Xanadu (film)

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Come take my hand, you should know me,
I've always been in your mind…

Xanadu is a 1980 film in which a muse inspires a down-and-out artist to form a partnership with a 1940s big band leader turned construction magnate in order to open up a roller-skating nightclub. The title of the film is a reference to the poem "Kubla Khan, or, A Vision in a Dream: A Fragment" by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, which is quoted in the film.

Sonny Malone[edit]

Building your dream has to start now,
There's no other road to take…
  • Ah, what the hell. Guys like me should not dream anyway.

Kira[edit]

You have to believe we are magic, nothin' can stand in our way…
From where I stand you are home free, the planets align so rare
There's promise in the air, and I'm guiding you…
Don't let this moment die…None of the rules apply…
The dream that came through a million years
That lived on through all the tears, it came to Xanadu…
  • Come take my hand, you should know me,
    I've always been in your mind
    You know I will be kind, I'll be guiding you
    Building your dream has to start now,
    There's no other road to take
    You won't make a mistake, I'll be guiding you.
  • You have to believe we are magic, nothin' can stand in our way
    You have to believe we are magic, don't let your aim ever stray
    And if all your hopes survive, destiny will arrive
    I'll bring all your dreams alive, for you
  • From where I stand you are home free, the planets align so rare
    There's promise in the air, and I'm guiding you
  • Have you ever heard the expression "kissed by a muse"? Well, that's what I am. I'm a muse.
  • But how can our love succeed
    A miracle is what we need
    And so I appeal to you
    To keep me suspended in time with you
    Don't let this moment die
    I get a feeling when I'm with you
    None of the rules apply
    But I know for certain
    Goodbye is a crime
    So love if you need me
    Suspend me in time
  • 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
  • No one's ever taken anyone out of here. Not in the whole history of... the whole history!

Dialogue[edit]

Sonny: I want to know more about you.
Kira: You already know enough about me. Any more and you're going to get a headache.
Sonny: Are you living with someone?
Kira: Yes. I told you I live with my sisters.

Sonny: I get it. No questions.
Kira: No questions, no lies.
Sonny: No questions, no truth, either.

Mnemosyne: Maybe just one moment darling…
Zeus: …well maybe just one moment or forever, I keep getting them mixed up too

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