"Mister Kingdom" as written by and Jeff Lynne....
Daylight comes to those who live,
But those who die - they never see the sun come.
Shining through their window pane,
They pass away.
Silly girl to be a fool;
You didn't play the golden rule.
'Cause once you're done with one world,
There's another waiting there.

Help me. Such a lonely soul,
In dreams,
To leave behind the world.
Mr. Kingdom, help me please,
To find the rainbow's end.
Looking from this empty room;
The corridors of endless gloom
Go crawling through the night,
To meet the dawn that's on the way.
Oh, to sleep, perchance to dream,
To live again those joyous scenes.
The laughter, and the follies
That are locked inside my head

[Chorus x 2]

I can dream of flying high
Above the city's cares, and never be afraid of anyone,
'Cause there ain't no one there.

[Chorus x 3]

Lyrics submitted by Kenobi65

"Mister Kingdom" as written by Jeff Lynne

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    General CommentIt's about a miserable life.
    I don't have much more to describe it, the words just flow so well, with the instruments, I love it.
    *Scream on rooftopson January 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIs it just me, or does this song remind anyone of The Beatles - Across the Universe? Gotta love the Shakespeare "To sleep, perchance to dream". ELO f'in rocks.
    webmasterdeeon April 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI can see that link, webmasterdee. Jeff does an A to A rhyme then a meandering followup that doesn't rhyme. Likewise 2 quick lines followed by a rambling lead-in to "across the universe". Stylistically similar in pace too.

    Meaning wise, it's certainly about dreams elevating a poor soul from the mundane world, but also at the beginning perhaps a touch of (suicidal) envy of the dead.

    From The Moody Blues' "Question" (1970)

    But in the grey of the morning,
    My mind becomes confused,
    Between the dead and the sleeping,
    And the road that I must choose.
    Duncan905on October 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is written from the viewpoint of a ghost who is trapped on Earth and utterly alone. Maybe it's after the end of the world.
    amanda1020on June 12, 2018   Link

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