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The Moody Blues

TO OUR CHILDREN'S CHILDREN'S CHILDREN

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To Our Children's Children's Children
 LIST OF SONGS

  1. HIGHER AND HIGHER
  2. EYES OF A CHILD PART I
  3. FLOATING
  4. EYES OF A CHILD PART II
  5. I NEVER THOUGHT I'D LIVE TO BE A HUNDRED
  6. BEYOND
  7. OUT AND IN
  8. GYPSY
  9. ETERNITY ROAD
10. CANDLE OF LIFE
11. SUN IS STILL SHINING
12. I NEVER THOUGHT I'D LIVE TO BE A MILLION
13. WATCHING AND WAITING

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Higher And Higher
Graeme Edge

Blasting, billowing, bursting forth
With the power of ten billion butterfly sneezes
Man, with his flaming pyre
Has conquered the wayward breezes

Climbing to tranquility
Far above the cloud
Conceiving the heavens
Clear of misty shroud

Higher and higher
Now we've learned to play with fire
Go higher 
And higher 
And higher

Vast vision must improve our sight
Perhaps at last we'll see an end
To our homes endless blight
And the beginning of the Free

Climb to tranquility
Finding its real worth
Conceiving the heavens
Flourishing on earth

Higher and higher
Now we've learned to play with fire
We go higher 
And higher 
And higher

Eyes Of A Child (Part 1)
John Lodge

Listen, hear the sound
The child awakes
Wonder all around
The child awakes
Now in his life 
He never must be lost
No thoughts must deceive him
In life he must trust

With the eyes of a child
You must come out and see
That your world's spinning 'round
And through life you will be
A small part of a hope
Of a love that exists
In the eyes of a child
You will see

Earth falls far away
New life awaits
Time it has no day
New life awaits
Here is your dream 
And now how does it feel?
No words will go with you
And now what is real?

With the eyes of a child
You must come out and see
That your world's spinning 'round
And through life you will be
A small part of a hope
Of a love that exists
In the eyes of a child 
You will see

Floating
Ray Thomas

Floating free as a bird
Sixty foot leaps 
It's so absurd
From up here you should see the view
Such a lot of space for me and you

Oh, you'd like it
Gliding around 
Get your feet off the ground
Oh, you'd like it
Do as you please 
With so much ease

Now I know how it feels
To have wings on my heels
To take a stroll among the stars
Get a close look at planet Mars

Oh, you'd like it
Gliding around 
Get your feet off the ground
Oh you'd like it
Do as you please 
With so much ease


Bouncing about on the moon
Guess you'll all be up here soon
The candy stores they'll be brand new
And you'll buy a rock 
With the moon right through

Oh, you'd like it
Gliding around 
Get your feet off the ground
Oh, you'd like it
Do as you please 
With so much ease

Come fly...
Come fly...
Come fly...

Eyes Of A Child (Part 2)
John Lodge

I'm gonna sit and watch the web
That you will build this day
Will it be a thread of love you weave?
It's yours to show the way
Then everything will be 
As you will see in the light

In the eyes of the child
You must come out and see
That your world's spinning 'round
And through life you will be
A small part of a hope
Of a love that exists
In the eyes of a child you will see

With the eyes of the child
You must come out and see
That your world's spinning 'round
And through life you will be
A small part of a hope
Of a love that exists...

I Never Thought I'd Live
To Be A Hundred
Justin Hayward

I never thought I'd live to be a hundred
I never thought I'd get to do
The things that all those other sons do
And they do

I never thought I'd ever have my freedom
An age ago my maker was refusing me
The pleasure of the view

Beyond
Graeme Edge


~~ Instrumental ~~



Out And In
Mike Pinder and John Lodge

Gazing past the planets
Looking for total view
I've been lying here for hours
You gotta make the journey 
Out and in

Wonders of a lifetime
Right there before your eyes
Searching with this life of ours
You gotta make the journey 
Out and in
Out and in
Out and in

If you think it's a joke
That's all right, do what
You want to do
I've said my peace
And I'll leave it all up to you

Wonders of a lifetime
Right there before your eyes
Searching with this life of ours
You gotta make the journey 
Out and in
Out and in
Out and in

If you think it's a joke
Well that's all right, do what
You want to do
I've said my peace
And I'll leave it all up to you

Gazing past the planets
Looking for total view
I've been lying here for hours
You gotta make the journey 
Out and in
Out and in
Out and in


Released in October, 1969, this single is the "B" side of "Watching and Waiting". French picture sleeve shown here.

Gypsy
Justin Hayward

A gypsy of a strange and distant time
Traveling in panic, all direction blind
Aching for the warmth of a burning sun
Freezing in the emptiness of where he'd come from
Ahhhh, ahhhhh
Left without a hope of coming home

Speeding through a shadow of a million years
Darkness is the only sound to reach his ears
Frightening him with the visions of eternity
Screaming for a future that can never be
Ahhh, ahhhh
Left without a hope of coming home

Ahhhh, ahhhh


A gypsy of a strange and distant time
Traveling in panic all direction blind
Aching for the warmth of a burning sun
Freezing in the emptiness of where he'd come from
Ahhhh, ahhhhh
Left without a hope of coming home

Left without a hope of coming home
Left without a hope of coming home...

Eternity Road
Ray Thomas

Hark, listen here he comes
Hark, listen here he comes
Turning, spinning, catherine wheeling
Forever changing
There's no beginning
Speeding through a charcoal sky
Observe the truth, we cannot lie

Travelling eternity road
What will you find there?
Carrying your heavy load
Searching to find 
Your peace of mind

You'll see us all around
You'll see us all around
Turning, spinning, catherine wheeling
Forever changing
There's no beginning
You're so very far from home
And so very much alone

Travelling eternity road
What will you find there?
Carrying your heavy load
Searching to find 
Your peace of mind


Travelling eternity road
What will you find there?
Carrying your heavy load
Searching to find 
Your piece of mind

Candle Of Life
John Lodge

Something you can't hide
Says you're lonely
Hidden deep inside
Of you only
It's there for you to see
Take a look and be
Burn slowly the candle of life

Something there outside
Says we're only
In the hands of time
Falling slowly
It's there for us to know
With love that we can go
Burn slowly the candle of life


So love everybody
And make them your friend
So love everybody
And make them your friend
        
Something you can't hide
Says you're lonely
Hidden deep inside
Of you only
It's there for you to see
Take a look and be
Burn slowly the candle of life

Something there outside
Says we're only
In the hands of time
Falling slowly
It's there for us to know
With love that we can go
Burn slowly the candle of life


April, 1970: This single was the "B" side for the hit single "Question", released four months before the album "A Question of Balance". UK picture sleeve is shown.

Sun Is Still Shining
Mike Pinder

The sun is still shining
Look at the view
Moon is still dining
With me and you
Now that we're out here
Open your heart
To the universe
Of which we're a part

Everything's turning
Turning around
See with your mind
Leave your body behind
Now that we're out here
Open your heart
To the universe
Of which we're a part

But if you want to play
Stay right back on earth
Waiting for rebirth

The sun is still shining
Look at the view
Moon is still dining
With me and you
Now that we're out here
Open your heart
To the universe
Of which we're a part

But if you want to play
Stay right back on earth
Waiting for rebirth

I Never Thought I'd Live
To Be A Million
Justin Hayward

I never thought I'd get to be a million
I never thought I'd get to be the thing
That all his other children see

...Look at me...

Watching And Waiting
Justin Hayward and Ray Thomas

Watching and waiting
For a friend to play with
Why have I been alone so long?

Mole he is burrowing 
His way to the sunlight
He knows there's someone there so strong

'Cause here, there's lots of room for doing
The things you've always been denied
Look and gather all you want to
There's no one here to stop you trying

Soon you will see me
'Cause I'll be all around you
But where I come from, I can't tell
But don't be alarmed 
By my fields and my forests
They're here for only you to share

'Cause here there's lot of room for doing
The things you've always been denied
So look and gather all you want to
There's no one here to stop you trying

Watching and waiting
For someone to understand me
I hope it won't be very long


Released in October 1969 and backed with "Out and In". Italian picture sleeve shown.



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Album Information:
Released: November 15, 1969 by Threshold Records
Producer: Tony Clarke
Engineers: Derek Varnals, Adrian Martins, Robin Thompson Art: Phil Travers

Photography: David Wedgbury

Original CD released between April - November 1986
Redesign: Dane Venable

Singles:
Oct 31, 1969 Watching And Waiting/Out and In
Apr 24, 1970 Question/Candle of Life
Feb 1971 Melancholy Man/Candle of Life
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