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The Moody Blues

ON THE THRESHOLD OF A DREAM

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On The Threshold Of A Dream
 LIST OF SONGS

  1. IN THE BEGINNING
  2. LOVELY TO SEE YOU
  3. DEAR DIARY
  4. SEND ME NO WINE
  5. TO SHARE OUR LOVE
  6. SO DEEP WITHIN YOU
  7. NEVER COMES THE DAY
  8. LAZY DAY
  9. ARE YOU SITTING COMFORTABLY
10. THE DREAM
11. HAVE YOU HEARD (PART 1)
12. THE VOYAGE
13. HAVE YOU HEARD (PART 2)

BONUS TRACKS RELEASED ON 2006 SACD
SACD BONUS TRACKS 14 - 22


In the Beginning
Graeme Edge
     First Man:
		I think...
		I think I am.
		Therefore I am!
		I think...

Establishment:	
		Of course you are, my bright little star...
		I've miles and miles of files
		Pretty files of your forefather's fruit
		And now to suit our great computer
		You're magnetic ink!

     First Man:	
		I'm more than that
		I know I am...
		At least, I think I must be

     Inner Man: 
		There you go, man
		Keep as cool as you can
		Face piles of trials with smiles
		It riles them to believe
		That you perceive
		The web they weave...
		And keep on thinking free

Lovely To See You
Justin Hayward

Wonderful day for passing my way
Knock on my door, even the score
With your eyes

Lovely to see you again, my friend
Walk along with me to the next bend

Dark cloud of fear is blowing away
Now that you're here, you're going to stay
'Cause it's...

Lovely to see you again my friend
Walk along with me to the next bend

Tell us what you've seen 
In faraway forgotten lands
Where empires have turned back to sand

Wonderful day for passing my way
Knock on my door and even the score
With your eyes

Lovely to see you again my friend
Walk along with me to the next bend

Dear Diary
Ray Thomas

Dear Diary, what a day it's been
Dear Diary, it's been just like a dream
Woke up too late, wasn't where I should have been
For goodness sake, what's happening to me?
Write lightly, yours truly, dear Diary

It was cold outside my door
So many people by the score
Rushing around so senselessly
They don't notice there's people like me
Write lightly, yours truly, dear Diary

They don't know what they're playing
No, they've no way of knowing what the game is
Still they carry on doing what they can
Outside me, oh politely, dear Diary

It's over, will tomorrow be the same?
I know that they're really not to blame
If they weren't so blind then surely they'd see
There's a much better way for them to be
Inside me, yours truly, dear Diary
[...Dear Diary, it was cold today But the sun came out later So I went out and strolled about Looking at the shops Didn't really see anything I liked So I didn't buy anything. On the way home, I posted a letter Been quite a nice day... Somebody exploded an H-bomb today But it wasn't anybody I knew...]

Send Me No Wine
John Lodge

Send me no wine to make an invitation
Leave me no time in your imagination
Only to find
Words in your mind
They're gonna make you leave your
Leave your heart behind

Send me, send me no wine
To send my love away
Send me, send me no wine
To send my love away

Once in my life I need no conversation
All of my time I'll spend in fascination
Give me my love
With you in my life
If only everybody found the answer in love

Send me, send me no wine
To send my love away
Send me, send me no wine
To send my love away
Send me, send me no wine
To send my love away
Send me, send me no wine
To send my love away

To Share Our Love
John Lodge

Makes me feel good
Now I can see
It takes more than one to give
The life we need

I can't think why
I never thought of this before
Now I know what it means to me
To share 
To share my love

[Can't think why I never thought]
[Of this before]
[Now I know what it means to me]
[To share, share all my love]
[To share, share all my love with you]

Now that I know
I found the answer for myself
What a day it would be for me
To share
To share your love

[Can't think why I never thought]
[Of this before now]
[Now I know what it means to me]
[To share, share all my love]
[To share, share all my love with you]

I can't think why
I never thought of this before
Now I know what it means to me 
To share 
To share my love

[Can't think why I never thought]
[Of this before]
[Now I know what it means to me]
[To share, share all my love]
[To share, share all my love with you]

Now that I know
I found the answer for myself
What a day it would be for me
To share
To share your love

[Can't think why I never thought]
[Of this before, never]
[Now I know what it means to me]
[To share, share all my love]
[To share, share all my love with you]

Now I know why
I found the answer for myself
What a day it would be for me
To share
To share your love

[Can't think why I never thought]
[Of this before]
[Now I know what it means to me]
[To share, share all my love]
[To share, share all my love with you]

To share, share my love
To share, share my love
To share, share my love   [Makes me feel good]
To share, share my love
To share, share my love   [I found the answer for myself]
To share, share my love 
To share, share my love
To share my love...

So Deep Within You
Mike Pinder

Talk to me baby 
I want to sleep at night
My heart is heavy 
It's weighed down by the night
And now I'm lonely
I want to see the light
So deep within you

Cool wind is blowing 
Through your crazy hair
Warm colours flowing 
This feeling we have shared
And now I'm lonely 
I want to feel the love
So deep within you

Your love's a never ending dream
A castle by a stream 
Of sweet understanding
I know you're thinking of me, too 
The messages from you 
Are my inspiration

Love's incense lingers
It never fades away
Like you I'm waiting 
For our special day
And now I'm lonely 
I want to feel the love
So deep within you

My love is burning 
Like a forest fire
My heart is yearning 
I feel a warm desire
And now I'm lonely 
I want to touch the fire
So deep within you


Released in April 1969 as the "B" side for "Never Comes the Day". French picture sleeve is shown here.

Never Comes The Day
Justin Hayward

Work away today
Work away tomorrow
Never comes the day 
For my love and me
I feel her gently sighing 
As the evening slips away

If only you knew what's inside of me now
You wouldn't want to know me, somehow
But you will love me tonight
We alone will be all right
In the end

Give just a little bit more
Take a little bit less
From each other tonight
Admit what you're feeling
And see what's in front of you
It's never out of your sight
You know it's true
We all know that it's true

Work away today
Think about tomorrow
Never comes the day 
For my love and me
I feel her gently sighing 
As the evening slips away

If only you knew what's inside of me now
You wouldn't want to know me, somehow
But you will love me tonight
We alone will be all right
In the end

Give just a little bit more
Take a little bit less
From each other tonight
Admit what you're feeling
And see what's in front of you
It's never out of your sight
You know it's true
We all know that it's true
You know it's true
We all know that it's true
You know it's true
We all know that it's true....


Released in April 1969 and backed with "So Deep Within You".

Lazy Day
Ray Thomas

Lazy day, Sunday afternoon
Like to get your feet up, watch TV
Sunday roast is something good to eat
Must be lamb today 'cause beef was last week

So full up, bursting at the seams
Soon you'll start to nod off, happy dreams
Wake up for tea and buttered scones 
Such a lot of work for you Sunday Moms 



[It's such a crying shame]
[Week after week the same]

Today's heaven-sent and you're feeling content
'Cause you worked all week long
Still it's quite sad, tomorrow's so bad
I don't feel too strong

Lazy day, Sunday afternoon
Like to get your feet up, watch TV
Sunday roast is something good to eat  
Now it's almost over till next week



[That's how your life goes by]
[Until the day you die]

Are You Sitting Comfortably
Ray Thomas and Justin Hayward

Take another sip my love 
And see what you will see
A fleet of golden galleons
On a crystal sea

Are you sitting comfortably?
Let Merlin cast his spell...

Ride along the winds of time 
And see where we have been
The glorious age of Camelot
When Guinevere was Queen

It all unfolds before your eyes
As Merlin casts his spell...

The Seven Wonders of the World 
He'll lay before your feet
In far-off lands, on distant shores 
So many friends to meet

Are you sitting comfortably?
Let Merlin cast his spell...

The Dream
Graeme Edge

When the white eagle of the North 
Is flying overhead
And the browns, reds and golds of autumn 
Lie in the gutter, dead

Remember then, the summer birds 
With wings of fire flaying
Come to witness Spring's new hope 
Born of leaves decaying

As new life will come from death
Love will come at leisure
Love of love, love of life
And giving without measure

Gives in return a wondrous yearn 
Of a promise almost seen
Live hand-in-hand 
And together we'll stand 

On the threshold of a dream....

Have You Heard (Part 1)
Mike Pinder

Now you know that you are real
Show your friends that you and me
Belong to the same world
Turned on to the same word
Have you heard?

Now you know that you are free
Living all your life at ease
Each day has its always
A look down life's hallways, doorways
To lead you there

The Voyage
Mike Pinder


~~ Instrumental ~~



Have You Heard (Part 2)
Mike Pinder

Now you know how nice it feels
Scatter good seed in the fields
Life's ours for the making
Eternity's waiting, waiting
For you and me

Now you know that you are real
Show your friends that you and me
Belong to the same world
Turned on to the same word
Have you heard?



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Album Information:
Released: April 1969 by Deram Records
Producer: Tony Clarke
Recording Engineer: Derek Varnals
Assistant Engineer: Adrian Martins
Cover painting: Phil Travers
Inside Front Cover Photos: David Wedgbury
Inside Back Cover Photo: Terrence Ibbott (CD spelling: Abbott)

Original CD released between April - November 1986
Redesign by: Dane Venable

Singles:
Apr 2, 1969 Never Comes The Day/So Deep Within You
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