Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Out of Body Suggestive Songs

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
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.
(Astral traveller.)
Heavenly flight wondrous night
And all the sights worth seeing
Just believing
"Over the Mountains" by Ozzy Osbourne:
Over the mountains,
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
Others are just implied (to me) like "Kashmir" by Led Zeppelin:
I am a traveler of both time and space
To be where I have been...
Baby, I've been flying, Ain't no denying.
Some are obviously about Lucid Dreaming, like "Lucid Dreamer" by Tarja:
You can do anything
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
Or "Silent Lucidity" by Queensryche:
...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
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
Daytime, nighttime
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
"Fly Like an Eagle" by Steve Miller Band:
I want to fly like an eagle, to the sea
Fly like an eagle, let my spirit carry me
"Lights" by Styx:
So many thoughts in my head
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
"The Wall" by Kansas may be about death, but I think of it as OBE:
To pass beyond is what I seek
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
"Carry On Wayward Son" by Kansas:
Once I rose above the noise and confusion
Just to get a glimpse beyond this illusion
I was soaring ever higher, but I flew too high
"Icarus: Borne on Wings of Steel" by Kansas:
Early in the morning sunlight
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
"The Answer" by Ashes of Ares is also about death or OBEs depending on your view:
Journey on, I will see you soon my friend
Beyond this plane your spirit shall ascend
Fly away, Fly away, Fly away...and find the answer
"Border of Reality" by Angel Dust:
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:
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.
"Mary Jane" by Megadeth:
Forgive me father, for I have sinned
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...
"Fly by Night" by Rush:
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
"Backwards Traveler" by Paul McCartney:
I am the backwards traveller
Ancient wool unraveller
Sailing songs, wailing on the moon
"Invisible" by (Ronnie James) Dio:
I can go away
I can leave here
I can be invisible
I go away
"Introduction" by Lunatica:
Infinity: What does it mean to you?
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
"The Edge of Infinity" by Lunatica:
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:

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 you
Like 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
"Walking In The Air" has been remade many times, but my favorite is by Nightwish. The Celtic Woman version is good too.
We're walking in the air
We're floating in the moonlit sky
The people far below are sleeping as we fly
"High Above of Me" by Timo Tolkki's Avalon:
Wake up, this is my dream
Just let me sleep
In my loneliness,
High above of me I fly
"Dreamweaver" by Gary Wright.
Fly me high through the starry skies
Maybe to an astral plane
Cross the highways of fantasy
Help me to forget today's pain
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:
 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.

Bob Peterson
11 September 2018

3 comments:

  1. Bob, you forgot probably one of the most blatant OBE songs there is.
    "And She Was"
    Talking Heads


    Hey!
    And she was lying in the grass
    And she could hear the highway breathing
    And she could see a nearby factory
    She's making sure she is not dreaming
    See the lights of a neighbor's house
    Now she's starting to rise
    Take a minute to concentrate
    And she opens up her eyes
    The world was moving she was right there with it and she was
    The world was moving she was floating above it and she was
    And she was
    And she was drifting through the backyard
    And she was taking off her dress
    And she was moving very slowly
    Rising up above the earth
    Moving into the universe and she's
    Drifting this way and that
    Not touching the ground at all and she's
    Up above the yard
    The world was moving, she was right there with it and she was
    (Hey, hey)
    The world was moving, she was floating above it and she was
    (Hey, hey, hey)
    She was proud about it, no doubt about it
    She isn't sure about what she's done
    No time to think about what to tell him
    No time to think about what she's done and she was
    (Hey hey, hey hey, hey)
    And she was looking at herself
    And things were looking like a movie
    She had a pleasant elevation
    She's moving out in all directions oh, oh oh

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  2. 'Out of my body' by 'Fox' back in the 70s is one of my faves, can I have a review now?
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07GYW6S1W sorry Bob, just trying it on.

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