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The Moody Blues

EVERY GOOD BOY DESERVES FAVOUR

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Every Good Boy Deserves Favour
 LIST OF SONGS

  1. PROCESSION
  2. THE STORY IN YOUR EYES
  3. OUR GUESSING GAME
  4. EMILY'S SONG
  5. AFTER YOU CAME
  6. ONE MORE TIME TO LIVE
  7. NICE TO BE HERE
  8. YOU CAN NEVER GO HOME
  9. MY SONG

BONUS TRACKS RELEASED ON 2007 SACD
SACD BONUS TRACKS 10 - 11


Procession
Graeme Edge, Justin Hayward, John Lodge, Mike Pinder, Ray Thomas



DESOLATION...



CREATION...



COMMUNICATION...




The Story In Your Eyes
Justin Hayward

I've been thinking about our fortune
And I've decided that we're really not to blame
For the love that's deep inside us now
Is still the same

And the sounds we make together
Is the music to the story in your eyes
It's been shining down upon me now
I realize


Listen to the tide slowly turning
Wash all our heartaches away
We're part of the fire that is burning
And from the ashes we can build another day

But I'm frightened for your children
That the life that we are living is in vain
And the sunshine we've been waiting for
Will turn to rain

Listen to the tide slowly turning
Wash all our heartaches away
We're part of the fire that is burning
And from the ashes we can build another day

But I'm frightened for the children
That the life that we are living is in vain
And the sunshine we've been waiting for
Will turn to rain

When the final line is over
It's certain that the curtain's gonna fall
I can hide inside your sweet, sweet love
Forever more


Released in August 1971 and backed with "My Song". French picture sleeve shown.

Our Guessing Game
Ray Thomas

Walking in the sand
Thinking of things 
Adventures in my mind
Tall ships that sailed
Across the ocean wide
They won't wait for me
See the way they glide 
Away so gracefully
And with tomorrow 
What will become of me?

It leaves me so much to explain
That's the start of our guessing game

There are times when I think I've found the truth
There are times when I know that I'm wrong
But there are days when I try to hide my fear
Bless the days when I'm feeling strong
Bless the days when I'm feeling strong

Wonder why we try so hard?
Wonder why we try at all?
You wonder why the world is turning around
In the end it won't matter at all

Standing in the town
Looking at people
Counting their frowns
Unhappy faces hurrying around
So blind they cannot see
All of these things
The way life ought to be
And with tomorrow 
What will they make of me?

It leaves me so much to explain
That's the start of our guessing game

There are times when I think I've found the truth
There are times when I know that I'm wrong
But there are days when I try to hide my fear
Bless the days when I'm feeling strong
Bless the days when I'm feeling strong

There are times when I think I've found the truth
There are times when I know that I'm wrong
But there are days when I try to hide my fears
Bless the days when I'm feeling strong

Emily's Song
John Lodge

Lovely to know the warmth
Your smile can bring to me
I want to tell you but the words you do not know

Sing me a lullaby
Of songs you cannot write
And I will listen for there's beauty where there's love

And in the morning of my life
And in the evening of my day
I will try to understand in what you say...

Rivers of endless tides 
Have passed beneath my feet
And all too soon they had me standing on my own

Then when my eyes were closed
You opened them for me
And now we journey through our lives to what will be
 
And in the morning of my life
And in the evening of my day
I will try to understand in what you say

Through all that life can give to you
Only true love will see you through
And will stand beside you now in what you say


And in the morning of my life
And in the evening of my day
I will try to understand in what you say

Take me into your world
Alone I cannot go
For I've been here so long
You're leaving me behind

Walk with me now
Into your land of fairy tales
And open up that book of pages in my mind
And open up that book of ages in my mind
And open up that book of pages in my mind
And open up that book of ages in my mind


The Japanese release of "The Story in Your Eyes, is backed with "Emily's song", which was written by John Lodge for his infant daughter, Emily.

After You Came
Graeme Edge

Since it began I got one dream 
And really it's my only blessing
If I can come through then so can you
And you will find there's no regretting
Things that you want from your life's font
Will never let your spirit roam
Come back to earth for what it's worth
For you've been dreaming of the ceiling not a home 

I've been doing my best
What else can I do?
Is there something I've missed
That will help you through?

I've reached, reached the top of the wall
All I've found's another way to fall

For some short time
For a while you and I 
Were joined to eternity
Then we split in two 
Back to me and you
Like the rain rising from the sea
Rising from the sea

We all can see what we shall be
But knowing's really not controlling
With time perhaps I'll pass the traps 
And find some peace and understanding
After you've come and while you're gone
You leave me guessing - it's depressing
Never to know the way to go 
To find some time along a little less pressing

So you just have to laugh
When it hurts so much
You're so far away 
And so hard to touch

I've reached, reached the top of the wall
All I've found's another way to fall

Since it began I got one dream 
And really it's my only blessing
If I can come through then so can you
And you will find there's no regretting
The things that you want from your life's font
Will never let your spirit roam
Come back to earth for what it's worth
For you've been dreaming of the ceiling not a home 

I've been doing my best
What else can I do?
Is there something I've missed
That will help you through?

I've reached, reached the top of the wall
All I've found's another way to fall

I've reached, reached the top of the wall
All I've found's another way to fall


Released in April 1972 as the "B" side for "Isn't Life Strange", this release was months before Seventh Sojourn. Dutch picture sleeve.

One More Time To Live
John Lodge

Look out of my window
See the world passing by
See the look in her eye

One more time to live and I have made it mine
Leave the wise to write for they write worldly rhymes
And he who wants to fight begins the end of time
For I have riches more than these
For I have riches more than these
Desolation
Creation
Evolution
Pollution
Saturation
Population
Annihilation
Revolution
Confusion
Illusion
Conclusion
Starvation
Degradation
Humiliation
Contemplation
Inspiration
Elation
Salvation
Communication
Compassion

~~Solution~~

[Tell me someone why there's only confusion]
[Tell me someone that this is all an illusion]
[Tell me someone]
[Tell me someone]


[Tell me someone why this talk of revolution]
[Tell me someone when we're changing evolution]
[Tell me someone]
[Tell me someone]

[Changes in my life]
[Changes in my life]
[Changes in my life]
[Changes in my life]
Look out on the hedgerow
As the world rushes by
Hear the birds sing a sigh

One more tree will fall, how strong the growing vine
Turn the earth to sand and still commit no crime
How one thought will live provide the others die
For I have riches more than these
For I have riches more than these
Desolation
Creation
Evolution
Pollution
Saturation
Population
Annihilation
Revolution
Confusion
Illusion
Conclusion
Starvation
Degradation
Humiliation
Contemplation
Inspiration
Elation
Salvation
Communication
Compassion

~~Solution~~

[Tell me someone why there's only confusion]
[Tell me someone that this is all an illusion]
[Tell me someone]
[Tell me someone]


[Tell me someone why this talk of revolution]
[Tell me someone when we're changing evolution]
[Tell me someone]
[Tell me someone]

[Changes in my life]
[Changes in my life]
[Changes in my life]
[Changes in my life]
Look out of my window
See the world passing by
See the look in her eye

Nice To Be Here
Ray Thomas

Nice to be here hope you agree
Lying in the sun
Lovely weather, must climb a tree
The show has just begun

All the leaves start swaying
To the breeze that's playing
On a thousand violins
And the bees are humming
To a frog sat strumming
On a guitar with only one string

I can see them, they can't see me
I feel out of sight
I can see them, they can't see me
Much to my delight

And it seems worth noting
Water rats were boating
As a lark began to sing
The sounds kept coming
With Jack Rabbit loudly drumming
On the side of a biscuit tin

I can see them, they can't see me
I feel out of sight
I can see them, they can't see me
Much to my delight

Silver minnows were devising
Water ballet so surprising
A mouse played a daffodil
A mole came up blinking
Underneath an owl who's thinking
How he came to be sat on a hill

I can see them, they can't see me
I feel out of sight
I can see them, they can't see me
Much to my delight

I know you won't believe me
But I'm certain that I did see
A mouse playing daffodil
All the band was really jumping
With Jack Rabbit in there thumping
I found that I couldn't sit still

I just had to make it with them
'Cause they played my kind of rhythm
And the bees hummed in harmony
And the owl played his oboe
Then the frog's guitar solo
It was all just too much for me

I know you won't believe me
But I'm certain that I did see
A mouse playing daffodil
All the band was really jumping
With Jack Rabbit in there thumping
I found that I couldn't sit still...

You Can Never Go Home
Justin Hayward

I don't know what I'm searching for
I never have opened the door
Tomorrow might find me at last
Turning my back on the past
But time will tell
Of stars that fell
A million years ago

Memories can never take you back
Home, sweet home
You can never go home anymore

All my life I never really knew me till today
Now I know why 
I'm just another step along the way

I lie awake for hours
I'm just waiting for the sun
When the journey we are making has begun
Don't deny the feeling 
That is stealing through your heart
Every happy ending needs to have a start

All my life I never really knew me till today
Now I know why 
I'm just another step along the way

Weep no more for treasures 
You've been searching for in vain
'Cause the truth is gently falling 
With the rain
High above the forest 
Lie the pastures of the sun
Where the two that learned the secret 
Now are one

I don't know what I'm searching for
I never have opened the door
Tomorrow might find me at last
Turning my back on the past

But time will tell 
Of stars that fell
A million years ago
Memories can never take you back
Home, sweet home
You can never go home anymore

My Song
Mike Pinder

I'm going to sing my song
And sing it all day long
A song that never ends
How can I tell you
All the things inside my head

The change in these past years
Has made me see our world
In many different ways
How can I tell you?
Love can change our destiny

Love can change the world
Love can change your life
Do what makes you happy
Do what you know is right!
And love with all your might
Before it's too late

Where did I find all these words?
Something inside of me is burning
There's life in other worlds
Maybe they'll come to earth
Helping man to find a way


One day I hope we'll be 
In perfect harmony
A planet with one mind
Then I could tell you
All the things inside my head

I'm going to sing my song
And sing it all day long
A song that never ends
How can I tell you 
All the things inside my head

I'm going to sing my song
A song that never ends...



BONUS TRACKS RELEASED ON 2007 SACD


Click for SACD BONUS TRACKS 10 - 11


Album Information:
Released: July 23, 1971 by Decca Records
Producer: Tony Clarke
Recording Engineer: Derek Varnals
Assistant Engineer: David Baker
Cover artist: Phil Travers

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

Singles:
Aug 27, 1971 The Story In Your Eyes/My Song
Nov 1971 (Japan) The Story in Your Eyes/Emily's Song
Apr 21, 1972 Isn't Life Strange/After You Came
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