Electric Light Orchestra Secret Lives

I don’t know

I don’t know what’s on your mind

I thought everything was fine

But it was my surprise.

I don’t know

I don’t know what’s going on

Something surely must be wrong

You’re living secret lives.

[CHORUS:]

Living secret lives, secret lives

And I wonder where she goes to in the night

In secret lives.

Wish I knew

Wish I knew where I fit in

Wish that I knew everything

About your secret lives.

If it means

If it means that much to you

I don’t want to stop the things you do

I don’t need alibis.

[REPEAT CHORUS]

I don’t care

I don’t care what goes on there

So long as one day I can share

Share your secret lives.

[REPEAT CHORUS]

[REPEAT CHORUS]

[REPEAT CHORUS]

Secret lives, secret lives

Secret lives, secret lives…

Electric Light Orchestra Standin’ In The Rain

(Concerto for a rainy day…)

(Rain…)

I’m standing in the rain

I’m waiting all alone

I’m so tired

I wanna go home.

I’m standing in the rain

Getting soaking wet

I’m doing my best

But what do I get?

I’m standing in the rain

Can’t seem to get along

People rushing by

Wish they could hear my song.

I’m standing in the rain

It’s teeming down on me

Cats & dogs

I wanna be free.

I’m standing in the rain

Doing my thing

I’m trying my best

What does it bring?

I’m standing in the rain

Getting soaking wet

I’m doing my best

But what do I get?

The good intentions and the pain

Lay drowned now in the pouring rain

I tried to be so good this time

But here I am under the sky.

The good intentions and the pain

Lay drowned now in the pouring rain.

Electric Light Orchestra Bluebird

The streets, the signs are pointing all one way

But you don’t realize just what they say

You may fight, you may run, you may know what you’ve done

It makes me feel so sad to think what I might’ve had

I watch the stars, I watch the sun, now I watch for anyone

But it’s only make believe

You work, you work, you work so hard and then

Someone, someone will come around again

You may think it’s for real, but you know how you feel

The places that I go don’t feel good anymore

I see it all rainbows in fall I see her face upon my wall

But it’s only make believe

Fly away, bluebird fly away for me

To a place somewhere far across the sea

Fly away, far away, don’t look back, go today

The waves that crash upon the sand

Another place, a far off land

And every day, I have to stay, but you are free

You could fly away-

But it’s only make believe

Electric Light Orchestra State Of Mind

I was goin’ round the world

I was lookin’ for somewhere

I was searchin’ for someone

Who was gonna take me there

Didn’t want to do it ’cause I knew what I’d find

Your’re Really only livin’ in a state of mind, yeah

I was thinkin’ of the past

I was tryin’ to rack my brain

I was looking at the future, looking at the future

I was tryin’ to play the game

Didn’t want to do it ’cause I knew what I’d find

You’re really only livin’ in a state of mind, yeah

Sometimes you get lost

Sometimes you get found

In a state of mind

Sometimes you’re too high

Sometimes you’re too down

It’s just a state of mind

Didn’t want to do it ’cause I knew what I’d find

You’re really only livin’ in a state of mind, yeah

Sometimes you get lost

Sometimes you get found

In a state of mind

Sometimes you’re too high

Sometimes you’re too down

It’s just a state of mind

You think you know it all

Then you think that you know nothing

Can’t dance, can’t crawl, crawl

Maybe you better forget it

Didn’t want to do it ’cause I knew what I’d find

You’re really only livin’ in a state of mind, yeah

Didn’t want to it ’cause I knew what I’d find

You’re really only livin’ in a state of mind, yeah

Didn’t want to it ’cause I knew what I’d find

You’re really only livin’ in a state of mind, yeah

State of mind

It’s a state of mind

State of mind

State of mind

State of mind

State of mind

Electric Light Orchestra Moment In Paradise

Oh, yeah

She never cried, she only tried

To fly beyond her dreams

No walls around her mind

Deep inside she’d try to hide

That she was way beyond her means

No borders and no lines

She said that it’s your duty to save your soul

To save it for someone

Moment in paradise

Just a moment in paradise

Oh, yeah

Moment in paradise

Just a moment in paradise

Oh, yeah

She floated out upon the wind

That blew my thoughts into the night

She knew the things she had to know

She drifted high above my mind

Blew my brains out, did alright

I think she knew it all along

She said that it’s your duty to save your soul

To save it for someone

Moment in paradise

Just a moment in paradise

Oh, yeah

Moment in paradise

Just a moment in paradise

Oh, yeah

Oh, yeah, oh, yeah, oh, yeah

She said that it’s your duty to save your soul

To save it for someone

Moment in paradise

Just a moment in paradise

Oh, yeah

Moment in paradise

Moment in paradise

Moment in paradise

Moment in paradise

Oh, yeah

Moment in paradise

Moment in paradise

Just a moment in paradise

Electric Light Orchestra Melting In The Sun

There’s no way out and there’s no way back

Sailing forever out along your path

Some troubles dare to lose you sleep

I started thinkin’ that I’m in too deep

The wheels of life will stretch your face

Squeeze you flat without a trace

But when I was in trouble I never heard you speak

I got the message that I’m in too deep

Blows my mind

Melting in the sun, sun

Starts to shine, shine

Then suddenly it’s gone

Melting in the sun

Stayed up and wondered what was goin’ on

Shifted and pissed up and silent and gone

Reasons for promises that no one could keep

I got the picture and I’m in too deep

Blows my mind

Melting in the sun, sun

Starts to shine, shine

Then suddenly it’s gone

Melting in the sun

There’s no way out, the only way is in

Don’t matter who you are

Don’t matter where you’ve been

You can buy your freedom

But it don’t come cheap

No doubt about it, now I’m in too deep

Blows my mind

Melting in the sun, sun

Starts to shine, shine

Then suddenly it’s gone

Melting in the sun

Yeah

Suddenly it’s gone

Melting in the sun

Suddenly it’s gone

Melting in the sun

Electric Light Orchestra Love Or Money

Just don’t look, no matter what they say

Don’t let her get to you, make her go away

But you’re only human

And the best laid plans of men go astray

So all your good sense

Goes out the door

When you see that girl walk across the floor

Too late you’ve seen her

You’ve had a glimpse of paradise

You never want to have to choose

Is it love or money now

Even if you win you lose

Is it love or money now

I’ll close my eyes, I don’t want to see you

Just go ahead say what you will

And I’ll agree

I don’t want illusions

Don’t want confusions anymore

You never want to have to choose

Is it love or money now

Even if you win you lose

Is it love or money now

Is it love or money, I said love or money

That can make your dreams come true

I know it sounds so funny

But it’s always love or money

That makes you do the crazy things that you do

You never want to have to choose

Is it love or money now

Even if you win you lose

Is it love or money now

Electric Light Orchestra Yours Truly, 2095

2095, 2095, 2095, 2095

I love you, sincerely

Yours truly, yours truly…

I sent a message to another time

But as the days unwind, this I just can’t believe

I sent a note across another plane

Maybe it’s all a game, but this I just can’t conceive.

Can you hear me?

I drive the very latest hovercar

I don’t know where you are

But I miss you so much till then

I met someone who looks a lot like you

She does the things you do

But she is an IBM.

2095, 2095, 2095, 2095

I love you, sincerely

Yours truly, yours truly…

She’s only programmed to be very nice

But she’s as cold as ice

Whenever I get too near

She tells me that she likes me very much

But when I try to touch

She makes it all too clear.

She is the latest in technology

Almost mythology

But she has a heart stone

She has an I.Q. of 1001

She has a jumpsuit on

And she’s also a telephone.

2095, 2095, 2095, 2095

I love you, sincerely

Yours truly, yours truly…

[CHORUS:]

Is that what you want? (Is it what you want?)

Is it what you really want? (Is it what you really want?)

Is that what you want? (Is it what you want?)

Is it what you really want?

I realize that it must seem so strange

That time has rearranged

But time has the final word

She knows I think of you, she reads my mind

She tries to be unkind

She knows nothing of our world

Although her memory banks overflow

No one would ever know

For all she says: “Is that what you want?”

Maybe one day I’ll feel her cold embrace

And kiss her interface

‘Til then, I’ll leave her alone.

I love you, sincerely

Yours truly, yours truly…

[REPEAT CHORUS]

“Is that what you want?”

Electric Light Orchestra Eldorado

Here it comes, another lonely day, playing the game,

I’ll sail away on a voyage of no return to see

if eternal life is meant to be

and if I find the key to the eternal dream.

The painted ladies of the Avalon play in the sun,

take to the road, to the North there lies the chills of cold,

to the South there lies the tales untold.

But in between there lies the place to close your eyes.

And I will stay, I’ll not be back, Eldorado.

I will be free of the world, Eldorado.

Say goodbye, the city’s heroes sing, bird on the wing

feel, feel so free through the life upon the rooftop haze,

all the cheating and the broken days.

So through it all I see there’s nothing left for me.

So I will stay, I’ll not be back, Eldorado.

I will be free of the world, Eldorado.

Sitting here on top of everywhere, what do I care.

Days never end, I know the voyage’s end will soon be here,

no eternal life is here for me.

And now I found the key to the eternal dream.

Then I will stay, I’ll not be back, Eldorado.

I will be free of the world, Eldorado.

Then I will stay.

Electric Light Orchestra Rockaria!

Just got back from the downtown palais

Where the music was so sweet

It knocked me right back in the alley

I’m ready, yea, yea, yea, I’m ready,

Wo, wo, wo, I’m ready

And I’m really gonna rock tonight.

Sweet little lady sings like a songbird

And she sings the opera like you ain’t never heard,

But she ain’t ready,

No, no, no, she ain’t ready

No, no, no, she ain’t ready,

And she ain’t gonna rock & roll

[CHORUS]

She’s sweet on Wagner,

I think she’d die for Beethoven,

She loves the way Puccini lays down a tune,

And Verdi’s always creeping from her room

Come on I’ll show you how to sing the blues

Now baby, come on over you got nothin’ to lose,

Are you ready, hey, hey, hey are you ready

Ooh, ooh, ooh, are you ready

I wanna show you how to rock and roll.

Now listen here baby she, said to me

Just, meet me at the opera house at a quarter to three,

‘Cos I’m ready, yea, yea, yea, I’m ready,

Woo, hoo, hoo, I’m ready,

I’m gonna show you how to sing the blues.

[CHORUS — repeat]

Far, far away the music is playing.

Well we were reelin’ and a rockin’ all through the night,

Yea we were rockin’ at the opera house until the break of light,

And the orchestra were playin’ all Chuck Berry’s greatest tunes.

And the singers in the chorus all got off on singing blues,

And as the night grew older everybody was as one,

The people on the streets came runnin’ in to join in song

Just to hear the opera singer singin’ rock & roll so pure,

I thought I saw the mayor there but I wasn’t really sure,

But it’s alright.