"Out And In" as written by and John Lodge Mike Pinder....
Gazing past the planets
Looking for total view
I've been laying here for hours
You gotta make the journey out and in

Wonders of a lifetime
Right there before your eyes
Searching with this life of ours
You gotta make the journey out and in
Out and in, out and in

Will you think it's a joke
That's all right
Do what you want to do
I've said my peace
And I'll leave it all up to you

Wonders of a lifetime
Right there before your eyes
Searching with this life of ours
You gotta make the journey out and in
Out and in, out and in

Will you think it's a joke
That's all right
Do what you want to do
I've said my peace
And I'll leave it all up to you

Gazing past the planets
Looking for total view
I've been laying here for hours
You gotta make the journey out and in
Out and in, out and in
Out and in, out and in


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"Out and In" as written by Michael Thomas Pinder John Lodge

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    General CommentThe Moodies came out with this album right after Neil Armstrong's first walk on the moon (1969). They were awed and intrigued by this great accomplishment, and the album very deliberately questions whether or not this achievement will lead to a better world, now that "we have learned to play with fire." The song "Out and In" is in part another homage to the lunar landing, BUT it is also a warning: Traveling OUT into space will not lead to a better world unless we also travel INWARD to find "total view." Alternative meaning: This is a song about LSD and tripping. I believe the lyrics are by Mike Pinder, who also wrote the Moodies' famous salute to Timothy Leary ("Timothy Leary's dead...no, no, no, no he's outside, looking in...").
    imagodocon October 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe part where he's asking if "will you think it's a joke?" kind of lets me understand he's talking about extra terrestrial life as well, and how many make a mockery of those who believe in the possibility of its existence.
    syncpan77on September 08, 2015   Link

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