Livin' Thing Lyrics - Electric Light Orchestra

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Sailin' away on the crest of a wave
It's like magic
Oh rollin' and ridin',slippin' & sliding
It's magic

CHORUS
And you, and your sweet desire,
You took me, ohhh higher and higher baby,
It's a livin' thing,
It's a terrible thing to lose
It's a given thing
What a terrible thing to lose.


Making believe this is what you've conceived
From your worst day, I'm takin a dive
Oh moving in line when you look back in time
To the first day, I'm taken I'm taken

And you and your sweet desire, don't you do it, don't you do it
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you took me ohh, higher and higher baby
It's a living thing,
It's a terrible thing to lose,
It's a given thing
What a terrible thing to lose

I'm takin a dive. Halt the Slide. Hey!!

Takin' a dive 'cos you can't halt the slide
Floating downstream, I'm takin a dive
Ah so let her go don't start spoiling the show
It's a bad dream, I'm takin' , I'm takin'

And you and your sweet desire
Don't you do it ,
You took me ohh higher and higher baby

It's a livin' thing,
It's a terrible thing to lose
It's a given thing
What a terrible thing to lose.(x2) I'm taking a dive,dive,dive,dive,dive off the slide,slide,slide,slide,slide oh yah,yah,yah,yah,yah off the slide,slide,slide.



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elo | Reviewer: Anonymous | 7/19/14

this man is an absolute genius,my favourite band of all time! how he combined rock with a light orchestra is sublime in itself. one things for sure, he never ever fails to surprise or entertain you with his talent. about time the queen honoured him as well.

Good grief people | Reviewer: CH (long time relative) | 5/24/11

Song is about a man's love for a married woman. The "living thing" is a metaphor for the love they have created. Didnt you notice the female's lyrics "Im taken Im taken"? Or how about "and you and your sweet desire". Anti-abortion ? ... come on.

Beautiful song about a man being troubled by his decision to let a married woman go. Hence the lyrics :
"Ah so let her go don't start spoiling the show"

Thought this was settled years ago - writers always having their work twisted into some other's purposes.

. | Reviewer: Eva | 5/9/11

I am not agreeing that this would be a song about anti-abortion. I am not sure what the songwriter truly meant with this song. But I absolutely don't see how the lines "Sailin' away on the crest of a wave
It's like magic
Oh rollin' and ridin',slippin' & sliding
It's magic" would refer to a pregnancy, abortion or anything to do with that. Why do some very religious people always have to project their religion on every song they hear? -_- Boring.
I think it's just about the joy of living and the love for this planet. Mostly I believe this because of a beautiful TV advertisment I have seen of WWF that fitted so well with this song. The earth is magic, if you learn how to look at it. It gives us everything and it would be a terrible thing to loose.

Anti abortion | Reviewer: MC | 7/29/09

This is supposed to be an anti-abortion song. An extended metaphor...
"it's a livin thing, it's a given thing...it's a terrible thing to lose"
the slide refererred to is a moral slide etcMoral doctrine masquerading as pop.
The thing is though that I'm a fan of Geof Lynn but this song is played on our local US owned FM station far more than any other of ELOs many recordings. God would be so pleased.

Elo's Electric Light Orchestra Live In Chihuahua, Chihuahua, México , Friday June 27th 2008 Centro de Convenciones.. | Reviewer: Miriam | 6/26/08

Agree... Absolutely, this is one of the best bands ever... They create a very special and completely magical atmosphere when they play... I'm so, so, so, so, so, so ,so Happy...

Tommorow they're going to give a concert here in Chihuahua, Chihuahua, México, i bought the tickets , two weeks ago.. i'm absolutely happy...

I can't believe, Elo's Electric Light Orchestra.. Live In Chihuahua Friday June 27th 2008!!!!!!!


fantastic....the music | Reviewer: Nagy Imre | 8/13/07

Again ...the music is fantastic...an evergreen in rock-history...as equal as any Beatles songs...THANK YOUUUU...ELO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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