RAY THOMAS- RIP

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    What. A shamec! Tbey waited so long, and now it's only a short time before thr Moody Blues are to.be inducted into the Rock &Roll Hall of Fame!

    RIP, Ray
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    The Moody Blues were a big part of my late 1960's and early 1970's.
    So many memories.
    Pretty girls in hippy clothes, smoke-filled rooms, headbands, long hair, etc.
    Things were loose and wild and free.
    Didn't have any money but had a lot of fun!


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    I saw them play in Lakeland in 1981... one of the most professional bands I've ever heard live in concert.

    R.I.P., Ray Thomas.
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    Only know them from their late 80's stuff. But these two songs from my youth stick in your head.
    Your wildest dreams syth sound...sounds like my youth.


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    You have to listen to the complete albums of the Moody Blues to get it.
    Those first 7 albums were the soundtrack of my youth.

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    damn everytime I turn around another one from my era bites the dust
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    Nights in White Satin... never reaching the end.
    Letter I've written never meaning to send...


    "Beauty I'd always missed
    With these eyes before
    Just what the truth is
    I can't say any more
    'Cause I love you
    Yes I love you
    Oh how I love you
    Gazing at people, some hand in hand
    Just what I'm going through they can't understand
    Some try to tell me, thoughts they cannot defend
    Just what you want to be, you will be in the end
    And I love you
    Yes I love you
    Oh how I love you
    Oh how I love you
    Nights in white satin
    Never reaching the end
    Letters I've written
    Never…"

    One of the most beautiful songs ever written...
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    Breathe deep the gathering gloom
    Watch lights fade from every room
    Bedsitter people look back and lament
    Another day's useless energy is spent
    Impassioned lovers wrestle as one;
    Lonely man cries for love and has none
    New mother picks up and suckles her son
    Senior citizens wish they were young


    Cold-hearted orb that rules the night
    Removes the colours from our sight
    Red is grey is yellow white
    But we decide which is right
    And which is an illusion


    Songwriters: GRAHAM EDGE
    © T.R.O. INC.
    For non-commercial use only.

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    Question
    The Moody Blues

    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?
    'Cause 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 choose


    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?
    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?


    Songwriters: Justin Hayward
    © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, T.R.O. INC.
    For non-commercial use only.

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    My all time favorite Moody Blues tune...
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    My favorite Moody Blues song.

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    One of the best bands ever. Their music is timeless. I saw them a few times in the 80s & early 90s. Patrick Moraz was a friend of my late friend. Really easy going gentleman.
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