Question

The Moody Blues

Score: 69
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Played: 567

Album:

The Best Of The Moody Blues

Released: 01 Apr 2009

Wiki:

Originally, the song itself was to have been named "A Question of Balance," but was shortened to "Question." The lyrics of the chorus, which are "Why do we never get an answer, when we're knocking at the door/ With a thousand million questions about hate and death and war?" represented the feelings and attitude toward the Vietnam War. At the time, "Question" was a simple recording for the Moody Blues. Their previous album, To Our Children's Children's Children, featured songs which included many different sounds provided by overdubbing and double-tracking. Unfortunately, this made most of the songs on the album very difficult to perform live. For this reason, "Question" was recorded in one take, and did not need any overdubbing or double-tracking, making it easier for the Moody Blues to perform live. It was written in Open-C tuning (CGCGCE) and recorded (and usually performed live) on a 12-string acoustic guitar. The single also features the song "Candle of Life" on its B-side, which was from the Moody Blues previous album To Our Children's Children's Children.

Lyrics:

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Why do we never get an answer When we're knocking at the door? With a thousand million questions About hate and death and war 'Cause when we stop and look around us There is nothing that we need In a world of persecution That is burning in its greed (ahhhh ahh ah) (ahhhh ahh ah) Ahhhh ahh ah Why do we never get an answer When we're knocking at the door? Because the truth is hard to swallow That's what the wall of love is for It's not the way that you say it When you do those things to me It's more the way that you mean it When you tell me what will be And when you stop and think about it You won't believe it's true That all the love you've been giving Has all been meant for you I'm looking for someone to change my life I'm looking for a miracle in my life And if you could see what it's done to me To lose the love I knew Could safely lead me through Between the silence of the mountains And the crashing of the sea There lies a land I once lived in And she's waiting there for me But in the grey of the morning My mind becomes confused Between the dead and the sleeping And the road that I must choose I'm looking for someone to change my life I'm looking for a miracle in my life And if you could see what it's done to me To lose the love I knew Could safely lead me to The land that I once knew To learn as we grow old The secrets of our souls It's not the way that you say it When you do those things to me It's more the way you really mean it When you tell me what will be Why do we never get an answer When we're knocking at the door? With a thousand million questions About hate and death and war When we stop and look around us There is nothing that we need In a world of persecution That is burning in it's greed (ahhhh ahh ah) (ahhhh ahh ah) Ahhhh ahh ah Why do we never get an answer When we're knocking at the door?