In this life I've seen everything I can see woman
I've seen lovers flying through the air
Hand in hand
I've seen babies dancing in the midnight sun
And I've seen dreams that came from the heavenly skies above
I've seen old men crying at their own grave sides
And I've seen pigs all sitting watching
Picture slides
But I never seen nothin' like you

Do you, do you want my love, woman
Do you, do you want my face, I need it!
Do you, do you want my mind, I'm saying it!
Do you, do you want my love

Well I heard the crowd singin' out of tune
As they sat and sang auld lang syne by the light
Of the moon
I heard the preachers bangin' on the drums
And I heard the police playin' with their guns
But I never heard nothing like you

In the country where the sky touches down
On the field she lay her down to rest
In the morning sun
They come a runnin' just to get a look just to
Feel to touch her long black hair they don't
Give a damn

But I never seen nothin' like you
Do you, do you want my love, woman
Do you, do you want my face, I need it!
Do you, do you want my mind, I'm saying it!
Do you, do you want my love

Well I think you know what I'm trying to say woman
That is I'd like to save you for a rainy day
I've seen enough of the world to know
That I've got to get it all to get it all to grow

Do you, do you want my love, woman
Do you, do you want my face
Do you, do you want my mind
Do you, do you want my love

Do you, do you want my love
Do you, do you want my love


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"Do Ya" as written by Jeff Lynne

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  • +1
    General CommentAnd I've seen pigs all sittin' watchin' picture slides...
    That puts such a funny charming image in my head...haha pink little piggies all sitting on their bums watching a slide show. Great song, great intro.
    sgtpepperon January 21, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"But I never seen nothin' like you". :) geat song. Someday the one will ask me that. lol
    Thia007on November 26, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI have never heard anything as joyous as the repeated string segment on the But I... lines. Pure ecstasy.
    jnb987on January 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA couple of notes on this song:

    1) Except for "Roll Over Beethoven", this is probably the oldest ELO song (from the standpoint of when it was written). Jeff Lynne wrote it while he was a member of The Move (the band that was the predecessor to ELO). gpciie, this might explain why it doesn't hang with the rest of the album for you.

    2) It's now being used as the soundtrack for a new ad campaign in the U.S. by Monster.com (a job-search web site).

    3) Back in the 1990s, it was very nearly used by Gatorade as the soundtrack to an ad featuring Michael Jordan. I know the guy who wrote the ad; he said that everyone at the agency and at the client loved it, but they realized that fairly few people in the target would recognize the song. Too bad.
    Kenobi65on June 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of my all-time favorite ELO numbers. Really great! A piece of trivia: It's not in the lyrics above, but at the very end of the song, you can hear Jeff say "Aw, lookout...!" In the original recording by The Move (or was it Idle Race?, I forget off the top of my head), the song ends with the line "Lookout baby a plane's a-comin'!"
    fuzzy_wuzzyon September 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFab version by Todd Rundgren - as a reply to ELO doing one of his
    nagromnaion October 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentELO is such an amazing band, but they're the kind you hear on TV and in movies but can never quite palce a name to. My dad wasa big fan of ELO and got me into them, and I've found that although before my dad mentioned them I had never really heard much of ELO the band, I still fondly recognised alot of their songs.
    Aslaon June 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song.
    I hope ELO gets a little more recognition from the Monster.Com ads, even as those ads fade into the sunset (and soon).
    Major Valoron September 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAce Frehley (original member of KISS) has also done a not-bad cover version of "Do Ya". I've also read that Sheryl Crow has covered it, but I've yet to be able to find that version.
    Kenobi65on February 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAce + ELO = Ecstasy. I wish Ace would do it live.
    mbarskyon March 01, 2011   Link

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