Friday, October 26, 2012

Story Songs: Your Wildest Dreams

   The Moody Blues reflected on lost love in "Your Wildest Dreams."

   Lead singer/guitarist Justin Hayward penned the song, which reached No. 9 on the Billboard charts in 1986.

   The narrator recalls youthful times, possibly a first or teenage love, and how circumstances in life pulled them in different directions. And he reminisces:

"I wonder where you are
I wonder if you
Think about me
Once upon a time
In your wildest dreams"

   We learn that the singer is gravitates to music and away from the person he cares about, a decision in which he expresses some regret because they had something special between them:

"Once upon a time
Once beneath the stars
The universe was ours
Love was all we knew
And all I knew was you
I wonder if you know
I wonder if you think about it"

   And in the final verse, he again reveals that he thinks about her but wonders if she thinks about him:

"I remember skies
Mirrored in your eyes
I wonder where you are
I wonder if you
Think about me"

Do you ever wonder if those you cared about in your past still think about you?

The music video was named Video of the Year by Billboard magazine. The legendary Moodies recorded a sequel to the song two years later, "I Know You're Out There Somewhere," also written by Hayward.


  1. I still have a couple of the Moody Blues recordings on my playlist. Seems to me there was some kind of controversy with them, though I am not sure. Of course, as with most groups, there was always something going on! Thanks for the memories!

  2. Thank you, Sandie. The Moodies have been around for a long time. Many folks wonder, including me, why they're not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

  3. This has always been one of my favs. I think, musically, we have the same tastes. :)

    1. Yes, Socorro, it does seem like we have similar tastes although I do enjoy a lot of hard rock from that era.