Ill Wind
Frank Sinatra Lyrics


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Blow ill wind
Blow away
Let me rest today
You're blowin' me no good
No good
Go ill wind
Go away
Skies are oh so gray
Around my neighborhood
And that ain't good

You're only misleadin' the sunshine I'm needin'
Ain't that a shame
It's so hard to keep up with troubles that creep up
From out of nowhere
When love's to blame
So ill wind, blow away
Let me rest today
You're blowin' me no good

So, ill wind, blow away




Please let me rest today
You're blowing me no good, no good, no good

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Frank Sinatra's "Ill Wind" describe the difficulties and unease that come with heartache, pain, and disappointment. The singer pleads for the wind to carry away his troubles so that he can find rest and peace. The lyrics use the metaphor of a gust of wind to describe the turmoil and uncertainty that the singer feels.


The opening stanza establishes the singer's desire to escape the negative emotions that he is feeling. He implores the wind to blow away from him, to carry his troubles and worries with it. He expresses his feeling of being let down by something that he had previously relied upon, and is now causing him distress. The second stanza describes the dreary skies that have descended upon his neighborhood, emphasizing the pervasive sense of sadness that surrounds him. The third stanza contemplates the ways in which love can cause heartache, disappointment and turmoil. The final stanza restates the singer's plea for the ill wind to blow away, to allow him to rest and find peace.


Overall, the song's lyrics convey a sense of sadness, frustration, and weariness in the face of life's challenges. They use the weather as a metaphor for the unpredictable and uncontrollable elements of our lives, and the need for solace and shelter from the storm.


Line by Line Meaning

Blow ill wind
A request for the unpleasant and turbulent atmosphere to emerge


Blow away
A request for the unpleasantness to disappear


Let me rest today
An appeal to the universe to grant peace and tranquility, just for a day


You're blowin' me no good
The unfortunate situation is unfavorable and damaging to the singer's well-being


No good
The situation is unfavorable and damaging to the singer's well-being


Go ill wind
A command to the negative force to dissipate


Go away
A command to the negative force to disappear


Skies are oh so gray
The environment is dull and uninviting


Around my neighborhood
The singer is describing their immediate surroundings


And that ain't good
The environment is unfavorable


You're only misleadin' the sunshine I'm needin'
The unfortunate situation is depriving the singer of the joy and happiness that they crave


Ain't that a shame
A statement emphasizing the singer's disappointment and frustration with the unfortunate situation


It's so hard to keep up with troubles that creep up
The singer is struggling to cope with unexpected problems that keep arising


From out of nowhere
The singer is describing how the problems seem to appear without warning


When love's to blame
The singer thinks that their problems are related to matters of the heart


So ill wind, blow away
A plea for the negative force to disappear


Please let me rest today
A request for peace and quiet


You're blowing me no good, no good, no good
The negative force is still causing harm and is unwelcome




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Written by: Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler

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Mike


on The Lady Is A Champ

eight

She gets too hungry for dinner at eight
She can't eat late and stay up all night, because unlike society types, she has to get up in the morning.

She likes the theatre and never comes late
She cares more about seeing the play than being seen making an entrance.

She never bothers with people she'd hate
Her friends are friends, not social trophies.

Doesn't like crap games with barons or earls
While barrns and earls probably don't play craps, she associates with friends, not people to be seen with.

Won't go to Harlem in ermine and pearls
She doesn't "slum", the practice of the rich in the 30's, when the song was written, of touring poor neighborhoods dressed in rich clothes to "tut, tut" about the deplorable conditions, and congratulate each other for "caring about the poor"

Won't dish the dirt with the rest of the girls
Doesn't trade gossip for acceptance among an in-crowd


She likes the free, fresh wind in her hair
She cares more about how her hair feels than conforming with current hair fashions

Hates California, it's cold and it's damp
Since most of California is noticeably warmer and / or drier than New York, where the play the song was written for is set, this is probably a facetious excuse to like what she likes.


And she won't go to Harlem in Lincoln's or Ford's
Another reference to slumming, but facetious, since Lincolns and Fords were middle-class, not luxury brands when the lyric was written

Anonymous


on Try a Little Tenderness

Here are the correct lyrics

Try A Little Tenderness - Frank Sinatra - Lyrics

Oh she may be weary
Women do get wearied
Wearing that same old shabby dress
And when she’s weary
You try a little tenderness

You know she’s waiting
Just anticipating things she’ll may never possess
While she is without them
Try just a little bit of tenderness

It’s not just sentimental
She has her grieve and her care
And the words that soft and gentle
Makes it easier to bear
You wont regret it
Women don't forget it
Love is their whole happiness
And it’s all so easy
Try a little tenderness

Musical Interlude

And, it’s all so easy
Try a little tenderness

Daniel


on The Way You Look Tonight

I met Frank Jr. in Las Vegas, a real gentleman. RIP you both.

Giorgi Khutashvili


on Theme from New York, New York

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