A Musical Note: Mike Oldfield – Five Miles Out

Today’s music is from one of my top all-time favorite composers and performers, Mike Oldfield.

He had his first big hit at the age of 17, with Tubular Bells, a strange and haunting piece that was tagged to be the main theme of the movie, The Exorcist.

I have always imagined my own images for this song, and find some of those Mr. Oldfield chose a tad disturbing… and I still find the music better without the graphics, so I might suggest you try it both with and without the images.

And, yes, I know that some of the lyrics are hard to hear, and some are clear and wonderful.

My friends, Mike Oldfield and Five Miles Out:

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2 responses to “A Musical Note: Mike Oldfield – Five Miles Out

  1. Mike Oldfield » Five Miles Out Lyrics
    Send “Five Miles Out” Ringtone to your Cell
    What Do You Do When Your Falling,
    You’ve Got 30 Degrees And You’re Stalling Out?
    And It’s 24 Miles To Your Beacon;
    There’s A Crack In The Sky And The Warning’s Out.

    Don’t Take That Dive Again!
    Push Through That Band Of Rain!

    Five Miles Out,
    Just Hold Your Heading True.
    Got To Get Your Finest Out.
    You’re Number 1, Anticipating You.

    Climbing Out.
    Just Hold Your Heading True.
    Got To Get Your Finest Out.
    You’re Number 1, Anticipating You.

    Mayday! Mayday! Mayday!
    Calling All Stations!
    This Is Golf-Mike-Oscar-Victor-Juliet
    Imc Cu.nimb…Icing,
    In Great Difficulty, Over.

    The Traffic Controller Is Calling,
    “Victor-Juliet Your Identity.
    I Have You Lost In The Violent Storm!
    Communicate Or Squawk ‘Emergency’!”

    Don’t Take That Dive Again!
    Push Through That Band Of Rain!

    Lost In Static 18,
    And The Storm Is Closing In Now.
    Automatic 18!
    (Got To Push Through!) Trapped In Living Hell!

    Your A Prisoner Of The Dark Sky,
    The Propeller Blades Are Still!
    And The Evil Eye Of The Hurricane’s
    Coming In Now For The Kill.

    Our Hope’s With You,
    Rider In The Blue.

    Welcome’s Waiting, We’re Anticipating
    You’ll Be Celebrating, When You’re Down And Braking.

    Climbing Out.
    (Climbing, Climbing)
    Five Miles Out.
    (Climbing, Climbing)

    Five Miles Out,
    Just Hold Your Heading True.
    Got To Get Your Finest Out…
    (Climbing, Climbing)

    Five Miles Out,
    Just Hold Your Heading True.
    Got To Get Your Finest Out…
    (Climbing, Climbing)

    Climbing Out.
    Just Hold Your Heading True.
    Got To Get Your Finest Out…
    (Climbing, Climbing)

    Five Miles Out,
    Just Hold Your Heading True.
    Got To Get Your Finest Out…
    (Climbing, Climbing)

    Climbing Out.
    Just Hold Your Heading True.
    Got To Get Your Finest Out…
    (Climbing, Climbing)

    Climbing Out.
    Just Hold Your Heading True.
    Got To Get Your Finest Out…
    (Climbing, Climbing)

  2. This is rather a long song, and a long post of lyrics. I like my ‘job’ though, so thanks nrhatch and Maria for saying these submissions are helpful. Thanks what I’m going to do right now, listen again, with the lyrics. I didn’t understand much of it first time round. Thanks Richard.

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