illusions in g major lyrics – electric light orchestra

on the seven seas, there was a phantom ship a-comin’,
shinin’ in the dead of night,
i heard the crew a-hummin’
tunes that sounded like the rolling stones and leonard cohen.
but they didn’t know the words,
so i *ssumed that they was foreign.

but i heard them just the same.
oh, doctor, let me teach ’em,
i just wanna please ’em now.
i said, “doctor, let me teach ’em,
i just wanna please ’em now.”

i looked up in the sky: there was a phantom plane a-comin’,
shinin’ in the dead of night,
i heard the pilot saying
poems that were written by john keats and robert browning.
but he didn’t know the words,
so i suppose that it was nothing.

but i heard them just the same.
oh, doctor, let me teach ’em,
i just wanna please ’em now.
i said, “doctor, let me teach ’em,
i just wanna please ’em now.”

oh, doctor, please believe me,
i know you won’t deceive me,
but do these things i’m seein’
have any hidden meaning.
it’s all good entertainment,
and it doesn’t cost a penny.
so please, doc, let me teach ’em,
if i could only reach ’em.

but i heard them just the same.
oh, doctor, let me teach ’em,
i just wanna please ’em now.
oh, doctor, let me teach ’em,
i just wanna please ’em now.

/ electric light orchestra lyrics