Electric Light Orchestra

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As I look around at these strangers in town, I guess the only stranger is me.
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...

Electric Light Orchestra (often referred to as simply ELO), were a British rock group from Birmingham, England, who released eleven studio albums between 1971 and 1986 and another album in 2001. Initiated by Roy Wood and Jeff Lynne, Lynne subsequently headed the band once Wood had left it soon after their first album.

Quotes[edit]

Eldorado, A Symphony (1974)[edit]

  • 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

    • "Can't Get It Out of My Head" ("Walking on a wave's chicane" are the official lyrics, but these are often heard and quoted as "Walking on a wave she came")

A New World Record (1976)[edit]

It's a livin' thing.
It's a terrible thing to lose.
It's a given thing.
What a terrible thing to lose.
  • It's a livin' thing.
    It's a terrible thing to lose.
    It's a given thing.
    What a terrible thing to lose.
  • 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.

Out of the Blue (1977)[edit]

Everybody's in a play
And don't you know, it's a beautiful new day
  • Sun is shining in the sky
    There ain't a cloud in sight
    It's stopped raining
    Everybody's in a play
    And don't you know, it's a beautiful new day
    • Mr. Blue Sky

Xanadu (1980)[edit]

The dream that came through a million years
That lived on through all the tears, it came to Xanadu…
Soundtack album of the film Xanadu
Works of ELO on the soundtack album of the film Xanadu
  • A place where nobody dared to go
    the love that we came to know
    They call it Xanadu

    And now, open your eyes and see
    what we have made is real
    We are in Xanadu
    A million lights are dancing and there you are, a shooting star
    An everlasting world and you're here with me, eternally
    Xanadu
  • The love, the echoes of long ago
    you needed the world to know
    They are in Xanadu
    The dream that came through a million years
    That lived on through all the tears, it came to Xanadu
    • "Xanadu"

Time (1981)[edit]

I've got a ticket to the moon.
I'll be leaving here any day soon
  • As I look around at these strangers in town, I guess the only stranger is me.
    As I see what they've done to this place that I love, shame is all that I feel.
    • The Way Life's Meant to Be
  • I've got a ticket to the moon.
    I'll be leaving here any day soon
    • Ticket to the Moon

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