Moody Blues : Eyes Of A Child [Songs Of Childhood Nostalgia] [reblog]

from Oannes Songs Of Childhood Nostalgia #18

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To 1969 οι Moody Blues κυκλοφόρησαν ένα άλμπουμ με τον “μεγαλόσχημα διδακτικό” τίτλο ‘To Our Children’s Children’s Children’.
Μπορεί εύκολα κανείς να τους κατηγορήσει, όπως και άλλους της γενιάς τους, για το αδίκημα του self righteousness και γενικώς του self indulging.
Θα είχε μάλλον άδικο, αλλά αυτό είναι μια άλλη ιστορία.
Αυτό που δύσκολα μπορεί να υποτιμήσει είναι το ταλέντο και η έμπνευσή τους.
Ακούμε δυο τραγούδια από το άλμπουμ, “Candle Of Life” και “Eyes Of A Child” prts 1, 2

In 1969 Moody Blues released an album with the “pompously didactic” title ‘To Our Children’s Children’s Children’.
It is easy for someone to blame them, or others of their generation, for the crime of self righteousness and generally self indulging.
He would be probably wrong, but that’s another story.
What can be hardly underestimated is their gift and inspiration.
We have two songs from this album, “Candle Of Life” and “Eyes Of A Child”, prts 1,2

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00:00 Candle Of Life
04:15 The Eyes Of A Child – Part One
07:39 The eyes Of A Child – Part Two

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Candle Of Life
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 friends
So love everybody and make them your friends
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

The Eyes Of A Child – Part One
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 ❞

The eyes Of A Child – Part Two
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
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 the love that exists
In the eyes of the 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 the love that exists

Listening to those songs, brought this to mind:

MarWindow no2 ©Marina Kanavaki • Watercolor

Enjoy!

and

Stay Safe!

15 replies »

  1. I think they did have moments of true ‘apocalyptic’ and also ‘evangelical’ (for lack of a better word) greatness which surpassed mere self-righteousness. But having said that, I think the much later song “Vintage Wine” expresses their own self-reflection on the matter:

    I remember the taste of the vintage wine
    From ’63 through to ’69
    And I’m proud of the things we believed in then.
    If I had the chance I’d go around again
    Oh I tell you,
    We were young and free.
    Oh I’ll tell you
    ‘Cause I was there, you see.

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