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

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  • +4
    General Comment:one of the best songs ever about unrequited love.
    boiledgooseon February 17, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General Comment:I 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 Comment:This 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 Meaning:a 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 Comment:This 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 Comment:Both 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 Comment:The version on greatest hits is far superior to the original and live is also great.
    still stupidon September 27, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:he wasnt trying to sound like Dylan. he was trying to sound like woody guthrie if anyone.
    jtucker7on April 06, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:i love this song.
    ALAYNAppl4peaceon July 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:OK, this lyric doesn't scan all that great, but as performed by Donovan it's great. Donovan got a little too cutesy later and he flamed, out but for a while there it looked like he could go all the way.
    democracyson May 13, 2002   Link

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