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More Than A Feeling
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More Than A Feeling

Boston
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Boston

Song Meaning and Background of More Than A Feeling by Boston


"More Than a Feeling" is a song by the American rock band Boston, released as the lead single from the band's 1976 debut album by Epic Records in September 1976, with "Smokin'" as the B-side. Tom Scholz wrote the whole song.


"More than a Feeling" took Scholz five years to complete. Scholz wrote the lyrics based on the idea of losing someone close, and on the way in which music can connect a person to memories of the past.


Though not based on any specific event in Scholz's life, he did take the name Marianne from his cousin.

Scholz credits "Walk Away Renee" by The Left Banke as the song's main inspiration.


Boston's website says the song is about "the power an old song can have in your life," with Scholz elaborating that "it was sort of a bittersweet ballad."


The single peaked at number five on the US Billboard Hot 100.


Lyrics of More Than A Feeling by Boston

 

I looked out this morning and the sun was gone

Turned on some music to start my day

I lost myself in a familiar song

I closed my eyes and I slipped away

 

It's more than a feeling (more than a feeling)

When I hear that old song they used to play (more than a feeling)

I begin dreaming (more than a feeling)

Till I see Marianne walk away

I see my Marianne walkin' away

 

So many people have come and gone

Their faces fade as the years go by

Yet I still recall as I wander on

As clear as the sun in the summer sky

 

It's more than a feeling (more than a feeling)

When I hear that old song they used to play (more than a feeling)

I begin dreaming (more than a feeling)

Till I see Marianne walk away

I see my Marianne walkin' away

 

When I'm tired and thinking cold

I hide in my music, forget the day

And dream of a girl I used to know

I closed my eyes and she slipped away

She slipped away

 

It's more than a feeling (more than a feeling)

When I hear that old song they used to play (more than a feeling)

I begin dreaming (more than a feeling)

Till I see Marianne walk away



Release Date

1976

Songwriter/s

Tom Scholz

Producer/s

John Boylan, Tom Scholz, Rodney C. Thompson

Label/s

Epic

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