Song Lyric Sunday — “Your Wildest Dreams” — Moody Blues

Sunday 8/25 is gone, but I can’t let it pass without contributing to Song Lyric Sunday. This week Jim Adams has challenged us with the topic “Dream/ Lullaby/Sleep.” Truthfully, I wasn’t going to post this week because any songs I love and fit the topic I’ve already posted about in the past year. But when I started reading the SLS posts, I was amazed the the Moody Blues’ 1986 song “Your Wildest Dreams” wasn’t anyone’s pick. This bittersweet song, written by lead singer Justin Hayward, is about first love lost told from the point of view of a mature adult. I think those of us of a certain age can relate to the sentiment.

The song charted at number 1 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart and peaked at number 9 on Billboard’s Hot 100. Not too shabby for a song released 22 years after this progressive rock band first got together. One of the most successful prog rock groups, they were finally inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018, some 28 years after they first became eligible. (Side note: I think it’s criminal the the RRHOF has snubbed prog groups, including seminal bands like King Crimson; Emerson, Lake, and Palmer; and Jethro Tull.)

After you enjoy the Moodies’ song, check out my SLS contribution from June 27, 2018, Emerson, Lake, and Palmer’s “Watching Over You.”

 

 

“Your Wildest Dreams”

Once upon a time
Once when you were mine
I remember skies
Reflected in your eyes
I wonder where you are
I wonder if you think about me
Once upon a time
In your wildest dreams

Once the world was new
Our bodies felt the morning dew
That greets the brand new day
We couldn’t tear ourselves away
I wonder if you care
I wonder if you still remember
Once upon a time
In your wildest dreams

And when the music plays
And when the words are touched with sorrow
When the music plays
I hear the sound I had to follow
Once upon a time

Once beneath the stars
The universe was ours
Love was all we knew
And all I knew was you
I wonder if you know
I wonder if you think about it
Once upon a time
In your wildest dreams

Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah
Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah
Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah
Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah

And when the music plays
And when the words are touched with sorrow
When the music plays
And when the music plays
I hear the sound I had to follow
Once upon a time

Once upon a time
Once when you were mine
I remember skies
Mirrored in your eyes
I wonder where you are
I wonder if you think about me
Once upon a time
In your wildest dreams (ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah)
In your wildest dreams (ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah)
In your wildest dreams (ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah)
In your wildest dreams (ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah)

Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah
Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah
Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah
Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah

 

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