The Windmills of Your Mind Lyrics

Dusty Springfield


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Marilyn Bergman, Michel Legrand, Alan Bergman
album: Track 14 in album Dusty in Memphis
release date: 1969-3
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length: 3:51
conductor: Gene Orloff
engineer: Ed Kollis
electric piano: Bobby Emmons, Bobby Emmons
guitar: Reggie Young
organ: Bobby Emmons, Bobby Emmons
drums: Gene Chrisman
sitar: Reggie Young
congas: Bobby Emmons
piano: Bobby Wood
bass guitar: Tommy Cogbill
strings arranger: Arif Mardin
brass arranger: Tom Dowd, Arif Mardin
producer: Tom Dowd, Jerry Wexler, Arif Mardin
background vocals: The Sweet Inspirations
lyricist: Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman
composer: Michel Legrand, Michel Legrand

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Round like a circle in a spiral, like a wheel within a wheel
Never ending or beginning on an ever spinning reel
Like a snowball down a mountain, or a carnival balloon
Like a carousel that's turning running rings around the moon
Like a clock whose hands are sweeping past the minutes of its face
And the world is like an apple whirling silently in space
Like the circles that you find in the windmills of your mind!

Like a tunnel that you follow to a tunnel of its own
Down a hollow to a cavern where the sun has never shone
Like a door that keeps revolving in a half forgotten dream
Or the ripples from a pebble someone tosses in a stream
Like a clock whose hands are sweeping past the minutes of its face
And the world is like an apple whirling silently in space
Like the circles that you find in the windmills of your mind!

Keys that jingle in your pocket, words that jangle in your head
When did summer go so quickly? Was it something that you said?
Lovers walking along a shore and leave their footprints in the sand
Is the sound of distant drumming just the fingers of your hand?
Pictures hanging in a hallway and the fragment of a song
Half remembered names and faces, but to whom do they belong?
When you knew that it was over you were suddenly aware
That the autumn leaves were turning to the color of her hair!
Like a circle in a spiral, like a wheel within a wheel
Never ending or beginning on an ever spinning reel
As the images unwind, like the circles that you find in
The windmills of your mind!

Keys that jingle in your pocket, words that jangle in your head
When did summer go so quickly? Was it something that you said?
Lovers walking along a shore and leave their footprints in the sand
Is the sound of distant drumming just the fingers of your hand?
Pictures hanging in a hallway and the fragment of a song
Half remembered names and faces, but to whom do they belong?
When you knew that it was over in the autumn of good-byes
For a moment you could not recall the color of his eyes!
Like a circle in a spiral, like a wheel within a wheel
Never ending or beginning on an ever spinning reel
As the images unwind, like the circles that you find in
The windmills of your mind!

Track Listing

  • 1 Just a Little Lovin’
  • 2 So Much Love
  • 3 Son of a Preacher Man
  • 4 I Don’t Want to Hear It Anymore
  • 5 Don’t Forget About Me
  • 6 Breakfast in Bed
  • 7 Just One Smile
  • 8 The Windmills of Your Mind
  • 9 In the Land of Make Believe
  • 10 No Easy Way Down
  • 11 I Can’t Make It Alone