Never Comes the Day

Album: On the Threshold of a Dream (1969)
Charted: 91
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Songfacts®:

  • Justin Hayward wrote this song and sang lead. The lyric is about the give-and-take required to make a relationship work, and how he feels the love slipping away.

    In our interview with Hayward, he said: "I was in love, but I didn't think things were going to come right, and I think that's what the song tries to express."
  • Tensions in the band were also an influence on Hayward's lyric. He joined the Moody Blues in 1966, and the following year they were thrust into the spotlight thanks to the song "Nights in White Satin," which Hayward wrote. By the time he wrote "Never Comes the Day," he was feeling like an outsider and trying to size up what would happen next with the band. "I could see this dynamic changing within the other four guys, and it wasn't a particularly happy time for me," he told us.

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