OUT OF THE BLUE
EPIC/LEGACY LIMITED EDITION: 88697053232
EPIC/LEGACY STANDARD EDITION: 82796942722
RELEASED FROM 26 FEBRUARY 2007 (Staggered release worldwide)
LYRICS

TURN TO STONE (JEFF LYNNE)

The city streets are empty now
(The lights don't shine no more)
And so the songs are way down low.
(Turning, turning, turning)

A sound that flows into my mind
(The echoes of the daylight)
Of everything that is alive
(In my blue world).

CHORUS
I turn to stone, when you are gone
I turn to stone
Turn to stone, when you comin' home
I can't go on.

The dying embers of the night
(A fire that slowly fades till dawn)
Still glow upon the wall so bright,
(Turnin' burnin' turnin')

The tired streets that hide away
(From to everywhere they go)
Roll past my door into the day
(In my blue world)

REPEAT CHORUS

Yes I'm turnin' to stone
'Cos you ain't comin' home,
Why ain't you comin' home
If I'm turnin' to stone,
You've been gone for so long
And I can't carry on,
Yes I'm turnin' I'm turnin'
I'm turnin' to stone.

The dancing shadows on the wall
(The two-step in the hall)
Are all I see since you've been gone
(Turn' turnin' turnin')

Through all I sit here and I wait
(I turn to stone I turn to stone)
You will return again some day
(To my blue world)

REPEAT CHORUS


IT'S OVER (JEFF LYNNE)

(It's over, it's all over, it's over)
Summer came and passed away,
Hardly seemed to last a day,
But it's over,
And what can I do.

Music playin' in the air,
Silence on a darkened stair,
'Cos it's over,
And what can I do.

CHORUS
It's over, it's over, all over,
It's all over now,
And the way you looked
Don't even mean I'm down.
(It's over)
When you kick out the sea
And the sun says goodbye
There is nothing
Much to speak of.

Feelin' down, down,
(It's all over)
Feelin' down, down, down
Hey baby, it's all gone,
Rolled out to the sea.

Lookin' over sunny days,
(Searchin' searchin)
Searchin' for the righteous wave,
'Cos it's over,
(All gone what can I do)

Lookin' from this distant shore,
(Distant shore)
You ain't sailin' by no more,
'Cos it's over,
(It is over)
And what can I do.

REPEAT CHORUS

Feelin' down, down,
(It's all over)
Feelin' down, down, down.

It's over, it's over,
It's all over
It's all over,
And what can I do.

It's over,
It's over
It's all over.

It's over,
It's over,
Don't shed a tear for me,
It's over,
Don't shed a tear
Although it's over.



SWEET TALKIN' WOMAN (JEFF LYNNE)

(Sweet talkin' woman, where did you go)

I was searchin', on a one-way street,
I was hopin', for a chance to meet.
I was waitin' for the operator on the line
(She's gone so long) what can I do
(Where could she be)
No no no,
Don't know what I'm gonna do,
I gotta get back to you.

CHORUS
You gotta slow down sweet talkin' woman
You got me runnin',
You got me searchin',
Hold on, sweet talkin' lover,
It's so sad if that's
The way it's over.

Sweet talkin' woman.

I was walkin', many days go by
I was thinkin' about the lonely nights
Communication breakdown all around.
(She's gone so long) what can I do
(Where could she be now)
Don't know what I'm gonna do,
I gotta get back to you.

REPEAT CHORUS

Sweet talkin' woman.

I've been livin' on a dead end street,
I've been askin' everybody I meet,
Insufficient data coming through.
(She's gone so long) what can I do
(Where could see be)
No no no,
Don't know what I'm gonna do,
I gotta get back to you.

REPEAT CHORUS


ACROSS THE BORDER (JEFF LYNNE)

(I've been workin' so hard baby,
Tryin' to get to you
I'm gonna be there soon
Because…)

In the heat of the day
Many miles away when the
Sun is beating down
Upon the main street.
I'll be waitin' at the station,
I gotta move down the line.

They'll be dancin' and singin'
And doin' their thing
And they'll be rockin' and rollin'
Until the day is done
You know I've got to
Make the deadline -

CHORUS
I gotta get that southbound train tonight -
If I don't get to the border then I'll write.

The Mardi Gras
Will be blowing strong
And the people dancing
All across the city,
I'm leaving here tonight,
I gotta move down the line.

I'm gonna catch a ride on the 9:05,
I'm gonna ride the rails
Until we reach the morning,
Maybe three or four
Hundred miles.

REPEAT CHORUS

When the wind is blowing
Softly through the streets
Of a little town
And the music's playin',
You're waitin' somewhere
Over the horizon.

REPEAT CHORUS


NIGHT IN THE CITY (JEFF LYNNE)

Standin' at the airport
Lookin' down the strip
She was dryin' her eyes,
She was bitin' her lip
747 just left from gate eleven,
And there's no turnin' round
'Cos it's just leavin' the ground
And gettin' higher
(Higher)

Standin' at the dock-side
Lookin' out to sea
When I saw her
But she did not see me
There she stood with no hope
Because she'd missed the boat,
And as her dreams sailed away,
She headed back for the day,
Back to the city
(City)

CHORUS
Night in the city, Oh, oh, oh,
Madness at midnight
Night in the city,
Drivin' you insane.

In the city
In the city

REPEAT CHORUS

I was runnin' kinda lonely
At the city place
I waited for an hour
Never saw her face.
Crazy ladies that wait,
And slide around like a snake,
I just can't take anymore,
I'm going in through the door,
Into the city
(City)

I'll get you, yes I'm gonna get you
I'll get you, yes I'm gonna get you
I'll get you, yes I'm gonna get you
I'll get you, yes I'm gonna get you
I'll get you, yes I'm gonna get you
I'll get you, yes I'm gonna get you

Drivin' you insane.

REPEAT CHORUS


STARLIGHT (JEFF LYNNE)

(Starlight callin'
Callin' callin)

Starlight, I hear you
Callin' out to me
(I hear you callin' callin callin' callin')

Sweet love, rollin'
Across my mind again.
(You roll across my mind)
I want you, yes, I do,
I need you, yes, I do.

CHORUS
And then you run -
You gotta stop
Foolin' around
Keep your feet
On the ground little girl,
And starlight will shine
All around little girl

(Starlight callin')

Starlight, your eyes are
Lookin' out so far away,
(I hear you callin' callin' callin')

Constellation in the sky,
Is smiling down on me
I wonder, wonder why
(I wonder, wonder why)

I can feel you're so real,
I can see you're so near.

REPEAT CHORUS

You had me all
Summer long, little girl

Moon glow, come light
The way up to my window
(I hear you callin' callin callin' callin')
As you roll across the night
Don't tell nobody
That I told you so
I need you, yes, I do,
I need you, yes, I do.

REPEAT CHORUS

You had me all
Summer long, little girl
(It's no good at all)

Starlight, your eyes
Are lookin' down on me
So far away
Starlight, your eyes
Are lookin' down on me
So far away…


JUNGLE (JEFF LYNNE)

I was standing in the jungle
I was feeling alright
mmhmm, mmhmm-
I was wandering in the darkness
In the middle of the night
mmhmm, mmhmm-
The moon began to shine
I saw a clearing ahead
mmhmm, mmhmm-
But what's that going on
I think I'm outta my head
mmhmm, mmhmm-

CHORUS:
Chooka chooka hoo la ley
Looka looka koo la ley

A hundred animals were
Gathered round this night
mmhmm, mmhmm-
And they were singin' out
A lovely song under
The pale moonlight
mmhmm, mmhmm-
I stood and stared for quite a while
Then a lion sang to me and smiled
'Come join us if you so desire.

REPEAT CHORUS

I said now please explain
The meaning of this song you sing,
mmhmm, mmhmm-
Wondrous is our great blue ship
That sails around the mighty sun
And joy to everyone that rides along

REPEAT CHORUS

And they danced.

Pretty soon I knew the tune
And we sat and sang under the moon
And the jungle rang
In joyful harmony

REPEAT CHORUS

Wondrous is our great blue ship
That sails around the might sun
And joy to everyone that rides along.



BELIEVE ME NOW (JEFF LYNNE)

Can you hear me?

I love you.

Believe me now
I could never say goodbye
Don't leave me now
Believe me now.


STEPPIN' OUT (JEFF LYNNE)

Pack up all your things,
We're gonna be leavin'
Sooner than I thought,
Take the things you bought,
-Clouds are gathering.

Say goodbye to all your friends,
We're gonna be sorry.
-For a while, that's how it goes
But then again who knows
About the rain.

CHORUS:
I'm steppin' out, I'm moving on,
I'm gonna see the world,
Like a rolling stone,
Steppin' out,
I'm gonna be somebody-
Ooh I'm steppin' out.

Did you hear what he said?
He said they sold me down the river-
They thought I thought I was a fool,
They said the rain would fall
What did they know?

Then I saw your face,
Heard the song that
You were singin',
-Though I thought I knew the words,
The tune was quite absurd
And out of key.
Doo dah dah dee.

REPEAT CHORUS

I'm steppin' out, I'm steppin' out
I'm steppin' out, I'm steppin' out
I'm steppin' out, I'm steppin' out
I'm steppin' out, I'm steppin' out
I'm steppin' out, I'm steppin' out
I'm steppin' out, I'm steppin' out

Steppin' out
Steppin' out
Steppin' out.

Don't know where I'm going,
Gonna see the world,
Gonna be somebody
Don't know where I'm going
I'm just steppin' out,
I'm steppin' out
I'm steppin' out.


STANDIN' IN THE RAIN (JEFF LYNNE)

(Concerto for a rainy day)

Standin' in the rain
Standin' in the rain.

I'm standin' in the rain,
I'm waiting all alone
I'm so tired, I wanna go home.
I'm standin' in the rain,
Getting soaking wet
I'm doin' my best,
But what do I get.

I'm standin' in the rain
Can't seem to get along
People rushing by,
Wish they could hear my song.

I'm standin' in the rain,
It's teeming down on me
Cats and dogs, I wanna be free.
I'm standin' in the rain,
Doin' my thing
I'm trying my best,
What does it bring.
I'm standing in the rain
Getting soaking wet
I'm doing my best
But what do I get.

The good intentions and the pain,
Lay drowned now in the pouring rain
I tried to be so good this time
But here I am under the sky.

The good intentions and the pain
Lay drowned now in the pouring rain.

Standin' in the rain
Standin' in the rain.

BIG WHEELS (JEFF LYNNE)

I've been thinkin' it over,
So many times they say
You got it made-
They never understand
The answer lies within
Your soul 'cos
No-one know which side
The coin will fall
Big wheels turnin'
Baby I know,
(Or not at all)
Big wheels turnin',
Baby I know
(Or not at all)
Big wheels turnin', turnin'.

Save it for a rainy day
For when the cold wind blows
Just to see how they run
-I thought they'd know,
I tried my best
All I could do
But somehow it was not
Enough for you.
Big wheels turnin'
Baby I know,
(Or not at all)
Big wheels turnin',
Baby I know
Big wheels turnin', turnin', turnin', turnin', turnin'.

CHORUS
I remember the dead of night,
A lonely light that shines
Upon the window.
I see it all so clear
The tenderness the silent tears
Out here in the pouring rain
Through cold dark waiting days
I see you standing there
I see the big wheels turnin'
Never endin' on and on they go.

I think I'm goin' home,
I think I'm gonna have to start again
It's rather sad,
Because I've looked around
Can't seem to find
Whatever's always rollin'
Through my mind
Big wheels turnin'
Baby I know,
(Or not at all)
Big wheels turnin',
Baby I know
Big wheels turnin', turnin', turnin', turnin', turnin'.

REPEAT CHORUS


SUMMER AND LIGHTNING (JEFF LYNNE)

I have waited, for your love
For so long, how do I go on,
I have told you, so many times,
It's no good,
You're treatin' me so wrong.

CHORUS
Out there so far away,
Above the sky will say
For you,
Here it comes again
It's all around me
It must be magic
Yeah, yeah.

I can see you, in my mind,
The lost time, that you're savin',
I could reach out, and touch you,
What can I do,
The sun ain't shinin'

REPEAT CHORUS
Out there so far away,
(So far away)
Above the sky will say
For you, only for you
Here it comes again
(Summer and lightning)
It's all around me
(Summer and lightning)
It must be magic
(Summer and lightning)
Yeah, yeah, yeah.

REPEAT CHORUS


MR. BLUE SKY (JEFF LYNNE)

(Today's forecast is for blue skies)

Sun is shinin' in the sky,
There ain't a cloud in sight
It's stopped rainin'
Everybody's in a play
And don't you know,
It's a beautiful new day.

Runnin' down the avenue,
See how the sun shines brightly
In the city on the streets
Where once was pity,
Mr. Blue Sky is living here today.

CHORUS
Mr. Blue Sky, please tell us why,
You had to hide away
For so long where did we go wrong.

Hey there Mr. Blue,
We're so pleased to be with you
Look around see what you do,
Everybody smiles at you

Hey you with the pretty face,
Welcome to the human race
A celebration Mr. Blue Sky's
Up there waitin' and today
Is the day we've waited for

REPEAT CHORUS

Mr. Blue you did it right,
But soon comes Mr. Night,
Creepin' over, now his
Hand is on your shoulder,
Never mind I'll remember you this way.

REPEAT CHORUS


SWEET IS THE NIGHT
(JEFF LYNNE)

When the day is done
And there's nowhere to run,
And the people of the city
Have all lost and won,
In your city dress
You stand and stare
And you smoke another cigarette
And comb your hair,
And the light that shines,
Paints a trace of sadness
On the street, I wait,
I can't seem to get to you.

You start to sway,
Check your Cartier
'Cos it's getting late,
You can't afford to wait,
So you move along
Where it's going on,
And the people of the night
Are playing 'till the dawn,
And the sun that shines,
Paints a trace of sadness
In your eyes that cry
Wishin' and hopin'-

CHORUS:
Sweet, sweet is the night
Now you are near,
Dark, dark were the days,
They disappear,
Sweet, sweet is the night,
Now you are near.

Well you did your thing
And you lost your wings,
And you hurt so bad
You lost everything,
And the tears that fall
On the city wall,
Will fade away with
The rays of morning light
That shines,
Paints a smile across
Your pretty face,
And I know
Everything is alright.

REPEAT CHORUS


BIRMINGHAM BLUES (JEFF LYNNE)

Working on the road across
This great big world,
Yeah I've been rolling like a stone
I never get back home,
Yes, I've been long-gone,
And boy I've got the Birmingham Blues.

I've been across the ocean
To the south sea isles
Yeah I travelled to the east and west
For miles and miles and miles
And I've been long-gone,
And boy I've got the Birmingham Blues.

CHORUS
Across the world I've seen,
People and places
Could be the same
But with a different name.

I wouldn't change the things
I do for anything
But I'd just like to hear the message
Of the streets again
Give me a ticket,
'Cos boy I've got the Birmingham Blues.

It may be kind of homely
But it sure is sweet,
Industrial Revolution put it on its feet
But it's a long, long way,
Boy, I've got the Birmingham Blues.

REPEAT CHORUS

I'll go and stay a while
And all the folks I meet
They'll say "you won't stay long
You got them travellin' feet,
You'll soon be long-gone.
'Cos boy you got
The rest of the world blues".

REPEAT CHORUS


WILD WEST HERO (JEFF LYNNE)

Wish I was, a wild west hero.

Sometimes I look up high
And then I think there might,
Just be a better life
Away from all we know
That's where I wanna go
Out on the wild side,
-And I wish I was-
Oh-oh-oh-oh, a wild west hero.

CHORUS
Ride the range all the day,
Till the first fading light
Be with my western girl
Round the fire oh so bright
I'd be the Indians friend
Let them live to be free
Ridin' into the sunset
I wish I could be.

I'd ride the desert sands
And through the prairie lands,
Tryin' to do what's right,
The folks would come to me,
They'd say we need you here.
I'd stay there for the night,
Oh I wish I was
-Oh-oh-oh-oh, a wild west hero

REPEAT CHORUS

WILD WEST HERO (ALTERNATE BRIDGE: HOME DEMO) (JEFF LYNNE)

See them dance, see them dance,
On the wind, in the night.
See them fall, see them fall
On the fire oh so bright,
So bright.


LATITUDE 88 NORTH (JEFF LYNNE)

The iceman came to me tonight,
So very near but out of sight.
I heard the footsteps in the hall
And I heard a cold voice call,
It's such a lonely world.

Then I knew that you were gone,
It came to me, I was alone.
Now I'm left out in the cold
But the story's far from told,
It's such a lonely world.

CHORUS
It's like Latitude 88 North,
It's so cold, cold as hell.
35 below and falling,
How I wish that she was calling me.

Frozen shadows in the doorways,
They will linger there always
And as the dawn begins to break,
She's gone it's hard to take,
It's such a lonely world.

REPEAT CHORUS


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