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Moody Blues lyrics

Album: The Long Distance Voyager [1981]

Tracks10
 01  The Voice
 02  Talking Out Of Turn
 03  Gemini Dream
 04  In My World
 05  Meanwhile
 06  22,000 Days
 07  Nervous
 08  Painted Smile
 09  Reflective Smile
 10  Veteran Cosmic Rocker
all Moody Blues lyrics



The Voice
(Justin Hayward)

Won't you take me back to school
I need to learn the golden rule
Won't you lay it on the line
I need to hear it just one more time

CHORUS
Oh won't you tell me again
Can you feel it
Won't you tell me again
Tonight

Each and every heart it seems
Is bounded by a world of dreams
Each and every rising sun
Is greeted by a lonely one

CHORUS

'Cos out on the ocean of life my love
There's so many storms we must rise above
Can you hear the spirit calling
As it's carried across the waves
You're already falling
It's calling you back to face the music
And the song that is coming through
You're already falling
The one that it's calling is you

Make a promise take a vow
And trust your feelings it's easy now
Understand the voice within
And feel the changes already beginning

CHORUS

And how many words have I got to say
And how many times will it be this way
With your arms around the future
And your back up against the past
You're already falling it's calling you
On to face the music
and the song that is coming through
You're already falling
The one that it's calling is you

Each and every heart it seems
Is bounded by a world of dreams
Each and every rising sun
Is greeted by a lonely lonely one

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Talking Out Of Turn
(John Lodge)

When I took a little loving from you
Oh I, never thought about the hurting inside
BUt I took a little more than I should
Oh why, can't explain that I would ever
Let you slip through my fingers
Let you escape like yesterday
I would appreciate you knowing
I thought you love had come to stay

CHORUS
Talking out of turn
Shot to pieces
When will I learn
Talking out of turn
Shot to pieces
When will I learn

BUt I took a little more of you each day
When I didn't see that I was breaking you apart
With angry words of love I didn't mean
Oh why, can't believe that I would ever
Talk myself out of tomorrow
Talked like a fool to yesterday
And as the evening loses colour
Your love began to fade away

CHORUS

Talking out of turn
Talking out of turn

If I upset you
I didn't mean to hurt you
I didn't mean to make you cry
I don't need an alibi
To start me talking out of turn

When I took a little loving from you
Oh I, can't believe that I would ever
Let you slip through my fingers
Let you escape like yesterday
I would appreciate you knowing
I thought your love had come to stay

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Gemini Dream
(Justin Hayward/John Lodge)

Long time no see
Short time for you and me
So fine, so good
We're on the road
LIke you knew we would

First night, so long
A state of mind
What can go wrong
We're here, the time is right
To rock 'n' roll
Right throough the night

Make it work out
Make it work
Make it work out
Make it work out
For each other tonight

Stage fright, candle light
You can't let go
Tonight's the night
Came back for you
Glad to see
That you came too

There's a place a Gemini dream
There's no escaping from the love we have seen
So come with me, turn night today
You gonna wake up
You know you gonna wake up in a Gemini dream

Turned round to see
Where we've been
And what we believe
In life, love
Take a chance
See it through
You'll be glad
That you came too

There's a place a Gemini dream
There's no escaping from the love we have seen
So come with me, turn night to day
You gonna wake up
You know you gonna wake up in a Gemini dream

Long time no see
The lights go up
For you and me
We're here
The time is right
To rock 'n' roll
Right through the night

Living it
Believing it
Wanting it
Make it work out
Make it work
Make it work out
Make it work out
For each other tonight

Long time no see
Short time for you and me
So fine so far so good
We're on the road
Like you knew we wouldback to top
In My World
(Justin Hayward)

In my world
It's heaven on earth when you're close to me
I could see
That moment of truth when you spoke to me
In my world
It's never too late we can both be free
In my world
It's heaven on earth when you're near

If you knew
The changes I feel that you put me through
And you do
I see in your eyes that you really do
And it's true
It happened so fast that it must be true
In my world
It's heaven on earth when you're near

And I'm only just beginning
To believe what you have done
How you turned it upside down
This world of mine
and it seems while I was looking
It was right in front of me
All the time

In my world
It's heaven on earth when you're close to me
I could see
The moment of truth when you spoke to me
In my world
It's never too late we can both be free
In my world
It's heaven on earth when you're near

'Cos I'm only just beginning
To believe what you have done
How you turned it upside down
This world of mine
And it seems while I was looking
It was right in front of me
All the time

If you knew
The changes I feel that you put me through
And you do
I see in your eyes that you really do
And it's true
It happened so fast that it must be true
In my world
It's heaven on earth when you're nearback to top
Meanwhile
(Justin Hayward)

Just in a simple conversation
You can hear the feeling change
Like a river rrunning down
Down to the sea
And if you need an explanation
I defy you to explain
BUt something's not the same
And it's bothering me

I think we see where I went wrong
I think I see what's going on
Meanwhile and far away
As the night draws in
He's holding her right now
I can feel it all begin
Meanwhile and far away
When the day is done
I ride away my friend
Into the setting sun
And the rivers running down
Down to the sea

I let love slip right through my fingers
And I watched it drift away
But still I had to say
What was written for me

I thought I'd end up as the hero
Thought the glory would be mine
Very soon I was to find
It wasn't to be
'Cos in this part I've got to play
It doesn't quite turn out that way

Meanwhile and far away
As the night draws in
He's holding her right now
I can feel it all begin
Meanwhile and far away
When the day is done
I ride away my friend
Into the setting sun

And the river's running down
Down to the seaback to top
22,000 Days
(Graeme Edge)

Even tho' I know it's only
Me and my dreams
That drive me so let me go please
Let me go onto tomorrow
One day at a time
Now I know the only foe is time

CHORUS
22,000 days, 22,000 days it's not a lot,
It's all you got 22,000 days
22,000 nights, 22,000 nights, it's all you know
So start the show and this time
Feel the flow and get it right

Now the time when I first saw you is over and gone
Then I knew my life with you would go on
Knowing you so much longer
I've change in mind change for you
You have changed to mine

CHORUS

Everybody knows, it always shows
Wasting time's an aggravation
Got no time for confrontation
You want to take a lot
By love by law or stealth
Time's the only real wealth you have got

Even tho' I know it's only me and my dreams
That drive me so let me go plase
Let me go onto tomorrow
One day at a time
Now I know my only foe is time

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Nervous
(John Lodge)

Why am I so nervous
Please explain to me
Why I can't sleep
I close my eyes to shelter
In the dark I try to hide
If you leave me on my own
I'm worried I could lose my way

In my mind confusion
I see you everywhere
But we don't speak
I try so hard to touch you
But you're always out of reach
If you walked right by
Would I see it in your eye
Would you turn away

Seems to me
I've been a long time
On this road
Has there been a sign
Another way
And I've passed it by
I don't know what it is that drives me on
Gotta keep movin'
Gotta keep movin' on

Bring it on home
Let's bring it on home-your love
Bring it on home
Let's bring it on home-your love
Bring it on home
Let's bring it on home your love
Bring it on home
Let's bring it on home your love
Down parallel lines
Don't question faith
Don't answer lies

Tell me why I'm nervous
Please explain to me
Why I can't sleep
Please explain to me
Wh you're always out of reach
If the water ran dry
Would I see it in your eye
Would you walk away

It seems to me I've been a long time on this road
And I wonder why
Has there been a sign that points another way
And I've passed it by
I don't know what it is that drives me on
Gotta keep movin'
Gotta keep movin' on

Bring it on home
(Straight lines before my eyes)
Let's bring it on home your love
Bring it on home
(Straight lines before my eyes)
Let's bring it on home your love
Bring it on home
(Sraight lines before my eyes)
Let's bring it on home your love
Down parallel lines
Don't question faith

Don't answer lies
You know you gotta keep movin'
Bring it on home
(Straight lines before my eyes
Let's bring it on home your love
Bring it on home
(Straight lines before my eys)
Let's bring it on home your loveback to top
Painted Smile
(Ray Thomas)

I can sing
I can dance
Just give me a chance
To do my turn for you
There's a chance I'll slip
But with stiff upper lip
I'll s sing a song for you
Laughter is free
But it's hard to be a jester
All the time
And no one's believing
I'm the same when I'm bleeding
And I hurt all the time deep inside

I've shed a tear for the lying
While everyday trying to
Paint this smile for you
Backflips, cartwheelings,
Somersault feelings
What is there left to do
Laughter is free
But it's hard for me,
A jester all the time
No one's believing
I'm the same when I'm bleeding
and I hurt all the time deep inside

Roll up, roll up
Enjoy the show
Pick me up, wind me up, put me down
You'll see me go
And this painted smile
May miss for a while
Then come back and steal your show

I sing, I dance
Give me a chance to do my turn for you
With backflips, cartwheelings,
Somersault feelings
What's there left to do
Laughter is free
But it's so hard to be a jester
All the time
No one's believing
I'm the same when I'm bleeding
And I hurt all the time deep inside

Laughter is free
But it's hard to be a jester
All the time
No one's believing
I'm the same when I'm bleedinng
And I hurt all the time deep insideback to top
Reflective Smile
(Ray Thomas)

Your painted smile hides you still
While you search yourself within
Yesterday and tomorrow's found
Fused as one upon solid ground
As all around you the milling crowd
Confuse themselves with raging sounds
And their love's forgetfulness abounds
So be thankful for your greasepaint clown
If loneliness wears the crown
Of the veteran cosmic rockerback to top
Veteran Cosmic Rocker
(Ray Thomas)

The lights go down
The stage is set
The man in the wings breaks out in sweat
A backstage joker spiked his coke
While the dressing room was full of smoke
A crowd of fools got him high
He's afraid he's gonna die
He's the apple of their eye

He steps into the remaining light
The crowd go wild
He's outa sight
Arms held high in the sign of peace
His manager singned the one night lease
The house is full getting high
He's afraid he's gonna die
He's the apple of their eye
(He struts, he strolls)
(His love is rock 'n' roll)
He's the veteran c cosmic rocker

He steps into the remaining light
The crowd go wild
He's outa sight
Arms held high in the sign of peace
His manager signed the one night lease
The crowd are full getting high
He's afraid he's gonna die
He's the apple of their eye
(He struts, he strolls)
(His life is rock 'n' roll)
He's the veteran cosmic rocker
He's afraid that he will die







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