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The Moody Blues

THE OTHER SIDE OF LIFE

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The Other Side Of Life
 LIST OF SONGS

  1. YOUR WILDEST DREAMS
  2. TALKIN' TALKIN'
  3. ROCK'N'ROLL OVER YOU
  4. I JUST DON'T CARE
  5. RUNNING OUT OF LOVE
  6. THE OTHER SIDE OF LIFE
  7. THE SPIRIT
  8. SLINGS AND ARROWS
  9. IT MAY BE A FIRE

Your Wildest Dreams
Justin Hayward

Once upon a time
Once when you were mine
I remember skies reflected in your eyes
I wonder where you are
I wonder if you think about me
Once upon a time
In your wildest dreams

Once the world was new
Our bodies felt the morning dew
That greets the brand new day
We couldn't tear ourselves away
I wonder if you care
I wonder if you still remember
Once upon a time
In your wildest dreams

And when the music plays
When the words are touched with sorrow
When the music plays
I hear the sound I had to follow
Once upon a time

Once beneath the stars
The universe was ours
Love was all we knew
And all I knew was you
I wonder if you know
I wonder if you think about it
Once upon a time
In your wildest dreams

And when the music plays
And when the words are touched with sorrow
When the music plays
And when the music plays
I hear the sound I had to follow
Once upon a time

Once upon a time
Once when you were mine
I remember skies mirrored in your eyes
I wonder where you are
I wonder if you think about me
Once upon a time
In your wildest dreams


Another great song, "Your Wildest Dreams" (and the music video) placed the spotlight back on the Moody Blues, gaining them a new generation of fans. Backed with "Talkin' Talkin'"

Talkin' Talkin'
Justin Hayward and John Lodge

Talking, talking
It doesn't really matter if you know my name
It doesn't really matter 
If you see things the same as I do

It doesn't even matter if I'm tired and tense
It doesn't even matter 
If I'm still making sense over you

I'm just talking, talking
Talkin, talking
'Cause I'm only talking, talking
Talking, talking

It doesn't matter what the people all around you say
Be careful how you listen
They don't know you the way 
That I do

And if you wanna talk about it baby that's alright
It's better if I say it
Than to sit down and write it to you
I'm just talking, talking
Talkin, talking
'Cause I'm only talking, talking

It can be that you're here with me
When I'm standing out on my own
I can listen to the words of love that you gave
When we were alone

It doesn't matter if you want to rock and roll all night
I know you're gonna be there when the Feeling is right
The feeling is right
The feeling is right
I'm just talking, talking
Talkin, talking
I'm just talking, talking
Talkin, talking
You know I'm just
Talking, talking, talking, talking

Rock 'N' Roll Over You
John Lodge

Like a rock
I'm gonna roll over you
Like a rock
I'm gonna roll over you

Not gonna lose my nerve
Not gonna fall apart
Not gonna turn the tide
Not even gonna start from the top
Not gonna lose control
Not gonna turn around
Not gonna break my step
Not gonna till I take you to the top

Cause there's something baby
That I want you to know
What price love
If there's nothing to show

Like a rock
I'm gonna roll over you
Like a rock
I'm gonna roll over you

No need to close the door
No need to lose your way
No need to stand alone
Just try to understand what I'm saying
(Cause I'm gonna hold on)
Not gonna turn you loose
Not gonna bring you down
Not gonna let you go
I only want to take you to the top

'Cause if I don't have you
Then I want you to know
What price love
If we've nothing to show

Like a rock
I'm gonna roll over you
Like a rock
I'm gonna roll over you
Rock 'n' Roll over you

I Just Don't Care
Justin Hayward

The indestructible has broken down
The undeniable is turned around
And I don't care my love
I just don't care
I love you

The unbelievable has all come true
I love the changes that you've put me through
And I don't care you see
I just don't care
I love you

I see the magic that we're making now
And a veil is lifted from my eyes somehow
And the most amazing thing that comes to light
Is the world looks different
To me overnight

My friends will tell you
That I've lost my cool
The lovesick schoolboy
Turning up for school
But I don't care, you know
I just don't care
I love you

I see the magic
That we're making now
And a veil is lifted
From my eyes somehow
And the most amazing thing
That comes to light
Is the world looks different
To me overnight

My friends will tell you
That I've lost my cool
The lovesick schoolboy
Turning up for school
But I don't care, you know
I just don't care
I love you
'Cause I don't care, you see
I just don't care
I love you
I love you

Running Out Of Love
Justin Hayward and John Lodge

Some days you're gonna put me on hold
Some days you're gonna put me
On a pedestal up high
I don't know if it's me
I don't know if it's you
I don't know if it's both of us
Not knowing what to do
When we're running out of love
Not knowing what to do
When we're running out of love

And when it comes to taking my calls
There's something more between us
Than a telephone line
I can't believe it's me
I can't believe it's you
I can't believe it's both of us
Not knowing what to do
When we're running out of love
Not knowing what to do
When we're running out of love

Can't think of how we lost our way
Some days I feel
I'm getting very close to you
Can't think of how the story ends
Can't hear the words
I really want to hear from you
We're running out of love
Can't believe we're running out of love
Can't believe we're running out of love

Some people like to put you on hold
Some people like to put you
On a pedestal up high
I don't know if it's me
I don't know if it's you
I don't know if it's both of us
Not knowing what to do
When we're running out of love
Not knowing what to do
When we're running out of love
Can't believe we're running out of love
Can't believe we're running out of love
Can't believe we're running out of love

The Other Side Of Life
Justin Hayward

The atmosphere on the streets tonight
Is the driving beat of the world
The word down here on the streets tonight
Is the truest music you've heard

So take your share of the gifts that are there
They all belong to you 
And come what may at the break of each day
We all begin anew once more
We all begin anew

Baby, baby, baby, let's investigate
The other side of life tonight
The lovers and the fighters
And the risks they take
Are on the other side of life tonight

Let's lose our way 
Go completely astray
And find ourselves again
You know the only way to get there
Is to take that step
To the other side of life tonight

The atmosphere on the streets tonight
Is the driving beat of the world
The word down here on the streets tonight
Is the truest music you've heard

So take your share of the gifts that are there
They all belong to you
And come what may at the break of each day
We all begin anew once more
We all begin anew

Baby, baby, baby, let's investigate
The other side of life tonight
The lovers and the fighters
And the risks they take
Are on the other side of life tonight

Let's lose our way
Go completely astray
And find ourselves again
You know the only way to get there
Is to take that step
To the other side of life tonight


Picture sleeve is for the limited blue vinyl editions of this song. Backed with "The Spirit".

The Spirit
Graeme Edge and Patrick Moraz

The sun and moon every day
Day and night, mark my play

See the future in the past
Try to change it or make it last

Go for broke - don't regret
Get your hands dirty get you feet wet

Take your place - use me well
I'm in your hands, so make me tell

A broken dream seems unkind
I can help, for I am Time

I can heal you - it's not a matter of slight
Only of sound
Let me feel for you
Then you can feel for yourself the love all around
I can lead you
Is you soul afraid?
Afraid of what you've made?
Do you know the way the spirit goes?

All around on the wind
Distant whispers of what I bring

In the day, in the night
Locked in the words of lover's delight

If I'm lost or mislaid
Keep on looking, don't be afraid

In the eye, on the mind
I'm everywhere and yours to find

I'm not far, close at hand
I'm in you for I am Love

I can heal you - it's not a matter of slight
Only of sound
Let me feel for you
Then you can feel for yourself the love all around
I can lead you
Is you soul afraid?
Afraid of what you've made?
Do you know the way the spirit goes?

[Instrumental]

I can heal you - it's not a matter of slight
Only of sound
Let me feel for you
Then you can feel for yourself the love all around
I can lead you
Is you soul afraid?
Afraid of what you've made?
Do you know the way the spirit goes?

Slings And Arrows
Justin Hayward and John Lodge

Slings and arrows, slings and arrows
Slings and arrows, slings and arrows

No chance for a second chance
When the arrows start to fly
No way is there an easy way
To say goodbye
No dream is ever lost
If you never cease to try
Never thought you could walk away
From my side
I just can't hide from
Slings and arrows, slings and arrows
Slings and arrows, slings and arrows

Life is ever changing
Nothing stays the same
Nothing in this whole wide world
Can turn us back again
'Cause where we're standing now
Is the point of no return
Looking back on a world
That's got to learn
You just can't hide from
Slings and arrows, slings and arrows
Slings and arrows, slings and arrows

Love is the shield
When you're fighting
With your back to the wall
And if you turn around and walk away
You're never gonna lose
'Cause Love conquers all

No chance for a second chance
When the arrows start to fly
No way is there an easy way
To say goodbye 
No dream is ever lost
If you never cease to try
Never thought you would walk away
From my side
I just can't hide from
Slings and arrows, slings and arrows
Slings and arrows, slings and arrows

It May Be A Fire
John Lodge

It may be a fire
Tomorrow it could be nothing
It may reach out to the sky
Light up everything that you know
Everywhere you go from now
You will see better than before
People you've not known for years
Will come knocking at your door
It may be a fire
But you gotta get it into your heart

It may be a warm wind
That tries to blow your heart away
It may walk into your life
Tell you everything that you know
Looking down through all the years
Making plans that have gone passed
Something you've not known for years
But you knew that it would last

It may be a fire
But you gotta get it into your heart

I'm turning all the answers inside out
Looking for a love that reaches out
Of the fire into my heart

It may be a fire
Tomorrow it may be nothing
It may reach up to the sky
Light up everything that I know
Everywhere I go from now
I will see better than before
People I've known for years
Will come knocking at my door

It may be a fire
But you gotta get it into your heart
It may be a fire
But you gotta get it
You gotta get it
You gotta get it into your heart
It may be a fire
But you gotta get it into your heart

Album Information:
Released: May 1986 by Polygram Records
Produced and Recorded by Tony Visconti (Roar Enterprises, Ltd.)
Recorded and Mixed at Good Earth Studios, London
Assistant Engineers: Gordon Futter, Sam Smith, Andy Llewellyn
Additional Programming & Sampling: Barry Radman

Art Direction: Alwyn Clayden
Design: Alwyn Clayden, Bruce Gill (Green Ink)
Photography: Michael Hoppen
Illustration: Karl Lloyd

Original CD released between April - November 1986

Singles:
April 9, 1986 Your Wildest Dreams/Talkin' Talkin'
August 1986 The Other Side of Life/The Spirit
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