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My features form with a change in the weather
We can
We can work it out
My features form with a change in the weather
We can
We can work it out

When the wind blows
When the mothers talk
When the wind blows

When the wind blows
When the mothers talk
When the wind blows
We can work it out

It's not that you're not good enough
It's just that we can make you better
Given that you pay the price
We can keep you young and tender
Follow in the footsteps of a funeral pyre
You were paid not listen now your house is on fire

Wake me up when things get started
When everything starts to happen

My features form with a change in the weather
We can
We can work it out
My features form with a change in the weather
We can
We can work it out

When the wind blows (when the wind blows)
When the mothers talk (when the mothers talk)
When the wind blows
When the wind blows (when the wind blows)
When the mothers talk (when the mothers talk)
When the wind blows
We can
Only we can work it out

Some of us horrified
Others never talk about it
But when the weather starts to burn
Then you'll know that you're in trouble
Follow in the footsteps of a soldier girl
It is time to put your clothes on and to face the world

Don't you feel your luck is changing
When everything starts to happen
Put your head right next to my heart
The beat of the drum is the fear of the dark

My features form with a change in the weather
We can
We can work it out
My features form with a change in the weather
Better late then never there's a change in the weather
(We can work it out)

When the wind blows (when the wind blows)
When the mothers talk (when the mothers talk)
When the wind blows

When the wind blows (when the wind blows)
When the mothers talk (when the mothers talk)
When the wind blows
We can
Only we can work it out



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    ZippstarMay 10, 2008 at 2:31 am
    The song lyrics came from two ideas; the first being the old wives' tale, when children pull a face, their mothers say to them "when the wind changes, you'll stay like it", hence "my feature form with a change in the weather. The second idea was formed when, at the time the song was written, American nuclear missiles were being brought into England and many people, including Roland Orzabal, were scared. The lyric "when the weather starts to burn, then you'll know that you're in trouble" refers to the effect of a nuclear explosion. "When The Wind Blows", the book by Raymond Briggs, later made into an animated feature film, tells the horrifying story of an old couple who are at home when a nuclear bomb explodes, hence the lyric "when the wind blows".

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