BALANCE OF POWER
EPIC/LEGACY EXPANDED EDITION: 82796942792
RELEASED FROM 26 FEBRUARY (UK ONLY)
LYRICS

HEAVEN ONLY KNOWS (JEFF LYNNE)

heaven only knows

oh I know it's strange, but I think that it's about to change
so I'll take the chance to get back into the straight again

heaven only knows, I'm really on the level
heaven only knows, I'm trying to find a way
heaven only knows, I'm walking down a straight and lonely road today

oh yeah, heaven only knows

now the sun will shine and I'm gonna work it out this time
and before the light all I gotta take is one more night

heaven only knows, I'm really on the level
heaven only knows, I'm trying to find a way
heaven only knows, I'm walking down a straight and lonely road today

heaven only knows, heaven only knows
heaven only knows, heaven only knows
heaven only knows, heaven only knows
heaven only knows, heaven only knows

heaven only knows

as the hours go by I can only wonder why
you can change your mind but you never change the price.

heaven only knows, I'm really on the level
heaven only knows, I'm trying to find a way
heaven only knows, I'm walking down a straight and lonely road today

heaven only knows, heaven only knows
heaven only knows, heaven only knows.

heaven only knows, I'm really on the level
heaven only knows, I'm trying to find a way
heaven only knows, I'm walking down a straight and lonely road

heaven only knows, I'm really on the level
heaven only knows, I'm trying to find a way
heaven only knows


SO SERIOUS (JEFF LYNNE)

night after night, I try to make it all fit together
night after night, I see you as someone I remember
you took me by surprise, opened up my eyes
now we gotta talk this over

can it really be so serious, to be all broken up and delirious
I guess we've really been out of touch, but can it really be so serious

serious, so serious

day after day, I know it's not the way that you wanted it
day after day, I try to find the key, but it don't fit
but you know how it is, no matter what I did
we gotta talk it over

can it really be so serious, to be all broken up and delirious
I guess we've really been out of touch, but can it really be so serious

tonight, tonight, I'm thinking over everything you said to me
tonight, tonight, I'm sorry, but I just didn't see
and now it's up to you, there's nothing else to do
we've gotta talk it over

can it really be so serious, to be all broken up and delirious
I guess we've really been out of touch, but can it really be so serious


GETTING TO THE POINT (JEFF LYNNE)

it's out of control, and there's nothing I can do now
out of control, spinning softly through the blue now
and look beyond these walls, as the meaning starts to dawn
it's getting to the point, getting to the point

it's out of control, nothing I can do
like a fire that keeps on burning
and nobody knows what I'm going through
and the thoughts just keep returning
and all you had to say, was that you were gonna stay
it's getting to the point, getting to the point

it's getting to the point where nobody can stop it now
it's getting to the point of no return
and all that I can do is stand and watch it now
watch it burn, burn, burn
it's getting to the point where reasons are forgotten
it's getting to the point, where no one knows
and all that I can do, is say I'm sorry but that's the way it goes,
it's getting to the point

forever is a long, long way, forever takes your breath away
I'd like to talk about it, try to understand
it's getting to the point, getting to the point

it's getting to the point where nobody can stop it now
it's getting to the point of no return
and all that I can do is stand and watch it now
watch it burn, burn, burn
it's getting to the point where reasons are forgotten
it's getting to the point, where no one knows
and all that I can do, is say I'm sorry but that's the way it goes

it's getting to the point, getting to the point
getting to the point, getting to the point
it's getting to the point, getting to the point
getting to the point


SECRET LIVES (JEFF LYNNE)

I don't know, I don't know what's on your mind
I thought everything was fine, but it was my surprise
I don't know, I don't know what's going on
something surely must be wrong, you're living secret lives

living secret lives, secret lives
and I wonder where she goes to in the night in secret lives

wish I knew, wish I knew where I fit in
wish that I knew everything about your secret lives
if it means, if it means that much to you
I don't want to stop the things you do, I don't need alibis

living secret lives, secret lives
and I wonder where she goes to in the night in secret lives

I don't care, I don't care what goes on there
as long as one day I can share, share your secret lives

living secret lives, secret lives
and I wonder where she goes to in the night in secret lives

secret lives, living secret lives
and I wonder where she goes to in the night in secret lives

secret lives, secret lives
and I wonder where she goes in secret lives


IS IT ALRIGHT (JEFF LYNNE)

dear Jo, don't know where to begin so I'll just hello
dear Jo, is it so much better now you're on your own

is it alright, you never believed in yourself
is it alright, now that you're free does it help

is it alright, now that you've got what you want
and is it alright, now that you're back where you belong

dear Jo, are you living it up every place you go
dear Jo, if you're having a hard time it sure don't show

is it alright, you couldn't hold on in your mind
is it alright, now is it okay, is it fine

is it alright, now that you've got what you want
and is it alright, now that you're back where you belong

dear Jo, can you believe that it's been so long
dear Jo, just thought I'd write and let you know

is it alright, you never believed in yourself
is it alright, but now that you're free, does it help

is it alright, now that you've got what you want
and is it alright, now that you're back where you belong

is it alright, is it alright with you
is it alright, is it alright with you

is it alright, now that you've got what you want
and is it alright, now that you're back where you belong

is it alright, now that you've got what you want
and is it alright, now that you're back where you belong


SORROW ABOUT TO FALL (JEFF LYNNE)

there's a silence in the city, there's nobody around
and everyone that we knew moved to higher ground
there's a shadow hanging overhead, it lingers there alone
changing all we ever knew, the changes start to show

there's a sorrow about to fall
there's a sorrow about to fall

there's a new sound in the wires, and ears are to the ground
and everything that once was ours has slowly turned around
something happened to the seasons, started falling with the rain
and something changed forever, we gotta find a way

there's a sorrow about to fall
there's a sorrow about to fall

there's people in the photographs, but they all had to run
they went away to somewhere, beyond the setting sun

there's a sorrow about to fall
there's a sorrow about to fall
there's a sorrow about to fall
there's a sorrow about to fall


WITHOUT SOMEONE (JEFF LYNNE)

I watch the cars move, I watch the lights up on the window
I walk along the street, I'm only thinking of you
I watch the clock staring from the wall, it hardly moves at all
it's you I'm waiting for

without someone I can depend on
I'm lost without someone
as I go on, I hope you're remembering
I'm lost without someone

all alone, no one around, I watch the shadows falling faster
the city lights begin to glow and then I start to realise
I count the hours as they slip away into another day
wondering where you'll stay

without someone I can depend on
I'm lost without someone
as I go on, I hope you're remembering
I'm lost without someone

still watching the cars move, still watching the lights upon the window
I'm walking down the street, I'm only thinking of you
I hear the night as it calls to me, it plays a symphony
it says you're gone from me

without someone I can depend on
I'm lost without someone
as I go on, I hope you're remembering
I'm lost without someone

without someone I can depend on
I'm lost without someone
as I go on, I hope you're remembering
I'm lost without someone


CALLING AMERICA (JEFF LYNNE)

somebody told her that there was a place like heaven
across the water on a seven forty seven
yeah, we're living in, in a modern world

and pretty soon she's really got the notion
of flying out across the big blue ocean
yeah, we're living in, in a modern world
talk is cheap on satellite, but all I get is static
information I'm still here, redial on automatic

calling america, can't get a message through
calling america, that's what she said to do
calling america, that's where she has to be
calling america, she left a number for me
calling america

but I'm just talking to a satellite
twenty thousand miles up in the sky each night
yeah we're living in, in a modern world

all I had to do was pick up the phone
I'm out in space trying to talk to someone
yeah, we're living in, in a modern world

she left a number I could call
but no one's there, no one at all
there must be something going wrong
that number just rings on and on

calling america, can't get a message through
calling america, that's what she said to do
calling america, that's where she has to be
calling america, she left a number for me
calling america

said she'd call when she'd been gone a while
guess she's missing me across the miles
yeah, we're living in, in a modern world

calling america, can't get a message through
calling america, that's what she said to do
calling america, that's where she has to be
calling america, she left a number for me

calling america, calling america
calling america, calling america
calling america, calling america


ENDLESS LIES (JEFF LYNNE)

bye bye, pretty woman, I've got to leave you
now I find you never really cared

stand back take a look at you, you couldn't care if you wanted to
you keep saying it's gonna change, but every time it comes back again
it's a merry-go-round

endless lies shine in your eyes

it's alright, count to ten, it will all be better then
it's alright, the world will go away

stand back take a look at you, you couldn't care if you wanted to
you keep saying it's gonna change, but every time it comes back again
it's a merry-go-round

endless lies I can see it in your eyes
the heartbreak is if you could only see
that's not the way that it's supposed to be
endless tears that flowed through the years
you take it all, and then you take some more
then you come running back to me

play on pretty music, play on and on for me
shine on silver stars over the sea

endless lies I can see it in your eyes
the heartbreak is if you could only see
that ain't the way that it's supposed to be

endless lies shine in your eyes


SEND IT (JEFF LYNNE)

the sun still shines way up above
but it don't matter now because the dream is gone
the dream is just a memory, oh yeah
if you see my dream, send it back home to me

the stars still glow up in the night
but somehow they don't seem so bright
the dream is gone, the dream is just a memory, oh yeah
if you see my dream, send it back home to me

'cause I've been waiting for a long, long time
thought I'd found a way
now I just wait for someone to call
I'm waiting for it every day

send it on the wires, send it on a plane
send it on an express, but send it back to me again

the music plays so loud and clear
but somehow I can't make you hear the dream is gone
the dream is just a memory, oh yeah
if you see my dream send it back home to me

when you get what you want it's a long way down
and you can see for miles around
when you lose it nothing is for real
if you see my dream send it back to me

send it on the wires, send it on a plane
send it on an express, but send it back to me again

send it on the wires, send it on a plane
send it on an express, but send it back to me again


HEAVEN ONLY KNOWS (ALTERNATE VERSION) (JEFF LYNNE)

our father, who art in heaven, I didn't understand
our father, who art in heaven, I had to change my plans

heaven only knows, I'm really on the level
heaven only knows, I'm trying to find a way
heaven only knows, I'm walking down a straight and lonely road today

doesn't matter where I try to be
I'm moving fast but I still can't see the daylight or the rising sun
all I see are the stars above

heaven only knows, I'm really on the level
heaven only knows, I'm trying to find a way
heaven only knows, I'm walking down a straight and lonely road today

I'm sorry that I didn't care, I never saw the signs of beware
didn't listen, didn't think about her
I paid the price of being without her

heaven only knows, I'm really on the level
heaven only knows, I'm trying to find a way
heaven only knows, I'm walking down a straight and lonely road today

if you could turn night into day, I could stop it slipping away

heaven only knows

heaven only knows, I'm really on the level
heaven only knows, I'm trying to find a way
heaven only knows, I'm walking down a straight and lonely road

heaven only knows, heaven only knows, heaven only knows


IN FOR THE KILL
(JEFF LYNNE)

listen to the money talk, listen to it scream
only lots of paper but it haunts them in their dreams

doesn't matter who they are, doesn't matter where
some people can't get enough that is their only care

going in for the kill, in for the kill

in for the kill, in for the slaughter
in for the thrill of the power game
in for the kill, in for the finish
they've got to win it's the only way

sitting in a darkened room sharing out the land
someone holds a document and smiles as they shake hands

going in for the kill, in for the kill

in for the kill, in for the slaughter
in for the thrill of the power game
in for the kill, in for the finish
they've got to win it's the only way

everywhere you wander, wander where you will
someone's making deals and going in for the kill

in for the kill, in for the slaughter
in for the thrill of the power game
in for the kill, in for the finish
they've got to win it's the only way

in for the kill, in for the slaughter
in for the thrill of the power game
in for the kill, in for the finish
they've got to win it's the only way

in for the kill
in for the kill
in for the kill
in for the kill


SECRET LIVES (ALTERNATE TAKE) (JEFF LYNNE)

I don't know, I don't know what's on your mind
I thought everything was fine, but it was my surprise

I don't know, I don't know what's going on
something surely must be wrong, you're living secret lives

living secret lives, secret lives
and I wonder where she goes to in the night in secret lives

wish I knew, wish I knew where I fit in
wish that I knew everything about your secret lives

if it means, if it means that much to you
I don't want to stop the things you do, I don't need alibis

living secret lives, secret lives
and I wonder where she goes to in the night in secret lives

I don't care, I don't care what goes on there
as long as one day I can share, share your secret lives

living secret lives, secret lives
and I wonder where she goes to in the night in secret lives

secret lives, living secret lives
and I wonder where she goes to in the night in secret lives

secret lives, secret lives
secret lives, secret lives
secret lives, secret lives


SORROW ABOUT TO FALL (ALTERNATE MIX)
(JEFF LYNNE)

there's a silence in the city, there's nobody around
and everyone that we knew moved to higher ground
there's a shadow hanging overhead, it lingers there alone
changing all we ever knew, the changes start to show

there's a sorrow about to fall
there's a sorrow about to fall

there's a new sound in the wires, and ears are to the ground
and everything that once was ours has slowly turned around
something happened to the seasons, started falling with the rain
and something changed forever, we gotta find a way

there's a sorrow about to fall
there's a sorrow about to fall

beyond the setting sun, there's a message on the corner,
the future's had its day doesn't matter where we go, we should get away

there's a sorrow about to fall
there's a sorrow about to fall
there's a sorrow about to fall
there's a sorrow about to fall


CAUGHT IN A TRAP (JEFF LYNNE)

sometimes you get caught in a trap and you don't know it
sometimes its better to get out before you blow it
some people never learn they keep on falling
you can never get out if you keep on stalling

then you get caught in a trap, caught in dead end
caught in a trap with nowhere to run
then you get caught in a trap, caught in dead end
nowhere to turn but it can't go on

caught in a trap

sometimes you got to know where to run for cover
sometimes you're better out 'till the heat is over

or you get caught in a trap, caught in dead end
caught in a trap with nowhere to run
then you get caught in a trap, caught in dead end
nowhere to turn but it can't go on

caught in a trap

don't know how it happens but then it's too late
then you gotta move on the times you contemplate

cause' you got caught in a trap, caught in dead end
caught in a trap with nowhere to run
then you got caught in a trap, caught in dead end
nowhere to turn but it can't go on

caught in a trap, caught in dead end
caught in a trap with nowhere to run
caught in a trap, caught in dead end
nowhere to turn but it can't go on


DESTINATION UNKNOWN (JEFF LYNNE)

I'm getting outta here 'cause there's too many complications
yeah I'm getting outta here don't get given any information
and if they ask you for a number to call, just say I'm gone that's all

destination unknown, I'm a long way from home
destination unknown, I'll be gone, gone, gone
destination unknown, destination unknown

if anybody wants me just say you don't know the address
'cause I've had enough of the confusion and the madness
and should anybody ever try to stall, just say I'm gone that's all

destination unknown, I'm a long way from home
destination unknown, I'll be gone, gone, gone
destination unknown, destination unknown

I'm tired of playing other peoples games
tired of waiting for something to change

destination unknown, I'm a long way from home
destination unknown, I'll be gone, gone, gone
destination unknown, destination unknown

I'm tired of playing other peoples games
tired of waiting for something to change

destination unknown, I'm a long way from home
destination unknown, I'll be gone, gone, gone
destination unknown, destination unknown

destination unknown, I'm a long way from home
destination unknown, I'll be gone, gone, gone
destination unknown, destination unknown


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