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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    General CommentObviously rs180216 is right. The song is an opener to a concept album on time travel, and describes the imaginary fact of being taken ahead of time by some mysterious being which is a liar and a very proud being ("with your head held high and your scarlet lies") which may be referred to some kind of artificial intelligence or even postmodern society as an entity.

    The song and the album verse so much about transhumanism and its bitter and sour influence in our lives that one wonders if mr. Lynne wasn't actually taken forward to the future (2019?) to see how everything was to become so automatised and cold, so lifeless and materialistic. The energetic pulse of the very much ahead of its time sound of drum machine and the colourful sweeping synths create a sound picture which has hardly been taken over by any other pop song ever.

    Shame they were so much ahead of the time I think the great public wasn't prepared for this. It would have been hit every number one in 1986, year in which they instead created the decadent, Caribbean 'Miami Vice' sounding 'Balance of Power' which holds a lot of quality in a few numbers but highlights tiredness and lack of inspiration in way too many parts. Shame but success also is an inspiring force and sadly ELO were a progressively deflated baloon in the 80's, just the opposite as what happened to them in the 70's. Nothing lasts forever but their music has aged well and they keep on selling big stadiums out in 2019.

    So good!!
    Orabidooon March 31, 2019   Link

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