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Kyrie
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Kyrie

Mr Mister
Album:
Welcome To The Real World

Meaning of the song Kyrie by Mr Mister


John Lang, a native of Arizona, co-wrote the lyrics of "Kyrie" and all of Mr. Mister's album tracks. While on tour with Adam Ant, Richard Page and Steve George wrote the song.


Worded KÍrie, eléison in Greek, it means "Lord, have mercy" and is found in various Eastern and Western Christian liturgies. The prayer Kþrie, eléison; Christé, eléison; Kþrie, eléison prays, "Lord, have mercy; Christ, have mercy; Lord, have mercy." Page claims that the song is basically a prayer throughout.


There is a legend that vocalist Richard Page composed "Kyrie" while unconscious from an attack in a hospital bed. According to John Lang, he was the one who was beaten three years before to the song's writing, and the event is unrelated to the song.


It was released sometime around Christmas of 1985, and in March of 1986 it became the number one song on the Billboard Hot 100, staying there for two weeks. Additionally, it spent a week at the top of the Billboard Top Rock Tracks list. In March 1986, the song reached its peak at number 11 in the UK.


Lyrics of the song Kyrie by Mr Mister


Kýrie, eléison

Kýrie, eléison

Kýrie

 

The wind blows hard against this mountainside

Across the sea into my soul

It reaches into where I cannot hide

Setting my feet upon the road

 

My heart is old, it holds my memories

My body burns a gem-like flame

Somewhere between the soul and soft machine

Is where I find myself again

 

Kýrie, eléison

Down the road that I must travel

Kýrie, eléison

Through the darkness of the night

 

Kýrie, eléison

Where I'm going, will you follow?

Kýrie, eléison

On a highway in the light

 

When I was young, I thought of growing old

Of what my life would mean to me

Would I have followed down my chosen road

Or only wished what I could be

 

Kýrie, eléison

Down the road that I must travel

Kýrie, eléison

Through the darkness of the night

 

Kýrie, eléison

Where I'm going, will you follow?

Kýrie, eléison

On a highway in the light

 

Whoa, oh, oh

Whoa, oh, oh

Whoa, oh, oh

Whoa, oh, oh

 

Kýrie, eléison

Down the road that I must travel

Kýrie, eléison

Through the darkness of the night

 

Kýrie, eléison

Where I'm going, will you follow?

Kýrie, eléison

On a highway in the light

 

Kýrie, eléison

Down the road that I must travel (will you follow?)

Kýrie, eléison

Through the darkness of the night

 

Kýrie, eléison

Where I'm going, will you follow? (will you follow)

Kýrie, eléison

On a highway in the light

 

Kýrie, eléison

Down the road that I must travel (yeah)

Kýrie, eléison

Through the darkness of the night

 

Kýrie, eléison

Where I'm going, will you follow? (will you follow?)

Kýrie, eléison

On a highway in the light

 

Kýrie, eléison

Down the road that I must travel (will you follow?)

Kýrie, eléison

Through the darkness of the night

 

Kýrie, eléison

Where I'm going, will you follow? (will you follow)

Release Date

1985

Songwriter/s

Richard Page, Steve George, John Lang

Producer/s

Mr. Mister, Paul De Villiers

Label/s

RCA

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