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Music & Lights (Imagination)

Retro disco funk made gold. If you were young in the 80's you will probably have this song engraved in your genes. The video may be a bit tough to watch though :/ ... or maybe great fun :)

"Music and Lights" is a single by British trio Imagination, released in 1982 by R&B Records. The song appeared on their second album titled In the Heat of the Night. "Music and Lights" became a hit that reached number five on the UK Singles Chart in 1982, top 1 in Italy and France, top 2 in Spain and top 10 in many other countries inside and outside Europe.

Music and lights
Da, da, da, da, da, da
Da, da, da, da, da, da

Music and lights
Da, da, da, da, da, da
Da, da, da, da, da, da

Forget your sorrow, let it all fade away
Forget tomorrow, let's start livin' for today
Let me take you through a night of ecstasy
I like to hear the sound of a mystic melody

In the spotlight
, with the music playing loud
No distraction together we have found
Let me show you all the glamour and the gold
Secret fantasies in a show biz world

Music and lights
I'll sing and dance for you all night
Sequins and pearls
And lots of pretty girls
You gotta have rhythm

Da, da, da, da, da, da
Da, da, da, da, da, da

Da, da, da, da, da, da
Da, da, da, da, da, da

Whenever you're dancing and you glide across the floor
Your heart is singin' and they're calling out for more
Let me take you through a night of ecstasy
I like to hear the sound of a mystic melody

Music and lights
I'll sing and dance for you all night
Sequins and pearls
And lots of pretty girls
You gotta have rhythm

Da, da, da, da, da, da
Da, da, da, da, da, da

Music and lights
I'll sing and dance for you all night
Sequins and pearls
And lots of pretty girls
Give me rhythm

Da, da, da, da, da, da
Da, da, da, da, da, da

Forget your sorrow, let it all fade away
Forget tomorrow, let's start livin' for today
Let me show you all the glamour and the gold
Secret fantasies in a show biz world

Music and lights
I'll sing and dance for you all night
Sequins and pearls
And lots of pretty girls
You gotta have rhythm

Da, da, da, da, da, da
Da, da, da, da, da, da

Music and lights
I'll sing and dance for you all night
Sequins and pearls
And lots of pretty girls
Give me rhythm,

Da, da, da, da, da, da (Give me)
Da, da, da, da, da, da

Music and lights
Da, da, da, da, da, da
Sequins and pearls
Da, da, da, da, da, da
You gotta have rhythm

Da, da, da...

LET IT ALL FADE AWAY= We use LET to express something that we want to happen. IT ALL is the same as EVERYTHING (in this case it refers to all the things that trouble you, all your problems and sorrows). FADE AWAY means to slowly disappear or lose intensity.

TAKE YOU THROUGH= If they take you through an experience or situation, they help you live that experience.

ECSTASY= Intense joy and/or pleasure.

MYSTIC= Highly spiritual.

SPOTLIGHT= An intense light that focuses on just one place, on a spot (see picture). But also, to be IN THE SPOTLIGHT means to be the centre of attention; when everybody pays attention to you.

GLAMOUR= /glæmə*/ Fascinating beauty, often dependent on artifice.

SHOW BIZ= Show business: The entertainment industry, as theater, motion pictures, television, radio, carnival, and circus.

SEQUINS= /si:kwɪnz/ Small shiny disks used for ornamentation, as on clothing (see picture).

PEARL= /pɜ:*l/ An expensive little ball of nacar produced by oysters and considered jewellery  (see picture).

GOTTA= (coll.) Have to, must.

RHYTHM= /rɪðəm/ The pattern of musical movement through time. If you have no rhythm, you cannot dance well.

WHENEVER= Every time that...

GLIDE= Move smoothly over a surface, as if walking over ice.

THE FLOOR= The dance floor. The part of a disco where people dance.

CALLING OUT FOR MORE= Shouting that they want more. The song is trying to make you imagine you are a music star, so you are singing in a concert and people are shouting at you that they want more songs from you.

 

A song about the glamour and excitement of working in show business. The life of a famous artist may be superficial and unreal, but it is full of magic and when you are performing (or watching a performance) you can forget about all your problems by focusing on the wonderful time you're having, or that's what this group is hoping for. So they are trying to make you imagine how wonderful to be a music star could be. Are you allured?

 
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