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The Moody Blues

IN SEARCH OF THE LOST CHORD

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In Search Of The Lost Chord
 LIST OF SONGS

  1. DEPARTURE
  2. RIDE MY SEE-SAW
  3. DR LIVINGSTONE, I PRESUME
  4. HOUSE OF FOUR DOORS (PART 1)
  5. LEGEND OF A MIND
  6. HOUSE OF FOUR DOORS (PART 2)
  7. VOICES IN THE SKY
  8. THE BEST WAY TO TRAVEL
  9. VISIONS OF PARADISE
10. THE ACTOR
11. THE WORD
12. OM

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Departure
Graeme Edge

Be it sight, sound, smell or touch
There's something inside that we need so much

The sight of a touch 
Or the scent of a sound
Or the strength of an oak 
With roots deep in the ground

The wonder of flowers to be covered
And then to burst up
Through tarmac 
To the sun again

Or to fly to the sun 
Without burning a wing
To lie in a meadow 
And hear the grass sing

To have all these things 
In our memories hoard
And to use them
To help us 
To find...
...........

Ride My See-Saw
John Lodge

Ride, ride my see-saw
Take this place
On this trip
Just for me

Ride, take a free ride
Take my place
Have my seat
It's for free

I worked like a slave for years
Sweat so hard just to end my fears
Not to end my life a poor man
But by now, I know I should have run

Run, run my last race
Take my place
Have this number
Of mine

Run, run like a fire
Don't you run in
In the lanes
Run for time

Left school with a first class pass
Started work but as second class
School taught one and one is two
But right now, that answer just ain't true


Ahhh
Ahhh
Ahhhhhhhh....

My world is spinning around
Everything is lost that I found
People run, come ride with me
Let's find another place that's free

Ride, ride my see-saw
Take this place
On this trip
Just for me

Ride, take a free ride
Take my place
Have my seat
It's for free

Ride my see-saw
Ride, ride, ride my see-saw
Ride my see-saw


Released in October, 1968, this single is backed with "A Simple Game", which was first released on the LP "This is the Moody Blues" in 1974; and again on Prelude in 1986. Spanish picture sleeve shown.

Dr. Livingstone, I Presume
Ray Thomas

Doctor Livingstone, I presume
Stepping out of the jungle gloom
Into the midday sun
What did you find there?
Did you stand awhile and stare?
Did you meet anyone?
I've seen butterflies galore I've seen people big and small I've still not found what I'm looking for
We're all looking for someone We're all looking for someone We're all looking for someone Captain Scott, you were so bold Now you're looking rather cold Out there in the snow What did you find there? Did you stand awhile and stare? Did you meet anyone?
I've seen polar bears and seals I've seen giant Antarctic eels I've still not found what I'm looking for
We're all looking for someone We're all looking for someone We're all looking for someone Columbus, where are you bound? So you think the world is round Sail off in the blue What did you find there? Did you stand awhile and stare? Did you meet anyone?
There are Indians by the score In many places that I saw I've still not found what I'm looking for
We're all looking for someone We're all looking for someone We're all looking for someone


This is the "B" side of "Voices In the Sky". German picture sleeve shown.

House Of Four Doors (Part 1)
John Lodge

Mystery spread its cloak
Across the sky
We'd lost our way
Shadows fell from trees
They knew why

Then through the leaves, a light broke through
A path lost for years lead us to:

House of four doors
I could live there forever
House of four doors
Would it be there forever?

Loneliness
The face of pilgrim's eyes was known
As the door opened wide
[...creeeeaaaaakkkk...]

Beauty they had found 
Before my eyes to see
And to the next door we came
[...creeeeaaaaakkkk...]

Love of music showed in everything we heard
Through the third door 
Where are we?
[...creeeeaaaaakkkk...]

"Enter in all ye 
Who seek to find within"
As the plaque said on the last door
[...creeeeaaaaakkkk...]

Legend Of A Mind
Ray Thomas

Timothy Leary's dead
No, no, no
He's outside looking in

Timothy Leary's dead
No, no, no
He's outside looking in

He'll fly his astral plane
Takes you trips around the bay
Brings you back the same day
Timothy Leary 
Timothy Leary

Timothy Leary's dead
No, no, no
He's outside looking in

Timothy Leary's dead
No, no, no
He's outside looking in

He'll fly his astral plane
Takes you trips around the bay
Brings you back the same day
Timothy Leary 
Timothy Leary

Along the coast you'll hear them boast
About a light they say that shines so clear
So raise your glass, we'll drink a toast
To the little man 
Who sells you thrills along the pier

He'll take you up, he'll bring you down
He'll plant your feet back firmly on the ground
He flies so high, he swoops so low
He knows exactly which way he's gonna go
Timothy Leary
Timothy Leary

He'll take you up, he'll bring you down
He'll plant your feet back on the ground
He'll fly so high, he'll swoop so low
Timothy Leary

He'll fly his astral plane
He'll take you trips around the bay
He'll bring you back the same day
Timothy Leary 
Timothy Leary


Album cover for "Beyond Life with Timothy Leary". In 1996, the Moody Blues recorded "Legend of a Mind (Timothy Leary Lives!)" to be included in this tribute to Timothy Leary.

House Of Four Doors (Part 2)
John Lodge

Walking through that door
Outside we came
Nowhere at all
Perhaps the answer's here
Not there anymore

Then in our hearts, the light broke through
A path lost for years is there in view

House of four doors
You'll be lost now forever
House of four doors
Past's not life, life's forever

House of four doors
You'll be lost now forever
House of four doors
Past's not life, life's forever

Voices In The Sky
Justin Hayward
Bluebird, flying high
Tell me what you sing
If you could talk to me
What news would you bring
Of voices in the sky

Nightingale, hovering high
Harmonize the wind
Darkness, your symphony
I can hear you sing
Of voices in the sky

Just what is happening to me?
I lie awake with the sound of the sea
Calling to me

Old man, passing by
Tell me what you sing
Though your voice be faint
I am listening
Voices in the sky

Children with a skipping rope
Tell me what you sing
Play time is nearly gone
The bell's about to ring
Voices in the sky

Just what is happening to me?
I lie awake with the sound of the sea
Calling to me

Bluebird, flying high
Tell me what you sing
If you could talk to me
What news would you bring
Of voices in the sky
Voices in the sky
Voices in the sky
Voices in the sky


Released in July 1968 and backed with "Dr. Livingstone, I Presume", this song is still a concert favorite. French picture sleeve shown.

The Best Way To Travel
Mike Pinder

And you can fly
High as a kite if you want to
Faster than light if you want to
Speeding through the universe
Thinking is the best way to travel

It's all a dream
Light passing by on the screen
And there's you and I on the beam
Speeding through the universe
Thinking is the best way to travel

We ride the waves
Distance is gone, will we find out?
How life began, will we find out?
Speeding through the universe
Thinking is the best way to travel

And you can fly
High as a kite if you want to
Faster than light if you want to
Speeding through the universe
Thinking is the best way to travel

Visions Of Paradise
Justin Hayward and Ray Thomas

The sounds in my mind just come to me
Come see, come see
And the call of her eyes makes waterfalls
Of me, of me

In the garden of her love I'll stay awhile
To be, to be
What the seeds of her thoughts once mean to me
Come see, come see

Visions of paradise
In cloudless skies I see
Rainbows on the hill
Blue onyx on the sea
Come see

And the sounds in my mind just come to me
Come see, come see
And the call of her eyes makes waterfalls
Of me, of me

The Actor
Justin Hayward

The curtain rises on the scene
With someone chanting to be free
The play unfolds before my eyes
There stands the actor who is me

The sleeping hours takes us far
Through traffic, telephones and fear
Put out your problems with the cat
Escape until a bell you hear

Our reasons are the same
But there's no one we can blame
For there's nowhere we need go
And the only truth we know 
Comes so easily

The sound I have heard in your hello
Oh, darlin', you're almost part of me
Oh, darlin', you're all I'll ever see

It's such a rainy afternoon
No point in going anywhere
The sounds just drift across my room
I wish this feeling I could share

It's such a rainy afternoon
She sits and gazes from her window
Her mind tries to recall his face
The feeling deep inside her grows

Our reasons are the same
But there's no one we can blame
For there's nowhere we need go
And the only truth we know 
Comes so easily

The sound I have heard in your hello
Oh, darlin', you're almost part of me
Oh, darlin', you're all I'll ever see
The sound I have heard in your hello
Oh, darlin', you're all I'll ever see
Oh, darlin', you're almost part of me

The Word
Graeme Edge

This garden universe vibrates complete
Some, we get a sound so sweet

Vibrations reach on up to become light
And then through gamma, out of sight

Between the eyes and ears there lie
The sounds of colour and the light of a sigh

And to hear the sun, what a thing to believe
But it's all around if we could but perceive

To know ultraviolet, infrared and X-rays
Beauty to find in so many ways

Two notes of the chord, that's our poor scope
But to reach the chord is our life's hope

And to name the chord is important to some
So they give it a word, and the word is...

OM
Mike Pinder

OM

The rain is on the roof
Hurry high, butterfly
As clouds roll past my head
I know why the skies all cry

OM 
OM
Heaven
OM

The Earth turns slowly round
Far away a distant sound
Is with us everyday
Can you hear, what it say?

OM 
OM
Heaven
OM

The rain is on the roof
Hurry high, butterfly
As clouds roll past my head
I know why the skies all cry

OM 
OM
Heaven
OM



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Album Information:
Released: July 26, 1968 by Deram Records
Producer: Tony Clarke
Engineer: Derek Varnals
Asst. Engineer: Adrian Martins
Art: Philip Travers
Photography: David Wedgbury

Original CD released between April - November 1986
Engineers: Derek Varnals, Adrian Martins, Robin Thompson
Redesign: Dane Venable

Singles (UK release dates unless otherwise noted):
Jun 28, 1968 Voices In The Sky / Dr. Livingstone I Presume
Oct 12, 1968 Ride My See-Saw / Voices in the Sky (US)
Oct 25, 1968 Ride My See-Saw / A Simple Game (UK)
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