New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.

An' on the seven seas, there was a phantom ship a comin'
Shinin' on 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 assumed that they was foreign
No, no

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 comin'
Shinin' in the dead of night, I heard the pilot sayin'
Poems that are written by John Keats and Robert Browning
He didn't know the words so I suppose that it was nothin'
No, no, no

But I heard them just the same
But doctor, let me teach 'em
I just wanna please 'em, now
I said, "Doctor, let me teach 'em"
I just wanna please 'em, now
Hey

So 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, it doesn't cost a penny
So please doc, let me teach 'em, if I could only reach 'em

And 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



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/e/electric_light_orchestra/illusions_in_g_major_lyrics.html

Correct | Report

Please input the reason why these lyrics are bad:

songmeanings

      Write about your feelings and thoughts

      Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
      U
      Unregistered
      Min 50 words
      Not bad
      Good
      Awesome!
      Explain

      Write an explanation

      Your explanation
      Add image by pasting the URLBoldItalicLink
      10 words
      Good
      Cool
      Awesome!
      Explanation guidelines:
      • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
      • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
      • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
      Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.
      ×