"Gypsy" as written by and Justin Hayward....
A gypsy of a strange and distant time
Travelling in panic all direction blind
Aching for the warmth of a burning sun
Freezing in the emptiness of where he'd come from
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Left without a hope of coming home.
Speeding through a shadow of a million years
Darkness is the only sound to reach his ears
Frightening him with the visions of eternity
Screaming for the future that can never be
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Left without a hope of coming home.
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
A gypsy of a strange and distant time
Travelling in panic all direction blind
Aching for the warmth of a burning sun
Freezing in the emptiness of where he'd come from
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Left without a hope of coming home.
Left without a hope of coming home
Left without a hope of coming home



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"Gypsy" as written by Justin Hayward

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  • +3
    General CommentGreat song, severely underrated, such as most Moodies songs. I think people should listen to this song and other less-known songs, because in my opinon, they surpass such songs as Nights in White Satin by far. Nights in White Satin is still a great song, but to say it is the best is ignorance.
    Jkmuffon December 20, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIndeed, I would say this is the best Moodies song.
    Tom_And_Jerryon January 22, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningMost all songs by Hayward or Lodge have some expression of their Christian faith. This is very clearly about Lucifer, who fell from Heaven and can never go back. This occurred untold millennia ago, hence "million years." He is now blind, cold and lonely because of what he has done. This fits very well with the theme of the entire album, which has many mentions of eternal things . . .
    Teryton April 30, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI totally agree with you, TheNinth!!! I swear, I can't help but think about Doctor Who when I hear this song!
    Aiedailon December 14, 2011   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningIn order to understand this song, one must look at the theme of the album and a very historic event of that year of 1969 "One Giant Leap for Mankind". The whole album is about mankinds journey into space, inner and outter space.
    The Gypsy to me is the journey of a robitic deep space probe such as Voyger. Launched millions of years ago "without a hope of every coming home". It's sensors have stopped working millions of years ago, and is now "all direction blind". It now travels through cold, dark, and infinitly vast intersteller space alone "Left without a hope of every coming home".
    terrorpodon September 04, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI would be surprised if this song was not about a satellite or space probe such as voyageur.
    Beerfishon May 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionI'm having a hard time convincing myself that it's NOT about Dr Who.
    TheNinthon October 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe song is a Justin Hayward autobiography, "traveling in panic all direction blind", maybe influenced by certain substances.
    dhiles1on February 23, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've always liked this song, from a musical perspective...but these lyrics are pretty depressing! I found Teryt's comments interesting. I had no idea that Justin and Jon are Christians. I was always under the impression, (based on the lyrics to quite a few of their songs), that they're new agers. But anyway, the lyrics in this song, I believe, are vividly describing the experience of someone in hell. Whether it's lucifer, or someone who foolishly followed him. Perhaps, his intent was to describe a bad acid trip...not realizing he had gotten a taste of hell.
    Phx4stringeron June 27, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningThe idea of the song being about a satellite is interesting but I think it's about a being; because beings experience fear and panic while satellites don't long for the sun's warmth (but hey that's my take). Before reading any comments it seemed to be about a soul who'd survived the destruction of his world and now must race, directionless through space for all time. (Rather terrifying) The destruction of the planet, if one looks at the cover, would be man's own hand. (IMHO)
    richardadron March 28, 2013   Link

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