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Saturday, June 3

I Know You're Out There Somewhere

(The Moody Blues)
I've been trying to figure out what it is that I like in music. The lyrics may say something I understand or make me feel understood or the melody just evokes particular emotions. Sometimes, I just like the way it feels to sing it. I think I'm pretty unsophisticated about music that way. If it's too vague and esoteric, it likely won't catch my interest. One that's too plain simple won't HOLD my interest, but I'll still have fun with it for a time.

The Moody Blues have a lovely way of putting words and melody together such that they're easy to understand, great to sing along to, and in some songs word things just vaguely enough (but not too much) to leave a little room for speculation while still having some more obvious meaning.

"I Know You're Out There Somewhere" really fits that description to me.

I've always seen it as a sequel to "Your Wildest Dreams". "Your Wildest Dreams" is easy to sing and has a nice melody but it seems pretty straight forward and simple. I don't know whether it was really intended to be a prequel, but I seem to remember the video ending with "To be continued." to be part 2.

"Your Wildest Dreams" seems like a memory of a lost love. ".. Somewhere" seems more hopeful and active... like a Dream getting close to being achieved. It could be about finding that lost love, but it could also be about finding a real love or even finding oneself...


I know you're out there somewhere
Somewhere, somewhere
I know I'll find you somehow
Somehow, somehow
And somehow I'll return again to you

The mist is lifting slowly
I can see the way ahead
And I've left behind the empty streets
That once inspired my life
And the strength of the emotion
Is like thunder in the air
'Cos the promise that we made each other
Haunts me to the end

I know you're out there somewhere
Somewhere, somewhere
I know you're out there somewhere
Somewhere you can hear my voice
I know I'll find you somehow
Somehow, somehow
I know I'll find you somehow
And somehow I'll return again to you

The secret of your beauty
And the mystery of your soul
I've been searching for in everyone I meet
And the times I've been mistaken
It's impossible to say
And the grass is growing
Underneath our feet

I know you're out there somewhere
Somewhere, somewhere
I know you're out there somewhere
Somewhere you can hear my voice
I know I'll find you somehow
Somehow, somehow
I know I'll find you somehow
And somehow I'll return again to you

From the words that I remember
From my childhood still are true
That there's no so blind
As those who will not see
And to those who lack the courage
And say it's dangerous to try
Well they just don't know
That love eternal will not be denied

I know you're out there somewhere
Somewhere, somewhere
I know you're out there somewhere
Somewhere you can hear my voice
I know I'll find you somehow
Somehow, somehow
I know I'll find you somehow
And somehow I'll return again to you

Yes I know it's going to happen
I can feel you getting near
And soon we'll be returning
To the fountain of our youth
And if you wake up wondering
In the darkness I'll be there
My arms will close around you
And protect you with the truth

I know you're out there somewhere
Somewhere, somewhere
I know you're out there somewhere
Somewhere you can hear my voice
I know I'll find you somehow
Somehow, somehow
I know I'll find you somehow
And somehow I'll return again to you

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