"Limelight" as written by Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson....
I can see the glow of a distant sun
I can feel it inside
Maybe this day could be the one

I can hear the roar of a distant crowd
They are waiting for me
Calling my name
Shouting out loud

Holding on isn't always easy
I ain't gonna change my mind

Limelight you were all I ever wanted
Since it all began
Limelight shining on me
Telling the world who I am
Limelight don't let me slip right through your fingers
There's a long way to fall
After the years of waiting
I'm gonna show them all

I can see the world in a different light
Now it's easy to say
Where I went wrong
What I did right

I can hear the beat of a different drum
Take it all in my stride
Hold my head high
Second to none

Holding on wasn't always easy
Nothing can change my mind

Limelight you were all I ever wanted since it all began
Limelight shining on me telling the world who I am
Limelight don't let it slip right through your fingers
There's a long way to fall
After all the years of waiting, I'm gonna show them all
Maybe the role's not easy, maybe the prize is small
After all the years of waiting, I'm gonna show them all







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"Limelight" as written by Eric Woolfson Alan Parsons

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    General CommentThe Alan Parsons Project has TWO primary members, Alan Parsons and Eric Woolfson. In my opinion, Eric did much of the early *creative* work while Alan did the *technical* work. Most people who know of the Alan Parsons Project have never heard of Eric Woolfson and this is Eric's song about his desire to receive the recognition that he truly deserves.
    Wiredcoderon July 19, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwow! when i lisnten to this song, i always imagine someone about going on stage for the first time, but what you say, wiredcoder, makes a lot of sence to me! is that your interpretation or you read it anywhere? that sounds pretty...sad....(btw, mr woolfson has all my recognition! in the project as a singer and composer, and as a solo artist too!!)
    tachuon September 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI don't know if I'd read that into it. Eric later used this very song in a musical (Gambler) and it was used as you might imagine - a character basking in the spotlight and the roar of the crowd.

    This song was also sung at the Olympics ('88, I think).

    But there is no doubt that Eric Woolfson understood the craving for attention - probably why he started doing musicals. Did he 'show them all'? Well... Sorta. :)

    Still though, if you don't read into this too much, I do see this as a song about recognition and attention. There is little to compare with being on stage and commanding a crowd's attention. It's a dream (secret or not) that most people share to one degree or another.

    And this was a song that particularly spoke to me when I was a young musician. I dreamed of the day when I would face the crowd without fear, with total confidence and entertain them all. I used to sing this song from the heart long before that day happened.
    ctlizyrdon September 10, 2007   Link

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