The Moody Blues – Gemini Dream

I remember in Jr High school in 1981 I bought Long Distant Voyager by the Moody Blues. The album received a lot of airplay and peaked at #1 in the Billboard album charts. It had two top twenty hits with The Voice and Gemini Dream. Gemini Dream peaked at #12 in the Billboard 100.

The Moody Blues knew how to adapt. They started off as an R&B band, moved into experimental orchestral rock, dipped into rock, and in the 80s produced some high charting pop songs. I always liked their early seventies output the best but this was a great comeback for them entering the 80s. This album introduced them to another generation of fans.

This is a combination of two songs, the first being bass player John Lodge’s song about going on the road again and the second being guitarist Justin Hayward’s song about love being shared or twin “Gemini” dreams.

Gemini Dream

Long time no see
Short time for you and me
So fine, so good
We’re on the road
Like you knew we would

First night, so long
A state of mind
What can go wrong
We’re here, the time is right
To rock ‘n’ roll
Right through the night

Make it work out
Make it work
Make it work out
Make it work out
For each other tonight

Stage fright, candle light
You can’t let go
Tonight’s the night
Came back for you
Glad to see
That you came too

There’s a place a Gemini dream
There’s no escaping from the love we have seen
So come with me, turn night today
You gonna wake up
You know you gonna wake up in a Gemini dream

Turned round to see
Where we’ve been
And what we believe
In life, love
Take a chance
See it through
You’ll be glad
That you came too

There’s a place a Gemini dream
There’s no escaping from the love we have seen
So come with me, turn night to day
You gonna wake up
You know you gonna wake up in a Gemini dream

Long time no see
The lights go up
For you and me
We’re here
The time is right
To rock ‘n’ roll
Right through the night

Living it
Believing it
Wanting it
Make it work out
Make it work
Make it work out
Make it work out
For each other tonight

Long time no see
Short time for you and me
So fine so far so good
We’re on the road
Like you knew we would

 

Author: badfinger20

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

13 thoughts on “The Moody Blues – Gemini Dream”

  1. Great song, from a very good album. Think The Voice was my favorite on it, but there were a number of really good tracks.
    Spoke too soon a few days back – Santa left a heaping pike of flu and we’re all suffering in the family.

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    1. That is great! I’ll have to check his stuff out. It’s a band I want to see.

      I love their seventies output the best but they knew how to adapt and keep their style in tact. I loved this album in the 80s.

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