Electric Light Orchestra Mission (A World Record) Lyrics

A New World Record Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Tightrope
  • 2 Telephone Line
  • 3 Rockaria!
  • 4 Mission (A World Record)
  • 5 So Fine
  • 6 Livin' Thing
  • 7 Above the Clouds
  • 8 Do Ya
  • 9 Shangri-La
  • For many days we traveled from a distant place and time,
    To reach a place they call the planet Earth,
    There was to be a celebration,
    On the mission of the sacred heart

    The planet Earth from way up there is beautiful and blue
    And floating softly through a rainbow,
    But when you touch down things look different here,
    At the mission of the sacred heart

    Watching all the days roll by
    Who are you and who am I?
    How's life on Earth?

    (Living on the Earth, Living on the Earth, Living on the Earth, Living on the Earth)

    On a dirty worn-out sidewalk, sits a mother with a baby,
    In her vale of tears she sees no rainbow
    And someone's singing from a window
    In the mission of the sacred heart

    Watching all the days roll by
    Who are you and who am I?
    How's life on Earth?

    (Living on the Earth, Living on the Earth, Living on the Earth, Living on the Earth)

    And when the stars above,
    Lay hazy fingers down on me

    (Living on the Earth, Living on the Earth, Living on the Earth, Living on the Earth)

    There's a building on a corner, in a city, in a land,
    On a place they call the planet Earth,
    My orders are to sit here and watch the world go by,
    From the mission of the sacred heart

    Watching all the days roll by
    Who are you and who am I?
    How's life on Earth?
    What is it worth?

    Written by: Jeff Lynne
    Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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