"Laredo Tornado" as written by and Jeff Lynne....
Summer days, where did you go,
You've let me down so bad,
Clouds fill the sky,
Gone is the dream
My happy hunting ground.
Wild buffalo played and I never saw a rainy day.
But it looks like summer days ain't coming back.

March April May, June and July,
You took me for a fall.
Big chief he lie,
Cold wind blows cool, so cold to make you die.
Mountain breeze, ocean bay and I never saw a rainy day.
But it looks like them summer days ain't coming back.

Laredo Tornado,
Adios amigos
What can you do, when your dream world is gone.
And your friends and lovers too.

West Winter Street under the ground,
The air that makes you choke,
Towers of concrete, hellish go-round,
Were there when I awoke
City sky, pouring down with rain
That can never hope to ease the pain.
And it looks like summer days ain't coming back.

Laredo Tornado
Adios amigos.
Laredo Tornado
Adios amigos.


Lyrics submitted by Kenobi65

"Laredo Tornado" as written by Jeff Lynne

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    General CommentExcellent guitar intro! I just had to get that thought out.

    Besides that, lyrically, it's very depressing but straight to the point. I think he's singing as if he was a Native American who is witnessing the destruction of his community. "Summer days" is the metaphor for his past, the good past. Rain symbolizes the negative present where there are buildings and technological advances.

    I believe "Laredo Tornado" describes how quickly everything has changed, like a tornado usually does - destroying what's in its path. Unfortunately for the singer, it's his home. "Adios amigos" describes how he is now left alone with no friends (or maybe ELO wants a clever rhyme).

    Great song!
    webmasterdeeon November 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe guitar into is sick, and I agree with webmasterdee on the lyrics.
    third_to_the_lefton June 26, 2007   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionShould be:

    March April May, June and July
    You took me for a fool.
    Big Chief he lie,
    Cold wind blows cruel, so cold to make you die.
    brokengerbilon November 15, 2011   Link

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