"Xanadu" as written by and Orlando Fix Voorn....
A place where nobody dared to go
The love that we came to know
They call it Xanadu
And now, open your eyes and see what we have made is real
We are in Xanadu

A million lights are dancing and you are, a shooting star
An everlasting world and you're here with me, eternally
Xanadu, Xanadu
(Now we are here) in Xanadu
Xanadu, Xanadu
(Now we are here) in Xanadu
Xanadu, your neon lights will shine for you, Xanadu

The love that echoes of long ago
You needed the world to know
They are in Xanadu
The dream that came through a million years
That lived through all the tears
It came to Xanadu

A million light are dancing and you are, a shooting star
An everlasting world and you're here with me, eternally
Xanadu, Xanadu
(Now we are here) in Xanadu
Xanadu, Xanadu
(Now we are here) in Xanadu
Xanadu, your neon lights will shine for you, Xanadu

Now that I'm here, now that you're near, in Xanadu



Lyrics submitted by Ice, edited by fbree1

"Xanadu" as written by Jeff Lynne

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    General CommentYes, it's from the movie "Xanadu", for which ELO wrote and performed a number of songs.

    "Xanadu" is from the poem "Kubla Khan", by Samuel Taylor Coleridge:

    "In Xanadu did Kubla Khan
    A stately pleasure dome decree..."
    Kenobi65on March 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentActually, Nolesy, the Rush song is a completely different song. ELO didn't steal the song and make it theirs. They wrote a song with the same name, that's all.
    Bracuson February 26, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthey may have been aiming more for something like..
    ...
    the history book on the shelf, is always repeating itseeelf
    xanadu!
    couldn't escape if I wanted to
    xanadu!
    finally facing my xanadu
    pradipon June 01, 2014   Link
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    General Commentok, i think olivia newton-john did this from the movie of the same name, and i'm guessing xanadu is a synonym for utopia or some other form of valhalla ie being in love is like being in utopia. what terrifies me is that i'm sitting here anaylsing the song, that i stumbled on by mistake.
    someone help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
    Pixie_dust_tton February 17, 2006   Link
  • -1
    General Commentthis song brings something amazing,xanadu is probably the WORST movie ever, with the BEST soundtrack ever.
    r k 007on April 16, 2006   Link
  • -1
    General CommentBeing a huge ELO fan, I bought this album the day it came out. Here we are 26 years later, and the side with Olivia Newton John has yet to be played. Thank God that the sides were seperated!
    scoonmanon April 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song was actually a Rush song before it was an ELO song. Completely different. And it beats the shit out of this version. One of progressive rock's finest efforts.
    Nolesy101on November 01, 2006   Link

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