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QUESTION: Hello Lou,

I come back to you to help me to decipher some lyrics.
I hope it's not annoying to you to do that.
If so, tell me, I won't ask you no more.

PRISONER OF THE LIGHT
(Eric Burdon/John Sterling/John Raskin)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eqw0Rv8OWXE
_________________________________________________________
Even  policemen on the street smile and say hello they always ________
The telephone it rings, ________________________________________
Fever messing up my mind, thereís no escape

Prisoner of the light
My fears are falling
_________the doors and window
Prisoner of the light
The walls keeps closing
Caught between the light and shadow

As a little child Iíd see the street light glooming through my window
Making up my own moves by a shadow dancing on the walls
I see the world outside just like another planet ______
And the monster that creates coming at me from down the hall (?)
No escape!

Prisoner of the light
My fears keep falling
________the doors and window
Prisoner of the light
The walls keeps closing
Caught between the light and shadow

Iím a prisoner of the light
My fears keeps falling
________my door and window
Prisoner of the light
The walls keep closing
Caught between the light and shadow

Prisoner of the light!

I burnt the midnight oil and no oneís here weíre working (?)
I had to ____in the dark room_____________________________
_______________ outside wailing like a tiger in_______________
I_______________my mind and I know thereís no escape

Iím a prisoner of the light
My fears keep falling
________my door and window
Prisoner of the light
The walls keep closing
Caught between the light and shadow

Prisoner of the light
Prisoner of the light
Yeah, Iím a prisoner of the light
Prisoner of Ö
Prisoner of the light
My fears keep falling
Iím a prisoner of the light
Prisoner of the light
Prisoner of the light
My fears keep falling
Caught between the light and shadow
Prisoner of the light
My fears keep falling
Caught between the light and shadow

Thank you in advance

ANSWER: Hi again Christian

No problem. Happy to help, as much as I can. Seems you REALLY like Eric Burdon!!!!

Let's take a listen here......

Even  policemen on the street smile and say hello they always _bend_______
The telephone it rings, ___cuts me like a knife blade_____________________________________


Bars on all the doors and windows

Just like another planet...and on it....my own monsters I create (you got the hall part correct!)

I burn the midnight oil and no one hears me working
I have until the dawn...in the dark room all night
A si-reen moans outside...wailing like a tiger
Havoc in my mind and I know there's no escape


I am guessing a little on the word "havoc" but that makes sense and that's what it sounds like he's saying. Havoc means confusion or chaos.

The word si-reen is a mispronunciation of siren...as in a police car, etc. Eric is taking poetic license....creativity...so don't be confused there.


Have a great weekend!

Lou








---------- FOLLOW-UP ----------

QUESTION: Thank you very much, Lou

What is the first sentence of the song? (before "even policemen..")
After "wailing like a tiger" he says something that I can't decipher.

Yes, I like "the Animals" but first I prefer "the rolling Stones" and "The Beatles".
As for American bands & singers, I like Beach Boys, CCR, JJ Cale, Eagles
Bob Seger, John Fogerty .

Have a nice day

Christian

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Hi Christian
Didn't realize you wanted those lines.
Sounds like "Every Reel I Steal, I pass on to my friends"....though that doesn't make much sense.
The word after the tiger line....can't tell. Sounds like he whispers something like "in the movies" but I can't be sure.

Need any help with Beatles or Creedence, let me know. Much easier and better known!!!!!

Enjoy a beautiful day in France!

Lou

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