I'm a melancholy man, that's what I am,
All the world surrounds me, and my feet are on the ground.
I'm a very lonely man, doing what I can,
All the world astounds me and I think I understand
That we're going to keep growing, wait and see.

When all the stars are falling down
Into the sea and on the ground,
And angry voices carry on the wind,
A beam of light will fill your head
And you'll remember what's been said
By all the good men this world's ever known.
Another man is what you'll see,
Who looks like you and looks like me,
And yet somehow he will not feel the same,
His life caught up in misery, he doesn't think like you and me,
'Cause he can't see what you and I can see.

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Melancholy Man Lyrics as written by Mike Pinder

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    General CommentApparently, this is one of those love/hate songs - people seem to love it or hate it. I love it.

    Okay, I don't have a clue what the words mean. I know the author was fairly religious, so it definitely has those overtones to it.

    I like that it sets a 'mood' and paints a picture with the words. I can 'see' the stars falling down and I can 'see' the angry voices on the wind. I also love the dual acoustic guitars (that's Hayward AND Pinder playing guitars) and how the song builds with the keyboards.
    Digi-Gon July 18, 2006   Link

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