Wild is the Wind

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Last song recorded at the end of a long day of recording. I've always loved this song and have listened to nina Simon's version of it many times. I also love David bowie's version, which I discovered prior to recording this version with Mitchell. We spent the afternoon prior arranging the song in my apartment and found it to be a bit unwieldy. The song is really not as simple as it sounds and is much wilder than it let's on indeed.

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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

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

Don't you know you're life itself
Like a leaf clings to a tree
Oh my darling, cling to me
For we're creatures of the wind
And wild is the wind
So wild is the wind

You touch me
I hear the sound of mandolins
You kiss me
With your kiss my life begins
Dady, you're spring to me
All things to me

Don't you know you're life itself
Like a leaf clings to a tree
Oh my darling, cling to me
For we're creatures of the wind
And wild is the wind
So wild is the wind

Wild is the wind
Wild is the wind
Wild is the wind

credits

from The Deep End, released September 9, 2014
Wild Is the Wind -
(Tiomkin/Washington)
Arranged by Mitchell Long and Jamila Ford
Vocal - Jamila Ford
Guitar - Mitchell Long
Percussion - Pete Korpela

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Jamila Ford Los Angeles, California

Award-winning jazz/soul singer/songwriter Jamila Ford has garnered attention for her sizable singing chops. Her slight frame belies her bewitchingly powerful voice. She gets your attention. Or more accurately, the Los Angeles-based singer's smooth mezzo-soprano makes you turn your head to give her a second listen. ... more

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