May 12, 2010

Windmills of your Mind

Round, like a circle in a spiral,
B7
like a wheel within a wheel

Never ending or beginning
Em
on an ever spinning reel
E7
Like a snowball down a mountain
Am7
or a carnival balloon
D7
Like a carousel that's turning,
Gmaj7
running rings around the moon
Cmaj7
Like a clock whose hands are sweeping
Am6
past the minutes of its face
B7
And the world is like an apple
Bbdim
whirling silently in space
B7
Like the circles that you find
Em
in the windmills of your mind


Like a tunnel that you follow
B7
to a tunnel of its own

Down a hollow to a cavern
Em
where the sun has never shone
E7
Like a door that keeps revolving
Am7
in a half-forgotten dream
D7
Or the ripples from a pebble
Gmaj7
someone tosses in a stream
Cmaj7
Like a clock whose hands are sweeping
Am6
past the minutes of its face
B7
And the world is like an apple
Bbdim
whirling silently in space
B7
Like the circles that you find
Em
in the windmills of your mind


Keys that jingle in your pocket,
Am7
words that jangle in your head
D7
Why did summer go so quickly?
Gmaj7
Was it something that you said?
G7
Lovers walk along the shore
Cmaj7
and leave their footprints in the sand
F#7
Is the sound of distant drumming
Bm
just the fingers of your hand?
E7
Pictures hanging in a hallway
Am
and the fragment of a song
D7
Half-remembered names and faces,
Gmaj7
but to whom do they belong?
Cmaj7
When you knew that it was over,
Am6
you were suddenly aware
B7
That the autumn leaves were turning
Em
to the colour of her hair

A circle in a spiral,
B7
a wheel within a wheel

Never ending or beginning
Bbdim
on an ever spinning reel
Em
As the images unwind,
B7
like the circles that you find
Em
in the windmills of your mind

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