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ELO – Long Black Road

Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) were a British rock group from Birmingham, England, who released eleven studio albums between 1971 and 1986 and another album in 2001. ELO were formed to accommodate Roy Wood and Jeff Lynne’s desire to create modern rock and pop songs with classical overtones. After Wood’s departure following the band’s debut record, Lynne wrote and arranged all of the group’s original compositions and produced every album. Despite early singles success in the United Kingdom, the band were initially more successful in the United States, billed as “The English guys with the big fiddles”. They gained a cult following despite lukewarm reviews back in their native United Kingdom. By the mid-1970s, they had become one of the biggest-selling acts in music. From 1972 to 1986, ELO accumulated 27 Top-40 hit singles in both the UK and the US, with 20 Top 20 UK singles and 15 Top-20 US singles (as charted by Billboard magazine). The band also holds the record for having the most Billboard Hot 100 Top 40 hits of any group in US chart history without ever having a number one single. ELO collected 19 CRIA, 21 RIAA and 38 BPI awards, and sold over 50 million records worldwide during the group’s active period of recording and touring. Wikipedia┬«.

American Hustle – Long Black Road – ELO (Official Audio)

Electric Light Orchestra with Long Black Road featured in the movie American Hustle starring Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams.

ELO – Long Black Road Lyrics:
They used to tell me, “Boy, you ain’t goin’ nowhere
With your cheap guitar and your big, long hair
You gotta realise all your responsibilities
You gotta get out to work and face reality.”

You gotta get up in the morning, take your heavy load
And you gotta keep goin’ down the long black road.

So I drifted for a while down the road to ruin
I couldn’t find my way, I didn’t know what I was doin’
I saw a lot of people coming back the other way
So I kept on goin’ when I heard them say,

“You gotta get up in the morning, take your heavy load
And you gotta keep goin’ down the long black road.”

Long black road, long black road
Long black road, long black road.

I made a lot of money, I was makin’ quite a mess
But they all told me, money wouldn’t bring me happiness
“You gotta work like a man in a real man’s life
You’re gonna have to take all the trouble and strife.”

You gotta get up in the morning, take your heavy load
And you gotta keep goin’ down the long black road.

You gotta get up in the morning, take your heavy load
And you gotta keep goin’ down the long black road.

You gotta get up in the morning, take your heavy load
And you gotta keep goin’ down the long black road.
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