Dusty Springfield - The Windmills of Your Mind Lyrics

Dusty Springfield Dusty in Memphis cover art
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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
12" Vinyl 1
  • 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


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Michel Legrand
    album: Track 8 in album Dusty in Memphis
    release date: 1969-3
    popularity : 84 users have visited this page.
    genres: Funk / Soul Blues Pop
    styles: Blues Rock/Rhythm & Blues/Pop Rock
    length: 3:51
    producer: Arif Mardin, Jerry Wexler and Tom Dowd
    engineer: Ed Kollis
    brass arranger: Tom Dowd
    brass arranger & strings arranger: Arif Mardin
    conductor: Gene Orloff
    congas & organ & electric piano: Bobby Emmons
    background vocals: The Sweet Inspirations
    bass guitar: Tommy Cogbill
    drums: Gene Chrisman
    guitar & sitar: Reggie Young
    organ & electric piano: Bobby Emmons
    piano: Bobby Wood
    lyricist: Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman, Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman
    composer: Michel Legrand, Michel Legrand
    Album Information
    label: Philips
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin