"10538 Overture" as written by and Jeff Lynne....
Did you see your friend crying from his eyes today
Did you see him run through the streets and far away
Did you see him run, did you see him fall
Did his life flash by at the bedroom door

Did you hear the news it came across the air today
Someone has been found on the rocks down in the bay
Did you see him hide, did you see him crawl
Does his life mean more than it did before

Did you see that man running through the streets today
Did you catch his face, was it 10538

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"10538 Overture" as written by Jeff Lynne

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    General CommentI'm guessing it's about an old friend, who over the years, meant less and less to you. You only remember the poor fellow after he kills himself. And even then, it's only for a instant, and you couldn't really care less. It's a fast world we live in, and I think that's a god thing sometimes.
    psychoblahon May 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwhat does the 10538 mean though?
    kelly925on September 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIsn't this an Electric Light Orchestra cover? Or is it the other way round?
    xAbixRamonexon December 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds me of the time i had sex with a toaster oven. It was an unusally chilly afternoon in New York but i had forgotten to bring a sweater with me to the 34th Annual Bitches in Mud Festival (hosted that year by Lou Reed, what a bloke!!) it was at this event i witnessed something shocking also. I saw an old man giving head to a 90something Polish woman. Now im no racist but this display had my stomach wishing it could rekindle its romance with red wine, the Dutch techno scene and those old George Michael christmas CD. I asked the man simply why? To which he replied eh?? Once again id like to say im no racist, but a fit of rage ran threw my arm to my fist which inserted itself straight into this old mans face. He was more or less out of it for several days, but hears hoping for an onset of pneumnia. After these events i took the Polish lady out for some yum cha and vodka (basically the diet of an up market russian hooker Kate Moss im looking in your direction) This Polish lady may have been old but sure broke out a few nice moves at the Dracula themed bar we attended. Any way long story short this song gives me shivers whenever i hear it.........this post could do with a quote from the scripter

    Thou who cometh wearing sneakers and eating bali sugar, shall me destroyed and consumed by locust storm
    Paul Chp 12 Verse 4

    Steve Austin Rules!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    mikus-fikuson August 29, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song is about a young man who decided to commit suicide
    AirwolfKITTon June 06, 2016   Link

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