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The Moody Blues: Forever Autumn Meaning

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Forever Autumn Lyrics

The summer sun is fading
As the year grows old
And darker days are drawing near
The winter winds will be much colder
Now you're not here

I watch the birds fly South
Across the autumn sky
And one by one they disappear
I wish that I was...

  1. anonymous
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    Mar 4th report

    For me it has always belonged in 'War of the Worlds' not just for the melancholy feel, which fits at this point in the album but also as a metaphor: It was the autumn of mankind having enjoyed his ascendancy in spring and ruling the world in summer. Kicking his (mankinds) way through the leaves of world, enjoying it all as if it was all meant for him. The birds flying south are sort of metaphysical as the boon by which mankind ruled, but now his betters are coming so the boons are leaving, one by one they disappear - and then they are gone. Winters coming; this wont be the world that 'came to love you' for much longer (now is the winter of your discontent).

  2. Mpatrickthomas
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    Jan 4th 2022 report

    Wow.How can you even start.This HAS to be the most beautiful,tragic song ever written.The meaning to me is,I'm 56,I think back ALOT in the past,love lost and won.Back in mid 2000's I lost my mom,divorce,then lost my dad.It was a very rough time.This happened all in a 3 year period.I grew up on 20 Acres in mid Missouri waaay out in the country.We had 10 trees 10 grass.I remember my mom always loved fall.My dad built a giant bay window where you could stand 8n the living room and look down in our valley 8n the fall.That place was perfect.On a gravel road.Few neighbors,and that valley split the woods in half.It was a beautiful grassy valley and on each side were the woods.BEAUTIFUL.And from the kitchen was the gravel road view.Nothing to see but trees as far as the eye could see.And in the fall turkeys would run down it.And at night,a zillion stars to look at.Thats what I see in the words.A kid growing up,you grow older,friends and relatives passing on.Just a memory for when you get older to look on.

  3. anonymous
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    Oct 14th 2019 report

    Young children playing with parents, the family is close. Things change, they get older and move on doing their own things. Blink of an eye the years slip on by and we can never get back what has gone. Cherish what little time you have with your loved ones as the memories become like a dream.

  4. anonymous
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    Jun 28th 2019 report

    to me, it means loss....of such proportions that it is only now..that they are gone, you realize just how much they meant, and how everything from birds flying away for the season...to leaves bristling...will forever remind you of this loss...

  5. anonymous
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    Jan 13th 2019 report

    Yeah its like a love gone away from someone,,i lost someone really close to me last monday and that was her favourite song,,i never got a chance to ask her why she loved it so much,,.

  6. anonymous
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    Sep 20th 2018 report

    My wife past away 6 months ago from brain cancer. My life will be forever autumn. This song has a lot of meaning for me. Great memories.

  7. anonymous
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    May 11th 2018 report

    I have lost my first love last year and his death hit me hard~ I heard this song and cried. It's hard to let someone go even in death.

  8. anonymous
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    Feb 11th 2017 report

    Autumn or Fall represents the spirit dying or in human
    Sense negetivity or dissapointment, even sadness.
    Never live a life of sadness or let someone fill your life with sadness or depression.

  9. anonymous
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    Mar 10th 2016 report

    It sounds like a song of grief , you don't really know how much you loved someone until you lose them

  10. anonymous
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    Sep 11th 2011 report

    it sounds to me like the loss of a partner or loved one that he is thinking about

  11. soulcoaxer
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    Jun 11th 2011 report

    Historic Perspective
    "The best-known version is the recording by Justin Hayward from the album Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds. Wayne wanted to include a love song on the album that sounded like "Forever Autumn", and he decided that the best course of action was to simply use the original song. Hayward, of The Moody Blues, was hand-picked by Wayne to sing it (because, Wayne said, he "wanted that voice from 'Nights In White Satin'"), and it was recorded at London's Advision Studios in 1976."

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