Electric Light Orchestra Rockaria! 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
  • Just got back from the downtown palais
    Where the music was so sweet
    Knocked me right back in the alley
    I'm ready, yeah, yeah, yeah, I'm ready
    Oh, oh, oh, I'm ready and I'm really gonna rock tonight

    Sweet little lady sings like a songbird
    And she sings the opera like you ain't never heard
    But she ain't ready
    No, no, no, she ain't ready
    No, no, no, she ain't ready
    And she ain't gonna rock and roll

    She's sweet on Wagner
    I think she'd die for Beethoven
    She loves the way Puccini lays down a tune
    And Verdi's always creeping from her room

    Come on, I'll show you how to sing the blues
    Now baby, come on over you got nothin' to lose
    Are you ready, hey, hey, hey are you ready?
    Ooh, ooh, ooh, are you ready?
    I wanna show you how to rock and roll

    Now listen here baby she said to me
    "Just meet me at the opera house at a quarter to three
    'Cause I'm ready, yeah, yeah, yeah, I'm ready
    Ooh, ooh, ooh, I'm ready
    I'm gonna show you how to sing the blues"

    She's sweet on Wagner
    I think she'd die for Beethoven
    She loves the way Puccini lays down a tune
    And Verdi's always creeping from her room
    Far, far away the music is playing

    Well, we were reelin' and a rockin' all through the night
    Yeah, we were rockin' at the opera house until the break of light
    And the orchestra were playin' all Chuck Berry's greatest tunes
    And the singers in the chorus all got off on singing blues

    And as the night grew older everybody was as one
    The people on the streets came runnin' in to join in song
    Just to hear the opera singer singin' rock and roll so pure
    I thought I saw the mayor there but I wasn't really sure, but it's alright

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

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