Electric Light Orchestra - Mr. Kingdom Lyrics




Daylight comes to those who live
But those who die they never see the sun come
Shining through their window pane they pass away.
Silly girl to be a fool, you didn't play the golden rule,
'Cos once you're through with one world,
There's another waiting there.

[CHORUS]
Help me such a lonely soul,
In dreams to leave behind the world.
Mr. Kingdom help me please, to find the rainbow's end.

Looking from this empty room,
The corridors of endless gloom go crawling through the night,
To meet the dawn that's on its way.
Oh to sleep, per-chance to dream,
To live again those joyous scenes,
The laughter and the follies that are locked inside my head.

[CHORUS]
Help me such a lonely soul,
In dreams to leave behind the world.
Mr. Kingdom help me please, to find the rainbow's end.

I can dream of flying high,
above the city's cares and never be afraid of anyone
'Cos there ain't no one there.

[CHORUS]
Help me such a lonely soul,
In dreams to leave behind the world.
Mr. Kingdom help me please, to find the rainbow's end.

Help me such a lonely soul,
In dreams to leave behind the world.
Mr. Kingdom help me please, to find the rainbow's end.





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  1. chris b

    Best Elo album

  2. Craig Vincent

    Can’t get this out off my head love forever elo Jeff Lynne

  3. Mario Alberto Domínguez Acosta

    Joya!!!

  4. Paul Outdoors

    Stunningly beautiful

  5. Music Lover

    Better than the Beatles but obviously like Paul, John and Jeff have said in interviews there is an inspiration. Paul and John said they wished they would have sounded as good as ELO. They added ELO "Son of the Beatles" have done great things the Beatles never did. ELO has become one of the best and most versatile live Band in the world.

  6. Music Lover

    Masterpiece!

  7. John Tedesco

    They were and always will be phenomenal. Jeff Lynne is a genius. RIP Kelly.

  8. Mr Spectacals

    b-side of "Turn To Stone". pretty good track.

  9. Shspurs1

    Why do ELO sound to much Like the Beatles far to many times. This is obviously a reworking of “Across The Universe”.

    Wilhelm II

    Shspurs1 the Beatles are their main inspiration and I’m pretty sure Jeff Lynne is trying to sound like Paul McCartney

    Shspurs1

    How to be rainbow operators That could be one of the reason why Mr Wood did a Runner.

    Music Lover

    Better than the Beatles but obviously like Paul, John and Jeff have said in interviews there is an inspiration. Paul and John said they wished they would have sounded as good as ELO. They added ELO son of the Beatles have done great things the Beatles never did. ELO has become one of the best and most versatile live Band in the world.

    Shspurs1

    Music Lover Actually i heard that the band. That Paul McCartney was most jealous of was Pink Floyd. When they were making Sgt Peppers Lonely Hart Club Band. Pink Floyd were in the very next room making there debut album. Paul McCartney used have dreams that he was a member of Pink Floyd.

  10. Herbert Jansen

    A MAS-TER-PIE-CE .......... !

  11. glen aliano

    Jeff Lynne!!!!!!

  12. tuffduty

    this album, it touches me like no other, I can’t explain it.

    Paul Outdoors

    No explanation necessary 😊

  13. Jeff Lynne's ELO 2020 Tour

    Jeff Lynne's ELO is the best live band in the world...Can't wait for the 50th Anniversary Tour in 2020 with a new setlist...

    Steele

    I want him to come to Aus

  14. christopher ferrell

    Love this melancholy song. It's sad yet that amazing ending crescendo always lifts my spirits.

  15. Jussi Tarponen

    ths single Turn to Stone / Mister Kingdom showed perfectly how the style of the ELOmusic changed those days. Neither one is bettter or worse but different

  16. Jussi Tarponen

    I learnt to know this song as a B- side of the single Turn to Stone.Later I got to know the whole Eldorado album

  17. Roger Stedina

    This album is a complete concerto. So glad that Jeff Lynn is still with us. I will buy anything that he has a hand in. His integrity is spotless. His mind is pure genius. To create an album like this, in any time period, is a true gift to the world.

    Jeff Lynne's ELO 2020 Tour

    Wow Roger! Very well said! Long live Jeff Lynne's ELO saw them in concert last Thursday in Toronto...Best Live Band In The World!

  18. John Waters

    The most Beatle sounding track not by The Beatles

  19. boob slime

    if you want to get into ELO i Recommend Time,Out of the Blue,A new world record and Eldorado.

    Jeff Lynne's ELO 2020 Tour

    Face The Music and on the Third Day are excellent as well.

  20. luis marcelo inostroza bidart

    This song is taken on by the strings section.....A recognition to it......

  21. luis marcelo inostroza bidart

    The " El Dorado" album is way better than all the other ELO's albums.....And this is much to say....

  22. OlafttheGreat1998

    ELO is like the cult classic of music.

  23. Rose Belle314

    Return to Oz with me.... El Dorado- beyond brilliant. Sublime.

  24. Bob Smith

    Flip over to side two of Eldorado and discover this masterpiece. But only after listening to side one.

  25. SkyMan07

    500TH LIKE!

  26. Dat Boi Productions

    1:50 Hamlet reference ??

  27. Harold Mackie

    every song jeff lynne wrote  is a HIT in my opinion

  28. SRSOS

    10 people whose musical tastes totally suck.

  29. Marc Domicello

    It's amazing how they had already developed their all-time sound from their 1st album and just kept adding layers of new sounds from every album on.. and on.. Jeff Lynne is the non- familial cousin of John Lennon

  30. David Peace

    Pure masterclass. This man is a genius . ELO and Jeff Lynne loved his music from day 1

    Paul Outdoors

    Loved ELO Since the mid 70s 👍😊

  31. Ciudad

    Daylight comes to those who live
    But those who die they never see the sun come
    Shining through their window pane they pass away.
    Silly girl to be a fool, you didn't play the golden rule,
    'Cos once you're through with one world,
    There's another waiting there.

    [CHORUS]
    Help me such a lonely soul,
    In dreams to leave behind the world.
    Mr. Kingdom help me please, to find the rainbow's end.

    Looking from this empty room,
    The corridors of endless gloom go crawling through the night,
    To meet the dawn that's on its way.
    Oh to sleep, per-chance to dream,
    To live again those joyous scenes,
    The laughter and the follies that are locked inside my head.

    [CHORUS]
    Help me such a lonely soul,
    In dreams to leave behind the world.
    Mr. Kingdom help me please, to find the rainbow's end.

    I can dream of flying high,
    above the city's cares and never be afraid of anyone
    'Cos there ain't no one there.

    [CHORUS]
    Help me such a lonely soul,
    In dreams to leave behind the world.
    Mr. Kingdom help me please, to find the rainbow's end.

    Help me such a lonely soul,
    In dreams to leave behind the world.
    Mr. Kingdom help me please, to find the rainbow's end.

  32. IanWelland

    The Beatles really ran deep and influenced a great deal of Jeff's work around this period. This is another of those classic ELO tracks that most, including myself, found on the b-sides of singles released in the late 70s - this one I think was the b-side of 'Turn To Stone' single released in the Autumn of 1977.

  33. Jussi Tarponen

    the B- side of the single Turn to Stoneit is nice to compare these songs. B side was more art side, A- side commercial ELObut not the worst in that  group

  34. torben lyneborg eriksen

    God damn...That intro is sooo.. Lennon. The mood from The White Album. Love Elo since the '70.

  35. barry scahill

    Maybe the most underrated band, and one of their best. I believe it was cut short here, but a joy to hear! Astute comment by Ziggy Stardust. Good call! Completely different, yet the same!!!

  36. Alan Blake

    get it on big speakers.!

    John Sergei

    & boy, I had 12" woofers, when I started working in 1981. In the store & Blondies Rapture, making the huge speakers pump back & forth ( something young men like to do) sold the powerful shit to me & I went out & bought every ELO Mr Kingdom was one of the songs I shook the concrete floor with.

  37. Matthew Terry

    my dad brought me here was listening to these song when I was very young.

    John Sergei

    Then, he's a cool cat.

  38. wiisalute

    what I love about this song is the main chorus. it sounds like something Bowie would do

  39. The Universe

    Mr Kingdom flying Across The Universe.

  40. Rebecca Rothenberger

    sheer brilliance.

  41. Micael Muñoz

    man that ending its mid-blowing and when you hear the next track in the album is connected i love it !

    John Sergei

    The passage is clearly inspired by Jeremy Clarks Trumpet Voluntary & is an interesting part. Like a cross between Baroque & the heavier classical with big orchestras of the mid 19th century onwards & long after Baroque. Sweet have a couple of tracks (Anthem number 1 & 2) based on this piece.
    Funny, I like them all better as I prefer heavier ( for the time) Baroque fanfares ( Chapentier Te Deum or Jean Jo's Rondeau . Then ELP comes along & does one from the 40s, for Christ sake ( & boy, it was good, like the original).
    Anyone wanting Chaps Te Deum, do yourself a favour (says Molly) & listen to a fast version. Must be Bev Beven on those Timpanies?


    Then ELO progresses from interesting, low budget experiments to Eldorado? Wood, if only you stayed with em?

  42. Tommy The Cat

    Thank you Madlib to get me to this masterpiece

  43. mark brough

    nothing like the Beatles elo are top the Beatles are and was shit

    JSaundersProductions

    ELO proudly bragged that they carried on The Beatles sound only more electrical!

    JSaundersProductions

    You are so wrong....ELO proudly bragged that they carried on The Beatles sound only a little more electrical!

    The ElectrOStudios

    You realize Jeff Lynne got tons of inspiration from the Beatles, right?

  44. FancyBee

    This song was written for me.
    EDIT: this album*

  45. Bellasue Richardson

    I fell in LOVE with ELO almost 40yrs ago, after my Sister Lori bought this album! She played it over and over along with the other big groups of the mid to late,70's. Since that time, I've had the album, three cassettes and two CD's! I've just about worn my second CD out! Eldorado has ALWAYS been my FAVORITE!!! Especially now as my Sister is no longer with me!😥 it brings back WONDERFUL MEMORIES of our teenage year's laying across her bed talking about all kind of things while ELO played on the turntable!

  46. Борис Хромов

    Высший класс!

  47. Nancy Roysden

    I remember when this 1st came out in 74! I wasnt a big ELO fan till I heard this LP! Ive been a fan ever since!

  48. Tireshredderjoe

    Hyptmotyzing!

  49. Ziggy Stardust

    sounds like a mix of the beatle's Across the universe and I am the walrus

    Bob Davis

    This great ELO song reminded my sister and I of the Monkees' "The Girl I Knew Somewhere" on the chorus.

    Bob Davis

    throatgorge2: "Nilsen"? His name was Harry Nilsson.

    Bob Smith

    I've always seen similarities between this, the Beatle's Dear Prudence, and Led Zeppelin's Ten Years Gone.

    luis marcelo inostroza bidart

    It sounds like Mister Kingdom of ELO.....

    OH_I _Will

    luis marcelo inostroza bidart best comparison so far...

  50. lofiloco

    vinnie paz madlib!

  51. gary wilby

    This album is a masterpiece

    Takasaki

    I agree.

    Rose Belle314

    completely agree.

    OlafttheGreat1998

    A sadly underrated one.

    Edward Dore

    Sadly it is often overlooked and it is quite good

  52. Story Of A Life Video Channel

    Very "Across The Universe" inspired.....

    chris b

    I think eldorado was released first 🤪

  53. Sergio Martínez

    Masterpiece!

  54. Gordon Ritchie

    Daylight comes to those who live
    But those who die they never see the sun come
    Shining through their window pane they pass away.
    Silly girl to be a fool, you didn't play the golden rule,
    'Cos once you're through with one world,
    There's another waiting there.

    [CHORUS]
    Help me such a lonely soul,
    In dreams to leave behind the world.
    Mr. Kingdom help me please, to find the rainbow's end.

    Looking from this empty room,
    The corridors of endless gloom go crawling through the night,
    To meet the dawn that's on its way.
    Oh to sleep, per-chance to dream,
    To live again those joyous scenes,
    The laughter and the follies that are locked inside my head.

    [CHORUS]
    Help me such a lonely soul,
    In dreams to leave behind the world.
    Mr. Kingdom help me please, to find the rainbow's end.

    I can dream of flying high,
    above the city's cares and never be afraid of anyone
    'Cos there ain't no one there.

    [CHORUS]
    Help me such a lonely soul,
    In dreams to leave behind the world.
    Mr. Kingdom help me please, to find the rainbow's end.

    Help me such a lonely soul,
    In dreams to leave behind the world.
    Mr. Kingdom help me please, to find the rainbow's end.

    tuffduty

    Gordon Ritchie just right.

  55. bleebloe

    should have been a double kick on verses.. but still awesome 

  56. divisioneight

    Mister Kingdom is still awesome!

  57. Cerebus38

    This was the song that made me an ELO fan. I had bought the "Sweet Talking Woman" single and flipped it over and played "Mr. Kingdom" and from then on, I was a fan. Thanks, Jeff Lynne!

    aldiakaroofus

    That's funny because my 1st ELO single was Shine a Little Love with Jungle on the flip side, which made me discover MY favorite ELO album Out Of The Blue!

  58. Mortimermanto

    Their BEST album. Always loved 'Mister Kingdom' 'Nobody's Child', 'Illusions in G Major'. 'Eldorado' is a tour-de-force of blending Classical Music and Rock! Thanks for making 1974 such a memorable year!

  59. Mister Kingdom

    Look at my username.

    SkyMan07

    Must be your favourite song

    mike jared

    I have find out Ihanve

    Tireshredderjoe

    that's fuckin awesome

    Cami g

    and even for your profile pic i can see you’re a man of culture as well

  60. Lynne Musicalgenius

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

    Claus Kong

    Jeff Lynne..........................................

    Ursula Golda

    ....and Wagner, Tchaikovsky and Roger Waters!

  61. Brian Kelley

    This is one of my all-time fav old school ELO tracks. Eldorado I would say is my favorite ELO album. For some reason, the main motif going into the chorus is so spiritually enriching. And then the climax in the end with the high cello strings really hits my heart where just like the lyric 'I can dream of flying high'. And the 'laughter and the follies that are all inside my head', that is me lol.  Beautiful, magical piece. It's hard to beat the first 4 ELO albums any day of the week.

    Brian Gardner

    beautifully said

    Paul Outdoors

    Spiritually enriching... Ain't it just 😊👍

  62. Al Scarbrough

    So very beautiful. Jeff Lynne and the guys at their finest. : )

    marlon patrick

    +Al Scarbrough That's right Al. This is my favorite song of theirs.

  63. FlyingJunk

    I was always annoyed by this song's similarity to Across the Universe. I could never understand if that was intentional or not.

    John Sergei

    But as John Lennon said ( 1973) ELO were doing things they ( Beatles) never did. Musical progress = hearing loss
    & Classical music progressed too, till orchestras became huge

  64. Ryan Draper

    Do the songs on this album run together or is it just me?

  65. Habagoo Torthy

    That is exactly what i said, i like across the universe a little better though

  66. Joan C.

    Great, another copy of this song, that has the end cut off before its over. Thanks

    Mark Sims

    Joan C. Then buy the album.

  67. Name here

    That fleetingly serendipitous moment at 3:00 with the violins-does anybody know songs with a similar melody?

  68. Jordehwa

    "I can dream of flying high above the citys cares and never afraid of anyone cos there ain't no one there." My favorite line of the song cos I feel that way sometimes, plus its just so cool.

    "Help me such a lonely soul in dreams to leave behind the world. Mister Kingdom help me please to find the rainbows end." Also great lines, this hole song is great Jeff Lynne really is a genius I wish we had more song writers like Jeff.

    Harold Mackie

    u left out the word "be" redux

  69. Danny Stanhope

    Eldorado is a magical album. I really can't think of anything that comes close to it. Even though the strings sound very "orchestral", here (as opposed to earlier albums), I love the way they're used...so lush at times, and other times there to punctuate a phrase.

    John Sergei

    The earlier albums were low budget, but very interesting, no orchestras or choirs hired Just Hue, Kaminski & Wilfred sawing hard on their strings & overdubbing till the cows come home & very early, Bill Hunt hammering the piano & horns (Move & ELO). The in between pieces on Eldorado are a tribute to Clarks trumpet Voluntary & Sweet have a couple of tracks ( Anthem 1 & 2) that are clearly inspired by Clarks piece from centuries ago. I'm atheist because God didn't give us renewable hearing.

  70. Kirk

    Grandaddy's "Levitz"!

  71. Matt Adamchek

    Masterpiece...nothing more to say than that. !

  72. Hi There

    This is my favorite song of theirs. It's a masterpiece. Should be in a movie.

  73. ludo281160

    I have quarelled with a good old friend of mine being young in the 70ies, I always thought BJH was better than ELO :-) Where are the times, just 25% understanding what they were singing :-))

  74. philli

    The imagination that went into music of that period leaves today's Simon Cowell brigade eating dust. Just look at the album cover for instance,its awesome.

  75. hootsmon

    More than an hommage to "Across The Universe" though like the Bowie version of said song it has equal power touching on the Magical Mystery Tour era of The Beatles..My favourite ELO album..Cohesively brilliant

  76. bassmanjoe

    @anddaz Yes indeed, sure sounds like it.

  77. borgduck

    @shogunblade You lucky sod!!!

  78. Silvio Fregosi

    excelente cancion muy al estilo de lennon en plastic ono band

  79. Algis Kemezys

    @RaggedTiger70 but not cut off too badly. Just enough to know it all again.

  80. Algis Kemezys

    Oh how I love this and ELO..thanks for so much!

  81. Ailleacht

    The greatest ELO song in my opinion. It is just beautiful every time I listen to it. And special. ELO have many great songs and this is one of the best.

    This is soooo much better and deeper than anything the beatles have done!

  82. Larry Harris

    The first time I heard this, I know it would always be special in my life.

  83. wpollock1

    Jeff Lynne has so much talent, it is just astonishing. This is the point where ELO had enough experience to really showcase how original they were. Hypnotic....

  84. timmya4000

    eldorado, my favourite elo album

  85. Andrea Daz

    singing in John Lennon style?

  86. speechrighter

    1:34 to 2:07 -- sublime

  87. Paul Wilkinson

    A true , Total , Classic Masterpiece.

  88. MACGYVERKICKYOURASS

    Nope, it just continues into the next song on the album.

    Listen to "Nobody's Child" right after this and they will fit together!

  89. Tireshredderjoe

    AWESOME Love It!

  90. shogunblade

    You are a hero... You put one of my favorite songs from the Eldorado album on here, and on my Birthday, no less. Awesome.