"Twilight" as written by Robin Hannibal Moelsted Braun and Caroline Hanna Mariann Ekstrom....
The visions dancing in my mind
The early dawn, the shades of time
Twilight crawling through my windowpane

Am I awake or do I dream,
The strangest pictures I have seen
Night is day and twilight's gone away

With your head held high and your scarlet lies
You came down to me from the open skies
It's either real or it's a dream
There's nothing that is in between

Twilight, I only meant to stay awhile
Twilight, I gave you time to steal my mind
Away from me.

Across the night I saw your face
You disappeared without a trace
You brought me here, but can you take me back

Inside the image of your light
That now is day and once was night
You lead me here and then you go away.

Twilight, I only meant to stay awhile
Twilight, I gave you time to steal my mind
Away from me.

You brought me here, but can you take me back again?

With your head held high and your scarlet lies
You came down to me from the open skies
It's either real or it's a dream
There's nothing that is in between

Twilight, I only meant to stay awhile
Twilight, I gave you time to steal my mind
Away from me.

Twilight, I only meant to stay awhile
Twilight, I only meant to stay awhile
Twilight, Twilight, Twilight, Twilight.



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"Twilight" as written by Jeff Lynne

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  • +4
    General Commentno offense to the above, but you guys are ignoring the storyline of the album. Its a concept album regarding a man from 1981 who is brought by time travelers to the year 2095. This is the beginning of his story. "You brought me here but can you take me back again."
    He abandoned by the time travelers to fend for himself in his new home as is learned in later songs on the album.
    rs180216on April 04, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI can't believe no one has commented on the greatness of this song! He's talking about a girl who just took his mind away and he can't stop thinking about her. He compares her to "twilight" - illusory, beautiful, supernatural, like a muse - hence the name of the song.
    webmasterdeeon November 01, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentWell, there's not much question but that Webmasterdee is right, about everything, too - the sheer awesomeness and the meaning, as well.
    Thanasimoson February 25, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe music apparently caught someone; the Japanese animame folk became captured in "Twilight" (see the Wikipedia entry). Regarding the meaning, the album may have had it's theme (as noted in the third entry above), but it's obvioulsy a metaphorical song. ELO is all about metaphor and passion. The first commentor waaaaay back in 2006 hit it on the nail; Jeff Lyne is writing about passion for a woman who controls his desire. This "twilight" is the kind of thing that dominates men, and women (like "Evil Woman") can disappear and destroy that loving joy (though of course, men can do that to women too...). In this case, "Twilight" is that unreal desire, but it's not permanent sometimes. Of course, the difference between "twilight" and people is that twilight always happens; you can't get it back. But people can decide how they'll act towards another who is enamored with them.
    Goodkind20902on January 13, 2010   Link
  • -2
    General CommentSounds like ELO took E, watched Back to the Future in fast forward, then wrote this dayglo number. To me, at least.
    BaronVonHimmlenon September 13, 2010   Link

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