Heart and soul took control,
Took control of me.
Paid my dues, spread the news,
Hands across the sea.
Put me down, turned me round,
Turned me round to see.
Marble halls, open doors,
Someone found the key
And it's only what you do
Keeps coming back on you
And it's only what you say
That can give yourself away.
Underground, sight and sound,
Human symphony.
Heard the voice, had no choice,
Needed to be free.
Fly me high, touch the sky,
Left the earth below.
Heard the line, saw the sign,
Knew which way to go
'Cos it's easier to try
Than to prove it can't be done
And it's easier to stay
Than to turn around and run.

It's a blue world.
It takes somebody to help somebody.
Oh, it's a blue world,
It's a new world.
It needs somebody to love somebody.
Oh, it's a blue world.

Heart and soul took control,
Took control of me.
Paid my dues, spread the news,
Hands across the sea.
Put me down, turned me round,
Turned me round to see.
Marble halls, open doors,
Someone found the key
And it's only what you do
Keeps coming back on you
And it's only what you say
That can give yourself away.

It's a blue world.
It takes somebody to help somebody.
Oh, it's a blue world,
It's a new world.
It needs somebody to love somebody.
Oh, it's a blue world.

It's a blue world.
It takes somebody to help somebody.
Oh, it's a blue world,
It's a new world.
It needs somebody to love somebody.
Oh, it's a blue world.


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    General Commenti can't believe no one commented on this one o:
    it is suchh a beautiful song ♥
    nicoleeon August 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt looks to me like a 'looking back', retrospective song, about the Counterculture and the sixties. The singer doesn't regret his involvement in it, but he feels now marooned, lost in a cold 80's world where it's almost impossible to find someone who cares for Love and Enlightment.
    Al59on March 23, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationThis morning I was meditating and Blue World by the Moody Blues entered my thoughts and feelings. Especially the Line "Underground site and sound, human symphony, heard the voice, had no choice needed to be free."
    In meditation, you feel as though you are underground, in a cave, secluded, eyes shut, oblivious to outward stimuli. You begin to become aware of your inner world, and you start to hear and see subtle sounds or vibrations and impressions of light. For a human being deep in the pleasant state of meditation it is like a human symphony.
    The song is very deeply spiritual to me as many of the MB songs. Line by line of Blue World has rich spiritual significance. "The Voice" in this song and other MB songs refers to the Inner Voice of God within you. "Heard the voice, had no choice, needed to be free." The meaning of that line to me means that in the state of meditation upon hearing The Voice, with your one-pointed concentration, you must surrender to it to find your freedom and you really have no choice. The mind cannot argue in that rapturous state.
    Other lines in the song such as "Fly me high, touch the sky, left the earth below " indicates reaching higher altitudes of unfettered meditation and leaving the earth below with all its earthly concerns. "Someone found the key" means in meditation somebody has risen above the thoughts and cares of earthly existence.
    Of course, overall, the title of the song "Blue World" indicates a very sad world where lost souls abound living an entirely earthly existence, not knowing the inner blissful states of consciousness once your eyes and ears are closed and you dive deeper and deeper into the Self. Other parts of the song reveal the function of the enlightened or semi-enlightened being is to spread the news of goodness and spirituality by acts of love and goodness for the benefit of mankind. other parts of the song stresses that it is the obligation of the spiritual person who has experienced inner peace to continually bless and teach the world by whatever means or methods at his or her disposal. This is verified by the line "its only what you do that keeps it coming back on you and its only what you say that can give yourself away" which also indicates that the spiritual person needs to keep on giving to continue his growth and blessings upon himself.
    As with many of the MB songs they are a spiritual lesson, a religion of love and peace. I know that they are not Gurus as the hippies once thought (which truly freaked the Moody Blues out) but the lyrics come to the Moodies from a deeply spiritual center that strikes a chord with all of those that are spiritually minded.
    That is one of the reasons maybe why The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame does not recognize the Moody Blues. The Moody Blues although vastly popular still are a boutique band and appeal to those of a more spiritual nature. Of course the Moodies are also known for some all time beautiful and classic love songs, but even then there is always a touch of spirituality intertwined with the love and upgrading it to love on a more universal platform. "I'm Just a Singer in a Rock and Roll Band" one of their really great pure rock songs which can really rock with the best of other bands was almost a plea to their audiences not to worship them as Saints or Gurus even though the message of their music offers satsang or wisdom and guidance to spiritual pilgrims. They very humbly state as the title implies that they are just a rock and roll band stalking this earth.
    Thank you for being patient and reading my thoughts. Anyway, that is what the song means to me. Great Song.
    mugion November 17, 2013   Link

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