"New Horizons" as written by and David Justin Hayward....
Well I've had dreams enough for one
And I've got love enough for three
I have my hopes to comfort me
I got my new horizons out to sea

But I'm never gonna lose your precious gift
It will always be that way
'cause I know I'm gonna find my own peace of mind
Someday

Where is this place that we have found?
Nobody knows where we are bound
I long to hear, I need to see
'cause I've shed tears too many for me, me

But I'm never gonna lose your precious gift
It will always be that way
'cause I know I'm gonna find my own peace of mind
Someday

On the wind soaring free
Spread your wings, I'm beginning to see
Out of mind far from view
Beyond the reach of a nightmare come true

Well I've had dreams enough for one
And I got love enough for three
I have my hopes to comfort me
I got my new horizons out to sea

But I'm never gonna lose your precious gift
It will always be that way
'cause I know I'm gonna find my own peace of mind
Someday, someway



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"New Horizons" as written by David Justin Hayward

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    General CommentThis song is about birth of Justin Hayward's daughter (?) (I've got love enough for three) AND the passing of Justin Hayward's father (I'm never gonna lose your precious gift) in the same year.

    A very, very touching song.

    p.s. check out the DTS 5.1 version of this one.
    Digi-Gon June 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my favorites by the Moody Blues.

    The only thing I would add is that "love enough for three" implies his wife, his newborn daughter, and possibly his mother, who was widowed. I'm not sure if he has siblings, so that's why I say the third person is his mother. I can't imagine that he was including himself in the mix!
    bobsurftoadon December 11, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationPart of the genius of good lyric writing is that it can be about more than one thing.

    Seventh Sojourn was the last album before the band's hiatus, and this song can also apply to his feelings about moving on from The Moody Blues.

    "I got my new horizons out to sea
    But I'm never gonna lose your precious gift
    It will always be that way"

    I read that as a goodbye letter to the band. He'll be doing new things, but the creativity and camaraderie they shared will continue to nurture him.

    "Where is this place that we have found?
    Nobody knows where we are bound
    I long to hear, I need to see
    'cause I've shed tears too many for me"

    He's asking how did it come to breaking up the band he once loved, and although the future will be more uncertain without it, he embraces it, partially because he wants to hear and explore different sounds and because the tensions in the band and pressures of running a record label have driven him to tears.

    "On the wind soaring free
    Spread your wings, I'm beginning to see
    Out of mind far from view
    Beyond the reach of a nightmare come true"

    He's already getting distance from the internal tensions of the band and label, which have reached nightmarish proportions.

    I love the song, but listening to it makes my heart hurt, because it makes me think of the breakups of my own bands.
    Euthymiaon July 18, 2015   Link

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