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A New World Record

Electric Light Orchestra

℗ 1976 Jet Records UNW 00991 / © Epic Records

℗ 1993 ROIR (Reachout International Records) A 071

Electric Light Orchestra • 1976 • A New World Record

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Tightrope

(Jeff Lynne)

They say some days you're gonna win,
They say some days you're gonna lose.
I tell you I got news for you
Your losin' all the time you never win
If you believe that's how it's gonna be I'd better put you down
Get off your tightrope up there come down on
The ground you gotta save me now,
You better turn around.
When I looked around, I was heading down.
Won't somebody throw me down a line.

They say some days you gotta give —
They say some days you gotta take —
If that's the way it's gotta be,
Roll it over and you will see.
The city streets are full of people going nowhere making time.
The change from night to day is really only hours,
It's just along the line can't you see the sign
When I looked around, I was heading down,
Won't somebody throw me down a line.

I want to look you straight in the eye,
I want to tell you how I really feel,
I can feel the wheels turnin' round,
Won't somebody throw me down a line
The city streets are full of people going nowhere making time,
The change from night to day is really only hours
It's just along the line, can't you see the sign
When I closed my eyes, I was so surprised
Somebody had thrown me down the line — stopped me drownin'

Telephone Line

(Jeff Lynne)

Hello — how are you
Have you been alright, through all those lonely nights,
That's what I'd say, I'd tell you everything,
If you'd pick up that telephone.

Hey — how you feelin'
Are you still the same
Don't you realize the things we did were all for real not a dream,
I just can't believe
They've all faded out of view.

I look into the sky
And I wonder why

Telephone line, give me some time, I'm living in twilight
Telephone line, give me some time, I'm living in twilight

O.K. so no — one's answering,
Well can't you just let it ring a little longer
I'll just sit tight, through the shadows of the night
Let it ring for evermore.

Telephone line, give me some time, I'm living in twilight
Telephone line, give me some time, I'm living in twilight

Rockaria!

(Jeff Lynne)

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 
  
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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)

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.

Mission (A World Record)

(Jeff Lynne)

For many days we travelled from a distant place and time, 
To reach a place they call the planet Earth, 
There was to be a celebration, 
On the mission of the sacred heart. 

The planet Earth from way up there is beautiful and blue 
And floating softly through a rainbow, 
But when you touch down things look different here, 
At the mission of the sacred heart. 
  
(Chorus:) 
Watching all the days roll by 
Who are you and who am I?

On a dirty worn-out sidewalk, sits a mother with a baby, 
In her vale of tears she sees no rainbow 
And someone's singing from a window 
In the mission of the sacred heart. 
  
(Chorus)

There's a building on a corner, in a city, in a land, 
On a place they call the planet Earth, 
My orders are to sit here and watch the world go by, 
From the mission of the sacred heart. 
  
(Chorus)

So Fine

(Jeff Lynne)

Two drifters on the morning sky, 
Two drifters sailing wide and high, 
When summer breezes blow across your mind, 
With you, I will walk the line. 
  
(Chorus:) 
I want it so fine 
I want it so fine 
I want it so fine

People walking hand in hand, 
Everybody's singing to the band, 
I want to be where the stars shine bright, 
And hear sweet music on a summer night. 
  
(Chorus)

Sundowners we'll go on and on, 
We'll find the land of the midnight sun, 
And when you look you'll see for miles around, 
You'll see, the world is in your hand. 
  
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Livin' Thing

(Jeff Lynne)

Sailin' away on the crest of a wave 
It's like magic 
Rollin' and ridin' and slippin' & slidin' 
It's magic 
  
(Chorus:) 
And you, and your sweet desire, 
You took me, higher and higher 
It's a livin' thing, 
It's a terrible thing to lose 
It's a given thing 
What a terrible thing to lose.

Making believe this is what you've conceived 
From your worst day, 
Moving in line when you look back in time 
To your first day 
  
(Chorus)

Takin' a dive 'cos you can't halt the slide 
Floating downstream, 
So let her go don't start spoiling the show 
It's a bad dream 
  
(Chorus)

Above the Clouds

(Jeff Lynne)

I came along to see your face,
But the only thing I got from you,
Was telling me it's fantasy,
That you would always be with me,
I can tell you that it's true
I'm waiting here,
But it's alright
It's alright with me,
You better believe me now.

I guess it's like a mountain side,
You gotta climb it to the top,
Floating in a sea of dreams
The only thing that you can see
Is the view above the clouds.
I'm waiting here,
But it's alright,
Still it's alright with me,
You better believe me now.

Do Ya

(Jeff Lynne)

In this life I've seen everything I can see woman, 
I've seen lovers flying through the air hand in hand 
I've seen babies dancing in the midnight sun, 
And I've seen dreams that came from the heavenly skies above 
I've seen old men crying at their own grave sides 
And I've seen pigs all sitting watching, picture slides 
But I never seen nothing like you. 
  
(Chorus:) 
Do ya do ya want my love 
Do ya do ya want my face 
Do ya do ya want my mind 
Do ya do ya want my love

Well I, heard the crowd singin' out of tune, 
As they, sat and sang Auld Lang Syne by the light of the moon 
I heard the preachers bangin' on the drums, 
And I heard the police playin' with their guns 
But I never heard nothin' like you. 

In the country where the sky touches down 
On the field, she lay her down to rest 
In the morning sun, 
They come a'runnin' just to get a look, just to 
Feel to touch her long black hair they don't give a damn 
  
(Chorus)

Well I think you know what I'm trying to say woman, 
That is I'd like to save you for a rainy day, 
I've seen enough of the world to know, 
That I've got to get it all to get it all to grow. 
  
(Chorus)

Shangri-La

(Jeff Lynne)

Sitting here, waiting for, 
Someone calling at my door, 
Too bad, 
I'm getting out of love. 

What's the use of changing things, 
Wonder what tomorrow brings, 
Who knows, 
I'm getting out of love. 
  
(Chorus:) 
My Shangri-la has gone away, 
Faded like the Beatles on Hey Jude 
She seemed to drift out on the rain 
That came in somewhere softly from the blue

Clouds roll by and hide the sun, 
Raindrops fall on everyone, 
So sad, 
I'm getting out of love. 
  
(Chorus)
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