Dust in the Wind Lyrics

Dust in the Wind Lyrics
Dust in the Wind Lyrics

Dust in the Wind” is a timeless song by Kansas from their 1977 album “Point of Know Return.” This acoustic ballad reflects on life’s impermanence and the insignificance of material wealth. Achieving number six on the Billboard Hot 100 and triple platinum status by the RIAA, it’s a widely-covered classic, embraced by artists like Willie Nelson, Elton John, and Metallica.

Dust in the Wind Lyrics

[Verse 1]

I close my eyes
Only for a moment and the moment’s gone
All my dreams
Pass before my eyes, a curiosity

[Refrain]

Dust in the wind
All they are is dust in the wind

[Verse 2]

Same old song
Just a drop of water in an endless sea
All we do
Crumbles to the ground though we refuse to see

[Refrain]

Dust in the wind
All we are is dust in the wind

[Bridge]

Ohh-oh-ah

[Instrumental Break]

[Verse 3]

Now, don’t hang on
Nothing lasts forever but the earth and sky
It slips away
And all your money won’t another minute buy

[Refrain]

Dust in the wind
All we are is dust in the wind (All we are is dust in the wind)
Dust in the wind (Everything is dust in the wind)
Everything is dust in the wind

[Outro]

The wind

Here are some additional details about the song:

  • The song was recorded in 1977 at the Record Plant in Sausalito, California.
  • The lead vocals are sung by Steve Walsh and Robby Steinhardt.
  • The song is accompanied by acoustic guitars, strings, and flute.
  • The song has been used in many films and television shows, including Forrest Gump, The Shawshank Redemption, and The Wonder Years.
  • The song has been covered by over 100 artists, including Willie Nelson, Elton John, and Metallica.

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