Watching and Waiting

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For the medical practice sometimes referred to as "watching and waiting", see watchful waiting.
"Watching and Waiting"
Single by The Moody Blues
from the album To Our Children's Children's Children
B-side "Out and In"
Released 31 October 1969
Recorded 17 May 1969
Genre Symphonic rock
Length 4:16
Label Threshold
Writer(s) Justin Hayward
Ray Thomas
Producer(s) Tony Clarke
The Moody Blues singles chronology
"Never Comes the Day"
"Watching and Waiting"
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"

"Watching and Waiting" is a 1969 single by the progressive rock band The Moody Blues, and was written by band members Justin Hayward and Ray Thomas. It was first released as a single in October 1969, and was later released in November 1969 on the album To Our Children's Children's Children. While "Watching and Waiting" is not as well known as some other Moody Blues' singles, the background mellotron sound has a similar sound to "Nights in White Satin." The single also featured the song "Out and In" on the B-side.

While the album was a huge success for the Moody Blues, charting at #2 in the UK, the single itself was a flop, and did not even chart. It is also the only Moody Blues A-Side single to feature Ray Thomas as co-writer.