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The Moody Blues: Nights in White Satin Meaning

Tagged: Drugs | Love [suggest]

Song Released: 1967


Nights in White Satin Lyrics

Nights in white satin, never reaching the end,
Letters I've written, never meaning to send.
Beauty I'd always missed with these eyes before.
Just what the truth is, I can't say anymore.

'Cos I love you, yes I love you, oh how I love...

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    anonymous
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    Sep 14th, 9:15pm report


    My personal take on this beautiful song, after loosing the love of my life.

    Remembering those luxurious nights of love making when you could not allow yourself to sleep for fear that these euphoric feelings of love would end.
    After the relationship does end, yet for one the love still remains, the poignant love letters are written but as the communication is no longer there the writer is reluctant to send them, fearful of ridicule or rejection.
    When one is in love the eyes are open wide to many beautiful sights and feelings. Sharing makes things even more beautiful.
    Seeing others in love, hand in hand, brings back the memories of what has been lost and the heart aches.
    Some try to explain their reasons for falling out of love, it is generally a self serving decision.
    Just what the truth is, I can't say anymore.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 12th, 8:02pm report


    "gazing at people, some hand in hand"
    Seeing openly straight couples in public?
    "just what I'm going through, they can't understand"
    in a gay relationship?
    "Some try to tell me thoughts they cannot defend"
    incoherent homophobia or traditionalism?
    "Just what you want to be will be in the end"
    eventual liberation?
    (love the MB, btw, just my take)



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    anonymous
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    Mar 30th, 2014 3:08am report


    Two Saudi Arabs each on horseback Dressed in white Satin. Were to Be There Wedding Day. There Families were from areas that conflicted for hundereds of Years But no one really recognized that so much anymore. On there Day to Be Married There familes were There ,The Man and His Soon to be Bride were Each on Horseback Dressed in White Satin= The Wedding was DENIED.



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    kooljohn176
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    Jan 23rd, 2014 1:38pm report


    a old song that I always loved in a old soul that is in love in loving and getting older towards the yearning to get back to the beauty of its youth in the space travel of time that seems never to reach its end, but only to recycle its energy in the New mother on this earth.



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    kooljohn176
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    Jan 23rd, 2014 1:37pm report


    a old song that I always loved in a old soul that is in love in loving and getting older towards the yearning to get back to the beauty of its youth in the space travel of time that seems never to reach its end, but only to recycle its energy in the New mother on this earth.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 26th, 2013 7:27am report


    So I guess what we're all saying is that no one really knows the actual interpretation of this great song? ;)



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    anonymous
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    Oct 19th, 2012 10:21pm report


    Don't attach too much meaning to the lyrics of Knights in White Satin. It was part of a concept album that the Moody Blues wrote and they needed a final piece for night time. In an interview a band member stated that they were in a hotel room that had satin sheets. He said that once they started the song took less time to write than it takes to perform.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 12th, 2012 8:38am report


    A most awesome song period, but yes, also THE most awesome song about cocaine.

    "Nights in white satin, never reaching the end,"
    Nights in cocaine NEVER end. Trust me lol.

    "Beauty I'd always missed with these eyes before."
    Cocaine is a potent cognitive enhancer. And arguably moreso than the other CII psycho-stimulants amphetamine etc. pop brands Dexedrine, Adderall, Ritalin.

    "Just what the truth is, I can't say anymore."
    Justin is being truthful and honest but obviously could and would not describe his experiences in any flat out direct way.

    This song is an example of "songs about drugs" that is what the context and mindset should be limited to. Lyrics that contain no direct references. Others imho Petty, Tom, "The Waiting", and Dirty Vegas, "Days Go By".

    - paxilhed2012 {-_-} .



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    anonymous
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    Aug 12th, 2012 8:50am report


    About cocaine.



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    anonymous
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    Dec 5th, 2011 12:09am report


    Knights (nights) in White Satin is sad. I can remember going thru exactly what he is singing about. I think we all wrote letters to a soon to be lost romance without any intentions of sending them, it made me feel better to put it on paper. A new love has entered his life and it sounded to me like a rebound romance. Those can be real but they never last (Obviously his did)



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    soulcoaxer
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    Jun 10th, 2011 6:49pm report


    "Does anyone remember which one?"

    Yup, Halloween II.



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    Kimba
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    Nov 16th, 2010 11:57pm report


    This song was played in a horror movie, Does anyone remember which one?



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    anonymous
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    Nov 10th, 2010 11:06pm report


    A charming memory of a cherished romantic sexual encounter. Night is white satin refers to the white satin bed sheets the lovers were lying in together.




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