Moody Blues, The - In The Beginning Lyrics

[First Man:] I think, I think I am, therefore I am, I think.

[Establishment:] Of course you are my bright little star,
I've miles
And miles
Of files
Pretty files of your forefather's fruit
and now to suit our
great computer,
You're magnetic ink.

[First Man:] I'm more than that, I know I am, at least, I think I must be.

[Inner Man:] 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.

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  1. Emily Dehler

    I love this song!!!! The Moodys are beautiful!!!!! Im 34 they were the 1st show i seen at 12 yrs old. ❤ this band

  2. Jeffrey Richardson

    jody with michael
    next douglas short life cycle
    scotts death icicle

  3. guloguloguy

    ....." I'm MORE than That!!!".....

    debra haverfield

    "There ya go"

  4. r m smith

    "Open the pod bay door Hal

  5. argel bargel

    I'm afraid I can't do that, Dave.

  6. Dave Spence

    Holy shit batman

  7. Dave Spence

    Shitstorm . . . . Can’t explain, except maybe good-chit)

  8. wendell wiggins

    Moody Blues - the pure clear example what LSD will do for your imagination

  9. Ronald Ballard

    The moody blues were a big part of coming of age for me. The 70's were a blur, but not the music. You just don't hear music like this anymore. Not unless you listen to you tube, or have a pile of old albums handy.

  10. Montgomery Denzer

    The opened their KICK ASS SHOW in Concord with Lovely to See You- '91 and go go dancers to boot

  11. Beth Sherdell

    I love what Jay Sands had to say..."the Moody Blues have been my religion....". Well, I feel that way, too. I've been listening for more than 50 years and they still evoke such beauty and spirituality in their songs/albums with their gorgeous lyrics, beautiful vocals and superb musicianship. They make my soul soar. I will love them forever.

    Montgomery Denzer

    brought me to SPIRITUALITY - The Great Pyramid gave me a College Education

    Nancy Patton

    Mine to (religion) 67 yrs old and will love them till the end of my time.

  12. Glenn Lego

    Space. the final frontier.

  13. Arleen Betos Butner

    The Pixel

  14. Trevor Maddison

    I think, I think I am, therefore i am, I think.......perfectly obvious!

  15. Scott Nevison

    You're awesome

  16. Articulate Management

    You're magnetic Ink! I'm more than that.

  17. Emily Dehler

    Always lovely 2see u my loves

  18. Jeffrey Richardson

    michaels first hair cut
    tums spelt backwards its name smut
    verners roast beef cut

  19. Forrest Harstad

    That's "You're magnetic ink." Not your.

  20. Michael Serby

    I loved this album in 1970 🇺🇸 💙 🎶🎶🎵🎶 🎶🎶🎵

  21. john Kulpowich

    Guys. Guys guys I'm just a singer in a rock n roll band. That's all they where

  22. Barrett Haynes

    "Our Great Computer" has done this .....

  23. Barrett Haynes


  24. Sandra McCabe

    1972 is when I really got into listening to Moody Blues....blew my mind and was hooked


    Cod philosophising. Dear Diary is a great song, though.

  26. AeroDynamic

    better to shut your eyes from this video and look at the images of your very own  special imagination...go deeper

  27. Jenny Dufeck

    Omfg l love this song.if you are having a bad day or perhaps feeling a little blue.this song will take you out of that.thank you.

  28. Greg Finbar

    my god only the best. thank you

  29. Margo James

    Thank You So Very Much!!! I,m in my 60s and it is so awesome to hear moody blues again!! It reawakens the beauty that has been buried from this life!! I feel alive again!!

  30. wayne mullally

    Nice Crown Victoria New York Cab at 6:28

  31. wayne mullally

    Quite rightly

  32. bob calegari

    Who the fucked ordered what ??????????????????

  33. Stella Ercolani


  34. Stella Ercolani

    Epic legends

  35. Wisconsin Farmer

    The time drag is too much to listen to.


    Live hand in hand and together we'll stand on the THRESHOLD OF A DREAM.....
    Best album by far by the Moody Blues 👍
    Thus the THRESHOLD label....

  37. Dave Spence

    My church

  38. HeartoftheDragonColo

    Next to last line:
    *On the way home I posted a letter."

    Clive Bindley

    And your point is...?

    Dave Cotterell

    Followed by...."Somebody exploded an H-bomb today... but it wasn't anybody I know...."

  39. Rockin Rollin n Trollin

    Cogito ,ergo sum ?

  40. Melissa Evans

    and keep on thinking free... when music had something to say and was mind expanding. True to their age yet never sound dated. Geniuses all. Thank you for posting. Old memories run deep.

  41. Sharon Piccone


  42. Sharon Piccone

    "SOOO 'LOVELY TO SEE YOU AGAIN MY FRIEND '"!!!😇😘🥰😍💯👍👍👍❤❤❤💙💙💙

  43. Dave McKenzie

    Love it of course!...But aside from the misinterpreted line mentioned several times below...Historicus.Joe: Do you know what apostrophes are for? Or not for? Can you fix these things? Please do. This will be a better site.

  44. Chekasout 1

    dude.. lyrics all wrong ... but great song

  45. Mike Golch

    Cool!!! I do Love me some moody Blues!!!

  46. Kiki d Chiwah

    "Face piles of trials with smiles" LSD, with the instructions included!

    Barrett Haynes

    @Michael Orzolick
    This is what the great computer has done, are U going to Everlasting Hellfire ? ....

    wendell wiggins

    Remember vividly Tripping beautifully hard to this album on Window Pane in 74 crammed into a dorm with my Acid mates!

    Dave Johnson

    If LSD can produce music like this,it should be free on the National Health

    Sharon Allison

    @Dave Johnson IT WILL BE AGAIN......VERY SOON....

  47. ghostship85

    Rush is to over as the Moody Blues are to under......rated. Top 10 British invaders easy.

  48. Carrie G.

    Bravo to Ray and his excellent flute ...Ray ~ RIP

  49. Wino

    Moody Blues where considered gurus back in their day, and funny thing is they didn't like that. That's why they came out with I'm Just a Singer in a Rock and Roll Band. Everybody I knew that were into tripping would always have Moody Blues music.

    Musings and More

    Yes, I can back that up ... I remember that. They were also reknown for being high on LSD, Legend of the Mind good ol' Timothy Leary, whom anyone born after the mid to late 60's is clueless about

  50. Brian Norman

    All your co-workers made it happened to

  51. George Grund

    It's not " Who ordered that" It's " I'm more than that" .Du
    I'm more than that, I know I am, at least, I think I must be.
    [Inner Man:] There you go, man, keep as cool as you can.
    Face piles

  52. George Grund

    Thank you for putting these two ( that I thought were one ) back together again. I needed it in a way you can't imagine.

    Levi Jones

    This music is God sent 2 all who r searching I remember the first song I heard was nights in white satin

  53. Patrick Oneill

    I love Claudina

  54. Gregory Mango

    One of your lyrics is wrong from "In the Beginning". The phrase is not "Who ordered that?" The correct words are "I'm more than that." Meaning... "I'm more than just magnetic ink." The "magnetic ink" sentence spoken by the evil "big brother" computer voice directly precedes the sentence where he says "I'm more than that."

    Spike's Pa

    Kinda glaring to a Moody Blues fan.

    Ronald Ballard

    Well spotted! To a moody blues lover, that's a bit of a cockup.

    I.P. Knightly

    I'm more than magnetic ink. I'm a series of tiny transistors etched onto a wafer of silicon.


    Deep thoughts by Jack Handy.

    Tim Anderson

    Really dude..great video and this is all you can say

  55. Joseph F Nieto

    Grew up with this progressive music, so glad they didn't do what the corporate bean counters wanted them to do. Thank you Moody

  56. Fraser Rachel

    Great video and love this album..First heard it on my 8 track...

  57. jake simonds

    and John Pinder went his way . . . . this left the CORE Moody Blues ! that we have today !!! bad ass mofo's ! ! !

    Ron Martyn

    Mike Pinder ,wasn't it?

  58. Richard Worden

    I love 2001 and the MB Help me to find GOD .. And yes I have been on Earth for some time...

    Levi Jones

    The Moody's music opens doors( gate ways) 2 higher knowledge

  59. Aynde Faulkner

    It's.. " I'm more than that.. "

    😂.. not "who ordered that "
    Now go back and set it right!
    That's a disgrace! You wrecked the initial thought trajectory you FOOL!

  60. jon inwakey

    Great words from a great band

  61. Jay Brown

    It's not, Who ordered that, its I'm more than that.

  62. david ranger

    One of the Happest Songs....
    Lovely too See You Again ✌😎

  63. ChipMarine

    Best group by far...................................................!

    charles kennell

    Never hear them on the radio, WTF.

  64. Suat Örgev

    There are 2 kind of people
    Those who listen The Moody
    Those who dont do that
    ( they are not regarded as people)
    So There is only one sort of people :) Us !

    Clive Bindley

    What a fucking stupid self centred comment. So you listen to The Moody Blues, therefore everyone else has to. Is that right? Take your head out of your arse now and again.

  65. Marc Fedak

    What a great transition from the space poem "In the Beginning" followed by the more uptempo "Lovely To See You Again" and the more laid back "Dear Diary". I like how the Moody Blues had different singers with different styles but well blended harmonies.

  66. Miriam Jewett

    I was listening to these fellows at age 13..
    Love their music. ..
    Then I found Pink Floyd. 😊
    But I cut my teeth on The Moody Blues. They bring back wonderful memories...

    Patti Pelayo

    Was in the US Marine Corps 71-74.... listened to Moody Blues everyday on my battery operated portable cassette player... the large one with the "piano" type control buttons....Walkman hadn't been invented yet......" Cold hearted orb that rules the night"

  67. Cheryl Thorpe

    Listening to this, I can't help but think that the world has lost a great flute player in Ray Thomas.  Rest in Peace, Ray.  You brought a lot of joy to a lot of listeners.

  68. Bryan Riley

    The rock - roll hall of frame is shit!!!

  69. Suz Hemner

    Damn. Thanks so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! for this.

  70. Evelyn Bell

    Beautiful,need I say more?A.W.St.Pete. Fl.

  71. Bamaboompa

    Well, WELL WELL DONE!!!!!!!!

  72. john stembridge

    69 And still enjoy listening to the Moody Blues. Now i do it legally in Canada.

  73. Zenon Kolacz

    Outstanding! Just outstanding!

  74. Petra Dollah

    Y E S !!!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! <3

  75. Mike Towner

    Loved it from the first time I heard it.. Gotta love Descartes.

  76. David H

    Best Moody Blues song!

  77. Joyce Wetzel

    It sure be wonderfull in seeing you again

  78. Mike L

    Truly awesome.

  79. Michael Belfer

    I was in high school from 68-72 and had an older brother who turned me on to all the great lp's from this amazing group. One of the all time great bands for sure!!!

    Jeff Teague

    Was in hs also from 68-72. Lived in a rural area where the FM signal just didn't quite reach. Had only heard " Nights in White Satin" in '71 before I went to college in fall '72. Got exposed to the "Core 7" there.
    The rest is history.


    Me too.

  80. Jason Barbush

    terrible handwriting. no one can forge your signiture

  81. Jason Barbush

    if i wrote a diary no one but me would be able to read it.

    Glenn Lego

    Jason Barbush Are you a pharmacist? I can’t even read my own writing. So thankful for computers and typewriters.

  82. Top40Bill

    1:33 "I've miles and miles OF FILES, pretty files..." 1:41 "YOU'RE magnetic ink."

  83. Peggy Sinclair

    So far ahead of their time. So glad I am a product of the 60's.  Mind expansion and music that will still take you to another sphere.

  84. Jeffrey Richardson

    The decks...

  85. Jeffrey Richardson

    scott makes a movie
    lies untruths all feel dreary
    laurie knows really

    David Lawler

    I’m a devout fan. Well over a hundred shows . My older daughter has 2 tambourines and 2 Graeme Edge drumsticks. My other daughter actually was beckoned on stage by Justin at the curtain call so she could give him flowers from the garden. My wife was talking to john’s cousin at the merchandise booth. He recognized her at a show a few years later in providence. He took her to the lighting board and she did the lighting ( with direction) to ride my see-saw. My older daughter was not pleased with that ! Lol. Oh, and it’s “I’m more than that”. Plain and clear. Go Moodies!

  86. Urilla Graves

    The best song of all time!

  87. Michael VanDyke

    To really know and understand the Moody Blues !!
    Fly into their music and into your inner imagination...
    Be in your mine,with their music..
    All through your eyes of life !!

  88. Theresa Luchsinger

    The most influential music in my these songs from the moodies!

  89. Functional OrOO

    Yet another lyric video where the creator didn't even bother looking up the real lyrics. Lyrics are freely available, and you don't even bother looking them up before creating a lyric video?

  90. derail14

    graeme edge,justin hayward,john lodge,mike pinder,and ray thomas at their finest.


    🌷🌷🌷RI.P WENDY MY LOVE!🌷🌷🌷

  92. jamessomying


  93. Maru Casar

    this video is amazing . i love it . tks for posting hallo from mexico

  94. Tim Williams

    Face piles of trials with smiles!

  95. Michael Florio

    typical perfect timing while saying so much just incredible how far ahead of their times they were and unfortunately over to many peoples heads!

  96. Dan Hollis

    One of the greatest group of all time ln rock and roll ever been listening since i was a child fifty years ago

  97. steve wells



    “In imagination, she sailed over storied seas that wash the distant shining shores of "faëry lands forlorn," where lost Atlantis and Elysium lie, with the evening star for pilot, to the land of Heart's Desire. And she was richer in those dreams than in realities; for things seen pass away, but the things that are unseen are eternal.” ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of the Island

  99. Mysteek Kennedy

    THE BEST BAND EVER......Mike Pace.

  100. HistoricusJoe

    Im "historicusjoe", see my latest videos under my new youtube name Joe Daugherty.