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* And of course "Mr. Blue Sky" can result in TearsOfJoy.


* "Eldorado" is about a man who decides to stay in a fantasy world because he can't take the real world anymore.

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* "Eldorado" "Music/{{Eldorado}}" is about a man who decides to stay in a fantasy world because he can't take the real world anymore.



* "The Way Life's Meant to Be" is a song about change, the future, and letting go of the place you once called home. In fact, the entire ''Time'' album (which is basically a story about a man taken to the future, being separated from all he loves, trying to cope with it and then being ''sent back'' so that he can make the world into a better place).

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* "The Way Life's Meant to Be" is a song about change, the future, and letting go of the place you once called home. In fact, the entire ''Time'' ''Music/{{Time}}'' album (which is basically a story about a man taken to the future, being separated from all he loves, trying to cope with it and then being ''sent back'' so that he can make the world into a better place).

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** ''Though you ride on the wheels of tomorrow.../You still wander the fields of your sorrow...''

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* "Kuiama", the closing track of the ELO 2 album is known for being the band's longest track, going at 11 minutes. It's a [[WarIsHell war song]] about a soldier talking to a war orphan, the title character whose parents died, while at the same time he tries to explain he killed her parents. After a desperate 4-minute bridge, the soldier can't hold up anymore and just tells Kuiama that he shot them, before a 2-minute long ending with a [[LastNoteNightmare Last Note Nightmare]].


** In spite of the futuristic premise, the entire theme of the album can hit very close to home if you have faced the all too real problem of being unable to forget about things that happened to you in the past. The album more or less serves as an allegorical journey to acceptance. While it's [[CaptainObvious safe to say the average person today hasn't been transported to the present/future,]] ''Time'' can be quite sobering for those "stuck in the past", and can be a hell of a listen especially if you're dealing with loss like the narrator. The narrator is implied to never return to 1981, making the message that much more poignant.

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** In spite of the futuristic premise, the entire theme of the album can hit very close to home if you have faced the all too real problem of being unable to forget about things that happened to you in the past. The album more or less serves as an allegorical journey to acceptance. While it's [[CaptainObvious safe to say the average person today hasn't been transported to the present/future,]] present/future, ''Time'' can be quite sobering for those "stuck in the past", and can be a hell of a listen especially if you're dealing with loss like the narrator. The narrator is implied to never return to 1981, making the message that much more poignant.


** In spite of the futuristic premise, the entire theme of the album can hit very close to home if you have faced the all too real problem of being unable to forget about things that happened to you in the past. The album more or less serves as an allegorical journey to acceptance. While it's [[CaptainObvious safe to say the average person today hasn't been transported to the present/future,]] ''Time'' can be quite sobering for those "stuck in the past", and can be a hell of a listen especially if you're dealing with loss like the narrator. [[spoiler:The narrator is implied to never return to 1981, making the message that much more poignant.]]

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** In spite of the futuristic premise, the entire theme of the album can hit very close to home if you have faced the all too real problem of being unable to forget about things that happened to you in the past. The album more or less serves as an allegorical journey to acceptance. While it's [[CaptainObvious safe to say the average person today hasn't been transported to the present/future,]] ''Time'' can be quite sobering for those "stuck in the past", and can be a hell of a listen especially if you're dealing with loss like the narrator. [[spoiler:The The narrator is implied to never return to 1981, making the message that much more poignant.]]


** In spite of the futuristic premise, the entire theme of the album can hit very close to home if you have faced the all too real problem of being unable to forget about things that happened to you in the fast. The album more or less serves as an allegorical journey to acceptance. While it's [[CaptainObvious safe to say the average person today hasn't been transported to the present/future,]] ''Time'' can be quite sobering for those "stuck in the past", and can be a hell of a listen especially if you're dealing with loss like the narrator. [[spoiler:The narrator is implied to never return to 1981, making the message that much more poignant.]]

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** In spite of the futuristic premise, the entire theme of the album can hit very close to home if you have faced the all too real problem of being unable to forget about things that happened to you in the fast.past. The album more or less serves as an allegorical journey to acceptance. While it's [[CaptainObvious safe to say the average person today hasn't been transported to the present/future,]] ''Time'' can be quite sobering for those "stuck in the past", and can be a hell of a listen especially if you're dealing with loss like the narrator. [[spoiler:The narrator is implied to never return to 1981, making the message that much more poignant.]]


* "The Way Life's Meant to Be" is a song about change, the future, and letting go of the place you once called home. In fact, the entire ''Time'' album (which is basically a story about a man taken to the future, being separated from all he loves, trying to cope with it and then being ''sent back'' so that he can make the world into a better place.)

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* "The Way Life's Meant to Be" is a song about change, the future, and letting go of the place you once called home. In fact, the entire ''Time'' album (which is basically a story about a man taken to the future, being separated from all he loves, trying to cope with it and then being ''sent back'' so that he can make the world into a better place.)place).
** In spite of the futuristic premise, the entire theme of the album can hit very close to home if you have faced the all too real problem of being unable to forget about things that happened to you in the fast. The album more or less serves as an allegorical journey to acceptance. While it's [[CaptainObvious safe to say the average person today hasn't been transported to the present/future,]] ''Time'' can be quite sobering for those "stuck in the past", and can be a hell of a listen especially if you're dealing with loss like the narrator. [[spoiler:The narrator is implied to never return to 1981, making the message that much more poignant.]]


[[Music/ElectricLightOrchestra This band]] may be known for writing Mr. Blue Sky, but you won't find Mr. Blue Sky here.

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[[Music/ElectricLightOrchestra This band]] Music/ElectricLightOrchestra may be known for writing Mr. "Mr. Blue Sky, Sky", but you won't find Mr. Blue Sky that song here.






** "Can't Get It Out Of My Head", from the same album, can make the tears rain down as well.
* "The Way Life's Meant To Be" is a song about change, the future, and letting go of the place you once called home. In fact, the entire ''Time'' album (which is basically a story about a man taken to the future, being separated from all he loves, trying to cope with it and then being ''sent back'' so that he can make the world into a better place.)

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** "Can't Get It Out Of of My Head", from the same album, can make the tears rain down as well.
* "The Way Life's Meant To to Be" is a song about change, the future, and letting go of the place you once called home. In fact, the entire ''Time'' album (which is basically a story about a man taken to the future, being separated from all he loves, trying to cope with it and then being ''sent back'' so that he can make the world into a better place.)



* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7xTurH6oLk "Whisper In The Night"]], from their first album.
* Jeff Lynne composed the instrumental "The Whale" after watching a heart-wrenching documentary about whaling.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7xTurH6oLk "Whisper In The in the Night"]], from their first album.
* Jeff Lynne composed the instrumental {{instrumental|s}} "The Whale" after watching a heart-wrenching documentary about whaling.

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** Similarly, "The Fall" is about the singer's shock and disbelief after a breakup.


* "Don't Walk Away", from the soundtrack to the film 'Xanadu'. The sound of a lover begging his girlfriend to stay with him. And also "Xanadu", the title track; not as overtly sad, but not particularly upbeat, either.

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* "Don't Walk Away", from the soundtrack to the film 'Xanadu'.''Xanadu''. The sound of a lover begging his girlfriend to stay with him. And also "Xanadu", the title track; not as overtly sad, but not particularly upbeat, either.


* "Can't Get It Out Of My Head", from the same album, can make the tears rain down as well.

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* ** "Can't Get It Out Of My Head", from the same album, can make the tears rain down as well.

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* ''And she said/"Mama, it's a hard life now you're gone..."''


* "Don't Walk Away", from the soundtrack to the film 'Xanadu'. The sound of a lover begging his girlfriend to stay. And also "Xanadu", the title track; not as overtly sad, but not particularly upbeat, either.

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* "Don't Walk Away", from the soundtrack to the film 'Xanadu'. The sound of a lover begging his girlfriend to stay.stay with him. And also "Xanadu", the title track; not as overtly sad, but not particularly upbeat, either.

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