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The Moody Blues

KEYS OF THE KINGDOM

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Keys Of The Kingdom
 LIST OF SONGS

  1. SAY IT WITH LOVE
  2. BLESS THE WINGS
  3. IS THIS HEAVEN?
  4. SAY WHAT YOU MEAN (PART I)
  4a. SAY WHAT YOU MEAN (PART II)
  5. LEAN ON ME (TONIGHT)
  6. HOPE AND PRAY
  7. SHADOWS ON THE WALL
  8. ONCE IS ENOUGH
  9. CELTIC SONANT
10. MAGIC
11. NEVER BLAME THE RAINBOWS FOR THE RAIN

Say It With Love
Justin Hayward

I've been thinking the way people do
'Bout the things that matter
To me and you
I've decided to do what I can
And to find the kind of man
I really am

I can see the world from here
And it sometimes makes me
Want to disappear

Back to nature, that's where we belong
And with just one truth I've found
You can't go wrong

Wherever you go
Whatever you do
Whatever you say
Say, say, say
Say it with love

I remember a long time ago
When I heard those guitars
That I worship so
I was captured, I wanted to stay
And to hear that kind of music
Everyday

Heard the songs around the world
Saw the smiling faces
On the boys and girls
I was destined to play come what may
And there's just one thing
I knew I had to say

Wherever you go
Whatever you do
Whatever you say
Say, say, say
Say it with love

Underneath a sea of doubt
There's a million voices shouting
"Let me out!" (Let me out!)
When we go, we never return
'Cause there's just one lesson
That we got to learn

Wherever you go
Whatever you do
Whatever you say
Say, say, say
Say it with love
Say it with love


This single was issued on vinyl in Germany and backed with "Lean On Me (Tonight)"; the CD single contains a third song, the haunting "Highway"

Bless The Wings
(That Bring You Back)
Justin Hayward

Like the rose that blooms in the wintertime
As it reaches up through the snow
The more life keeps us apart
The more love will grow

Like the seed that grows in the darkness
As it reaches up to the sun
I will always reach out for you
'Cause you are the one

I bless the wings that bring you 
Back across the shore
If I could touch you now, my darling
And love you just once more
If I could hold you
Hold you
Hold you
I know you'd understand
I know you'd understand

As I cross the bridge by the waterfall
As I make my way by the stars
There's a shadow walking beside me
Here in my heart
Like the restless wind in the treetops
Like a whispered voice in my ear
I will always be there for you
I'll always be here

I bless the wings that bring you 
Back across the shore
If I could touch you now, my darling
And love you just once more
If I could hold you
Hold you
Hold you
I know you'd understand
I know you'd understand

In a far off wonderland
That flashes past my eyes
The kiss of inspiration that was mine
The dust of many centuries
Has blown across this land
But love will not be scattered by the sand

Like the sunrise over the mountainside
Like the bird that has to be free
There's a part of you that will always be
Part of me

I bless the wings that bring you
Back across the shore
If I could touch you now my darling
And love you just once more
If I could hold you
Hold you
Hold you
I know you'd understand
I know you'd understand


This single was also issued in vinyl format (2 songs) and CD format (3 songs). The vinyl was backed with "Once is Enough"; the CD also contains "Your Wildest Dreams"

Is This Heaven?
Justin Hayward and John Lodge

Walking home with you last night
You said the world is beautiful
And how things look that way 
When you're in love
I love this world
When I'm in your arms
Is this heaven?

I opened up the letter 
That the postman gave to me this morning
Had to stop myself from shouting out
"I love this world!"
When I'm in your arms
Is this heaven?
When I'm in your arms
Is this heaven?

I know that heaven waits
For those whose love is true
I want to be there when
The age of love is come again

Tell me all about yourself
And how you came to me like in a dream
And every night I dream of you
I dream of you
When I'm in your arms
Is this heaven?
When I'm in your arms
Is this heaven?

I know that heaven waits
For those whose love is true
Don't ask me where or when
The time for us will come again

I sit and watch the sun go down
And in the darkness there's no sound
While in the sky tonight 
The stars all cry "I love you"
Are they crying out over you?
'Cause you're in my heart
Is this heaven?
'Cause the story starts and ends with you

Say What You Mean (Part I)
Justin Hayward

Say what you mean
Mean what you say

Say what you mean
Mean what you say
Think about the words 
That you're using
Speak for yourself 
Say what's on your mind
And think about the life
That you're choosing

I know that you need somebody
I know that you're looking
For somebody who knows
When trouble won't leave you alone

Say what you mean
Mean what you say
Look into the world of tomorrow
Say what you want
Want what is true
Check out of that room
Full of sorrow

I'm ready to take you with me
I'm ready to be the one
Who's there by your side
When you've just got
Nowhere to hide

And oh,
The angels will walk with you
Whenever you need them, yeah
The glory that comes of love
Yeah, yeah, yeah

And oh,
The treasure that waits for us
Whenever we need it, now
I just can't hold it back
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.

The work and the pain
The thunder and the rain
The word of the earth has been spoken
The bird on the wing
Free as the wind
Knowing that the spell
Has been broken

Now you can laugh with meaning
Now you can throw away
The cloak of disguise
As you turn your face
To the skies

The blue of the night
The secrets of the light
The touch of the hand
That can lead you
I known you recognize
The shiver of surprise
When you realise
That he's seen you

Into the strange unknown of love
Standing before me
How your nakedness shows
Now I just can't leave you alone

And oh,
I'm ready to take you now
Whenever you want to
Yeah, my heart is there for you
Yeah, yeah, yeah

And oh,
The glory that comes with love
For always and ever, now
Now you can feel my love
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.

Say what you mean
Mean what you say
Tell me about the love 
That you're feeling
Say what you mean
Mean what you say

Say What You Mean (Part II)
Justin Hayward

Say what you mean, mean what you say
Say what you mean, mean what you say
Let us walk into the forest Only witnessed by the moon And the breeze that once would chill us Now excites

Say what you mean, mean what you say
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. 
And we'll touch the secret places As the earth beneath us breathes And the raw exquisite ecstasy Rushes in

Say what you mean, mean what you say
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.

Lean On Me (Tonight)
John Lodge

Lean on me
I'll be there
Whenever you need someone
To share in every prayer
In every dream
You've left somewhere
'Till tomorrow
Will be just like it was when we were young?
'Cause tonight
I'm gonna take you where
I've never taken you before

Lean on me
I'm everywhere
Wherever you look I'll be
Forever yours
The northern lights
The southern cross
I'll give to you
'Till tomorrow
Will be just like it was when we were young?
'Cause tonight
I'm gonna take you where
I've never taken you before

If you're lonely
You know where you can find me
You know there's no escape 
When you are on your own
And if you're worried
And you can see your world 
Slip through your fingers
I'll reach out for you in my heart
There's no more dancing in the dark

You're not alone
Tomorrow...
Will be just like it was when we were young
'Cause tonight
I'm gonna take you where
I've never taken you before

It will be just like it was when we were young
Tonight I'm gonna take you where
I've never taken you before
It will be just like it was when we were young

Hope And Pray
Justin Hayward

I see the headlights
Shining on the wall
It seems I've got a visitor
Who is kind enough to call
And I hope and pray, everyday
I hope and pray 
It's you

I thought I heard some footsteps
On the floor
And tell me am I dreaming
Or is it someone at the door?
'Cause I hope and pray
Everyday
I hope and pray
It's you

Autumn turns to winter
And winter turns to spring
I only know the passing of the days
And if you were to ask me
About the meaning of my life
It kind of lost its meaning
On the day you went away

You know that when it comes
To matters of the heart
I thought I had it covered
But it's tearing me apart
And I hope and pray
Everyday
I hope and pray 
It's you

Autumn turns to winter
And winter turns to spring
The summer sun still lingers
In my head
If it wasn't for the letters
That you wrote me from the heart
I'd sometime wonder baby
If I dreamed it all instead

You see I've got to feel your hand
Upon my face
I need to get the calling
To rejoin the human race
And I hope and pray
Every day
I hope and pray
It's you

Shadows On The Wall
John Lodge

When the fantasy we live in
Lies in pieces on the ground
And there is no false illusion
That can turn your heart around
Nothing can change the way I feel
Nothing can take your love from me
If only I didn't worry
If only I could see
If only I could see

Chasing shadows on the wall
Chasing shadows as they dance on the floor
Chasing dreams that were forever young
Now I'm on my own
Chasing shadows on the wall
Shadows on the wall

On the sea of mediocrity
Drifting from a distant shore
No goodbyes, no celebration
No one there to close the door
Only the silence that I feel
Only the lonely road is real
If only I didn't lose you
If only we could be
If only we could be

Chasing shadows on the wall
Chasing shadows as they dance on the floor
Chasing dreams that were forever young
Now I'm on my own
Chasing shadows on the wall
Shadows on the wall
Chasing shadows on the wall
Chasing shadows as they start to fall
Chasing dreams that were forever young
Chasing shadows on the wall
Chasing shadows on the wall
Chasing shadows as they dance on the floor
Chasing shadows on the wall

Once Is Enough
Justin Hayward and John Lodge

Just ask me once
Don't ask me twice
Never ask me three times
I don't give that much advice
I took my chance at the first opportunity
To wander through this world
And to do what comes so naturally

Once is enough
Just ask me once
Once is enough
Just ask me once

Sometimes you're first
Sometimes you're last
Then again you're somewhere
In your "Days of Future Passed"
If you can find yourself 
And know just where you are
Don't let the wind turn you
You're stronger than you think you are

Once is enough
Just ask me once
Once is enough
Just ask me once

Once I was rich
Once I was poor
Once I was no one
I ain't no one anymore
Once in a lifetime 
There's a chance that comes your way
Take it with both your hands 
And be somebody for a day

Once is enough
Just ask me once
Once is enough
Just ask me once

Celtic Sonant
Ray Thomas

Deep peace of the running wave to you
Deep peace of the flowing air to you
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you
Deep peace of the shining star to you
Deep peace of the son of peace to you

One man stood firm, guarding cups overflowing
Brimful of memories and yesterday's dreams
He could never explain his own silent thunder
The ocean just blows rough at this time of year

And the wheel keeps on turning
The wheel keeps on turning
The wheel keeps on turning
Turning around

Words left unsaid may have special meanings
Dust hidden pages fill the books left unread
One blank page left the poet crying
He failed to remember there's a price on his head

And the wheel keeps on turning
The wheel keeps on turning
The wheel keeps on turning
Turning around

Away we will sail with all our flags flying
Too many changes can cause us delay
Each star in the sky is there for a reason
Making it so bright for this time of day

And the wheel keeps on turning
The wheel keeps on turning
The wheel keeps on turning
This fool made it round

Magic
John Lodge

When I look in your eyes
I can't see why
There's no reflection of me
When I look in your heart
Let it be the start
Work your magic on me

When I look in your eye
I can't see why
It's all a mystery to me
When I ask you to look inside 
And tell me why
Nothing can change what will be

Baby work your magic on me
Baby work your magic on me
I'm in a state of permanent confusion
Without your love
Without your love
Baby work your magic on me

When I look in your mind
Is there a reason why
It's all an illusion to me
I was lost in the game
That only two can play
When you work your magic on me

Baby work your magic on me
Baby work your magic on me
I'm in a state of permanent confusion
Without your love
Without your love
Baby work your magic on me

What kind of love is this you're talking about?
It's got no reason got no easy way out
What kind of love has got a hold of me?
What kind of love
What kind of love
What kind of love
Baby work your magic on me

When I look in your eye
I can't see why
There's no reflection of me
I should have known from the start
That you would steal my heart
If you work all your magic on me

Baby work your magic on me
Baby work your magic on me
I'm in a state of permanent confusion
Without your love
Without your love
I know I want to be with you tonight
Baby work your magic on me

Never Blame The Rainbows
For The Rain
Justin Hayward and Ray Thomas

Sailing along 
The river of time
Adrift on dreams
Through midnight chimes
Positively frozen
Crystal waterfalls
The mountain of hope
Is there to be climbed
The sea of serenity
Is rightfully mine
Step on to the water
Knowing what is true

Never blame the rainbows for the rain
Never blame the rainbows for the rain
And learn to forget the memories
Painful memories
That cause you pain
The last whispered wish of age
Is to live it all again
So never blame the rainbows for the rain

The beat of my heart
The rhythm of love
The earth that's beneath us
The heavens above
I can hear forever
Calling out to me
The changes we go through
Are making me strong
The shelter of friendship
Is where we belong
Look into the future
Knowing what we see

Never blame the rainbows for the rain
Never blame the rainbows for the rain
And learn to forget the memories
That cause you pain
Painful memories
The last whispered wish of age
Is to live it all again
So never blame the rainbows for the rain

The whirlpool of doubt
Can spin you around
The wave of emotion
Takes you up, pulls you down
Leaving far behind us
Sweet young passion's spray

So never blame the rainbows for the rain
Never blame the rainbows for the rain
And learn to forget the memories
That cause you pain
Painful memories
The last whispered wish of age
Is to live it all again
So never blame the rainbows
Never blame the rainbows
Never blame the rainbows for the rain

Album Information:
Released on LP (Europe only) and CD: June 25, 1991 by Polygram Records
Credits for: * Is This Heaven? * Say What you Mean * Celtic Sonant * Magic *
* Never Blame the Rainbows for the Rain *
Produced, recorded and mixed by Tony Visconti
Drum and Keyboard programming: Bias Boshell
Recorded and mixed at Olympic Studios
Guy Barker: Trumpet * Jamie Talbot: Alto Sax *
Nigel Hitchcock: Tenor Sax * Peter Beachill: Trombone
String Arrangements by Tony Visconte

Drums for *Is This Heaven? * Magic * played by Andy Duncan
Tap dance sequence - Stephen Mear (From Lipson Tinker)

Credits for: * Say It With Love * Lean On Me (Tonight) * Hope And Pray *
Produced by Christopher Neil
Engineered by Pete Jones
Assistant Engineer: Jeremy Wheatley
Drums and keyboard programming: Paul Bliss
Recorded and mixed at Olympic Studios

Credits for: * Bless the Wings (That Bring You Back) * Shadows on the Wall * Once Is Enough *
Produced by Alan Tarney
Engineered by Gerry Kitchingham
Assistant Engineer: Andrew Greasley
Recorded at R. G. Jones Studios, London
Mixed at Mahyfair Studios, London
Brass Management by Ben Robbins
Arranged and conducted by Anne Dudley
Orchestra: Pro Arte Orchestra of London
Recorded at the Hit Factory London

Additional Keyboards on * Say What You Mean * Celtic Sonant * Magic * were provided by Patrick Moraz

Photography:
Band Photos: Brian Aris
Sunset Photo: Tony Stone Worldwide
Cover shot: Andie Airfix

Singles:
June 1991 Say It With Love/Lean on me (Tonight)
Aug(?) 1991 Bless the Wings/Once is Enough
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