Radio 74, side A, track 12: “Your Wildest Dreams” by The Moody Blues

The Moody Blues - Your Wildest DreamsOh, The Moody Blues, I officially love you.  Before this song, I’d only recorded one other song by you in my teen years, and I loved loved loved it.  Still do.  And I knew this song, but I hadn’t heard it in forever, and as I was listening to it, I was transported to some emotional state that I don’t find myself in too often.  I don’t know how to even describe it, other than that I had this constant sinking feeling in my stomach, like I was perpetually at the top of a roller coaster just before its descent, this sense of impending anticipation for something cosmically life-altering.  Does that even make any sense, The Moody Blues?  Probably not.  But I listened to it twice and felt the same way both times.  I’m sure it’s a mix of pre-holiday anxiety, mid-life angst, and just being an all-around unstable emotional train wreck.  Regardless, the sound of your voice and that otherworldly music of yours moves me in a way few other songs do.  I don’t know if I’m moody or if I’m blue, but I do know that my fragile mind can probably only handle this song once every few years.  But it will always be worth the wait.

lyrics to “Your Wildest Dreams”

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2 thoughts on “Radio 74, side A, track 12: “Your Wildest Dreams” by The Moody Blues

  1. Sahara says:

    This song also always made me feel like I was flying, coasting. Songs were magic back then (at least in my imagination) and this was one of them.

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