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Bowie, David - 1982 Wild is the Wind

Identifier

019605

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

"Wild Is the Wind" is a song written by Dimitri Tiomkin and Ned Washington. The track was originally recorded by Johnny Mathis for the 1957 film Wild Is the Wind. The song was very popular and was one of five songs nominated for an Academy Award; it was sung by Johnny Mathis at the March 1958 Oscar presentations. Mathis' version of the song was also released as a single by Columbia Records (4-41060) in November 1957, and reached No. 22 on the Billboard chart.

The song has been recorded many times, including twice by Nina Simone, first on the live album Nina Simone at Town Hall (1959) and then in a studio recording included on Wild Is the Wind (1966). David Bowie recorded a version of it for his 1976 album Station to Station.

Rather than have this as an orphan observation, we have chosen the Bowie recording, as his interpretation is quite unusual and fits in with his spiritual beliefs.

 

A description of the experience

David Bowie - Wild Is The Wind (Official Video)

"Wild Is The Wind"

Love me, love me, love me, say you do
Let me fly away with you
For my love is like the wind, and wild is the wind
Wild is the wind
Give me more than one caress, satisfy this hungriness
Let the wind blow through your heart
For wild is the wind, wild is the wind

[CHORUS]
You touch me,
I hear the sound of mandolins
You kiss me
With your kiss my life begins
You're spring to me, all things to me
Don't you know, you're life itself!

Like the leaf clings to the tree,
Oh, my darling, cling to me
For we're like creatures of the wind, and wild is the wind
Wild is the wind

[CHORUS]

Like the leaf clings to the tree,
Oh, my darling, cling to me
For we're like creatures in the wind, and wild is the wind
Wild is the wind

The source of the experience

Bowie, David

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Symbols

Leaf
Tree
Wind

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Suppressions

Being left handed
Inherited genes

Commonsteps

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