Artist: Electric Light Orchestra

Fire on High – Electric Light Orchestra

eloElectric Light Orchestra, commonly abbreviated ELO, were a symphonic rock group from Birmingham, England, who released eleven studio albums between 1971 and 1986 and another album in 2001. ELO were formed to accommodate Roy Wood and Jeff Lynne’s desire to create modern pop songs with heavily classical overtones, but falling under a light rock category. However, the band’s direction for most of their existence was set by Lynne who, after the band’s debut record, wrote and arranged all of the group’s original compositions and produced every album.

Fire on High

The album version contains an opening with a backward message. When the song is played backwards, the message, in a masked heavy voice, can be heard stating, “The music is reversible but time is not. Turn back. Turn back. Turn back. Turn back.” – ostensibly Jeff Lynne’s shot at backmasking hysteria, after satanic allegations were made against their song “Eldorado” by Fundamentalist Christianity members.[1] Snippets of “Messiah” by Handel can be heard as well.

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kcab nrut ,kcab nrut ,kcab nrut ,kcab nruT
ton si emit tuB
elbisrever si gnos ehT

(They’re singing backwards)

  • Audio from the 1975 album,  Face the Music:

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Do Ya ~ Electric Light Orchestra

Electric Light Orchestra, commonly abbreviated ELO, were a symphonic rock group from Birmingham, England, who released eleven studio albums between 1971 and 1986 and another album in 2001. ELO were formed to accommodate Roy Wood and Jeff Lynne’s desire to create modern pop songs with heavily classical overtones, but falling under a light rock category. However, the band’s direction for most of their existence was set by Lynne who, after the band’s debut record, wrote and arranged all of the group’s original compositions and produced every album.

Do Ya

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In this life I’ve seen everything I can see woman,
I’ve seen lovers flying through the air hand in hand
I’ve seen babies dancing in the midnight sun,
And I’ve seen dreams that came from the heavenly skies above
I’ve seen old men crying at their own grave site
And I’ve seen pigs all sitting watching, picture slides
But I never seen nothing like you.

Do ya do ya want my love, woman
Do ya do ya want my face, I need it
Do ya do ya want my mind, I’m sayin’
Do ya do ya want my love

Well I, heard the crowd singin’ out of tune,
As they, sat and sang Auld Lang Syne by the light of the moon
I heard the preachers bangin’ on the drums,
And I heard the police playin’ with their guns
But I never heard nothin’ like you.

In the country where the sky touches down
On the field, she lay her down to rest
In the morning sun,
They come a ‘runnin’ just to get a look, just to
Feel, to touch her long black hair they don’t give a damn

Do ya do ya want my love, woman
Do ya do ya want my face, I need it
Do ya do ya want my mind, I’m sayin’
Do ya do ya want my love

Well I think you know what I’m trying to say to you woman,
That is I’d like to save you for a rainy day,
I’ve seen enough of the world to know,
That I’ve got to get it all to get it all to grow.

Do ya do ya want my love, c’mon now
Do ya do ya want my face, I need it
Do ya do ya want my mind, alright now
Do ya do ya want my love, ahhhhm look out!

Do ya do ya want my love,
Do ya do ya want my love, ohhhh-ohhhh

  • Audio from the 1976 album,  A New World Record:

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