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I Know You`re Out There Somewhere

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This song was written by Justin Hayward and it was recorded on the Moody Blues thirteenth album Sur la Mer which was released in 1988.  The album got to #21 in the UK, and went to #38 in the US.  Flautist and vocalist Ray Thomas did not appear on the album, although he remained a member of the band at the time during which it was recorded.  The hit single ‘I Know You’re Out There Somewhere’ reached #52 in the UK and got to #30 on the Billboard Hot 100.  Justin Hayward received the 1988 Ivor Novello Award for Composer of the Year for writing this song.  Hayward said this song is about trying to find out what happened to your first love.  Hayward wrote 20 of the group’s 27 post-1967 singles and this was their final Top 40 single in the United States.

This song was a sequel to their 1986 single ‘Your Wildest Dreams’ where the protagonist of the earlier song basically decides he’s wasted enough time mooning about that lost love of his and sets out to find her.  The man remembering his first love, wonders if she remembers him the way he remembers her.  Together, the two videos form a warm and fuzzy story celebrating the Sixties which many Baby Boomers were pining for by the ’80s.  It also contains the universal experience of wondering whatever happened to that one who got away.  The man realizes he still loves her, and vows to return again to her.  Like the earlier video ‘Your Wildest Dreams’, this one again features Janet Spencer-Turner as the character from the singer’s past.  Actor Ben Daniels portrays the younger version of Justin Hayward.  Justin Hayward rates this song among the best he’s ever written.  Embracing romantic optimism while reminiscing about an old girlfriend, singer Justin Hayward seems to be fully aware of how very different things had become and also how difficult it would be to ever go back.  This song was used in a Public Service Announcement for missing children.

I know you’re out there somewhere
Somewhere, somewhere
I know I’ll find you somehow
And somehow I’ll return again to you

The mist is lifting slowly
I can see the way ahead
And I’ve left behind the empty streets
That once inspired my life

And the strength of the emotion
Is like thunder in the air
‘Cause the promise that we made each other
Haunts me to the end

I know you’re out there somewhere
Somewhere, somewhere
I know you’re out there somewhere
Somewhere you can hear my voice

I know I’ll find you somehow
Somehow, somehow
I know I’ll find you somehow
And somehow I’ll return again to you

The secret of your beauty and the mystery of your soul
I’ve been searching for in everyone I meet
And the times I’ve been mistaken, it’s impossible to say
And the grass is growing underneath our feet

I know you’re out there somewhere
Somewhere, somewhere
I know you’re out there somewhere
Somewhere you can hear my voice

I know I’ll find you somehow
Somehow, somehow
I know I’ll find you somehow
And somehow I’ll return again to you

I know you’re out there somewhere
Yes, I know you’re out there somewhere
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah

Yes, I know it’s going to happen
I can feel you getting near
And soon we’ll be returning
To the fountain of our youth

And if you wake up wondering
In the darkness I’ll be there
My arms will close around you
And protect you with the truth

I know you’re out there somewhere
Somewhere, somewhere
I know you’re out there somewhere
Somewhere you can hear my voice

I know I’ll find you somehow
Somehow, somehow
I know I’ll find you somehow
And somehow I’ll return again to you

The challenge today is to focus on this song and use it for a short story, a piece of flash fiction, or a poem that you can share with the WordPress writing community.  There is no need to stick with this song, as if you like to write about another Moody Blues song, or a song that is about trying to find an old love.  You might also go with a song that is about knowing that something is going to happen, or about seeing what the future holds.  If you would like to write about a song that is about the secret of someone’s beauty and the mystery in their soul, then go with that.

The whole point of this MM Music challenge is to get you to think, to trigger something so that you can show how creative you are and everyone is welcome to participate.  This challenge is very loose, so pretty much whatever you come up with will be acceptable.  I try to throw some ideas out there for you and if they seem right, then go with it.  You could write about your memories from a past relationship, or if you think that it is OK to contact an old love interest, or not.  If you want to write about how you hooked up with an old flame, that would also work.

Dylan Hughes will be here on next Friday July 17 with her First Line Friday and she will give you a sentence which you are supposed to use as the first line in your post, then you write whatever you like after that.  I will be back on Friday, July 24 with another MM Music Challenge where we will discuss the song ‘Smooth Operator’.  When you are finished writing your post, create a ping back to this post, but you can also place your link in the comments section below if you desire.  This Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie MM Music challenge has a special feature called Mr. Linky, which will allow you to instantly link your post after you click the Mr. Linky Button, and permit everyone to read your post sooner that way, and then follow the directions that are given.

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21 comments on “I Know You`re Out There Somewhere

  1. pensitivity101
    July 10, 2020

    I love the Moody Blues Jim.I had the chance to see them live in Bristol in the 80s, but couldn’t afford the ticket or accommodation for the trip at the time. Sadly I only have one CD now of Justin Hayward and John Lodge Blue Jays. The last track of side 1 Nights, Winters, Years, is a special song as it was the one playing when my first husband put my engagement ring on my finger.

  2. newepicauthor
    July 10, 2020

    Reblogged this on A Unique Title For Me and commented:

    Mike Pinder was interested in how music changes people’s moods and since the band was playing blues at the time, they took the name Moody Blues. They released 12 albums between 1968 and 1973 which all charted in the Top 20 and four of them reached #1. The Moody Blues formed in 1964 and they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018. The classic lineup consisted of songwriter, lead singer, and guitarist Justin Hayward who replaced Denny Laine, keyboard player Mike Pinder who was eventually replaced by Patrick Moraz, bassist John Lodge who replaced Clint Warwick, drummer Graeme Edge, and Ray Thomas who sang vocals, played flute, percussion, and harmonica. Today I have a Moody Blues song from their 1988 album Sur la Mer, come check out this fun writing challenge.

  3. msjadeli
    July 10, 2020

    I’ll write a post to this but it will be a little later. I’ll be out for a bit.

    • newepicauthor
      July 10, 2020

      Sure, you are a regular participant and I always look forward to what you come up with.

      • msjadeli
        July 10, 2020

        It’s interesting that the title of your poem is similar to a line in the poem I wrote yesterday, Love’s Lake. Serendipity 🙂

      • newepicauthor
        July 10, 2020

        I didn’t write a poem, but I read yours which was a response tp Paula’s Thursday Inspiration.

      • msjadeli
        July 10, 2020

        Sorry, the title of this Music Challenge.

      • msjadeli
        July 10, 2020

        Trying to type too much too fast. Behind because I was out of the house.

      • newepicauthor
        July 10, 2020

        I wish that I understood poetry better.

      • msjadeli
        July 11, 2020

        I wish I did also.

      • newepicauthor
        July 11, 2020

        Watching a Grateful Dead concert on Youtube
        , https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaMvpDDuGuw

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  5. Reena Saxena
    July 10, 2020

    If we meet again, and if we still want to meet each other …. lines from “We the Living” by Ayn Rand. I don’t know why the lines of this song took me there.

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  7. badfinger20 (Max)
    July 10, 2020

    I was about to pick this song. I already had a little written on it last night and changed my mind to Grand Funk…I’ve always liked this song.

    • newepicauthor
      July 10, 2020

      That would have been something if we both chose the same song to write about today. I only host this challenge every two weeks, so I picked this out two weeks ago. I do the same thing with Song Lyric Sunday and this Sunday I will write about the Willie Dixon song ‘Spoonful’.

      • badfinger20 (Max)
        July 10, 2020

        Hans and I have done it once or twice. When you think about it though look at the odds although we have similar taste it’s still a wide array of songs.

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