"Secret Messages" as written by and Jeff Lynne....
A moving stream of information
That is floating on the wind
The secrets never end
And now they call,
They sing, they play, they dance
For you, from out of the blue,
What can you do?

The secret messages are calling to me endlessly
They call to me across the air
The messages across the atmosphere
They whisper in your ear, they're calling everywhere

Where words cascade like rainbows tumbling from the sky
Then I'll be there, I'll be there
When messages will call to you their secrets all around
Without a sound, they're all around

Those secret messages that spill into the air from far away
So far away
A flowing river of illusion running with confusion
Never gone - it goes on and on

The secret messages are calling to me endlessly
They call to me across the air
The messages across the atmosphere
They whisper in your ear, they're calling everywhere



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"Secret Messages" as written by Jeff Lynne

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    General CommentThe title of this song (and its album, also called "Secret Messages") refer to the fact that, in the early 1980s, several parent groups were concerned about rock bands allegdly using "backwards masking" to insert Satanic messages in their songs.

    One such group was pushing to have parental warning labels placed on albums that they determined had these backwards messages. One of the targeted albums was ELO's "Face the Music;" on the song "Fire on High," the band had placed a very obvious (but clearly non-Satanic) backwards verse. (The backwards words? "The music is reversible, but time is not. Turn back...turn back...turn back..")

    In keeping with this theme, the "Secret Messages" album contains numerous backwards-tracked snippets. One line in "Danger Ahead" is played backwards, and there are also little messages sprinkled between some of the tracks (saying such sinister things as "Welcome to the show" and "Thank you for listening").
    Kenobi65on September 23, 2002   Link
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    General CommentMy fav ELO tune. I just love the flow of it. Richard Tandy's keyboards really set the mood. And I love how calm Jeff Lynne's voice is.he is a underrated singer he has a great voice. very easy to identify Anyways Secret Messages is a great song.
    ELOfan333on February 07, 2007   Link

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