Friday, May 19, 2017

Song #36: "I'm Just A Singer (In A Rock and Roll Band)"--The Moody Blues (1972)

It's a simple pronouncement, the song, and the moment when, in the second act of a Moody Blues concert, the group reminds us that we're all just singers in a rock 'n roll band.

Which, of course, means, we can leave a much bigger mark on this earth than some people want us to think, if we'll simply ignore the skeptics, ignore the norm, ignore what is "expected" of us by the elite, by those in charge, and just carve the path we're meant to carve.

The song could easily be I'm Just A Truck Driver, or Delivery Guy, or Receptionist, oops, Administrative Professional, or insert job here. Same premise, we can do so much more than our "labels" indicate.

And this song, live in concert, is also a wonderful invitation to party and sing along.

Add the fantastic drum opening and the cool way the song winds down to its massive conclusion, and you've got a song for all times, the 17th of 20 Moody Blues songs in our journey.

The original song is posted below, as well as a live version taken from last year's tour, so you can enjoy the jam version we do there, about a month after I last saw them at the Mos...ah Carpent.....ah Altria Theater!  :)

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