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Thursday, 11 June 2009
All Music & Lyrics by Jeff Lynne
#36: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! There are two pieces of Jeff Lynne's lyrical ELO prose that have always made my hair stand on end whenever Yours Truly KJS has heard them. For some reason, these words from 1974's "Eldorado Overture" and 1981's "Prologue" really resonated with me as young person ... and they still do thus:
Eldorado Overture The dreamer, the unworken 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 ...
Just on the border of your waking mind,
There lies ... another time,
Where darkness & light are one,
And as you tread the halls of sanity,
You feel so glad to be,
Unable to go beyond,
I have a message,
From another time ...
A lot a people rightly laud the musical genius of Jeff Lynne. But I have to admit that as a boy and a young man, dare I say it - a teenager, I was always inspired and a huge fan of the lyrics employed by Jeff Lynne in not a few of his ELO song compositions. There was something that caught my imagination with ELO's two amazing concept albums "Eldorado" and "Time" ... especially these two opening tracks. I wonder, was it the same for you?
Until next time in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 11-June-2009