Moments stereo mix (2:55), recorded 11, 12 Oct 1970 at Morgan Studios (2), Willesden, London Come on love Let's forget about all the things that we've done wrong Just remember all of the things that we've done right I'm in no mood to argue and I'm in no mood to fight So let the tears pass you by Don't you cry, don't you cry, don't you cry And I ain't gonna let this big world get me down I've gotta learn to keep a hold of my head and keep my feet on the ground Moments of ecstatic happiness And the moments of stress that we had better forget But love, I got a feeling that I've said it all before I said it before I say I'll never do you wrong but then I go and do the same again I don't know why, don't know why Don't know why, don't know why, don't know why We gotta learn to share these moments in our lives And never let it get us down, we gotta put up a fight Moments to remember all our lives From the first brief hello to the last good-bye I say I'll never do you wrong but then I go and do the same again I don't know why, don't know why Don't know why, don't know why, don't know why We gotta learn to share these moments in our lives And never let it get us down, we gotta put up a fight Moments to remember all our lives From the first brief hello to the last good-bye Written by: Ray Davies Published by: Coronado Music This track starts off sounding a little like a demo or something, with a fade up on a guitar, and then we move into an organ driven moderate tempo track…. It sort of gives me the feeling that this was recorded earlier than it says. It seems to look back a little to a somewhat Something Else/Village Green time, when Ray was playing with a lot of tracks that used a lot of chord progressions to construct the vocal melody around. We have this listed as being recorded with all the other tracks mainly seeming to be recorded over three or four days in October 1970. Lyrically we could almost be following straight on from The Way Love Used To Be. This looks more at making the most of our time together. At first it seems like they are having an argument, and the message is to let failures pass us by and focus on the things that have gone right. Focus on the good things, and let the bad things slide away. In the second section we have Ray singing “I say I'll never do you wrong but then I go and do the same again” … Is this about cheating, and wanting to be forgiven, because we didn’t mean anything by it? … oh dear… This kind of seems a little more like a Dave lyric, because although there are some straight forward statements, there are a few sort of obtuse references. It sort of makes me feel like this is a song Ray hadn’t quite knocked into shape in some ways. I like the song, it has a plaintive, yearning kind of sound and feel that is appealing, and the melody is quite engaging. We get strings embellishing the song again here, and they work pretty well, but not as well as in The Way Love Used To Be. It’s really interesting to me that these two songs are somewhat less Kinksy and seem a little more personal. Even more interesting is the songs don’t seem to be connected to the movie theme. It almost seems like Ray had a couple, or a few songs that didn’t completely fit the way the Kinks do things, and then slotted them into this soundtrack so that they didn’t just disappear. I like this song, but not as much as the other two songs we have looked at so far. It is quite pretty and heartfelt, but it seems slightly unfinished, or not quite tightened up in the writing stage. Or perhaps it is just the sort of loose way it is arranged. There is no denying that the melodic movement is really good and Ray has us sliding through a few different keys that give it a rotational kind of feel. It sort of reminds me of something stylistically, but it isn’t coming to mind what. We get a nice lead break that has a kind of George Harrison type feel about it. I like the unresolved finish, because I think that’s always a nice way to end a song, it makes it feel like you need to hear it again…. Almost like you missed something. This track is very new to me, and I like it. There are actually some things that I love about it, but it doesn’t feel like it is quite finished off.