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My inner Bethie jumped up and down with excitement when I decided to post the Wisdom of the Moody Blues.  Yay, it’s a Moody Blues love fest!  I’ve loved this musical group for eons and was able to see them in concert twice.  First when they were at the height of their career and again just last year out here at Chateau St. Michelle winery.

For the first concert, I spent the day in Denver, exploring the city, as I lived in Colorado at the time.  That day I had one song I kept singing in my head and out loud every chance I got, “Tuesday Afternoon”.  And sure enough, when the concert began that was the song they opened with.  It blew my mind and frankly I haven’t been the same since!

What I loved about the Moody Blues was equally the music and the lyrics.  This was not “baby, oooh, baby I love you” music.  No, their music was deep and thoughtful and poetic.  It was as if they were asking the questions I was back then and to some extent, answering them.  Their music was seductive in ways that “baby, I love you” music could never be for me.  Now it’s a few decades later and their music still casts a spell on me.

Here are some of my favorite songs and lyrics and somewhere in these posts, I will throw in a youtube video or two for the curious and the rest who, like me, have never tired of them.

Something there outside
Says we’re only
In the hands of time
Falling slowly
It’s there for us to know
With love that we can go
Burn slowly the candle of life
(Candle of Life)

* * *

Time waits for no one my love
No, not even you
You thought you’d seen it all before
You really thought you knew

I’ve shattered the illusion
Of forture and of fame
I’m waking up
I’m reaching up
I’m getting up from this game
Oh no… don’t leave me driftwood
On the shore
Oh no… don’t, don’t leave me driftwood
On the shore…
(Driftwood)

* * *

The mist is lifting slowly
I can see the way ahead
And I’ve left behind the empty streets
That once inspired my life
And the strength of the emotion
Is like thunder in the air
‘Cos the promise that we made each other
Haunts me to the end

I know you’re out there somewhere
Somewhere, somewhere
I know you’re out there somewhere
Somewhere you can hear my voice
I know I’ll find you somehow
Somehow, somehow
I know I’ll find you somehow
And somehow I’ll return again to you

The secret of your beauty
And the mystery of your soul
I’ve been searching for in everyone I meet

You see I know you’re out there somewhere
O yes I know you’re out there somewhere
You see I know I’ll find you somehow
O yes I know I’ll find you somehow

the words that I remember
From my childhood still are true
That there’s none so blind
As those who will not see
And to those who lack the courage
And say it’s dangerous to try
Well they just don’t know
That love eternal will not be denied

I know you’re out there somewhere
Somewhere, somewhere
I know you’re out there somewhere
Somewhere you can hear my voice
I know I’ll find you somehow
Somehow, somehow
I know I’ll find you somehow
And somehow I’ll return again to you

Yes I know it’s going to happen
I can feel you getting near
And soon we’ll be returning
To the fountain of our youth
And if you wake up wondering
In the darkness I’ll be there
My arms will close around you
And protect you with the truth

I know you’re out there somewhere
Somewhere, somewhere
I know you’re out there somewhere
Somewhere you can hear my voice
I know I’ll find you somehow
Somehow, somehow
I know I’ll find you somehow
And somehow I’ll return again to you
(I Know You’re Out There Somewhere)

Isn’t love strange
A word we arrange
With no thought or care
Maker of despair
Each breath that we breathe
With love we must weave
To make us as one

Isn’t life strange
A turn of the page
A book without light
Unless with love we write;
To throw it away
To lose just a day
The quicksand of time

Wished I could be in your heart
To be one with your love
Wished I could be in your eyes
Looking back there you were
(Isn’t Life Strange)

* * *

Where is this place that we have found
Nobody knows where we are bound
I long to hear, I need to see
Cos I’ve shed tears too many for me

On the wind soaring free
Spread your wings
I’m beginning to see
Out of mind far from view
Beyond the reach of a nightmare come true

Well I’ve had dreams enough for one
And I got love enough for three
I have my hopes to comfort me
I got my new horizons out to sea

But I’m never going to lose your precious gift
It will always be that way
Cos I know I’m going to find my own peace of mind
Someday…
Someway…
(New Horizons)

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