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The Moody Blues

OCTAVE - BONUS TRACKS

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Octave
  TRACKS 1 - 10 - SEE OCTAVE

BONUS TRACKS - 2008 REMASTERED ISSUE

11. Steppin In a Slide Zone
12. I'm Your Man
13. Top Rank Suite
14. Driftwood
15. The Day We Meet Again

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 looked below
And there was something that 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....

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'll 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'll 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

Top Rank Suite
Justin Hayward

Rain on the river
Turns the 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
They played a good game of football in Mucron
They ripped everyone off at the Top Rank, babe 
If you could ever get into their suite 
Avenue Tombola and Social
We just drove right on by
We was on our way to the big time, baby
To the great gold record in the sky

Sun in the morning
Brings the flowers from a bud
Hail to the giver
Of life and love
Two lonely people
Can mend a broken heart
Love you'll never fall apart

But can you tell me why?

They made a good bowl of chili at the jazz club
They played a good game of football in Mucron
They ripped everyone off at the Top Rank babe
If you could ever get into their suite
Avenue Tombola and Social
We just drove right on by
We were on our way to the big time babe
To the great gold record in the sky


Can you tell me why?

The Great Gold Record in the sky....

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
Of fortune and of fame
But darling, now I know you
Life could never be the same

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
Of fortune 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
No, don't leave me driftwood
On the shore
[Here I am]
[Staring out to sea]
[Wondering if you'll ever]
[Come back to me]









[Here I am]
[Staring out to sea]
[I'm waking up]
[I'm reaching up]
[Getting up from this game]








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 the shadow I was chasing
When I looked it wasn't there
Oh, no

But 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
Time, it heals
You know, I 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
Where 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
Hold on baby, don't let go

ORIGINAL ALBUM INFORMATION:
Released: July 23, 1971 by Decca Records
Producer: Tony Clarke
Recording Engineer: Derek Varnals
Assistant Engineer: David Baker
Cover artist: Phil Travers

Original CD released between April - November 1986
Compact Disc Design: Cliff O'Sullivan

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