Electric Light Orchestra - Laredo Tornado Lyrics




Summer days, where did you go?
You've let me down so bad
Clouds fill the sky
Gone is the dream
My happy hunting ground
Wild buffalo played and I never saw a rainy day
But it looks like summer days ain't coming back

March, April, May, June and July
You took me for a fail
Big chief, he lie
Cold wind blows cruel, so cold to make you die
Mountain breeze, ocean bay and I never saw a rainy day
But it looks like them summer days ain't coming back

Laredo Tornado
Adios, amigos
What can you do when your dreamworld is gone
And your friends and lovers too?
No, no, no, no, no, no

West Winter Street under the ground
The air that makes you choke
Towers of concrete, hellish go-round
Were there when I awoke
City sky pouring down with rain
That can never hope to ease the pain
And it looks like summer days ain't coming back

Laredo Tornado
Adios, amigos
Laredo Tornado
Adios, amigos





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  1. Jeff Lynne's ELO 2020 Tour

    Best Album ever. Such a masterpiece! Long live Jeff Lynne's ELO!

  2. Dino Camella

    My favorite song on this album

  3. James Norman

    Incredible. I can hear a bit of Led Zep too

  4. Theodore Nugent

    this song destroys me. amazing

  5. Michael Warholak

    ELO- Rocks hard- always did- always will.

  6. lucalone

    "What can you do when your dreamworld is gone And your friends and lovers too?"

  7. Steve Taylor

    As a young kid in England I loved it . Very underrated in my country till Evil woman exploded on the scene in Feb 76

  8. David Dodds

    Music doesn,t getter any better than this...fantastic Jeff

  9. Ben Nardolilli

    night of the thumpasorus peoples

  10. chris b

    I as in my teens in the 80s I was listening to elo when others listened to 80s music my favourite band during these years now 80s stuff better than the crap now

  11. Steven Forman

    Truly liked this. ☺️

  12. PlasmaMongoose

    When I listened to the verses, I thought Jeff was singing:
    I shed my pain, June and July,
    You took me for a fool.
    They cheat, they lie,
    Cold wind blow crew out,

    But according to the lyrics it was:
    March April May, June and July,
    You took me for a fall.
    Big chief he lie,
    Cold wind blows cool,

    I love Jeff's singing, but enunciation was never his strong suit.

  13. Paul Ponting

    Simply fantastic, Eldorado probably best ever ELO album

  14. johnny zell

    Summer days, where did you go?
    You've let me down so bad
    Clouds fill the sky
    Gone is the dream
    My happy hunting ground
    Wild buffalo played and I never saw a rainy day
    But it looks like summer days ain't coming back

    March, April, May, June and July
    You took me for a fail
    Big chief, he lie
    Cold wind blows cruel, so cold to make you die
    Mountain breeze, ocean bay and I never saw a rainy day
    But it looks like them summer days ain't coming back

    Laredo Tornado
    Adios, amigos
    What can you do when your dreamworld is gone
    And your friends and lovers too?
    No, no, no, no, no, no

    West Winter Street under the ground
    The air that makes you choke
    Towers of concrete, hellish go-round
    Were there when I awoke
    City sky pouring down with rain
    That can never hope to ease the pain
    And it looks like summer days ain't coming back

    Laredo Tornado
    Adios, amigos
    Laredo Tornado
    Adios, amigos

  15. Harold Mackie

    if not for me mentioning it,few woulda noticed the Native American influence,I am sure!

  16. Harold Mackie

    I decide those are the rules...got any argument?...didn't think so!

  17. Harold Mackie

    is ok that Jeff uses Native American symbolism...he's from the other side of the "pond"

  18. Harold Mackie

    OLE ELO

  19. Ciudad

    Summer days, where did you go?
    You've let me down so bad
    Clouds fill the sky
    Gone is the dream
    My happy hunting ground
    Wild buffalo played and I never saw a rainy day
    But it looks like summer days ain't coming back

    March, April, May, June and July
    You took me for a fail
    Big chief, he lie
    Cold wind blows cruel, so cold to make you die
    Mountain breeze, ocean bay and I never saw a rainy day
    But it looks like them summer days ain't coming back

    Laredo Tornado
    Adios, amigos
    What can you do when your dreamworld is gone
    And your friends and lovers too?
    No, no, no, no, no, no

    West Winter Street under the ground
    The air that makes you choke
    Towers of concrete, hellish go-round
    Were there when I awoke
    City sky pouring down with rain
    That can never hope to ease the pain
    And it looks like summer days ain't coming back

    Laredo Tornado
    Adios, amigos
    Laredo Tornado
    Adios, amigos

  20. Iroquois Pliskin

    aehdayos amaygows

  21. Brilliant Companies

    its that sweet guitar that opens the song, thats the meat i love

  22. Montrose2525

    This and Boy Blue are 2 of my favorite ELO songs. Awesome!

  23. Israel Quezada

    Being from México, his pronunciation of "adiós" is a little incorrect. I didn't know what the chorus said until I read the lyrics... nevertheless, I love ELO, especially this album.

  24. Montrose2525

    Jeff should go on Daryl's House. I'd love to hear them do this together.

  25. Jussi Tarponen

    Like this track.Those days ELO had success in United States. No matter Eldorado was an invitation.

  26. Gregory Wheless

    mesmerizing vocals !

  27. Sonny Dean

    One of my ELO favorites.

    Fort Worth, TX.

  28. Sonny Dean

    Takes me back to my high school days! ELO was hot in the 70's.

  29. Ori0n1975

    ELO's music at its best is like a tornado. So many things going on, you just get swept up in it.

    Zak Ramsey

    Ori0n1975 I'd say a storm. Every lightning bolt is one of ELOs hits.

  30. Dino Camella

    Love it..brings back so many great memories from my past

  31. YaroSz.

    ...jak całe Eldorado ....znakomitości wielkiej utwór 😊😀

  32. Nicola Bliemeister

    sweeety hot

  33. Fatima Mezza Alarcon

    its awesome music!👌👍💟

    Mr Blue Sky

    Fatima Mezza Alarcon you have excellent taste in music.

    Zak Ramsey

    Fatima Mezza Alarcon I agree and I'm only 13.

    Mr Blue Sky

    Lil' Drawings and Animations You're exactly the same age I was when I fell in love with their music. Listening to "Time" through a pair of headphones is as good as it gets. 🎧

    Zak Ramsey

    Mr Blue Sky so true

  34. Beverly Brown

    6 people dislike this song, I'd like to meet them and give them a lesson in music.

    00huntr00

    i dont want to meet anyone who doesnt like this song...

    phillip brown

    I would love to slap them lol

    peter brown

    No... six people are tone-deaf. Not really interested in meeting them

  35. Jeannie E. H

    I love this song, but why do I keep wanting to call it "Laredo Tomato"?

    Robert Darling

    Do you like tomato soup?

    Jeannie E. H

    +Robert Darling Sure do--especially with a grilled cheese sandwich.

    Zak Ramsey

    Jeannie E. Hess There you have it. 😂

  36. tuffduty

    My apologies to Mr. Jeffrey Lynne, that was a voice texting mistake. Mr Lynne was The Genius I was referring to in my comments complimenting his music and the profound way it affected my life.

  37. tuffduty

    Idle thought but meaningful to me. I was a teenager in the 60s, I partied and danced in the 70s and the 80s. How empty my life would have been without the influence of the Moody Blues, Pink Floyd,. and especially ELO. It's like speculating what the world have been like without a handful of men, Beethoven Bach Mozart Debussy Tchaikovsky. This is real poetry, this is real philosophy helping us to relate to the world. ELO Influenced the world. (and in his lifetime Beethoven did not, no radio-no records or CD, just a few wealthy nobles in the concert hall). Lynch influenced the entire world and in his lifetime. Timeless expression of how our brains relate to our perception of life and the world we live in. (And of course a very cool original beat!) Big chief he lie, cold wind blow cru-el!

    Brenden Allen

    tuffduty Lynne, not Lynch.

  38. chris hazelwood

    you don't break up tracks on this Great Concept Album, they are supposed to flow together seamlessly. Or would you Break up the Donna Summers MacArthur Park suite?

  39. John LaStrada

    Thanks a million MACGYVERKICKYOURASS for excellent downloads of ELO. Great sound...my record is worn out and I lost the CD...this is a great listen this afternoon.

    Zak Ramsey

    John LaStrada Even now as an early teenager, I still find this music gold compared to the charts in 1990-2017

  40. Abby Kiraly

    I've always been an ELO fan, ever since my dad got me into it in 2005. Time and Eldorado are truly the best albums out there.! I hope I get the new album "Alone In The Universe" for Christmas. Happy holidays everyone

  41. Don Bagley

    The alternate pronunciation of adios amigos notwithstanding, this song is intelligent and evocative. A powerful vocal performance.

    tommyboydmd

    Hey, Don Bagley, maybe it's not really Spanish. "But they didn't know the words,
    So I assumed that they was foreign"

  42. Seito Stockman

    the outro is most dope!

    Zak Ramsey

    Seito Stockman Same here

    Jontor11

    It's too short though!

  43. Philip Shirk

    One of the most soulful songs they've ever made, and most intricate. I'm surprised this didn't get more radio airplay, but you never can bet on AOR radio

  44. Michael Gray

    1 of my favourite songs from the Great ELO. Beautiful, deep, intriguing, creative and passionate song about the Soul of life.

  45. Joyce Gulick

    My crying song! Beautiful

  46. jose antonio Laredo Saavedra

    gracias

  47. Danny Stanhope

    To "Lynne Genius"...I have to agree!  Love Laredo Tornado and Eldorado, btw.

    Danny Stanhope

    +Danny Stanhope Effing Brilliant! What a melody!!!

  48. kaskorbo kalostros

    GREAT MUSIC.

  49. Mee Howski

    Epic....

  50. Lynne Musicalgenius

    Mozart, Schubert, Verdi, Chopin, Jeff Lynne......................

    Wilsondude

    HES BACK

  51. Degree7

    Wild buffalo played, and I never saw a rainy day...
    but it looks like summer days ain't comin' baaack....

  52. Julie A

    Epic classic album and one of my favorites on the album. I saw them in the mid 70's and they were spot on precise!!

    Michael Norman

    Finally saw Jeff last summer, after 40 plus years being a fan. Worth the wait, though i envy your seeing a 70s concert. Can't go back, but at least we have the music :)

  53. jose antonio Laredo Saavedra

    My lastname is Laredo. My proud.

  54. Fathered Edward

    Classic honed and professional through the years,underrated by the musicologists,time will tell....

    Michael Norman

    Time HAS told. Jeff is the man :)

  55. Robert Darling

    Two of my favorite songs!

  56. Luis Carlos Dávila

    Theres no waste in any album of this humongous band!!

  57. Prokop Buben

    Mine as well, great album, great to listen from start to the end, just great. So what can you do, when your dream world is gone, your friends and lovers too?
    Listen to this album

  58. brian whoppit

    He really does have an amazing voice. I'd almost forgotten this old gem.

    Zak Ramsey

    brian whoppit No way

  59. MrMountfords

    got this ablum when i was 10, played it to death, mum hated it

  60. Danny Stanhope

    Laredo Tornado is definitely an underrated song by ELO. I love it, though. Lots of strings and our buddy, Jeff, hitting some pretty high notes! Evocative imagery as well. Quite the album, Eldorado.

  61. ylwf

    Got this as a brithday present when I turned 18... thanks Patti! R.I.P. my girl. I love and miss you!

  62. jax1moi8

    The "you" that you refer to is neither "I" nor "we." Presidential choices in the US run on money more than anything else. Just thought I'd clarify that point.

  63. alex porter

    i didnt even know you people had good taste in music, you sure dont have good taste in presidential candidates.

  64. Helmut83

    Don't try this at home.

  65. liquidlena

    haunting. beautiful. LOVE

  66. Douglas Lyons

    where did Jeff learn Spanish!!!!!!!

    Ciudad

    In Spain.

  67. george malcom

    love E.L.O. audio from them has always been spectacular!

  68. jax1moi8

    Do we have to watch this Republigoon propaganda crap before we can listen to the incredibly talented Jeff Lynne sing one of best songs? This is perverse!

  69. Danielle Walker

    Remembering my mom cleaning the house with this album playing on her record player. <3

  70. MizzMaria

    Sounds like Abba's Eagle

  71. MaceMn

    Laredo Tornado. Adios amigos. What can you do when your dream world is gone, and your friends and lovers too? No no no no no no.

  72. Ton moveon

    Was the best of ELO, they made it to show the Beatles to go on...

  73. Urfauster

    Anyone has the chords to this Masterpiece?

  74. smichael61

    Eldorado is my favorite ELO album.

  75. jan eisner

    @snuffereet yeah, why is that? 'Course, for me, it's "Nobody's Child" - like a torch-singer vamp goin' on.

  76. william mault

    @johnnydelbravo no gillettes on the set? i dunno. lol

  77. Eric McDowell

    Beautiful and haunting. . .

  78. cuckoocrap3000

    Been singing this all day.... it just came into my head . So I have had to look it up and listen to it! And guess what its brilliant..

  79. achanook

    A friend once described to me how emotional it was when he experienced a tornado right in his neighborhood. Emotional. Tornadoes are a dark and strange natural event. Which are two words I would use to describe this song. Brilliant and moving are two other words that come to mind.

  80. snuffereet

    This song and "Mister Kingdom" are the two best from this masterpiece album! Funny thing is my least favorites songs off here (though I don't hate them) are the two singles they released.

  81. Lasfeld

    my favorite track on the album. i like how the first verse starts.

  82. Luis Antonio Topete Flores

    ELO, the Best.... Beautiful Song.