I spend too much time
Raiding windmills
We go side by side
Laughing til it's right

There's something that you won't show
Waiting where the light goes

Take the darkest hour
Break it open
Water to repair
What we have broken

There's something that you won't show
Waiting where the light goes
Maybe anywhere the wind blows
It's all worth waiting for

Pull on the borders to lighten the load
Tell all the passengers we're going home

I spend too much time
Seeking shelter
World without end
Couldn't hold her

There's something that you won't show
Waiting where the light goes
Maybe anywhere the wind blows
It's all worth waiting for
Anywhere the wind blows


Lyrics submitted by rabidpenguin, edited by TheImpalerTMX, Sagatron

Windmills Lyrics as written by Guss Dinning

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    General CommentApparently, no one who has so far commented on this song has seen the movie "Latter Days" by C.J. Cox. The melody of this song is played repeatedly throughout the movie and the entire song sung by Toad the Wet Sprocket is play in the joyous final 2-3 minutes of the movie and while the credits roll.

    Latter Days is about a closeted gay Mormon missionary boy, Steve Sandvoss,who ends up in West LA living next door to a swinging-hot gay party boy, Wes Ramsey. The two encounter each other and struggle with their totally different lifestyles, values and attraction to one another.

    When you consider the words to Windmills in the context of the movie, it makes sense, its all about the transformation from being a person inclined to hide who he/she is, to being genuine to the world about what they think they must hide. The person playing behind the Windmills wants to cut out the nonsense (pull on the borders; tell the passengers we're GOING HOME!) and accept that the world won't end and the damage that may result by their self liberation (it will only take water to repair the damage) will be minimal compared to the joy that awaits them. Now matter what happens; no matter how the wind blows, IT'S ALL WORTH WAITING FOR! Waiting, as opposed to doing it immediately may suggest that if one is not quite ready today, wait and do it when you are ready but definitely plan on doing it.

    Now I don't know if the guys who wrote this song had this in mind, but clearly CJ Cox did when he selected Windmills to be the lead song in the Latter Days soundtrack.

    I'm gay myself am gay and came out of the closet as a result of seeing the movie Latter Days a few times over a period of days. I've always fantasized that if I ever get married, we'll play Windmills to walk down the aisle.
    Moishgilon January 09, 2010   Link

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