grows weaker, and weaker
And my body has lost its will

'Cause I have lied, and I have begged and I have cheated
And I know my ship, it won't be coming in
And as I lay me down to take my rest
I can see that it's just dust in the wind

Oh Lord, I have lost once again
And there's no one to help me find my way home
Lord and I, Lord I never want to hurt nobody
And I, Lord I never want to do no wrong

'Cause I have lied, and I have begged and I have cheated
And I know my ship, it won't be coming in
And as I lay me down to take my rest
I can see that it's just dust in the wind




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Dust in the Wind (Todd Rundgren cover) song meanings
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    General CommentWhenever GNR (or rather Axl and Slash) played it, it was as an intro to November Rain. Originally by Todd Rundgren.
    ForThoseAboutToRockon July 14, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Tell everybody that I am sorry, truly sorry
    For all the wrong I've done
    I never meant to hurt nobody, no no
    Lord I never want to do no wrong"

    A man lying on his death bed talking to god in his last minutes.

    "And I have lied, and I have begged and I have cheated
    And I know my ship, it won't be coming in
    And as I lay me down to take my rest
    I can see that it's just dust in the wind"

    As he lies down to 'take his rest' (AKA die) he can see that all of the stuff he did that hurt people was useless and dumb, AKA dust in the wind.

    "Take hold my hand, and hold it tighter, ever tighter
    You must believe that I love you still
    But my strength, it grows weaker, and weaker
    And my body has lost its will"

    Now that same man is talking to his family/wife in his last moments holding their hand telling them he still loves them even though he sinned. His strength is growing weaker and his body can no longer live.

    "Oh Lord, I have lost once again
    And there's no one to help me find my way home
    Lord and I, Lord I never want to hurt nobody
    And I, Lord I never want to do no wrong"

    Now that same man, perhaps in his final moments is telling god he thought he could beat him, but he has lost once again, just like in all of his sins. He never wanted to hurt anybody.

    This is a very emotional and sad song. It's absoutely beautiful, Axl's smooth voice singing over a piano and Slash's bluesy guitar in the middle. It's pure perfection.
    Sprite1on December 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti've got a half a live recording of this song. Sounds Brilliant, great paino and guitar work. A new Novemeber Rain!!
    Monkeywrench74on April 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLook for the full version, it's out there too. I had the same one, later I found out there's a complete one. Beautiful song!
    tempuseron June 28, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment^I think the Scorpions' 'Dust in the Wind' is a cover of Kansas's 'Dust in the Wind' which is a different song from Todd Rundgren's 'Dust in the Wind'. Yeah.
    ForThoseAboutToRockon May 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is a Todd Rundgren cover, not Kansas or the Scorpions. The Scorpions covered Kansas's version, not GNR. This song only exists on live recordings, but there is one out there that has very good quality, and I'm glad it does because it's the best GNR song that was never officaialy released.

    Sprite1on December 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBasically about a man spilling his guts to God. He's on the verge of death and is apoligizing for all the wrong he's ever done to anybody.
    Sprite1on December 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI firmly believe that the man knew he was about to die 'at his own hand.' It's his suicide letter to God. He is apologizing for his not so well lived life...
    anamals4on March 10, 2010   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThis is a Scorpions cover
    Floyd The Barberon January 07, 2007   Link

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