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ON THE THIRD DAY
EPIC/LEGACY
82796942712 RELEASED 11 SEPTEMBER 2006
LYRICS



ALL SONGS WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY JEFF LYNNE

KING OF THE UNIVERSE (JEFF LYNNE)

It's all making me ready
It's all doing what you gonna do
I know "A"
I see my life come shine

Golden sunrise
Tragic daydream
I am so afraid

King of the Universe, are you King, King of the Earth
King of the Universe, are you King, King of the Sky
King of the Universe, are you King, King of the Sky?


BLUEBIRD IS DEAD
(JEFF LYNNE)

Little Darlin' of my life
You keep movin' cross my mind
You gave me a sunny day
Now it looks as if I'll pay

Why do they say, Bluebird is dead?
I can still see her, touch her, my Bluebird
The love that you gave, I don't believe, No, No, I don't believe

Bluebird came to me tonight
Waiting patiently for light
She said I know that you will grieve
But my darlin' I must leave

Why do they say, Bluebird is dead?
I can still see her, touch her, my Bluebird
The love that you gave, I don't believe, No, No, I don't believe

Bluebird say it is not so
Please I cannot hear you speak
It must be that you're so tired
In the darkness of the night

Why do they say, Bluebird is dead?
I can still see her, touch her, my Bluebird
The love that you gave, I don't believe, No, No, I don't believe


OH NO NOT SUSAN
(JEFF LYNNE)

Susan spent the weekend at her stately home
Crying at the lions on the garden wall
And then she'd sigh, sneak away
Look at her style, free the day

Oh no not me, I wouldn't
Oh no not me, I couldn't
That's all she says, her money and her place
They just don't mean a fuckin' thing

Susan met the Lords and Dukes of everywhere
Smiling kissing wishing that they'd go to hell
And then she'd laugh, wonder why
Take a nap, sit and cry

Oh no not me, I wouldn't
Oh no not me, I couldn't
That's all she says, her money and her place
They just don't mean a fuckin' thing


NEW WORLD RISING
(JEFF LYNNE)

New Dawn, smiling down on the blue world
Can you feel it, like the first of Spring
The bells are ringing out a little tune for you

Daylight, everyone hears the sound
Hey, Good Mornin'
How you doin', well I'm doin' fine
It's nearly nine, I must be gone

I see no sorrow now
Nobody has a care

Hey there, why don't you join me I'll be glad to know you
Take some time out, would you like to work or play
Or wander slowly through this bright new day
Everyone laughs, can't believe what's goin' on round here
New World Risin', everybody kicked their blues away
Not for today but evermore

I see no sorrow now
Nobody has a care

New Day, smiling down on the world
Can you feel it, like the first of Spring
The bells are ringing out a little tune for you


SHOWDOWN
(JEFF LYNNE)

She cried to the southern wind
About a love that was sure to end
Every dream in her heart was gone
Headin' for a Showdown

Bad dreamer, what's your name?
Looks like we're ridin' on the same train
Looks as though there'll be more pain
There's gonna be a Showdown

And it's rainin' all over the world
It's rainin' all over the world
Tonight, the longest night

She came to me like my friend
She blew in on the southern wind
Now my heart is turned to stone again
There's gonna be a Showdown

Save me, save me
It's unreal the suffering
There's gonna be a Showdown

And it's rainin' all over the world
Rainin' all over the world
Tonight, the longest night

Rainin' rainin'
Rainin' rainin'

Rainin' all over the world
Rainin' all over the world
The longest night

And it's rainin' all over the world
Rainin' all over the world
Tonight, the longest night

You gotta save me girl
When I'm ready to save
All through for you
You know I need you child
C'mon and save me
Can you feel what's comin' to me now?
I'm on the run again
Gotta save your soul…


MA-MA-MA BELLE (JEFF LYNNE)

Got love, if that's what you need
I got, three or four babies sittin' on my knee
I got, good love waitin' for you
I come sneakin' round the corner of the avenue

You got Ma-Ma-Ma Belle, or I will get you
You know you got Ma-Ma-Ma Belle, or I will get you

There's one thing that's on my mind
And that's a getting hold of you before I serve my time
I gotta keep on, with my heavy load
Till I see you come a strollin' down that open road

You got Ma-Ma-Ma Belle, before I get you
Don't you know you got, Ma-Ma-Ma Belle, or I will I get you
Don't you feel it so, Ma-Ma-Ma Belle, or I will I get you
You know it's Ma-Ma-Ma Belle, or I will I get you

I love you Ma-Ma-Ma Belle
That's why I want to get it on, well I'm sure you can tell
I got, good soul, runnin' so deep
Gonna get you in the corner so that I can keep

Can't you hear me wanna Ma-Ma-Ma Belle, or I will I get you
You know I want Ma-Ma-Ma Belle, or I will I get you
Ma-Ma-Ma Belle, or I will I get you
Ma-Ma-Ma Belle, or I will I get you

You gotta Ma-Ma-Ma Belle, or I will get you


DREAMING OF 4000
(JEFF LYNNE)

Saviour of the night came slowly on the silent river
And the lord of life came following, his sins to be forgiven
While the world sat back and laughed away the hours
Till the dawning of the daybreak

I heard them laugh I heard them cry
I saw them praying to the sky
I heard the wind howl in the trees
Down there on bended knee
And I see the light
But I know I must be dreaming

Feel the soul, quiet emotion
Sail on by, helpless devotion
If that's how it feels, it better be real

Take care of your woman
Or you'll never ever see the light
Take heed of the warnin'
Or you know it's gonna be too late
Too late, it's too late, it's too late, it's too late, it's too late

Here, There, Everywhere
They keep on movin' without fear
They look me up, they look me down
They press my body to the ground
But I see the light, see the light it's comin' shinin'

And on a Summers day
When thoughts are drifting far away
And life is good and real to see
My world is saved and I am free
But in the night
Still I know I must be dreaming

Feel the soul, quiet emotion
Sail on by, helpless devotion
If that's how it feels, it better be real

Take care of your woman
Or you know you'll never see the light
Take heed of the warnin'
Or you know it's gonna be too late
Too late, it's too late, it's too late, it's too late
It's too late, it's too late, it's too late, too late ….


EVERYONE'S BORN TO DIE
(JEFF LYNNE)

I see that look of old
Good tidings they are comin'
Wake up that pretty face
And tell me all that you know
Just see the difference now
You're back in front of the show
Such a big deal
How does it feel?

The world is watchin' you
Your troubles now are over
Just see the people stare
They love you don't you know

You drive a Thunderbird
To every single show
If you gotta go,
Go now

And when you cry
All the world will cry
If you should laugh
Well, they'll all fall down

You'd better make it soon
Your sins have been forgivin'
When you start fallin'
There is no one there to hold

You trade your life in for a bag of shiny gold
Something to hold
Something to hold

And when you cry,
All the world will cry
If you should laugh
Well, they'll all fall down

Nothing is better than
Going home without a reason
I look into the sky
And see the reason for life
Everyone's born to die.

 

 

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