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The Moody Blues

SEVENTH SOJOURN

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Seventh Sojourn Album
 LIST OF SONGS

  1. LOST IN A LOST WORLD
  2. NEW HORIZONS
  3. FOR MY LADY
  4. ISN'T LIFE STRANGE
  5. YOU AND ME
  6. THE LAND OF MAKE-BELIEVE
  7. WHEN YOU'RE A FREE MAN
  8. I'M JUST A SINGER (IN A ROCK AND ROLL BAND)

BONUS TRACKS RELEASED ON 2007 SACD
SACD BONUS TRACKS 9 - 12


Lost In A Lost World
Mike Pinder

I woke up today 
I was crying
Lost in a lost world
So many people are dying
Lost in a lost world

Some of them are living an illusion
Bounded by the darkness of their minds
In their eyes it's nation against nation against nation
With racial pride
Sad hearts they hide
Thinking only of themselves
They shun the light
They think they're right
Living in their empty shells

Oh, can you see their world is crashing?
Crashing down around their feet
Angry people in the street
Telling them they've had their fill
Of politics that wound and kill

Grow, the seeds of evolution
Revolution never won
It's just another form of gun
To do again what they have done
With all our brothers' youngest sons


Everywhere you go you see them searching
Everywhere you turn you feel the pain
Everyone is looking for the answer
Well look again, come on my friend
Love will find them in the end
Come on my friend
We've got to bend
On our knees and say a prayer

Oh, can you see the world is pining
Pining for someone who really cares enough to share his love
With all of us, so we can be
An ever loving family

Have we forgotten we're all children?
Children from a family tree
That's longer than a centipede
Started long ago when you and I
Were only love

I woke today, I was crying
Lost in a lost world
So many people are dying
Lost in a lost world

So many people, so many people, people
Lost in a lost world
So many people, so many people, people
Lost in a lost world

New Horizons
Justin Hayward

Well I've had dreams enough for one
And I've got love enough for three
I have my hopes to comfort me
I got my new horizons out to sea

But I'm never gonna lose your precious gift
It will always be that way
'Cause I know I'm going to find 
My own peace of mind
Someday...

Where is this place that we have found
Nobody knows where we are bound
I long to hear, I need to see
'Cause I've shed tears too many for me

But I'm never gonna lose your precious gift
It will always be that way
'Cause I know I'm going to find my peace of mind
Someday...

On the wind soaring free
Spread your wings
I'm beginning to see
Out of mind far from view
Beyond the reach of the nightmare come true

Well I've had dreams enough for one
And I got love enough for three
I have my hopes to comfort me
I got my new horizons out to sea

But I'm never gonna lose your precious gift
It will always be that way
'Cause I know I'm going to find my own peace of mind
Someday, some way...

For My Lady
Ray Thomas

My boat sails stormy seas
Battles oceans filled with tears
At last my port's in view
Now that I've discovered you

Oh I'd give my life so lightly
For my gentle lady
Give it freely and completely
To my lady


As life goes drifting by
Like a breeze she'll gently sigh
And slowly bow her head
Then you'll hear her softly cry

Oh I'd give my life so lightly
For my gentle lady
Give it freely and completely
To my lady

Words that you say when we're alone
Though actions speak louder than words
But all I can say is I love you so
To drive away all my hurt

Oh I'd give my life so lightly
For my gentle lady
Give it freely and completely
To my lady


Set sail before the sun
Feel the warmth that's just begun
Share each and every dream
They belong to everyone

Oh I'd give my life so lightly
For my gentle lady
Give it freely and completely
To my lady


This song is a beautiful ballad sung by Ray Thomas, and is the "B" side to "I'm Just A Singer (In A Rock'n'Roll Band)".

Isn't Life Strange
John Lodge

Isn't life strange?
A turn of the page
Can read like before
Can we ask for more?
Each day passes by
How hard man will try
The sea will not wait
You know it makes me want to cry, cry, cry

Wish I could be in your heart
To be one with your love
Wish I could be in your eyes
Looking back there you were
And here we are

Isn't love strange?
A word we arrange
With no thought or care
Maker of despair
Each breath that we breathe
With love we must weave
To make us as one
You know it makes me want to cry, cry, cry

Wish I could be in your heart
To be one with your love
Wish I could be in your eyes
Looking back there you were
And here we are

Isn't life strange?
A turn of the page
A book without light
Unless with love we write
To throw it away
To lose just a day
The quicksand of time
You know it makes me want to cry, cry, cry

Wish I could be in your heart
To be one with your love
Wish I could be in your eyes
Looking back there you were

Wish I could be in your heart
To be one with your love
Wish I could be in your eyes
Looking back there you were

Wish I could be in your heart
To be one with your love
Wish I could be in your eyes
Looking back there you were

You And Me
Justin Hayward and Graeme Edge

There's a leafless tree in Asia
Under the sun there's a homeless man
There's a forest fire in the valley
Where the story all began

What will be our last thought?
Do you think it's coming soon?
Will it be a comfort
Or the pain of a burning wound?

All we are trying to say
Is we are all we've got
You and me just cannot fail
If we never, never stop


You're an ocean full of faces
And you know that we believe
We're just a wave that drifts around you
Singing all our hopes and dreams

We look around in wonder
At the work that has been done
By the visions of our father
Touched by his loving son

All we are trying to say
Is we are all we've got
You and me just cannot fail
If we never, never stop

All we are trying to say
Is we are all we've got
You and me just cannot fail
If we never, never stop

You and me just cannot fail
If we never, ever, never, ever stop

The Land Of Make-Believe
Justin Hayward

We're living in a land of make-believe
And trying not to let it show
Maybe in that land of make-believe
Heartaches can turn into joy

We're breathing in the smoke of high and low
We're taking up a lot of room
Somewhere in the dark and silent night
Our prayer will be heard
Make it soon

So fly little bird
Up into the clear blue sky
And carry the word
Love's the only reason why, why

Open all the shutters on your windows
Unlock all the locks upon your doors
Brush away the cobwebs from your daydreams
No secrets come between us anymore

Oh, say it's true
Only love will see you through
You know what love can do to you

We're living in a land of make-believe
And trying not to let it show
Maybe in that land of make believe
Heartaches can turn into joy

We're breathing in the smoke of high and low
We're taking up a lot of room
Somewhere in the dark and lonely night
Our prayer will be heard
Make it soon

So fly little bird
Up into the clear blue sky
And carry the word
Love's the only reason why, why...

Open all the shutters on your windows
Unlock all the locks upon your doors
Brush away the cobwebs from your daydreams
No secrets come between us anymore

Oh, say it's true
Only love will see you through
You know what love can do to you

When You're A Free Man
Mike Pinder

Time quickly passes by
If only we could talk again
Someday I hope I'll see you smiling
When you're a free man again

High on a mountain side
We laughed and talked of things to come
Someway I know I'll see you shining
When we're all free men again

You left your country for peace of mind
And something tells me you're doing all right
How are the children and Rosemary?
I long to see you
And be in your company


Someday I hope I'll see you smiling
When you're a free man again

I often wonder why
Our world has gone so far astray
Some way I know I'll see you shining
When we're all free men again

You gave love freely to those with tears
Your eyes were sad when you saw their need
You know that love lasts for eternity
Let's be God's children
And live in perfect peace
Peace, perfect peace
Perfect peace
Peace

Someway I know I'll see you shining
When you're a free man
When we're all free men again, yeah

When you're a free man...

I'm Just A Singer
(In A Rock And Roll Band)
John Lodge

I'm just a wandering on the face of this earth
Meeting so many people
Who are trying to be free

And while I'm traveling I hear so many words
Language barriers broken
Now we've found the key

And if you want the wind of change
To blow about you
And you're the only other person to know 
Don't tell me
I'm just a singer in a rock and roll band

A thousand pictures can be drawn from one word
Only who is the artist?
We gotta agree

A thousand miles can lead so many ways
Just to know who is driving
What a help it would be

So if you want this world of yours
To turn about you
And you can see exactly what to do
Please tell me

I'm just a singer in a rock and roll band

How can we understand
Riots by the people for the people
Who are only destroying themselves
And when you see a frightened person 
Who is frightened by the people 
Who are scorching this earth
Scorching this earth

I'm just a wandering on the face of this earth
Meeting so many people
Who are trying to be free

And while I'm traveling I hear so many words
Language barriers broken
Now we've found the key

And if you want the wind of change
To blow about you
And you're the only other person to know
Don't tell me

I'm just a singer in a rock and roll band

I'm just a singer in a rock and roll band

How can we understand
Riots by the people for the people
Who are only destroying themselves
And when you see a frightened person 
Who is frightened by the people 
Who are scorching this earth
Scorching this earth

Music is the traveller, crossing our world
Meeting so many people 
Bridging the seas

I'm just a singer in a rock and roll band
I'm just a singer in a rock and roll band

Music is the traveller, crossing our world
Meeting so many people 
Bridging the seas

I'm just a singer in a rock and roll band
We're just the singers in a rock and roll band


Released in December 1972, this was the last single released by the Moodies for five years because they were touring, and then on hiatus. Turkish cover is shown.



BONUS TRACKS RELEASED ON 2007 SACD


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Album Information:
Released: October 23, 1972(uk) by Decca Records
Producer: Tony Clarke
Recording Engineer: Derek Varnals, Tony Clarke
Assistant Engineer: David Baker
Cover and Liner Art: Phil Travers
Innersleeve: The Moodies
All instruments played by THE MOODY BLUES
Recorded at Tolling Park Studios, London

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

Singles:
Apr 21, 1972 Isn't Life Strange/After You Came
Jan 19, 1973 I'm Just A Singer (In A Rock And Roll Band)/For My Lady
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