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Justin Hayward and John Lodge

BLUE JAYS

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Blue Jays
 LIST OF SONGS

  1. This Morning
  2. Remember Me, My Friend
  3. My Brother
  4. You
  5. Nights Winter Years
  6. Saved By The Music
  7. I Dreamed Last Night
  8. Who Are You Now
  9. Maybe
10. When You Wake Up

BONUS TRACK RELEASED ON CD
11. Blue Guitar

This Morning
Justin Hayward

As the dawn is breaking on your future my child
Is there none of your love alive?
If every door you open closes on me
I don't know if I can survive
I don't know if I can survive

Long is the road that takes you from home 
My baby, oh my darling 
And sleepless are the hours
And lonely is the night 
For the poor tormented soul
Who is searching for the light

This morning
I opened my eyes
I knew from the silence
That something was wrong
Turning, I realized
I wanted to cry
Cause I knew I was alone

But where will you go?
And who will be your guide?
And which way will you turn?
The waters are so wide 
'Cause I never told you
Now, you'll never really know
I need you so

Now the sun is rising on your freedom my child
Is there none of your love alive? 
Every door you open closes on me 
I don't know if I can survive
Knowing part of your love was lies

Long is the road that takes you from home 
My baby
Oh, my darling
Sleepless are the hours 
And lonely is the night
The poor tormented soul
Who is searching for the light

The moment I opened my eyes 
I knew from the silence 
That something was wrong
Turning I realized I wanted to cry 
When I knew I was alone 

But where will you go?
and who will be your guide?
And which way will you turn?
The waters are so wide
But I never told you 
Now you'll never really know 
I need you so

Remember Me, My Friend
Justin Hayward and John Lodge

You don't need to ask me if I'll be your friend 
I am 
I am 
You don't need to ask me if I'm sure my friend 
I am 

I am your friend 
You must remember me 
I'm the one who saw through the world's disguise 
Took away its cloak and I made it hide 
From me 
Remember me? 

Walking on this earth finding you 
You, you 
Walking on this earth finding you 
You, you 
What can I say?
You don't need to find the words to say 
What's on your mind 

If you need a reason to begin again 
I am 
I am 
You will find an answer at your journey's end 
I am 
Waiting there my friend 
You must remember me 
I'm the one who knew you when 
I'm the one you call your friend 
Feel free 
Remember me 

Walking on this earth finding you 
You, you 
Walking on this earth finding you 
You, you 
What can I say?
You don't need to find the words to say 
What's on your mind 

Walking on this earth finding you 
You, you 
Walking on this earth finding you 
You, you 
What can I say? 
You don't need to find the words to say 
What's on your mind 

Walking on this earth finding you 
You, you 
Walking on this earth finding you 
You, you 

Walking on this earth finding you 
You, you 
You, you 
You, you 
You, you 


Band members preferred this song as the "A" side single, with the public preferring "I Dreamed Last Night" on the flip side.

My Brother
Justin Hayward

My brother 
If you could cast a little light on someone 
It's not too soon 
You took me halfway round the world 
I'm running out of time and reasons 

My true friend 
If you could tell me what it is that keeps you 
From coming down 
You left me way up in the clouds 
The higher you fly 
The less I see you 

So far 
'Cross a wild and windy sea 
So far 
That our voices are divided by an ocean 
An ocean 

My brother 
If you could take a little time to slow down 
It's more your style 
It takes a lifetime to decide 
I'm running out of time and reasons 
I'm running out 
I'm running out 

So far 
'Cross a wild and windy sea 
So far 
That our voices are 
Divided by an ocean 
An ocean 

Ahhhh... 
Ooooo... 

You
John Lodge

You don't even know my name 
Time was when you would 
Take the love you've given all away 
Take a part of me 

You don't even walk my road 
Can't find where you turned 
Looked away and you were gone 
Now we're on our own 
Old man is this why we're alone?

I, I believe 
What is lost forever 
Has brought the change in me 
I, I believe 
What is lost forever 
Has brought the change in me 

You don't even know my world 
I've tried hard to see 
If I'd found the world you're looking for 
There'd be a change in me 

You don't even know my name 
Time was when you would 
Take the love you've given all away 
Take a part of me 
You've gone and changed the world I see 

I, I believe 
What is lost for ever has brought the change in me 
I, I believe 
What is lost for ever has brought the change in me 

Nights Winter Years
Justin Hayward

Pain, sorrow, tears 
Long, lonely years 
With love 
Having passed me by 
I could live a lie for you 
But truth is the road I choose 
Knowing all I need to do 
Is give to you 

Down, down down 
Where your dreams are found 
They're sleeping inside of us all 
They're sleeping inside of us all 

Nights, winters, years 
Pain, sorrow, tears of mine 
Cannot hold me now 
I'm a fool to fall for you 
But here 
In the morning light 
Tell me how can love be wrong 
And feel so right?

Saved By The Music
John Lodge

When you're swallowing all your pride 
Do you need somewhere 
A place to hide?
A smile from your face 
Where the light comes shining through 
All its strength, it came from you 

It's lost now all that age before I knew you 
Is it that forever is hard to find?
You made me recognize what I'd been leaving far behind 
Is it closing in on you like it was on me?
This time I'm saved by the music 
Saved by the song we can sing 
This time I'm saved by the music 
Saved by the song that you bring 

When you're following all life's lies 
And find its meaning 
The truth still hides 
Don't cover your face 
Let the warmth come flowing through 
Welcome dawn, new morning dew 

This time I'm saved by the music 
Saved by the song we can sing 
This time I'm saved by the music 
Saved by the song that you bring 

When you're swallowing all life's lies...

This time we're saved by the music 
Saved by the song we can sing 
This time we're saved by the music 
Saved by the song that you bring 
This time we're saved 

I Dreamed Last Night
Justin Hayward

Oh I dreamed last night I was hearing 
Hearing your voice 
And the things that you said, well they left me 
Left me no choice 
And you told me we had the power 
And you told me this was the hour 
That you don't know how 
If I could show you now 

Well I dreamed last night you were calling 
Calling my name 
You were locked inside of you secrets 
Calling my name 
And you told me lost was the key 
And you told me how you long to be free 
That you don't know how 
Oh let me show you now 

Like a bird on a far distant mountain 
Like a ship on an uncharted sea 
You are lost in the arms that have found you 
Don't be afraid 
Love's plans are made 
Oh, don't be afraid 

If there's a time 
And a place to begin love 
It must be now 
Let it go 
Set it free 

Oh, I dreamed last night I was hearing 
Hearing your voice 
Why did you say those things that have left me 
Left me no choice?
When you told me we had the power 
Why did you tell me now was the hour?
But you don't know how 
Oh, let me show you now 

Like a bird on a far distant mountain 
Like a ship on an uncharted sea 
You are lost in the arms that have found you 
Oh, don't be afraid 
Love's plans are made 
Don't be afraid 

If there's a time 
And a place to begin love 
It must be now 
Let it go 
Set it free 
Oh I dreamed last night I was hearing 
Hearing your voice 


Italian Picture sleeve shown here. One of the most beautiful and well-crafted ballads by Justin Hayward.

Who Are You Now
Justin Hayward

Who are you now?
First love of mine 
If you could see 
You'd reach out for me 

In hallways 
And in secret doorways 
Were love's hiding places 
With nowhere to go 

Goodbye 
To the fields and byways 
I remember saying 
I don't want to leave 
'Cause you were all there was to know 
About me 

Somewhere 
On this crazy island 
A familiar stranger 
Sleeps so far away 
Wonder in the eyes of children 
And the smile of fortune 
Helps the memory fade 
'Cause they are all there is to know 
About me 

Who are you now?

Maybe
John Lodge


Maybe 
Maybe I'm wrong 
To go on thinking, to sing my song 
Maybe 
This world's falling down 
Call up the trumpeters and knock the walls down 

Someone who needs 
Someone who feels 
Someone who sees can find you 

Slowly 
Slowly we walk 
No harm in crying, no sense in talk 
Slowly 
The ice melts away 
Call on the choir to sing 
And turn no-one away 

Someone who needs 
Someone who feels 
Someone who sees can find you 
Someone who needs 
Someone who feels 
Someone who sees can find you 

Maybe 
Maybe I'm wrong  
The river holds its breath 
The sea will keep its calm 
Slowly 
Slowly we turn 
A look at where we've been 
The juggler has to learn 

Someone who needs 
Someone who feels 
Someone who sees can find you 
Someone who needs 
Someone who feels 
Someone who sees can find you

When You Wake Up
Justin Hayward and John Lodge

Now as we speed a little faster through the stars 
To this new world of ours 
With the seed that the garden requires 

And as we drift a little further from the shore 
Like the sea evermore 
I'm the ivy that clings round your door 

When you wake up 
You will find 
That you're not where you left yourself 

Ahhhh... 
Ahhhh... 

Now as we drift a little further down the stream 
Was it all what it seemed?
Was it true?
Was it real?
Or just a dream?

When you wake up 
You will find 
That you're not where you left yourself 

Ahhhh... 
Ahhhh... 

Now as we speed a little faster through the stars 

Ahhhh... 
Ahhhh... 
Ahhhh......... 


Spanish Picture sleeve shown.
BONUS TRACK RELEASED ON CD
Blue Guitar
Justin Hayward and John Lodge*

* NOTE: John Lodge is credited on the single, but is not credited on the CD

Blue guitar 
Fortune of my ways 
Making of my days 
New chord 
Counting up the ways 
Happiness is lazy 

If you don't know the song 
If you can't put the words to the tune 
Tell the rhyme from the reason 
What should it matter 
To the fool or the dreamer?

New hope 
Travelers in a storm 
Finding love is warm 
New day 
The world has just begun 
Our eyes have seen the sun 

If you don't know the way 
If you can't see the wood for the trees 
Taste the wine from the water 
Well what should it matter 
To the fool or the dreamer?


Though it is not stated, this picture sleeve is similar to many Phil Travers paintings. Note the cloud formation that looks like the guitar. Most Moody Blues albums have "hidden pictures" similar to this.

* John Lodge did not participate in making this song, but he was given credit on the initial release as a vinyl single. The credit may have been given as a courtesy. On CD, his credit was removed.

Album Information:
Released March 12, 1975 by Threshold Records
Producer: Tony Clarke
Recording Engineers: Derek Varnals, David Baker
Assistant Engineers: Nick Raymonde, Graham Meek
US Mastering: Kent Duncan, Kendun Recorders

Graham Deakin: Drums
Kirk Duncan: Piano
Jim Cockey: Violin
Tom Tompkins: Viola
Tim Tompkins: Cello

Cover painting: Phil Travers

CD originally released in 1987 by Decca International
Polygram CD released on October 25, 1990
Research & Co-ordination by John Tracy
Design: Shoot That Tiger!

Singles:
Apr 18, 1975 I Dreamed Last Night/Remember Me, My Friend
Sep 26, 1975 Blue Guitar/When You Wake Up
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