Gypsy (Of a Strange and Distant Time)

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"Gypsy (Of a Strange and Distant Time)"
Song by The Moody Blues from the album To Our Children's Children's Children
Released 21 November 1969
Recorded July 1969
Genre Progressive rock
Length 3:33
Label Threshold Records
Writer Justin Hayward
Producer Tony Clarke
To Our Children's Children's Children track listing
Side one
  1. "Higher and Higher"
  2. "Eyes of a Child I"
  3. "Floating"
  4. "Eyes of a Child II"
  5. "I Never Thought I'd Live to be a Hundred"
  6. "Beyond"
  7. "Out and In"
Side two
  1. "Gypsy (Of a Strange and Distant Time)"
  2. "Eternity Road"
  3. "Candle of Life"
  4. "Sun is Still Shining"
  5. "I Never Thought I'd Live to be a Million"
  6. "Watching and Waiting"

"Gypsy (Of a Strange and Distant Time)" is a 1969 song by the progressive rock band The Moody Blues, from their album To Our Children's Children's Children, a concept album about space travel. Due to its long name, the song is often referred to on compilation albums as simply "Gypsy."

The song lyrics, related to the album's space travel theme, describe a traveller who is "travelling in panic all direction blind, aching for the warmth of a burning sun, freezing in the emptiness of where he'd come from." The lyric suggests that the traveller may never be returning home to earth as he is "Left without a hope of coming home."

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