"Catch The Wind" as written by and Donovan Leitch....
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 want to 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,
'T would make me sing,
Ah, but I may as well try and catch the wind.

Diddy di dee dee diddy diddy,
Diddy diddy diddy dee dee dee.

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

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


Lyrics submitted by ralph mctell

"Catch the Wind" as written by Donovan Leitch

Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Catch The Wind song meanings
Add your thoughts

24 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +4
    General Commentone of the best songs ever about unrequited love.
    boiledgooseon February 17, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI hit rock bottom with this song and "The River" (the boss). Cried for hours-- it's about the longing. The intense love and wanting of that one special person...and not being able to have them...
    crluvalotbearon January 21, 2006   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThis song is so utterly sad. Reading the previous posts, to me it is more about a love lost rather than unrequited love - a love lost through a death of a partner maybe. The lyrics describe the emptiness and hurt of this all so well.
    jondurianon March 05, 2009   Link
  • +3
    Song Meaninga beautiful song. so bloody sad though. love lost, love rejected, or quite possibly, love never realized by the woman.
    AquilusDominion May 27, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is great. I used it in a little video I did of my two daughters. I can feel this song being about trying to hold on to their youth for my own sake, and how years from now I will be missing we are emotionally now, while our whole worlds are just each other.
    bzenzon May 10, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBoth versions of this song are incredible. The lyrics kill me. I always took it as a guy professing his love to a girl for the last time. Kinda saying, "Listen, I've told you a million times how much I love you. I'll describe it one last time. If you don't get it then I am finally gonna leave (catch the wind....and blow out of your life.)"
    jersey73on October 18, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe version on greatest hits is far superior to the original and live is also great.
    still stupidon September 27, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthe wasnt trying to sound like Dylan. he was trying to sound like woody guthrie if anyone.
    jtucker7on April 06, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love this song.
    ALAYNAppl4peaceon July 14, 2007   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationFrom what I got from this song was:

    He is deeply in love with this girl. This girl will complete his life. This girl he loves will put happiness where it is sad, this girl will fix what is broken in his life. This girl will make him know what real love feels like so he doesn't feel uncertain anymore.
    He is either talking to himself or confessing his love for her in front of her right now. He is saying he loves her so much that maybe it is impossible for a girl like her to be in love with a guy like him, that he has a better chance of catching the wind (which is nearly impossible, but to him catching the wind would be way easier) than ever landing her in his life.

    We have all been there, Donovan. We have all been there, my friend. :'(
    hung148567on May 07, 2014   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain