" Overture", released in , was the first single by The Electric Light Orchestra (ELO). Contents. [hide]. 1 History; 2 Quotes; 3 B-side; 4 Chart positions; 5 Jeff Lynne version; 6 Covers and other uses; 7 References; 8 External links. History. The song, written by Jeff Lynne, was first recorded as an intended B- side. Overture Lyrics: Did you see your friend crying from his eyes today? / Did you see him run through the streets and far away? / Aah / Did you see him run? Did you see him fall? / Aah, aah, aah / Did. Overture by Electric Light Orchestra song meaning, lyric interpretation, video and chart position.
Did you see your friend, crying from his eyes today? Did you see him run through the streets and far way? Did you see him run? Did you see him fall? Did his life flash by on the bedroom door? Did you hear the news came across the air today? Someone has been found on the rocks down in the bay. Did you see him. I think that this song is about a man trying to escape 'the system', the constant grind of everyday life, but eventually being ground down so far that he ends up committing suicide. The number symbolises the fact that the man was little more. Lyrics to ' Overture' by Electric Light Orchestra. Did you see your friend crying from his eyes today? / Did you see him run through the streets and far.
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