1979: “Discovery”

Discovery

Выпущенный в 1979 году альбом “Discovery” занял первое место в хит-параде Британии и держался на этом уровне в течение пяти недель. Пять композиций стали хитами: “Don't Bring Me Down”, “Shine a Little Love”, “Last Train to London”, “Confusion” и “The Diary of Horace Wimp”.

Песня “Don't Bring Me Down” стала самой успешной в истории ELO. Это также их самый популярный сингл в США – четвертое место в хит-параде.

В 1979 году ELO вышел на первое место по продажам дисков на музыкальном рынке Британии.

The Diary Of Horace Wimp

(Monday)

Late again today,

He'd be in trouble though he'd say he was sorry,

He'd have to hurry out to the bus.

(Tuesday)

Horace was so sad,

He'd never had a girl that he could care for,

And if he was late once more, he'd be out.

Don't be afraid, just knock on the door,

Well he just stood there mumblin and fumblin'

Then a voice from above said –

Horace wimp, this is your life,

Go out and find yourself a wife,

Make a stand and be a man,

And you will have a great life plan.

(Wednesday)

Horace met a girl,

She was small and she was very pretty,

He thought he was in love, he was afraid.

(Thursday)

Asks her for a date,

The café down the street tomorrow evening,

His head was reeling, when she said yes, OK.

Don't be afraid, just knock on the door,

Well he just stood there mumblin' and fumblin'

Then a voice from above said –

Horace wimp, this is your life,

Go out and find yourself a wife,

Make a stand and be a man,

And you will have a great life plan.

(Friday)

Horace, this is it,

He asks the girl if maybe they could marry,

When she says gladly, Horace cries.

(Sunday)

Everybody's at the church,

When Horace rushes in and says

Now here comes my wife,

For the rest of my life, and she did.

Don't be afraid, just knock on the door,

Well he just stood there mumblin and fumblin'

Then a voice from above said –

Horace wimp, this is your wife,

Go out and find yourself a life,

Make a stand and be a man,

And you will have a great life plan.

(Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday...)