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Moody's Blues
(Marco Valdo M.I.)


[1970]
Da / From "Question Of Balance"

Moody Blues


Band member Justin Hayward wrote this. It reflected the thoughts of many young people who were questioning the war in Vietnam.
This was the opening track on their Question Of Balance album. It was recorded several months earlier than the other tracks on the album and its title was shortened from "Question Of Balance" to "Question"
in the liner notes of the 1997 remastered CD, Hayward wrote: "Sometime before we taped the album, we (documented) 'Question,' which was a song that I didn't have on Friday night for a session (the next day). But, by the morning, I had it and it was recorded very quickly." Hayward adds that it was "Recorded live, with no overdubbing or double-tracking, just a bit of echo."
In The UK this became their second biggest hit, after their 1964 #1 hit "Go Now."
Fish, who is the ex-lead singer of the UK rock group Marillion, recorded a cover version on his 1995 LP Songs From The Mirror. (thanks, Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England, for all above)

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I think this song is about Two different things. One is the Vietnam war, the other is the question to go back to the one that he used to love and wether or not going back to her will be the right thing to do. It could either be the best thing he ever did or it could just end up a dissaster. But thats just what I get from the song.
- Kyle, St.Lois, MO

I always loved the Moody Blues. And their name. Now that's a cool band-name. I got turned onto their sound actually by my Dad. (Yes, I did have a life - just have a cool dad.) He had the Seventh Sojourn album and played it for me just after I had gotten really interested in the Beatles at around age 12, 13. This is one of the best and sincere progressive bands of all time. No pomp and pretense here. Early on they were quite an all-out r&b band too, typified by 1965's "Go Now."
- Brian, Meriden, CT

I heard that "Question" was actually two songs that werw put together to form one song.
- Stefanie magura, Rock Hill, SC

With the album A Question of Balance the band concentrated on songs that, unlike those on recent albums, were not too difficult to reproduce on tour.
- Charles, Charlotte, NC
Why do we never get an answer
When we're knocking at the door
With a thousand million questions
About hate and death and war?

'Cos when we stop and look around us,
There is nothing that we need,
In a world of persecution that is burning in its greed.

Why do we never get an answer
When we're knocking at the door
Because the truth is hard to swallow
That's what the war of love is for.

It's not the way that you say it
When you do those things to me
It's more the way that you mean it
When you tell me what will be.

And when you stop and think about it
You won't believe it's true
That all the love you've been giving
Has all been meant for you.

I'm looking for someone to change my life,
I'm looking for a miracle in my life,
And if you could see what it's done to me,
To lose the love I knew
Could safely lead me through.

Between the silence of the mountains,
And the crashing of the sea,
There lies a land I once lived in,
And she's waiting there for me,
But in the grey of the morning,
My mind becomes confused,
Between the dead and the sleeping,
And the road that I must chose.

I'm looking for someone to change my life,
I'm looking for a miracle in my life,
And if you could see what it's done to me,
To lose the love I knew
Could safely lead me to,
The land that I once knew,
To learn as we grow old,
The secrets of our soul.
It's not the way that you say it
When you do those things to me,
It's more the way you really mean it
When you tell me what will be.

Why do we never get an answer
When we're knocking at the door
With a thousand million questions
About hate and death and war?

'Cos when we stop and look around us,
There is nothing that we need,
In a world of persecution that is burning in its greed.

Why do we never get an answer
When we're knocking at the door
Because the truth is hard to swallow
That's what the war of love is for.

inviata da Riccardo Venturi - 14/8/2005 - 17:28



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