"Ride My See-Saw" is the first single from John Lodge's new live album The Royal Affair and After. Joining John on this updated Moody Blues classic is Alan Hewitt (Keyboards), Billy Ashbaugh (Drums), Duffy King (Guitars), Jason Charboneau (Cello), and on backing vocals special guest Jon Davison from YES.
Written by John, the song was one of two singles from the 1967 Moody Blues album 'In Search of the Lost Chord'. Billboard described it at the time as a "blockbuster rocker" and a "mover from start to finish", and John’s new version continues to be that ‘rocker’ today! The song explores the idea of knowledge in a changing world, and ponders the question if perhaps what we are taught is not how things really are - and despite being 54 years old, the theme, and the sound, are as relevant today as they were back then.
“The song is really about growing up. You are taught things at school, and given ‘tools’, but then you grow up and go into the world. Then it’s up to you to discover for yourself what’s really happening. It is about how life is full of highs and lows, you can’t ride the wave forever….and the secret to me is to find a balance to keep the glass half full… something I've thought about a lot over the last 18 months. I hope you enjoy this new version with me, my 10,000 Light Years Band, and Jon Davison of YES!”.“ John Lodge Oct 2021.