"The Actor" as written by and Justin Hayward....
The curtain rises on the scene,
With someone chanting to be free.
The play unfolds before my eyes,
Descends the actor who is me.
The sleeping hours take us far,
From traffic, telephones, and fear.
Put out your problems with a cat,
Escape until a bell you hear.
Our reasons are the same,
But there's no one we can blame,
For there's no where we need go,
And the only truth we know, comes so easily.
The sound I have heard in your hello,
Oh darling, you're almost part of me.Oh darling, you're all I'll ever see.
It's such a rainy afternoon,
No point in going anywhere.
The sounds just drift across my room,
I wish this feeling I could share.
It's such a rainy afternoon,
She sits and gazes from her window.
Her mind tries to recall his face,
A feeling deep inside her grows.



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"The Actor" as written by Justin Hayward

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    General CommentI agree. I think this song is about how all your life you are just like an actor on the stage, like Shakespeare "All the world's a stage". But the latter half is very much like the romanticist Hayward is, describing his loneliness without his love. Perhaps the person he sings about is wishing to break free of this act and be with who he loves.
    webmasterdeeon May 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt sounds to me like it's about living our life as a facade compared to what lies beneath; acting your life, pretending things that aren't true. It also sounds like being alone in your feelings, and not being able to express them to someone who is so important to you:

    "The sounds just drift across my room, I wish this feeling I could share"

    "The sound I have heard in your hello,
    Oh darling, you're all I'll ever see.
    Oh darling, you're almost part of me."

    And on a completely unrelated topic:
    "Put out your problems with the cat"
    That is one of the best lines I have ever read/heard, I love it!
    live2daygone2morrowon September 02, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe vocals compliment the lyrics beautifully :)



    "in the end, life's a gag." -charlie chaplin
    miichellemabelleon July 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song could very well contain the most chillingly struck notes by Hayward, he really cuts loose. It gives me goosebumps.
    "The sound I have heard in your hello,
    Oh darling, you're all I'll ever see.
    Oh darling, you're almost part of me."

    IMO
    soulblighter08on January 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentBe yourself, but don't be a nobody. Good advice.
    Chocolate Is Yummyon July 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI find this song to me is talking about religion, specifically how easily people blame the evil in the world on the devil, and all the good in the world on god, when in fact, it all comes from within us... Our reasons are the same but there's no one we can blame(God or Satan), for there is nowhere we need go (heaven). beautiful song.
    cplaggeon June 07, 2009   Link

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