Out of Body Suggestive Songs
By Bob Peterson
Not long ago, a Facebook friend asked if I knew of any music that's suggestive of Out of Body Experiences and Lucid Dreams. The answer is yes. It's not just OBE books I collect; for many years I've collected songs that remind me of OBEs. I like to listen to them to motivate my subconscious to have OBEs. So below I compiled a list of some of the most OBE suggestive songs I can think of off the top of my head. The songs are in no particular order.
But beware: my taste in music is...let's just say "eclectic." It's a bit different from most people, but to each his own, right? As an older guy, many of the songs are classic rock from the 1970s and 1980s, so I'm sure there's more current music I haven't kept up on. I'm a bit of a metal-head, so some of the songs are classic heavy metal (like Ozzy and Dio), thrash metal (like Megadeth), progressive metal and/or female fronted metal (like Lunatica), and even death metal (like Between the Buried and Me). That's partly because I grew up in the 80s, and I hated disco, plus pop music doesn't often mention OBEs.
Click on the links below to play the entire song in a youtube video, or click on the link at the bottom of the article for an youtube playlist to play them all. But PLEASE listen under headphones if you can.
After each link, I put some of the lyrics to show you how the song is OBE related. Some are obviously related to OBEs like:
"Astral Traveller" by Yes:
Wondering when to do it again"Over the Mountains" by Ozzy Osbourne:
Have another fly into the sky,
Somewhere flying high.
Astral traveller, leaving without her,
Wandering where lights go,
Without the body load.Once in the air, people who dare
Get a great respect in being.
Heavenly flight wondrous night
And all the sights worth seeing
Over the mountains,Others are just implied (to me) like "Kashmir" by Led Zeppelin:
Take me across the sky
Something in my vision,
Something deep inside
Where did I wander?
Where'd you think I wandered to?
I've seen life's magic
Astral plane I travel through
I am a traveler of both time and spaceSome are obviously about Lucid Dreaming, like "Lucid Dreamer" by Tarja:
To be where I have been...
Baby, I've been flying, Ain't no denying.
You can do anythingOr "Silent Lucidity" by Queensryche:
when you feel it
burning at your wings
just look in the mirror
I'm a lucid dreamer
You can go everywhere
you can rise up, see me standing there
just look in the mirror
I'm a lucid dreamer
...Commanding in another world
Suddenly, you hear and see
This magic new dimension
Many of these songs aren't about OBEs at all, but they still remind me of OBEs because their lyrics suggest OBEs to me.
"No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed" by Yes
"Fly Like an Eagle" by Steve Miller Band:Step out in the night
When you're lonely
Listen for the sounds
That your ears don't hear
Dawn turns to day
And the dawning
And we still can't see
Why must we wait until the morning light
To wake up and be
Wake up and be
Wake up and be
I want to fly like an eagle, to the sea"Lights" by Styx:
Fly like an eagle, let my spirit carry me
So many thoughts in my head"The Wall" by Kansas may be about death, but I think of it as OBE:
So many places to be
So many faces that I long to see
Standing in front of me
Tonight the Lights will take me where I long to be
Just like a thousand nights before
To pass beyond is what I seek"Carry On Wayward Son" by Kansas:
I fear that I may be too weak
And those are few who've seen it through
To glimpse the other side
The promised land is waiting
Like a maiden that is soon to be a bride
Once I rose above the noise and confusion"Icarus: Borne on Wings of Steel" by Kansas:
Just to get a glimpse beyond this illusion
I was soaring ever higher, but I flew too high
Early in the morning sunlight"The Answer" by Ashes of Ares is also about death or OBEs depending on your view:
Soaring on the wings of dawn
Here I'll live and die with my wings in the sky
And I won't come down no more
Sail on, sail on
I will rise each day to meet the dawn
So high, so high
I've climbed the mountains of the sky
Journey on, I will see you soon my friend"Border of Reality" by Angel Dust:
Beyond this plane your spirit shall ascend
Fly away, Fly away, Fly away...and find the answer
Let me see - the border of reality"Coming Home" by Angel Dust:
Then fellows and me
We tripped day by day
To visit the new world
For the old did decay...
My soul's flown away -
Left an empty space
I took a view into hell -
But I'm coming home alive
"Master of the Wind" by Manowar:
"Mary Jane" by Megadeth:Fly away to a rainbow in the sky
Gold is at the end for each of us to find.
There the road begins where another one will end,
Here the four winds know who will brake and who will bend
All to be the Master of the wind.
Forgive me father, for I have sinned"Fly by Night" by Rush:
I'm a child of the air, I'm a witch of the wind
Fingers gripped around my brain
No control, my mind is lame
I'm in the astral plane and I'll never be the same
Never, never, never, never, never, never...
"Backwards Traveler" by Paul McCartney:Fly by night, away from here
Change my life again
Fly by night, goodbye my dear
My ship isn't coming and I just can't pretend
I am the backwards traveller"Invisible" by (Ronnie James) Dio:
Ancient wool unraveller
Sailing songs, wailing on the moon
I can go away"Introduction" by Lunatica:
I can leave here
I can be invisible
I go away
Infinity: What does it mean to you?"The Edge of Infinity" by Lunatica:
It can signify the point at which you leave reality behind
Or it may just be a mathematical expression to describe the size of our universe
To the edge of infinity,
An invisible reality
Where the power of thoughts sets me free
On the journey to wonderland
I will hold the key in my own hands
"Into the Light" by Masterplan:
"Walking In The Air" has been remade many times, but my favorite is by Nightwish. The Celtic Woman version is good too.
Now we climb up to a place, Where the beauty is everlasting
Our will as unshakable, As the rock beneath our naked feet
I hardly know you, Face to face
On the brink of the grave, I won't persuade youLike the snowflake we will fly, A dying dance, a silent cry
We're at the peak now, Face to face
On the brink of the grave, Don't turn around now
To Step into the light
We're walking in the air"High Above of Me" by Timo Tolkki's Avalon:
We're floating in the moonlit sky
The people far below are sleeping as we fly
Wake up, this is my dream"Dreamweaver" by Gary Wright.
Just let me sleep
In my loneliness,
High above of me I fly
Since I'm a metal-head, I can't leave you with a sappy 70s song, so here: This one is progressive death metal, so it's a bit harsh for some people, but the video is fabulous. If you don't like the music, turn the volume down and just watch the video portion: "Astral Body" by Between the Buried and Me:Fly me high through the starry skies
Maybe to an astral plane
Cross the highways of fantasy
Help me to forget today's pain
Analyze my own matter from above
I created this youtube playlist if you want to hear them all: Click Here.
This obviously is not a complete list; it's just the ones I could remember offhand. There's also a lot I could have included that are slightly less OBE-esque, like "Bound for Infinity" by Renaissance, and "Rider of the Astral Fire" by Luca Turilli, but had to draw the line in the sand somewhere. I'm probably forgetting a bunch of them, but the list is already long, so I'll leave it at that.
If you have OBE-related songs to add to the list, please send me a link.
11 September 2018