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Ten Thousand Lightyears

Boney M.

℗ 1984 MCI Records 12662

Boney M. • 1984 • Ten Thousand Lightyears

After three years of inactivity, BONEY M. returned to the international charts in 1984 with 10,000 Lightyears. Like Boonoonoonoos, this album was a big production: It boasted a generous array of songs in varying styles and included the Munich Symphony Orchestra thickening the sound on a number of its tracks. Sadly, 10,000 Lightyears is a mixed effort in terms of songwriting. The best songs are on the first side, a sort of mini-rock opera about a future where the citizens of Earth are taken to a safer planet by benevolent aliens from a distant planet. The songs in this suite embellish simple but likable melodies with plenty of nifty synthesizer effects and orchestral flourishes to create songs that feel like an updated version of their early disco style. Highlights from this side include "Future World," which combines a hard rock guitar groove with spacey synthesizer washes that are further bolstered by an orchestral arrangement, and the atmospheric title track, which effectively contrasts a languid melody against a backdrop of busy percussion. Unfortunately, 10,000 Lightyears falls apart on its second side: its unrelated songs lack the strong connective thread of the first side and it is also weighted down by some filler. The worst of the filler tracks is a disastrous techno update of the bubblegum classic "Dizzy," which buries the song's lightweight charm in an oppressively dense electronic arrangement and is further hampered by the addition of a brain-dead hook where one of the singers spells out the song's title in a monotonous fashion. Ultimately, 10,000 Lightyears can't overcome its filler and is only recommended to hardcore Boney M fans. — Donald A. Guarisco.

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Exodus (Noah's Ark 2001)

Get on board our Silver Sun
This is Noah's Arc
In the year 2001
Up in heaven's park.

Exodus, we go to another world.
Exodus, foundation a better world.

Journey of discovery.
From this world of ours.
Flying to a new home in the stars.

Exodus, into the future
Another world, we fly away.
Exodus, into the dawn of
A better world, another day.

Exodus, a new horizon
Another world we've just begun
Exodus, we face tomorrow
A better world, another sun.

Exodus, we go to another world.
Exodus, foundation a better world.

Sailing through the universe
Near the speed of light
Planet earth is blue and out of sight.

Exodus, into the future
Another world, we fly away.
Exodus, into the dawn of
A better world, another day.

Exodus, a new horizon
Another world we've just begun
Exodus, we face tomorrow
A better world, another sun.

Get on board our Silver Sun
This is Noah's Arc
In the year 2001
Up in heaven's park.

Exodus
Exodus
Exodus
Exodus

Exodus, a new Dimension
Another world, we've just begun
Exodus, we face tomorrow
A better world, another sun.

Exodus, we face tomorrow
A better world, another sun.
Exodus, a new horizon...

3rd, unreleased verse:
There'll be no technology
On this new-found land
Nature's peace without the touch of man

Wild Planet

Prolog:
This is the voice of the wild planet
Be prepared to leave your world behind
Soon we're coming to take you with us
Don't be afraid of something you do not understand
Everything is organised perfectly
We guarantee freedom, peace and health for all eternity

(Unreleased:) We fulfill all your hopes and dreams
Because only we have the power
To provide unlimited happiness
In our community you'll find understanding, love and joy
And your struggle for survival will be over

You don't need to worry about the future anymore

(Unreleased:) Because there are no religious wars
We all believe in the principles of humanity

You are not the first human being
We brought to the wild planet
And you won't be the last
Because it's our pleasure to make you people feel good
Just relax and leave the rest to us
See you soon

Wild, wild planet - here we come!
I hear voices calling me wherever I go
Is it in my fantasy I gotta make sure
Persecution mania is killing my brain
Everytime I think they're gone, they call me again

Won't be long - we will come - with our song - soon we'll come

You don't need a ticket, your flight is free
We'll pick you up - soon you're gonna see
Living on this planet is a privilege for you
You can be proud, that's all you gotta do

Wild, wild planet - here we come!

We will soon release you
You will live like we do
You have been selected
Welcome to wild planet

We follow you ... we follow
We follow you ... we follow
We follow ... we follow

It won't be long
We will come
Ba-da-ba-ba-bee-oh

It won't be long
We will come
Ba-da-ba-ba-bee-oh

Wild, wild planet - here we come
Wild, wild planet - here we come

The countdown is running
And the spaceship's waiting
To take you to wild planet

We will soon release you
You will live like we do
You have been selected
Welcome to wild planet

It won't be long
We will come
Ba-da-ba-ba-bee-oh

It won't be long
We will come
Ba-da-ba-ba-bee-oh

Wild, wild planet - here we come
Wild, wild planet - here we come
Wild, wild planet - here we come

Future World

I know a place we all can go
Don't wanna live here anymore
I see a planet slowly die
And I get tired of wondering why

Come and join the right future world
Don't you wanna be free and alive
Come and join the right future world
To a world where we all can survive

Get on board and fly with me
To the future world (Future world)
To let our children grow up there in peace
We can live in harmony
In another world (Another world)
10.000 Lightyears away
10.000 Lightyears away

Get on board and fly with me
To the future world (Future world)
We can build a better world up there
Love is not just make-believe
In another world (Another world)
10.000 Lightyears away

10.000 Lightyears away
10.000 Lightyears away
10.000 Lightyears away

Don't waste the precious life away
The spaceship's taking off today
Leave your belongings all behind
Everything you need is in your mind

Get on board and fly with me
To the future world (Future world)
We can build a better world up there
Love is not just make-believe
In another world (Another world)
10.000 Lightyears away

10.000 Lightyears away
10.000 Lightyears away
10.000 Lightyears away

10.000 Lightyears away...

Where Did You Go

I'm looking out the window pane
And I hear the sound of pouring rain
But you're not here
Where did you go
I wanna know what made you go away
What went wrong?

I'm looking out my window pane
And I hear the sound of pouring rain
There's no-one here to laugh with me
To make the dark clouds disappear
My love, what went wrong?

Where did you go - there is no answer
I need you now much more than ever
Where did you go - why can't you be with me
Where did you go - we were so tender
Where did you go - why not surrender
Only you can set me free

I'm looking out my window pane (Oh yes)
And I hear the sound of pouring rain
I think of you, of someone who can
Always count on love so true
And I'm here - where are you?

Tell me...

I think of you, of someone who can
Always count on love so true
And I'm here - where are you?

Where did you go - there is no answer
I need you now much more than ever
Where did you go - why can't you be with me
Where did you go - we were so tender
Where did you go - why not surrender
Only you can set me free

Where did you go - there is no answer
I need you now much more than ever
Where did you go - why can't you be with me
Where did you go - we were so tender
Where did you go - why not surrender
Only you can set me free

Ten Thousand Lightyears

Ten Thousand Lightyears somewhere out in space
They practice love and they know what it takes
No competition and no jealousy
Living in freedom and humanity

Ten Thousand Lightyears away, lightyears away far from pain
Came to a place full of grace and of peace
Ten Thousand Lightyears away from our fear

Suddenly it's ringing in my ears
Why is it now I don't wanna be here
I feel like flow in that clock at the wall
God, how I wish that this dream would go on

Ten Thousand Lightyears away, lightyears away far from pain
Came to a place full of grace and of peace
Ten Thousand Lightyears away from our fear

Ten Thousand Lightyears somewhere out in space
Ten Thousand Lightyears somewhere out in space
Ten Thousand Lightyears somewhere out in space
Ten Thousand Lightyears somewhere out in space

I Feel Good

What a beautiful morning
Just to wake up beside you
Is something I've missed for so long
I'm so glad that you came back home

Baby let me tell you
How my days slipped away
And how I was afraid of the night
But now I'm alright

I feel good
Feeling like a lover should
What else can I say
Won't forget the day
You came back to stay
I feel so good (I feel good, I feel good, I feel good)
Finally we understood
You and me were meant
True lovers from the start
We can never part

Our love is grown stronger
More than any temptation
In this world could possibly be
There's no doubt 'cause it's plain to see

I feel good
Feeling like a lover should
What else can I say
Won't forget the day
You came back to stay
I feel so good (I feel good, I feel good, I feel good)
Finally we understood
You and me were meant
True lovers from the start
We can never part

I feel good
Feeling like a lover should
What else can I say
Won't forget the day
You came back to stay
I feel so good (I feel good, I feel good, I feel good)
Finally we understood
You and me...

Somewhere in the World

Time, changer of seasons, time will see another flower growing.
Climb over the mountains, there you'll find warm winds blowing.

Somewhere in the world there is peace of mind.
Somewhere in the world that's what I must find.
Somewhere in the world there's a place for me in this world.

I cannot believe it, everywhere I see lonely faces.
Why have we no answers, just some more empty places?

Somewhere in the world there is peace of mind.
Somewhere in the world that's what I must find.
Somewhere in the world there's a place for me in this world.

Time, changer of seasons, time will see another flower growing.
Climb over the mountains, there you'll find warm winds blowing.

Somewhere in the world there is peace of mind.
Somewhere in the world that's what I must find.
Somewhere in the world there's a place for me in this world.

Somewhere in the world there is peace of mind.
Somewhere in the world that's what I must find.

Bel Ami

He's a Casanova (Yeah yeah what'd I say?)
He's a busy lover (Yeah yeah what'd I say?)
Everybody's trying to tell me
That I'm wasting time away
Too cool for one woman (Yeah yeah what'd I say?)

My Bel Ami - I'm born to be with you
My Bel Ami - I don't care what you do
My Bel Ami - Whenever you're with me
My Bel Ami - I'm happy (What'd I say)

My Bel Ami
My Bel Ami

It won't last forever (Yeah yeah what'd I say?)
He's just like the weather (Yeah yeah what'd I say?)
Life with him is so exciting
Heights to the lows from day to day
Something's always happening (Yeah yeah what'd I say?)

My Bel Ami - I'm born to be with you
My Bel Ami - I don't care what you do
My Bel Ami - Whenever you're with me
My Bel Ami - I'm happy (What'd I say)

My Bel Ami
My Bel Ami
My Bel Ami

My Bel Ami - I'm born to be with you
My Bel Ami - I don't care what you do
My Bel Ami - Whenever you're with me
My Bel Ami - I'm happy
My Bel Ami

My Bel Ami - I'm born to be with you
My Bel Ami - I don't care what you do
My Bel Ami - Whenever you're with me
My Bel Ami - I'm happy
My Bel Ami

3rd verse, unreleased:
He can't deny some offers ... yeah yeah what I say
He's got more than the others ... yeah yeah what I say
Why should I be mad about it
That's the price I have to pay
In a world of competition ... yeah yeah what I say

Living Like a Moviestar

They got the luxury money can buy
They're living like kings and queens
The whole world's crying whenever they cry
They smile when they smile at scenes
What's left of all that glamour and glory
You find behind the doors in Hollywood

Living like a moviestar
Tell me how they really are
Prisoners of roles
Until their final curtains fall
Living like a moviestar
I don't think I go too far
If I say they're lonely after all

Too much of everything
Too much to choose
They finally lose control
Crime and insanity, scandals and booze
They're dying 'fore getting old
What's left of all that glamour and glory
You find behind the doors in Hollywood

Living like a moviestar
Tell me how they really are
Prisoners of roles
Until their final curtains fall
Living like a moviestar
I don't think I go too far
If I say they're lonely after all

Living like a moviestar
Tell me how they really are
Prisoners of roles
Until their final curtains fall...

Dizzy

D - I - Z - Z - Y
D - I - Z - Z - Y
You make me dizzy
D - I - Z - Z - Y
D - I - Z - Z - Y
You make me dizzy
D - I - Z - Z - Y

I'm so dizzy
My head is spinning
Like a whirlpool
It never ends
And it's you girl
Making it spin
You're making me dizzy

First time that I saw you girl
I knew that I just had to make you mine
But it's so hard to talk to you
'cause boys are hangin' round you
All the time
I want you so much behind
But you keep playing hard to get
I'm going round in circles all the time

Dizzy, I'm so dizzy
My head is spinning
Like a whirlpool
It never ends
And it's you girl
Making it spin
You're making me dizzy

D - I - Z - Z - Y
You make me dizzy
D - I - Z - Z - Y

I finally got to talk to you
And told you just exactly how I felt
And I held you so close to me
And kissed you when my heart began to melt
How you took coltrol of me
'cause I'm so dizzy I can't see
I need to call a doctor for some help

Dizzy
D - I - Z - Z - Y
D - I - Z - Z - Y
You make me dizzy
D - I - Z - Z - Y

Dizzy
D - I - Z - Z - Y
Dizzy
D - I - Z - Z - Y
Dizzy
D - I - Z - Z - Y
Dizzy
D - I - Z - Z - Y

The Alibama

Proud in the morning sun
Day has just begun
She's a queen riding on the waves
So many miles away
Sailing many a day
Brave in dark storms and hurricanes

Bringing something for everyone
From far-off lands underneath the sun

Here comes the Alibama, the Alibama from over the sea
Here comes the Alibama, sailing homewards to you and to me

The Alibama, the Alibama, the Alibama from over the sea
The Alibama, the Alibama, the Alibama from over the sea

Here comes the Alibama-ma
Here comes the Alibama-ma
Here comes the Alibama-ma
Here comes the Alibama-ma

Sailing the seven seas
Like a bird on the breeze
Oh how she travelled far and wide
Now she is nearly at home
Not much longer alone
Coming back on the morning tide

Bringing something for everyone
From far-off lands underneath the sun

Here comes the Alibama, the Alibama from over the sea
Here comes the Alibama, sailing homewards to you and to me

The Alibama, the Alibama, the Alibama from over the sea
The Alibama, the Alibama, the Alibama from over the sea
The Alibama, the Alibama, the Alibama from over the sea
The Alibama, the Alibama...

Jimmy

Jimmy, my heart is full of love, only true love,
and its wisdom and visions are you.
(Baby baby, there's no returning)
Jimmy, there's words unspoken and unbroken,
only you can ensure everlasting.
(Baby baby, my love is you)

Jimmy, I would like to drive your car,
it don't matter how long, how far.
Jimmy, you can have my loving heart and key and all.
Jimmy, I would like to wear your ring,
all your love songs I sure will sing.
Jimmy, you can have my loving heart and key and all.

Jimmy, if you only knew all that I felt for you,
you wouldn't question me with a doubt.

Jimmy, my heart is full of love, only true love,
and its wisdom and visions are you.
(Baby baby, there's no returning)
Jimmy, there's words unspoken and unbroken,
only you can ensure everlasting.
(Baby baby, my love is you)

Jimmy, I would like to drive your car,
it don't matter how long, how far.
Jimmy, you can have my loving heart and key and all.

Deep and deeper I keep falling, falling in love with you.
Even in times of hard depression, I stay in love with only you.

Jimmy, I would like to drive your car,
it don't matter how long, how far.
Jimmy, you can have my loving heart and key and all.
Jimmy, I would like to wear your ring,
all your love songs I sure will sing.
Jimmy, you can have my loving heart and key and all.

Barbarella Fortuneteller

If you want to know what's written in the stars
And you're in Rio, go-to Barbarella's bar
With a magic circle as that company
Today she writes tomorrow's diary

Barbarella, magical Barbarella
Mystical fortuneteller
Painting a sky of blue
Do you know Barbarella, magical Barbarella
Mystical fortuneteller
Selling your dreams to you

Oh oh oh, oh...
Oh oh oh, oh...

You take a look into her gypsy eyes
You'll get the feeling
That she never ever lies
She will seduce you with that misty look
She's gonna read you like an open book

Barbarella, magical Barbarella
Mystical fortuneteller
Painting a sky of blue
Do you know Barbarella, magical Barbarella
Mystical fortuneteller
Selling your dreams to you

Oh oh oh, oh...
Oh oh oh, oh...

Heya, heya, Make the furure very clear
Don't you be too shy!
Heya, heya, While you whisper in my ear
Tell another lie

Barbarella, magical Barbarella
Mystical fortuneteller
Selling your dreams to you

Oh oh oh, oh...
Oh oh oh, oh...

Oh oh oh, oh...
Barbarella, magical Barbarella
Mystical fortuneteller