I’ve been listening to the Moody Blues a lot since they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. For those who aren’t familiar, they are a band that started in the 60s and became pretty psychedelic. They would often include spoken poetry between the songs.
Lately, part of one of the poems, called The Beginning, (by Graeme Edge,) has stood out to me. The poem ends with two speakers:
“I’m more than that
I know I am
At least, I think
I must be
There you go man, keep as cool as you can
Face piles and piles of trials with smiles
It riles them to believe that you perceive the web they weave
And keep on thinking free”
I never really thought about it until recently, but it’s so true. It does rile mean people when you catch onto their deception. We’re more than that and if we keep up spirits up, nothing disappoints them more.
Here are the full verses.