Dmitri Tiomkin’s 1957 song Wild is the Wind was first recorded by Johnny Mathis for a film of the same name. Subsequent interpretations include those of Nina Simone, David Bowie, Shirley Horn, Nancy Wilson and Barbra Streisand. Words are by twelve- time Oscar-nominated lyricist, Ned Washington, who also wrote When you wish upon a Star, Ghost of a Chance and The Nearness of You.
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
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
You’re life itself
Like a leaf clings to the tree Oh my darling, Cling to me For we're like creatures Of the wind Wild is the wind Wild is the wind