When The Wild Wind Blows

Album: The Final Frontier (2010)
  • Have you heard what they said on the news today
    Have you heard what is coming to us all?
    That the world as we know it will be coming to an end
    Have you heard, have you heard?

    He sees them in the distance when the darkened clouds roll
    He could feel tension in the atmosphere
    He would look in the mirror, see an old man now
    Does it matter they survive somehow

    They said there's nothing can be done about the situation
    They said there's nothing you can do at all
    To sit and wait around for something to occur
    Did you know, did you know?

    As he stares across the garden looking at the meadows
    Wonders if they'll ever grow again
    The desperation of the situation getting graver
    Getting ready when the wild wind blows

    Have you seen what they said on the news today
    Have you heard what they said about us all
    Do you know what is happening to just every one of us
    Have you heard, have you heard?

    There will be a catastrophe the like we've never seen
    There will be something that will light the sky
    That the world as we know it, it will never be the same
    Did you know, did you know?

    He carries everything into the shelter not a fuss
    Getting ready when the moment comes
    He has enough supplies to last them for a year or two
    Good to have because you never know

    They tell us nothing that we don't already know about
    They tell us nothing that is real at all
    They only fill us with the stuff that they want
    Did you know, did you know?

    He's nearly finished with the preparations for the day
    He's getting tired; that'll do for now
    They are preparing for the very worst to come to them
    Getting ready when the wild wind blows

    He sees the picture on the wall, it's falling down
    Upside down
    He sees a teardrop from his wife roll down her face,
    Saying Grace
    Remember times they had, they flash right through his mind
    Left behind
    Of a lifetime spent together long ago
    Will be gone

    They've been preparing for some weeks now
    For when the crucial moment comes
    To take their refuge in the shelter
    Let them prepare for what will come

    They make a tea and sit there waiting
    They're in the shelter feeling snug
    Not long to wait for absolution
    Don't make a fuss; just sit and wait

    Can't believe all the lying,
    All the screens are denying
    That the moments of truth have begun

    Can't you see it on the T.V.?
    Don't believe them in the least bit
    Now the days of our ending have begun

    Say a prayer when it's all over
    Survivors unite, all as one
    Got to try and help each other
    Got the will to overcome

    I can't believe all the lying,
    All the screens are denying
    That the moments of truth have begun

    Can't you see it on the T.V.?
    Don't believe them in the least bit
    Now the days of our ending have begun

    When they found them, had their arms wrapped around each other
    Their tins of poison laying near by their clothes
    The day they both mistook an earthquake for the fallout,
    Just another when the wild wind blows Writer/s: STEPHEN PERCY HARRIS
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 4

  • Robert from Grand Junction CoBeautifully done song, such Great Musicianship...I agree with Scott, I get a little chocked up at the end every time I hear the song.
  • Ian from Ragama, Sri Lanka (ceylon)I simply love the part where they say "Now the days of our ending has begun".. One of the best from maiden........
  • Scott from Edmonton, AbSuch a powerful song. I cry every time that final wind gust blows at the end.
  • Aaron from Edmonds, WaThis song is based off Raymond Briggs 1982 graphic novel When the Wind Blows, about an elderly couple attempting to save a nuclear attack. There are some differences between the two stories as in the novel the two are killed by radiation sickness, but in the song the two mistake an earthquake for the nuclear attack and poison themselves fearing the fallout.
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