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Eldorado

Electric Light Orchestra

℗ 1974 Carlin Music UNW 00997

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Eldorado Overture

The dreamer, the unwoken fool,
In dreams, no pain will kiss the brow.
The love of ages fills the head.
The days that linger there in prey of
Emptiness of burned out dreams.
The minutes calling through the years.
The universal dreamer rises up above
His earthly burden.
Journey to the dead of night.
High on a hill in Eldorado.

Can't Get it Out of My Head

Midnight, on the water,
I saw the ocean's daughter,
Walking on a wave's chicane,
Staring as she called my name.

And I can't get it out of my head.
No I can't get it out of my head.
Now my old world is gone for dead,
'Cos I can't get it out of my head.

Breakdown, on the shoreline,
Can't move, it's an ebbtide,
Morning don't get here tonight,
Searching for her silver light.

And I can't get it out of my head.
No I can't get it out of my head.
Now my old world is gone for dead,
'Cos I can't get it out of my head.

Bank job, in the city,
Robin Hood and William Tell and Ivanhoe and Lancelot,
They don't envy me.
Sitting til the sun goes down,
In dreams the world keeps going round and round.

And I can't get it out of my head.
No I can't get it out of my head.
Now my old world is gone for dead,
'Cos I can't get it out of my head.

And I can't get it out of my head.
No I can't get it out of my head.
Now my old world is gone for dead,
'Cos I can't get it out of my head.

Boy Blue

Hey Boy Blue, can't you hear all the noise. 
It's for you, all the town's waiting there. 
Let us go, there's a show like you ain't seen before. 

Welcome home, where you been all these years, 
Look around, all the crowd is in tears, 
It's so good to see you in the streets of your town. 
  
Hey Boy Blue is back. 
Hey Boy Blue is back. 
Hey Boy Blue is back. 
Hey Boy Blue is back. 
Hey Boy Blue is back. 
Hey Boy Blue is back.

I've seen bold knights, dropping down like flies, 
I've seen kings, rolling in the mire, 
I've seen God, point the finger of doom to our foes. 

I have fought in the holiest wars, 
I have smashed some of the holiest jaws. 
I've been jailed, been impaled, and been dragged through the world. 

One thing, I have learned through these years, 
Is that no man, should be stricken with fear. 
It should be that he walks with no care in the world. 

So my friends, who are gathered today, 
Hear this clear, for I'll not further say, 
That no man, shall cause me to take up arms again. 
  
Hey Boy Blue is back. 
Hey Boy Blue is back. 
Hey Boy Blue is back. 
Hey Boy Blue is back. 
Hey Boy Blue is back. 
Hey Boy Blue is back.

Laredo Tornado

Summer days, where did you go, 
You've let me down so bad. 
Clouds fill the sky, gone is the dream 
My happy hunting ground, 
Wild buffalo played 
And I never saw a rainy day. 
But it looks like summer days 
Ain't coming back. 

March April May, June and July, 
You took me for a fall. 
Big chief he lie, cold wind blows cool, 
So cold to make you die. 
Mountain breeze, ocean bay and I 
Never saw a rainy day. 
But it looks like them summer days 
Ain't coming back. 
  
Laredo Tornado, 
Adios amigos.

What can you do, when your dream world is gone? 
And your friends and lovers too? 

West Winter Street under the ground, 
The air that makes you choke, 
Towers of concrete, hellish go-round, 
Were there when I awoke. 
City sky, pouring down with rain 
That can never hope to ease the pain. 
And it looks like summer days 
Ain't coming back. 
  
Laredo Tornado, 
Adios amigos.

Laredo Tornado, 
Adios amigos.

Poor Boy (The Greenwood)

Me I'm just a poor boy, 
From across the far southland, 
And I've traveled many days 
To reach this place to make my stand, 
I fell in with a merry band, 
And drank away the hours. 
  
Rollin' on, I've been rollin' on, 
And my head is high, from the battle won, 
Laid down my life for the Greenwood.

The city boys, and the country boys. 
They come from miles around, 
To defy their king and country, 
Save the poor folks from the hand, 
Of the thieving dukes and abbotts. 
And the gentry of the land. 
  
Rollin' on, I've been rollin' on, 
And my head is high, from the battle won, 
Laid down my life for the Greenwood.

Sweet Maid Marion, 
Don't you do me no wrong, 
Stay on the right side, 
The Greenwood is your home, 
The dancing girls and the open fires, 
The wine that flows like water. 
  
Rollin' on, I've been rollin' on, 
And my head is high, from the battle won, 
Laid down my life for the Greenwood.

Mister Kingdom

Daylight comes to those who live 
But those who die they never see the sun come 
Shining through their window pane 
They pass away. 

Silly girl to be a fool. 
You didn't play the golden rule, 
'Cos once you're through with one world, 
There's another waiting there. 
  
Help me such a lonely soul, 
In dreams to leave behind the world. 
Mr. Kingdom help me please, 
To find the rainbow's end.

Looking from this empty room. 
The corridors of endless gloom 
Go crawling through the night, 
To meet the dawn that's on its way. 

Oh to sleep, per-chance to dream, 
To live again those joyous scenes, 
The laughter and the follies 
That are locked inside my head. 
  
Help me such a lonely soul, 
In dreams to leave behind the world. 
Mr. Kingdom help me please, 
To find the rainbow's end.

I can dream of flying high 
Above the city's cares 
And never be afraid of anyone 
'Cos there ain't no one there. 
  
Help me such a lonely soul, 
In dreams to leave behind the world. 
Mr. Kingdom help me please, 
To find the rainbow's end.

Help me such a lonely soul, 
In dreams to leave behind the world. 
Mr. Kingdom help me please, 
To find the rainbow's end.

Nobody's Child

Painted lady, stop that closin' in on me, 
Painted lady, you're supposed to be a dream, 
Painted lady, you better stay away from me, 
Painted lady, why you loosinin' my tie, 
Painted lady, what's that twinkle in your eye, 
Painted lady, you better stay away from me. 
Painted lady, with your jewels and your beads, 
Painted lady, don't you do these dirty deeds. 
Painted lady, you better stay here with me. 

Nobody's child till I saw the light of your smile, 
Painted lady, nobody's child, 
You have set me free. 

Nobody's child, you came in and stayed for a while. 
Painted lady, nobody's child, 
You have set me free.

Illusions in G-major

On the seven seas there was a phantom ship acoming, 
Shinin' in the dead of night, I heard the crew a hummin' 
Tunes that sounded like the Rolling Stones and Leonard Cohen. 
But they didn't know the words so I assumed that they was foreign. 
  
But I heard them just the same 
Doctor let me teach 'em, 
I just wanna please 'em, 
Doctor let me teach 'em.

I looked up in the sky there was a phantom plane a comin' 
Shinin' in the dead of night, I heard the pilot saying 
Poems that were written by John Keats and Robert Browning. 
But he didn't know the words so I suppose that it was nothing. 
  
But I heard them just the same 
Doctor let me teach 'em, 
I just wanna please 'em, 
Doctor let me teach 'em.

Doctor please believe me, I know you won't deceive me, 
But do these thing I'm seein' have any hidden meaning. 
It's all good entertainment and, it doesn't cost a penny. 
So please doc, let me teach 'em, if I can only reach 'em. 
  
But I heard them just the same 
Doctor let me teach 'em, 
I just wanna please 'em, 
Doctor let me teach 'em.

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 tbere lies the tales untold, 
Bot in between their 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 wind, 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. 
  
And 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. 
  
And I will stay, 
I'll not be back, Eldorado. 
I will be free, 
Of the world, Eldorado.

Eldorado — Finale

The dreamer, the unwoken fool. 
High on a hill in Eldorado.