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 Lyrics as written by Donovan Leitch

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  • +5
    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 22, 2006   Link
  • +5
    General Commentone of the best songs ever about unrequited love.
    boiledgooseon February 18, 2009   Link
  • +4
    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 19, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDude... No.

    "Ah, but I may as well try and catch the wind" is a phrase designed to portray the futility of his hopes and dreams with regard to the object of his desires — presumably a girl.

    He's just being poetic about the romance he's seeking, but he keeps reaching the same conclusion: "Ah, but I may as well try and catch the wind". Catch the wind. The wind takes quite some catching, there, buddy. It's like saying, "Ah, but I may as well try and lose my shadow".

    Back to the real world, in other words.
    Kurtinon February 26, 2005   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 15, 2007   Link

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