Ian, Janis - Shadows On The Wind Lyrics




In my dreams of late, I seem another
Someone I have never been
All around me are the shapes
Of shadows on the wind
Here's the ghost of what my mother wanted
And the shade of father's dreams
They are gone, and still I'm haunted
By restless go-betweens

Fatherless, motherless
Yesterday's child begins
Life alone, missing home
Orphaned by time, I spin
Like shadows on the wind

In my dreams of late, I am a vagrant
And I've never known a past
All the memories I have
Are shadows on the glass
What I see of me is unfamiliar
Like some pearl without a shell
And the stranger in the mirror
Someone I once knew well

Fatherless, motherless
Yesterday's child begins
Life alone, missing home
Orphaned by time, I spin
Like shadows on the wind

When I dream of love, I dream my mother
Anchored to the shifting sands
When I dream of strength
I dream my father's hands
In my dreams of late are signs and wonders
On the faces I have worn
I can hear the distant thunder
Of shadows being born

Fatherless, motherless
Yesterday's child begins
Life alone, missing home
Orphaned by time, I spin
Like shadows on the wind





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  1. Grant Evans

    Wonderful!!!!

  2. Chris Sawyer

    Shadows On The Wind
    Janis Ian

    In my dreams of late, I seem another
    Someone I have never been
    All around me are the shapes
    of shadows on the wind
    Here's the ghost of what my mother wanted
    and the shade of father's dreams
    They are gone, and still I'm haunted
    by restless go-betweens
    Fatherless, motherless,
    yesterday's child begins
    life alone, missing home
    Orphaned by time, I spin
    like shadows on the wind
    In my dreams of late, I am a vagrant
    and I've never known a past
    All the memories I have
    are shadows on the glass
    What I see of me is unfamiliar
    like some pearl without a shell
    and the stranger in the mirror
    someone I once knew well
    Fatherless, motherless,
    yesterday's child begins
    life alone, missing home
    Orphaned by time, I spin
    like shadows on the wind
    When I dream of love, I dream my mother
    anchored to the shifting sands
    When I dream of strength
    I dream my father's hands
    In my dreams of late are signs and wonders
    on the faces I have worn
    I can hear the distant thunder
    of shadows being born
    Fatherless, motherless,
    yesterday's child begins
    life alone, missing home
    Orphaned by time, I spin
    like shadows on the wind

  3. Chris Sawyer

    Shadows On The Wind
    Janis Ian

    In my dreams of late, I seem another
    Someone I have never been
    All around me are the shapes
    of shadows on the wind
    Here's the ghost of what my mother wanted
    and the shade of father's dreams
    They are gone, and still I'm haunted
    by restless go-betweens
    Fatherless, motherless,
    yesterday's child begins
    life alone, missing home
    Orphaned by time, I spin
    like shadows on the wind
    In my dreams of late, I am a vagrant
    and I've never known a past
    All the memories I have
    are shadows on the glass
    What I see of me is unfamiliar
    like some pearl without a shell
    and the stranger in the mirror
    someone I once knew well
    Fatherless, motherless,
    yesterday's child begins
    life alone, missing home
    Orphaned by time, I spin
    like shadows on the wind
    When I dream of love, I dream my mother
    anchored to the shifting sands
    When I dream of strength
    I dream my father's hands
    In my dreams of late are signs and wonders
    on the faces I have worn
    I can hear the distant thunder
    of shadows being born
    Fatherless, motherless,
    yesterday's child begins
    life alone, missing home
    Orphaned by time, I spin
    like shadows on the wind

  4. Richard W

    This is really good Maria. Love it :-)

    Richard W

    Me? Grumpy? Only when I am awake ... haha ;-)

    Maria Diaz

    @Richard W
    So, either you admit to be grumpy or to be asleep. Hmm.... :))))

    Richard W

    I might be grumpy in my sleep too, but I'm asleep so I don't know lol.

    Maria Diaz

    @Richard W
    My mind just tied itself in a knot.:))))

    Richard W

    Alright. Don't be grumpy ;-))))))