Electric Light Orchestra - Eldorado Overture Lyrics

The dreamer, the unwoken fool
In dreams, no pain will kiss the brow
The love of ages fills the head
The days that linger there in prey of emptiness
Of burned out dreams
The minutes calling through the years
The universal dreamer rises up above his earthly burden
Journey to the dead of night
High on a hill in Eldorado

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Electric Light Orchestra Eldorado Overture Comments
  1. Dino Camella

    Used to listen to this every night at work, got me through at least 4 years lol

  2. GhostLoveScore

    My dad chose this to play at his memorial service. This piece really means a lot to me, and I'm so grateful it exists. So beautiful.

  3. Chris avilla

    Ahh damn!!!

  4. Viktor Gadany


  5. Jeff Lynne's ELO 2020 Tour

    Jeff Lynne's ELO the very best "ever"! I Can't Get It Out Of My Head...

    Greg S.

    From the recent BBC Radio 2 concert...


  6. My Passions Music The last sixty years

    Terrific album Check out my review on my channel

  7. ladislao monasterio opazo

    exactly in the minute 2:17

  8. ladislao monasterio opazo

    I listened to this song many years ago while driving my 1948 Dodge truck on a stormy day and when the overture ends and the lyrics begin the sky opened and there were sun rays, it was a magical and unforgettable moment.It is a masterpiece of music thanks for posting

  9. Music Lover

    From 1972 to 1986 Jeff Lynne's Electric Light Orchestra has had more top 40 hits than any other groups in the world. 50 years later they still play in sold out Arenas and Stadiums. I just saw them in Toronto July 18 2019 ( Best Concert of my life) All the reviews agree they are the best live act in the world and Jeff Lynne is a Music Genius. They are in the Rock Hall of Fame. Lynne is on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame and Birmingham Walk OF Fame. Jeff Lynne’s ELO won the Best Classic Rock Band plus Lynne won the best Song Writer award ( ASCAP ) 2019 for his fantastic contribution over the years. The Legends in the Music Industry call Jeff Lynne the best overall Musician ever and a Producer Extraordinaire. Long live Jeff Lynne’s ELO!

  10. Jean Paul Azzurro


  11. Michael

    It’s difficult to say any ELO is any better/worse than any other ELO album .My favorite is still New World Record but every album was just like waiting for the next Beatles album -amazing -no one has really done this since -certainly not nowadays.

  12. Chris avilla

    Mom and Dad played this, got me started on the right foot ❤️ my kids love it 😊

  13. Music Lover

    Best concept album ever! Long Live Jeff Lynne's ELO the best on this planet!

  14. Matthew S. O'Brian

    This was their best album. Way before the commercialization of their brand when they were musicians not pop artists. Man this is good!!!!!!!!!

  15. Bill Harding

    The dreamer. The un-woken fool. In dreams, no pain will kiss the brow.
    The love of ages fills the head. The days that linger there in prey of emptiness.
    Of burned-out dreams. The minutes, calling through the years.
    The universal dreamer rises, up above his Earthly burden.
    Journey to the dead of night. High on a hill, in Eldorado. Eldorado.
    Eldorado. Eldorado. ‘Dorado. ‘Dorado. ‘Dorado. ‘Dorado. ‘Dorado.
    ‘Dorado. ‘Dorado. ‘Dorado. ‘Dorado. ‘Dorado. ‘Dorado. ‘Dorado.

    Midnight. On the water. I saw the ocean's daughter.
    Walking on a wave, she came. Staring, as she called my name.

    And, I can't get it out of my head. No, I can't get it out of my head.
    Now, my whole world is gone for dead. 'Cause I can't get it out of my head.

    Break down, on the shore line. Can't move. It's an ebb tide.
    Morning, don't get here ‘til night. Searching for her silver light.

    And, I can't get it out of my head. No, I can't get it out of my head.
    Now, my whole world is gone for dead. 'Cause I can't get it out of my head, no how.

    Bank job, in the city. Robin Hood, and William Tell, and Ivanhoe, and Lancelot.
    They don't envy me. Yeah. Sitting 'til the sun goes down.
    In dreams, the world keeps going 'round and 'round.

    And, I can't get it out of my head. No, I can't get it out of my head.
    Now, my whole world is gone for dead. 'Cause I can't get it out of my head.

    Oh, no. Oh, I can't get it out of my head. No, I can't get it out of my head.
    Now, my whole world is gone for dead. 'Cause I can't get it out of my head.
    No how, no how.

  16. Patrick Stafford

    Thank You guy's for this beautiful song's.And so much memory's....!

  17. Jon Roberts

    Come to America Jeff Lynne...........................

    Richard Smith

    20 dates in the USA starting in June 2019.

    Kenny Murphy

    @Richard Smith Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think those 20 dates include Amy and Rosie Langley.

  18. Norty Moo

    It's no coincidence that from 1974 this album, and then Face the Music, A New World Record, Out of the Blue and Discovery that Jeff Lynne worked with Louis Clark and produced so many hits. Brilliant collaboration (and Tandy of course).

  19. MrNibnob2

    Plink Plonk, I play. Symphony of mind blowing proportions, plays Jeff and ELO. Will always be in my heart. Miss you Kelly.

  20. Mathew Blackman

    Saw them live in 1976 at a small college in PA. Surreal.

  21. Sound the Shofar Ministries

    The dreamer the un-woken fool..... I grew will ELO in the 70’s, pure class

  22. Michael Fitzgerald

    I bought this album as soon as it came out in '74. I was just crazy for this particular track off the album. It was good, but this really hit me. I do miss the 70's. We had some great music but by the same token all we had were vinyl, cassettes, and 8 track--nothing like the way we can listen to almost any music we want online. Guess you can't have it all.

  23. Max Perdue

    Someone has to get ELO to play in NYC during New Year’s Eve. That would be nice

  24. Karolina Ka

    super muza.bravo Jeff

  25. trevor francis

    wagner reborn

  26. Lance Martin

    Sadly, add to Hugh McDowell to the RIP list. Great band, the first I became obsessed over. RIP Hugh.

  27. John van dinteren

    It was a gift from my wyfe 45 years ago, GREAT

  28. El Fresno

    I can't this out of my head

  29. Dennis Paul

    eeringly psychologically meaningful

  30. Mike Hetherington


  31. RandyBodek3

    Purely and simply beautiful music...elo speaks to everyone on an emotional level. you don"t have to be from their generation to know the greatness of electric light orchestra

  32. John Z

    Genius! Still gives me goose!

  33. Matthew S. O'Brian

    I do not know what was more amazing....the song or the cover of the album

  34. Francisco Carreno

    La primera vez que escuche este temazo y su intro fue en un concierto en vivo de 1976 grabado en cassette que me presto un amigo .....genial

  35. 1065chris

    I legit can’t get this song out of my head.

  36. Patrick Stafford

    With my girlfriend,Lucy,driving my old Meteor 63 in the streets of Montreal,no money in pocket, but so happy with the most beautiful girl in the City..and Eldorado playing in loop in Car all and all.

  37. Peter Kroll

    The Overture and the transition to the first song are epic.

    I would not mind if Mr. Lynne re-recorded it, skipped the speaking part but extended the orchestral part from 1:22. Generally it's astonishing how well the album has held up against the time. I think his voice is still pretty good, he could do it.

  38. Edwin Vaske


  39. Harold Mackie

    I heard a touch of jealously from Sir Paul McCartney when asked about Jef Lynne and ELO

    mihali dellaportas

    Harold Mackie that's right on that mr blue sky the story of Jeff Lynne and ELO when first heard ELO McCartney said " I wish we'd done that!"

  40. Harold Mackie

    I understand Jeff Lynne,I always have

  41. SirTedFairyspear2

    'Eldorado' - the first album I ever bought. Loved it then; love it now. An underrated symphonic rock masterpiece, on a par with the greatest albums of the 70s.

  42. JLynnefan

    Eldorado ...the best album of all time <3 THX maestro

  43. Harold Mackie

    I am defective

    Harold Mackie

    in a good way

  44. Harold Mackie

    u almost have to be defective to delve this deep

  45. Felix Mison

    Long live Jeff Lynne!!!!!

  46. Peter Goll

    Wahnsinn......ich Liebe ELO und Jeff

  47. Juanjoseserra046 Serra

    Cambio la música del mundo único Jeff

  48. Chris Ramirez

    I had no idea that transition was that great... wow

  49. WEHR

    this band I met thanks to my parents (who had very good musical tastes) but only knew Evil Woman and Telephone Line. now i hear this .... wow they were full geniuses .... wonderful ...

  50. Gary Johnston

    I remember seeing them as a second act (warm up band) for Deep Purple at Long Beach Arena, ca. 1973. I had heard the album, but seeing them live, blew me away!
    Along with everyone else there! They lit the place on fire! We were still chanting ELO! ELO! ELO! as they set up for DP.We were all so drained after ELO, that when DP came on, a lot of us walked out.Have loved Electric Light Orchestra ever since, even after the strings section departed!

  51. Ian Mack

    Thanks for sharing I burned this album out when I bought it .

  52. HVACTX s

    ah 2 b as young n filled with joy as i was then

  53. PONIEK1233

    best of the best, kocham na zawsze

  54. thedanman451

    Thanks for the upload buddy! Truly an iconic album for any decade- and that album cover, 2 delicious!

  55. Lennart Johnsson

    elo så mycke kärlek .

  56. William Hodge

    Pure genious.

  57. Samantha Bradley

    The string overture is absolutely mind blowing. One of the best pieces of music ever, and shows the flawless mesh that can result between classic and rock perfectly.

  58. Calico Run

    Awesome one of the best Electric Light Orchestra!

  59. Patricia Goodwin


  60. YaroSz.

    ...Mozart, Beethoven, Grieg,...Lynne 😉😊👍👏👌✋👋✌👂🎼🎵🎷🎺🎸🎤🎻🎹🎶🎵

    Peter Simson

    true, correct comment

  61. Henry Stanley

    Somewhere over the rainbow...

  62. Henry Stanley

    There's no place like home...

  63. Mart TL1000S

    So many tunes in one song

  64. Nita Almand

    Welcome to the Hall of Fame..... this is one of the albums that makes up the soundtrack of my youth.

  65. bglions2001

    oh what awesome memories this brings back...love love love this band, congrats to FINALLY being inducted to HOF!!!

  66. Dino Camella


  67. Reise Inszenierungen

    the mixing of pop and rock with classic elements - a fantastic idea

  68. Bryce Devera

    The greatest song transition in history.

  69. Shannon Mccoart

    phenomenal I love ELO

  70. TheTarrMan

    ELO is underrated. I can't get their songs out of my head.

    Jacob Harrison

    TheTarrMan me neither

  71. Andres Picon

    la musica con la que creci..........genios,tengo 53 y los sigo escuchando

  72. Joost Van der Valk

    Jeff's  masterpiece, no knighthood??

  73. juju1

    How these few musicians can produce this unbelievable magic is beyond me.. Saw them twice and hope to see them again. Transformimg

    Deep Heat

    I didn't see them live at Glastonbury but watched it on TV - Man! They rocked the roof off the joint!

  74. Edmund Vitale

    The universal dreamer arises from his dreams
    High on the hills of El Dorado

    What power to this music!

    Jason Barbush

    reminds me of a girl that drives me mad in that it could have been


    Edmund Vitale He wrote this in the car on the way over to record with the gentleman saying iit.
    Can't recall his name though.

    Virginia Orender

    I do apologize to somebody from my past e l o genius pure genius

  75. Pekka Hyyppä

    40 years and it is still in my head......I love it!

  76. Richard Davis

    Best stoner lp everRD

  77. Cactus Jack

    ELO was "Smart People's Rock" meets Classical- not many of my associates liked them, but it doesn't matter 'cuz most of 'em are dead now.....

  78. ballsyrocker

    My favorite ELO album of all time. I used to fall asleep to it with headphones on. Also," Go and listen to Jeff Lynne's solo album...."Armchair Theater"..you will dig it!! Peace.


    Its also mine absolut fav of all time ....a masterpiece of music art ......love this tunes so much


    I used to fall asleep to this as well...each song painted such imagery in my 16 year old mind.

  79. David Ross

    in my humble opinion one of the best albums ever put together, why he has never been handed a knighthood is beyond me a pure musical genius would personally like to shake his hand and say thank you .

    Ian Mack

    David Ross agreed

    Hal Jones

    David Ross Well said, I consider it one of the five greatest Rock albums in history, pure genius! Although it is critically acclaimed, it should be much more!!

    Half-Moon Prophet

    Hal Jones What are the other four?

    Hal Jones

    Half-Moon Prophet Yes Fragile, The Who Tommy, Beatles Abbey Road, Zombies Odyssey and Oracle in no particular order , except Eldorado is my favorite, it tells the perfect story of an emotional quest!

    Half-Moon Prophet

    Hal Jones Fragile and Eldorado are my picks as well, alongside Scary Monsters by David Bowie, The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway by Genesis, Thick as a Brick by Jethro Tull, and Nonagon Infinity by King Gizzard.

  80. Dr Peter Eggison

    Britain's Bach

  81. Norby Hofner

    Thanks for this awesome upload, what do you think of my orchestral version of "Can't get it.."?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q38cN7rpVms

  82. robert burns

    blows me away this song . beautiful

  83. Henry Stanley

    Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high...

  84. Jeff Lynne's ELO 2020 Tour

    Jeff Lynne's ELO was the best band in the 1970's No doubt. They invented real classical Rock...Way ahead of their time...

  85. Jeff Lynne's ELO 2020 Tour

    Jeff Lynne is the best and most talented Producer, Composer, Singer and Pop-Rock Musician Ever. He plays all the instruments and has recorded his latest album Alone In The Universe all by himself in his Home Studio In California.

    Kenny Murphy

    Does he have more than one home studio? Because I watched the documentary Mr. Blue Sky at least three times, and I'm pretty sure his home studio in that was in England with London visible at the horizon.

  86. Lawrence Davis

    absolute favorite Jeff Lynne song and ELO album. I was 14 when I first heard it. 40 years later still get chills.

  87. lucybake

    Another great band the youth of today doesn't get. I had my kids listen to to them, all grown now, still love them.

  88. Patricia Hidalgo


  89. Gunnar Boldt

    Elo, alten Meistern gleichzusetzen


    Jeff Lynne gehört in die selbe Liga ...nur eben ein paar Jahrhunderte später ....er ist ein Genie

    Gunnar Boldt

    Jeff hat mit seiner stimme die Frauen " betört "!!!, Dach mal nee!!?!

    Gunnar Boldt

    Ich Krieg immer noch Schauer bei seinem Gesang und natürlich bei seinen Arrangements!!

  90. Stephen schmidt

    Probably ELO's Signature Album…..Jeff Lynne's first collaborating with Louis Clark.

    Kenny Murphy

    Pardon my ignorance, but who is Louis Clark?

  91. Cynthia Lyman

    Such a hauntingly beautiful ballad by the incomparable Jeff Lynne and ELO. The magic of this music is eternal. ♥♥♥♥

  92. Sprucy ****

    ...the ocean's daughter....

  93. Mike Simpson

    Oh my god, I didn't realize Kelly Groucutt was dead.

  94. Hermínio Melo

    Sempre fiz dos bons momentos de minha vida uma trilha sonora, cada vez que sinto saudades de alguém ou de um grupo de pessoas que não posso conviver em carne e osso, eu escuto a música que na minha mente ilustra bem aqueles momentos e sentimentos vividos, e é como se, por instante estivesse revivendo aqueles grandes momentos!

  95. crobilly19

    love this...heard it when it was originally released. ..still makes me happy

  96. Eirik Olsen

    Think this is the highlight about what Jeff Lynne wanted to compose as his greatest pop,rock,classic-song.After all the whole album is good.

  97. brugglesby

    Jeff Lynne is our era's Mozart.

    Zak Ramsey

    lookatmeanimator Ah, okay.

    Harold Mackie

    he ismaybe NOT Mozart but something special

    Matthew S. O'Brian

    The under rated Willbury. Yes there was Roy (RIP), George (RIP) and now Tom (RIP). Stay strong Jeff

    Хмурый Вов.

    Да,он велик!

    Jay Dunedin

    "Son of Beatles". Who said so? John Lennon himself - audio right here on YouTube.

  98. Richard Davis

    seen them in 1973 at cowtown ballroom in kcmo does that make me old,RD.


    no, it makes you cool, very cool.

  99. claram O1

    Part of school of rock and we did an ELO show and I was on this song. By far one of the best shows I have ever done,such a good band


    @Clara Macedo I'm part of SOR in Portland and our ELO show is this Sunday! I'm singing in the choir for it and we have a string orchestra too!

    claram O1

    no kidding, im on portland SOR too! my shows this Sunday.