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Electric Light Orchestra: Living Thing Meaning

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Living Thing Lyrics

Sailin away on the crest of a wave
Its like magic
Rollin and ridin and slippin & slidin
Its magic

Chorus
And you, and your sweet pussay,
Don't ya do it. Don't ya do it.
You took me, higher and higher
Its a livin thing,
Its a terrible...

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    anonymous
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    Jan 29th, 1:12am report


    I was I was told it was about abortion… Which led me while listening to the song to look to this website :-)



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    anonymous
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    Aug 13th, 2014 8:44pm report


    Our local radio station played this song the day Robin Williams died and it seemed to fit perfectly.

    Security image? I don't see no stinkin' security image.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 24th, 2014 4:40pm report


    How could Jeff's girlfriend be pregnant with Jeff? Jeff already has a mother, and for most of us we only get born once.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 10th, 2013 3:54am report


    I think its about the decline in the quality of pies, pasties and sausage rolls. The line " .... on the crest of a wave..." is when you first realise you're hooked on the taste of the pastry, "...slipping and sliding" refers to the individuals need or fear of getting a crook serve: you know one of those tasteless overheated, dried out pastries that you wish you hadn't purchased. The line "... get a life" appears no where in this song but is a wonderful piece of advice for those of you , who waste yours spending time worrying about the A B A B rhyming method in poetry and pop songs.



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    anonymous
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    Dec 22nd, 2012 12:31pm report


    Its about the concept of real life and the actual bond between two individuals, your mind, hence your heart, LOVE, is a terrible thing to lose. When they state, im taking a dive they mean like love, its a challenge, not giving up, how it requires two to complete anything, its a living thing, your mind, heart, its a given thing, its so simple, love is natural and to deny something as such would be a gruesomely devastating concept



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    HipsterForLife
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    Apr 5th, 2012 4:14am report


    Everyone it's about whales, how whaling should be banned.

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    anonymous
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    Apr 3rd, 2012 4:43am report


    The song is too upbeat to be about anything dark...Obviously it is about the thrill of falling in love and the fear of losing it.



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    anonymous
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    Dec 12th, 2011 12:22am report


    Anybody who states this is an anti-abortion/anti-choice song is an idiot. Jeff himself explained this was written about love.



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    anonymous
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    Nov 28th, 2011 11:46am report


    In Australia in the early 2000's the song was use as part of a government campaign for environmental awareness to help save Australia's ecosystems. It fits very well to "A terrible thing to lose". I always think of the fragile planet we live on and what we are doing to it when i hear this song.



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    anonymous
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    Sep 22nd, 2011 9:34pm report


    He's in love with a married woman.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 23rd, 2011 6:29am report


    This song is a reflection on the seductive and fleeting nature of love.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 13th, 2011 6:07am report


    It is telling you not to do abortion hence "what a terrible thing to lose" (a baby) ...... "It's a given thing" (a baby) ...."believe this is what you've conceived from your worst day" (suggesting the person is thinking about abortion)

    This song, like every person with a brain, says to not do abortion. Abortion is killing babies. Every human has the right to life.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 5th, 2011 4:24pm report


    Sounds like addiction to me.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 4th, 2011 3:22am report


    It is about abortion and the loss of a life



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    anonymous
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    Feb 28th, 2011 2:21pm report


    I remember at the time thinking it was a song about The Beatles breaking up. Nobody told me, I was just a teenager still reeling from the realization that the Fab 4 were no more. Then John's death...



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