Bruce Cockburn - Child of the Wind Lyrics

Bruce Cockburn Nothing But a Burning Light cover art
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I love the pounding of hooves
I love engines that roar
I love the wild music of waves on the shore
And the spiral perfection of a hawk when it soars
Love my sweet woman down to the core

There's roads and there's roads
And they call, can't you hear it?
Roads of the earth
And roads of the spirit
The best roads of all
Are the ones that aren't certain
One of those is where you'll find me
Till they drop the big curtain


Hear the wind moan
In the bright diamond sky
These mountains are waiting
Brown-green and dry
I'm too old for the term
But I'll use it anyway
I'll be a child of the wind
Till the end of my days


Little round planet
In a big universe
Sometimes it looks blessed
Sometimes it looks cursed
Depends on what you look at obviously
But even more it depends on the way that you see
Hear the wind moan
In the bright diamond sky
These mountains are waiting
Brown-green and dry
I'm too old for the term
But I'll use it anyway
I'll be a child of the wind
Till the end of my days

Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 A Dream Like Mine
  • 2 Kit Carson
  • 3 Mighty Trucks of Midnight
  • 4 Soul of a Man
  • 5 Great Big Love
  • 6 One of the Best Ones
  • 7 Somebody Touched Me
  • 8 Cry of a Tiny Babe
  • 9 Actions Speak Louder
  • 10 Indian Wars
  • 11 When It's Gone, It's Gone
  • 12 Child of the Wind


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Bruce Cockburn
    album: Track 12 in album Nothing But a Burning Light
    release date: 1991-11-5
    popularity : 98 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Pop Rock/Folk Rock
    length: 4:08
    producer: T‐Bone Burnett
    vocal: Bruce Cockburn
    violin: Mark O’Connor
    organ: Booker T. Jones
    acoustic bass guitar: Edgar Meyer
    resonator guitar: Bruce Cockburn
    Album Information
    label: True North Records
    country(area): Canada
    format: CD
    barcode: 074640007729
    script: Latin