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Moody Blues lyrics

Album: Octave [1978]

Tracks10
 01  Steppin' In A Slide Zone
 02  Under Moonshine
 03  Had To Fall In Love
 04  I'll Be Level With You
 05  Driftwood
 06  Top Rank Suite
 07  I'm Your Man
 08  Survival
 09  One Step Into The Light
 10  The Day We Meet Again
all Moody Blues lyrics



Steppin' In A Slide Zone
(John Lodge)

I took a ride in a limousine,
I took a road I'd never been.
I met a stranger by the way,
His coat was torn but his eyes were clear.

Standing in a slide zone,
Steppin' in a slide zone.

He told me where a river flows,
He showed me how the apple grows.
He told me of a magic stream,
His face was worn but his eyes were clear.

Standing in a slide zone,
I could be steppin' in a slide zone.
Standing in a slide zone,
I could be steppin' through a time zone.

He went to find a shooting star,
Around the bend, that's where they are.
I went along just for the ride,
Suddenly I began to slide.

Standing in a slide zone,
I could be steppin' through a time zone.

The air raced by there was no sound,
We drifted high above the ground.
And then he said you know this place,
And then a smile lit up his face.

Standing in a slide zone,
I could be steppin' in a slide zone.
Standing in a slide zone,
I could be steppin' through a time zone.

I turned my head and I looked below, Slide zone...
And there was something there I know.
Suddenly I began to fall,
I looked around and tried to call.

Standing in a slide zone,
He had me steppin' in a time zone.
Standing in a slide zone,
Falling through a time zone.

Help me please, I thought I said,
Then something happened in my head.
Music came from all around,
And I knew what I had found.

Standing in a slide zone,
Falling through a time zone.
Steppin' in a slide zone,
He had me falling through a time zone.
Slide zone, slide zone,
Slide zone, time zone.back to top
Under Moonshine
(Ray Thomas)

The dawn crept into my room,
And stole my dream.
Now I'll never know,
Just what it means.
Or what could have been,
Yet still I try,
To lie,
But I'm seen,

Under moonshine, that's where I've been.
Under moonshine, I'm clearly seen.
Under moonshine, that's where I've been.
Under moonshine, I'm clearly seen.

Creator of dreams that melt with the sun, Melt with the sun.
I'll tell you the things that this man has done. This man has done.
He was a saint, a sinner, rolled in one, Rolled into one.
But I miss him now that he's gone. Now that he's gone,
I said, I sure miss him now that he's gone. Now that he's gone.

Sure I feel the pain,
Deep inside I pour like rain.
Remember when you smile,
Love's in your eyes.

The world keeps turning, the grass still grows green. Grass still grows green.
The fruit on my tree, is the biggest you've seen. Biggest you've seen.
But which way is up, you know when you're down. Know when you're down.
You've gotta stand tall, with your feet on the ground. Feet on the ground.
You must stand tall, with your feet on the ground. Feet on the ground.

Or maybe I'm crazy, The dawn,
And also they say, Crept into my room and
I'm lazy. Stole my dream.
But I'll have my days, Now I'll never know,
When I do as I please. Just what it means.
For you won't see the woods, Under
While you're a tree. Moonshine.
No you'll never see the woods, Under
While you're a tree. Moonshine.

Yes I'm crazy, The dawn,
And also they say, Crept into my room and
I'm lazy. Stole my dream.
But then I have my days, Now I'll never know,
When I do as I please. Just what it means.
You'll never see the woods, Under
While you're a tree. Moonshine.
No you'll never see the woods, Under
While you're a tree. Moonshine.back to top
Had To Fall In Love
(Justin Hayward)

What mattered to me,
Was the right to be free,
Like I'll be someday,
I'm waiting for my heart to lead the way.

The places I've seen,
And the roads in between,
Make me wonder why,
I'm searching for my dreams up in the sky.

I heard the call,
And in the mirror,
I saw the writing on the wall.
And I had to fall,
In love with you.

The face that I've known,
Seems so lost and alone,
When you're far away,
I'm comin' for you baby right away.

The places I've seen,
And the roads in between,
Make me wonder why,
I'm searching for my dreams up in the sky.

I heard the call,
And in the mirror,
I saw the writing on the wall.
And I had to fall,
In love with you.

What mattered to me,
Was the right to be free,
Like I'll be someday,
I'm waiting for my heart to lead the way.back to top
I'll Be Level With You
(Graeme Edge)

Little guy, little hands, little eyes, and lots of time.
What you gonna be, what you gonna see,
When your eyes are level with mine.

I'll be level with you,
I don't know what I would do.
If I had to face the things that you've got coming down the line.
If I had to face the things that you've got coming down the line.

Lots of luck, lots of health, lots of wealth, and little pain.
That's what I want for you but there's little I can do,
To put you on the gravy train.

I'll be level with you,
You'll always end up coming through.
But you'll find yourself lost in space now and again.
But you'll find yourself lost in space now and again.

But you have to have a world you can live in,
Not a world where all hope is gone.
And as long as we are here together,
We'll try to build a home for the free.

Filled with pity, not pain,
That's loving and sane.
Not divided by hate,
And living in spite,
'Till it's too late.

Life is here,
Love will come in the end, give it time.
There's wonders still to do and I know you'll find it's true,
That yours will be bigger than mine.

I'll be level with you,
The one thing I hope you will do is,
Tell me about what you're doing from time to time.
Tell me about what you're doing from time to time.back to top
Driftwood
(Justin Hayward)

Just like the driftwood of a dream,
Left on the seashore of sleep.
Just like the words that wouldn't rhyme,
Lost in the desert of time.
Time waits for no one at all,
No, not even you.
You thought you'd seen it all before,
You really thought you knew.

I don't remember what was said,
In the confusion that night.
I only know what's on my mind,
What's in the future we will decide.
Time waits for no one at all,
No, not even you.
You thought you'd seen it all before,
You really thought you knew.

I've shattered the illusion, Here I am,
Of fortune and of fame. Staring out to sea.
But darling now I know you, Wondering if you'll
Life can never be the same. Ever come back to me.
Oh no, don't leave me driftwood,
On the shore.

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, Here I am,
Of fortune and of fame. Staring out to sea.
I'm waking up, I'm reaching up, Waking up, reaching up,
I'm getting up from this game. Come back to me.
Oh no, don't leave me driftwood,
On the shore.
Oh, no don't, don't leave me driftwood,
On the shore.
Whoa, no, don't leave me driftwood,
On the shore.back to top
Top Rank Suite
(Justin Hayward)

Rain on the river,
Turned a torrent to a flood.
Swim or you'll never rise above.
Two lonely people,
Can mend a broken heart.
Love and you'll never fall apart.
But can you tell me why?

They made a good bowl of chili at the jazz club, Can you
They played a good game of football in Mucron. Tell me,
They got everyone off at the top rank babe, Can you tell me
If you could ever get into their suite. Why?
Avenue Tombola and Social, Can you
We just drove right on by. Tell me,
We were on our way to the big time baby, Can you tell me
To the great gold record in the sky. Why?

The sun in the morning,
Brings a flower from a bud.
Hail to the giver, life and love.
Two lonely people,
Can mend a broken heart.
Love and you'll never fall apart.
But can you tell me why?

They made a good bowl of chili at the jazz club, Can you
They played a good game of football in Mucron. Tell me,
They got everyone off at the top rank babe, Can you tell me
If you could ever get into their suite. Why?
Avenue Tombola and Social, Can you
We just drove right on by. Tell me,
We were on our way to the big time baby, Can you tell me
To the great gold record in the sky. Why?

But can you tell my why?

Can you tell me, tell me why?
Tell me why, tell me why.

Great gold record in the sky.back to top
I'm Your Man
(Ray Thomas)

Here I go again,
Finding it so hard to explain,
The way I feel.
When I hold you near.
Still it hurts when you cry,
Maybe you think love has passed you by.
Don't you know I need you so,
But I guess you need to know.

I'm just a man, that's all I am.
I'm just a man, that's yours,
I'm yours, you know I'm yours.

Life keeps changing key,
I look to you please look back at me.
See I'm changing every day,
Reaching out for happy days.

But I'm just a man,
That's all I am.
I'm just a man, I'm yours,
I'm yours, simply yours.

Life keeps changing key,
I look to you please turn and look at me.
You'll see I'm changing every day,
In my search for happy days.

But then, I'm just a man,
That's all I am.
I'm just a man, I'm yours,
That's yours, simply yours.

See me as I am,
For I'm just a man.
I'm just a man, but I'm yours,
Oh I'm yours, I'm simply yours.back to top
Survival
(John Lodge)

Shadows of night falling over my head,
People walking, passing me by.
Shadows of dreams falling out of the blue,
People talking, what can I do?
Where do I go from here?
Where do I go from here?

I could give you any dream and watch it grow.
I could take you for a ride, but you would know.
I could tell you every answer that I know.
It wouldn't be much though,
It wouldn't be anything you didn't know.

But survival,
Nothing more than
Survival.

Survival,
Nothing more than
Survival.

Shadows of days hanging endless in time,
Slowly fading, passing us by.
Shadows of worlds disappearing from view,
People asking, what could we do?
Where do I go from here?
Where do I go from here?

If I gave you every dream would they grow?
If I took you for a ride would you know?
If I told you every answer that I know.
It wouldn't be much though,
It wouldn't be anything you didn't know.

But survival,
Nothing more than
Survival.

Survival,
Nothing more than In you love, I have
Survival. All that I need for survival.

Survival,
Nothing more than
Survival.

Survival,
Nothing more than
Survival.

Survival,
Nothing more than In you love, I have
Survival. All that I need for survival.

Survival,
Nothing more than
Survival.

Survival,
Nothing more than With you love, I have
Survival. All that I need for survival.

Survival,
Nothing more than With our love, we have
Survival. All that we need for survival.

Survival,
Nothing more than
Survival.

Survival,
Nothing more than
Survival.

Survival,
Nothing more than
Survival...back to top
One Step Into The Light
(Michael Pinder)

One step into the light,
One step away from night,
It's the hardest step you're gonna take.
The ship to take you there,
Is waiting at the head,
Of the stairs that lead up through your opened mind.

Above the dark despair,
Shines a light that we can share.
Close your eyes and look up in between your brows.
Then slowly breathing in,
Feel the life force streaming in.
Hold it there, then send it back to him.

All the old things are returning,
Cosmic circles ever turning.
All the truth we've been yearning for,
Life is our savior, savior, savior, save your soul.

The river of living breath,
Is flowing through the sun.
He was there before the earth began.
The world will drag on you,
Use his love to pull you through.
Find the mission of your life and start to be.

All the old things are returning,
Cosmic circles ever turning.
All the truth we've been yearning for,
Life is our savior, savior, savior, save your soul.

There's one thing I can do,
Play my Mellotron for you.
Try to blow away your city blues.
Your dreams are not unfound,
Get your feet back on the ground.
The truth will set us free, we cannot lose. We cannot lose,
We cannot lose, we just have to choose. We cannot lose.back to top
The Day We Meet Again
(Justin Hayward)

The day we meet again,
I'll be waiting there,
I'll be waiting there for you.
'Cause the years have been so lonely,
Like a dog without a home.
It's dangerous when you find out,
You've been drinking on your own.

The day we meet again,
We will walk in peace,
Through the garden down the road.
Where the mist of time is lifting,
See it rising in the air.
Like a shadow I was chasing,
When I looked it wasn't there.
Oh no.

Just in case you're wondering,
What was really on my mind.
It wasn't what you took, my love,
It's what you left behind.

And just in case you're wondering,
Will it really be the same?
Will it really be the same?
You know we're only living for,
The day we meet again.

So hold on, and don't let go, Hold... On... Don't...
Time heals, you know, I know. Time... Heals... You know...

The day we meet again,
I'll be waiting there,
I'll be waiting there for you.
'Cause the years have been so lonely,
Like a dog without a home.
It's dangerous when you find out,
You've been drinking on your own.

The day we meet again,
We will walk in peace,
Through the garden down the road.
When the mist of time is lifting,
See it rising in the air.
Like the shadow I was chasing,
When I looked, oh no, it wasn't there.
Oh no, it wasn't there,
It wasn't there. Hold on baby don't let go.

It wasn't there.
Oh no, oh no, oh no.
Come on baby, never let go,
Come on baby, never let go.








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