Fly Into The Mystery

Studio CD: Rock 'n' Roll With The Modern Lovers, Rock 'n' Roll With The Modern Lovers +1
Live CD: Precise Modern Lovers Order
Compilation: Mega 20 Track Album, Radio On, Roadrunner, Roadrunner Roadrunner
Promos & Demos: Unreleased Studio Demos 1971-1973
Compilation Bootleg: Songs Of Rememberance
Live Bootleg: 1971 Stonehenge Ipswich, Harvard University, Town Hall 1976, Live In Bristol 1978, Gaspars 1979 (1)
Rock 'n' Roll With The Modern Lovers

Chords

Let's make this a slow dance Ladies' choice


A                          G     A
See now, it's eight o'clock in Boston
                     G      A
And Filene's has just locked up
                                         D
It's so good to see the sky clear up this way
                             A
There's the stars, we haven't lost 'em
            D                    A
It's time to fly into life's mystery
            D                        A
It's time to go somewhere we've never seen
            D                     A
It's time to fly into life's mystery
      G           A
Fly into the mystery


A                                 G       A
Well, it's eight o'clock in Boston suburbs too
                                 G   A
And some boyfriend, he's lost his girlfriend
                                           D
Funny now, she was here just a minute ago
                    A
She must have gone away Where'd she go?
                     D                     A
She must have gone to fly into life's mystery
   D                                      A
She goes no more to the places she used to be
           D                        A
She goes to fly now into life's mystery
                 G           A
Look at her go into the mystery


                         G   A
Now it's eight o'clock in Boston
                                  G A
And Filene there has just locked up for the night
                          G
But it's clear sky and the stars shine
                    A
I'm lookin' right up at them
                       D                     A
Isn't it time for us to fly into life's mystery?
       D                        A
Time to go somewhere we've never seen
D                    A
Fly into life's mystery
      G           A
Fly into the mystery

Chords (alternate version)

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#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship or research.#
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Song title:       Fly Into The Mystery
Original Album:	  Rock'n'Roll With The Modern Lovers

Words and Music by Jonathan Richman
Copyright © 1976 Sanctuary Records
Published by Modern Lovers Music

Transcribed by Gavin Chart (contactus@gartfrets.net)


Rock 'n' Roll With The Modern Lovers version
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INTRO:

Let's make this a slow dance. Ladies' choice...

[play: A  G  A]


VERSE:
A                                G  A
  See now, it's eight o'clock in Boston.
                      G      A
And Filene's has just locked up.
                                          D
It's so good to see the sky clear up this way.
                              A
There's the stars, we haven't lost 'em.
             D                    A
It's time to fly into life's mystery.
             D                        A
It's time to go somewhere we've never seen.
             D                    A
It's time to fly into life's mystery.
      G           A
Fly into the mystery.


VERSE:
Well, it's eight o'clock in Boston suburbs too.
And some boyfriend, he's lost his girlfriend.
Funny now, she was here just a minute ago.
She must have gone away. Where'd she go?
She must have gone to fly into life's mystery.
She goes no more to the places she used to be.
She goes to fly now into life's mystery.
Look at her go into the mystery.


VERSE:
Now it's eight o'clock in Boston.
And Filene there has just locked up for the night.
But it's clear sky and the stars shine.
I'm lookin' right up at them.
Isn't it time for us to fly into life's mystery?
Time to go somewhere we've never seen.
Fly into life's mystery.
Fly into the mystery.

Chordpro

Let's make this a slow dance Ladies' choice

[A] See now, it's eight o'clock in [G] Bos[A]ton
And Filene's has just [G] locked [A] up
It's so good to see the sky clear up this [D] way
There's the stars, we haven't [A] lost 'em
It's time to [D] fly into life's myster[A]y
It's time to [D] go somewhere we've never [A] seen
It's time to [D] fly into life's myste[A]ry
Fly in[G]to the myste[A]ry

[A] Well, it's eight o'clock in Boston [G] suburbs [A] too
And some boyfriend, he's lost his [G] girl[A]friend
Funny now, she was here just a minute ago[D]
She must have gone a[A]way Where'd she go?
She must have gone to [D] fly into life's myste[A]ry
She [D] goes no more to the places she used to [A] be
She goes to [D] fly now into life's myste[A]ry
Look at her go in[G]to the myste[A]ry

Now it's eight o'clock in [G] Bos[A]ton
And Filene there has just locked up [G][A] for the night
But it's clear sky and the [G] stars shine
I'm lookin' right up [A] at them
Isn't it time for us to [D] fly into life's myste[A]ry?
Time to [D] go somewhere we've never [A] seen
[D] Fly into life's myste[A]ry
Fly in[G]to the myste[A]ry

Lyrics

Let's make this a slow dance Ladies' choice

See now, it's eight o'clock in Boston
And Filene's has just locked up
It's so good to see the sky clear up this way
There's the stars, we haven't lost 'em
It's time to fly into life's mystery
It's time to go somewhere we've never seen
It's time to fly into life's mystery
Fly into the mystery

Well, it's eight o'clock in Boston suburbs too
And some boyfriend, he's lost his girlfriend
Funny now, she was here just a minute ago
She must have gone away Where'd she go?
She must have gone to fly into life's mystery
She goes no more to the places she used to be
She goes to fly now into life's mystery
Look at her go into the mystery

Now it's eight o'clock in Boston
And Filene there has just locked up for the night
But it's clear sky and the stars shine
I'm lookin' right up at them
Isn't it time for us to fly into life's mystery?
Time to go somewhere we've never seen
Fly into life's mystery
Fly into the mystery

Precise Modern Lovers Order

Chords (alternate version)

#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE-------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship or research.#
#----------------------------------------------------------------------------#

Song title:       Fly Into The Mystery
Original Album:	  Rock'n'Roll With The Modern Lovers
Other Album:      Precise Modern Lovers Order

Words and Music by Jonathan Richman
Copyright © 1976 Sanctuary Records
Published by Modern Lovers Music

Transcribed by Gavin Chart (contactus@gartfrets.net)


NOTES:
This was transcribed from the version on Precise Modern Lovers Order. The
lyrics are slightly different compared to the "Rock 'n Roll With..." version
(but no surprises there...!).
This is a strikingly beautiful song that used to be performed by the first
incarnation of the Modern Lovers.


INTRO:

[play: A  G  A]


VERSE:
A                                          G  A
  Well, it's eight o'clock in my favourite Boston.
                                                           G      A
You see, there's the Filene's and McGuilchrist's have just locked up.
                    G          A                    D
It's so good to see stars from here, because we had lost them.
(I love Boston)

                 D                      A
Now it's time to fly, fly into the mystery.
        D                                A
I wanna drive out with the car past Beverly
      G                 A
Gonna fly into the mystery.
  G           A
Into the mystery.


VERSE:
Now, when it's eight o'clock, here it is, it's eight o'clock in Boston's
North Shore
The hard-working boyfriend has lost his girlfriend.
Now, he wished she would stay around but she was restless and knew
that it was time to go away
She had to go, she thought it was time to fly into the mystery.
She's not coming back for a while, to Beverly (you get tired)
She had to fly into the mystery
Into the mystery


[Instrumental over VERSE chords]


VERSE:
Now it's eight o'clock in waterfront-Boston.
And Filene's has just locked up.
It's so good to see all the little stars, you know,
I'm glad they're there,and we hadn't lost them in Boston
It's time to fly into the mystery.
Gonna drive on out, go way past Beverley
We're gonna fly into the mystery,
Fly into the mystery.



CHORDS:
A     577655
G     355433
D     557775
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Lyrics

[This is a geographical modern lovers song about the north shore, because we're going to slow it way down]

One two three four

Because it's eight o'clock in Boston
And Filene's has just locked up
It's so good to see stars, I thought we'd lost them
So I say
Fly into the mystery
And drive your car to Beverly
Fly into the mystery
Fly into the mystery

Uh huh

Well, it's eight o'clock in the amusement park
And the boyfriend has lost his girlfriend
Now he wanted her, so hard
But she went to New York
And it was terrible
I say
Fly into the mystery
And drive on out to Beverly
Fly into the mystery
Fly into the mystery

Because it's eight o'clock in Boston
And Filene's has just locked up
It's so good to see stars, I thought we'd lost them
It's time to
Fly into the mystery
And drive on out to Beverley
Fly into the mystery
Fly into the mystery

Unreleased Studio Demos 1971-1973

Lyrics

Well it's eight o'clock ??? in Boston
And there's a Filene's on ??? they have just locked up
It's so good to see the stars ???
Cause we haven't lost them
I love Boston
Now
It's time to fly into the mystery
I want to drive out of the car
Past Beverley
It's so pretty
Go fly into the mystery
Into the mystery

Now when it's eight o'clock
Here it is eight o'clock
In Boston's north shore
The hard working boyfriend
Has lost his girlfriend
Now he wished
She would stay around
But she left with her new
It was time to go away

She had to go

??? Time to
Fly into the mystery
She's not coming back for a while
???
???
She had to fly into the mystery
Into the mystery

Now it's eight o'clock in waterfront of Boston
And Filene's has just locked
It's so good to see all the little stars you know
??? There
???

It's time to fly
Into the mystery
???
Go way back Beverly
We're gonna fly
Into the mystery
Fly into the mystery

Songs Of Rememberance

Lyrics

Well it's eight o'clock ??? in Boston
See there's the Filene's on McGilcrist they have just locked up
It's so good to see the stars ???
Cause we haven't lost them
I love Boston
Now
It's time to fly into the mystery
I want to drive out of the car
Past Beverley
It's so pretty
Go fly into the mystery
Into the mystery

Now when it's eight o'clock
Here it is eight o'clock
In Boston's north shore
The hard working boyfriend
Has lost his girlfriend
Now he wished
She would stay around
But she's restless and knew
It was time to go away

She had to go

She saw it was time to
Fly into the mystery
She's not coming back for a while
To Beverly
???
She had to fly into the mystery
Into the mystery

Now it's eight o'clock in the waterfront of Boston
And Filene's has just locked up
It's so good to see all the little stars you know
I'm glad they're there
???

It's time to fly
Into the mystery
???
Go way back Beverly
We're gonna fly
Into the mystery
Fly into the mystery

1971 Stonehenge Ipswich

Lyrics

[Much better, much better
So we want to do a song, one of the oldest ones we have
It's about three years old
And It's so sad to be left alone to Fly into the Mystery ??? shall we say]

Well, it's eight o'clock in Boston
And Filene's has just locked up
It's so good to see the stars
I thought we'd lost them
Well It's time to fly into the mystery
And drive on out, to Beverley [???]
Fly into the mystery
Fly into the mystery

Well, it's five o'clock on the expressway
There's the airport and the harbour at sunset
And it's so good to see seagulls
I thought we'd lost them
It's time to fly into the mystery
And drive on out, to Beverley [???]
Fly into the mystery sorry
Fly into the mystery

Well it's eight o'clock here on the North Shore
And a boyfriend has lost his girlfriend
Well He wanted her so badly
But she's gone away
She doesn't go to the ??? anymore, ??? amusement park at midnight
She's gone to fly into the mystery
Not no more in Beverley
She's gone to fly into the mystery
Fly into the mystery

Well it's eight o'clock in Boston
And Filene's has just locked up
It's so good to see stars
I thought we'd lost them
It's time to fly into the mystery
And drive on out, drive on out to Beverley [???]
Fly into the mystery
Fly into the mystery

Harvard University

Lyrics

Because it's eight o'clock in Boston
And Filene's has just locked up
It's so good to see the stars
I'd thought we'd lost them

So I say
Fly into the mystery
And drive your car
To beverly
Fly into the mystery
Fly into the mystery

Uh huh

Well it's eight o'clock
In the amusement park

Town Hall 1976

Lyrics

[??? We're gonna do one of the older songs we've got, we're gonna do one of the older songs we got, years ago song which is much older than the group and it's called 'It's time to fly into life's mystery' it's called ???]

Well, it's eight o'clock in Boston
And Filene's it has just locked up
It's so good to see the stars now
And I'm looking right up at them
It's time to fly into life's mystery
To go places we've never seen
It's time to fly into life's mystery
To fly into the mystery

Now it's eight o'clock out in the suburbs
And some boyfriend, has lost his girlfriend
She went now, she had to go away
It's time to fly into life's mystery
She wanted to go someone she'd never been
She wanted to fly into life's mystery
Fly into the mystery

Isn't it time to fly into life's mystery?
To go places we've never seen
Time to fly into life's mystery
Fly into the mystery

Live In Bristol 1978

Lyrics

Well now, it's eight o'clock in Boston
And Filene's has just locked up
It's so good to see the stars
We haven't lost 'em
It's time to fly into life's mystery
It's time to go somewhere now that we've never been
It's time to fly into the mystery
Fly into the mystery

Now it's eight o'clock on the north shore
And some boyfriend, has lost his girlfriend
Well it's funny, she was here just a minute ago
But she had to go away
She had to fly into life's mystery
She had to go somewhere now she's never been
She had to fly into life's mystery
Fly into the mystery

???

You know it's eight o'clock in Boston
And Filene's well the place has closed up for the night
Now the stars are out
And I'm lookin' right up at them with ????
It's time to fly into life's mystery
It's time to go somewhere we never been
It's time to fly into life's mystery
Fly into the mystery

Gaspars 1979 (1)

Lyrics

[???
???]

You know, it's eight o'clock in my favourite Boston
And Filene's has just locked up
It's so good to see the stars now
We haven't lost 'em
It's time on this night to fly into life's mystery
[It appears to me that ???]
We're gonna drive past Beverly
We're gonna fly ??? into the mystery
Fly into the mystery

Well now, it's eight o'clock on Boston's north shore
And some boyfriend, has lost his girlfriend
Well he wanted her to stay around here
??? Gone away

She's gone to fly into life's mystery
Well she goes ??? to places she used to be
She's gone to fly into life's mystery
Fly into the mystery

Well now it's eight o'clock in Boston
And Filene's has just locked up
It's so good to see the stars again
We haven't lost them

It's time to fly into life's mystery
We're gonna fly now
To the places we've never seen
We're gonna fly into life's mystery
Fly into the mystery

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