"Illusions in G Major" as written by and Jeff Lynne....
On the seven seas there was aphantom ship acoming,
Shinin' in the dead of night,
I heard the crew a hummin'
Tunes that sounded like the Rolling Stones and Leonard Cohen.
But they didn't know the words,
So I assumed that they was foreign.

But I heard them just the same doctor let me teach 'em,
I just want to please 'em, doctor let me teach 'em.

I looked up in the sky there was a phantom plane a comin',
Shinin' in the dead of night,
I heard the pilot saying,
Poems that were written by John Keats and Robert Browning.
But he didn't know the words so,
I suppose that it was nothing.

But I heard them just the same doctor let me teach 'em,
I just want to please 'em, doctor let me teach 'em.

Doctor please believe me, I know you won't decieve me,
But do these things I'm seein', have any hidden meaning.
It's all good entertainment and it doesn't cost a penny.
So please doc, let me teach 'em, if I could only reach 'em.

But I heard them just the same doctor let me teach 'em,
I just want to please 'em, doctor let me teach 'em.


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"Illusions In G Major" as written by Jeff Lynne

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    General CommentThe lyrics seem pretty random to me.
    TylerMondinguson December 07, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationIn keeping with the album's theme of dreams, this seems to me to be a man (probably a songwriter struggling with lyrics) describing to his psychiatrist his nonsensical dreams of ghosts who don't know the words to songs and poems. If only he could teach them ...
    MrMikeSon June 15, 2014   Link

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