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Light Years
Light Years
Song by Kylie Minogue
From the album Light Years
Released 25 October 2000 (2000-10-25)
Recorded 2000
Length 4:47
Label Parlophone
Writer(s)
  • Kylie Minogue
  • Richard Stannard
  • Julian Gallagher
Producer(s)
  • Richard Stannard
  • Julian Gallagher
Light Years track listing
"Kids"
(13)
"Light Years"
(14)


"Light Years" is a song by Kylie Minogue, taken from her seventh studio album of the same name. It was the fourteenth and final song on the album, and refers to a futuristic flight. The song was written by Kylie, Richard Stannard and Julian Gallagher and was produced by the latter two.

"Light Years" has been performed on four of Kylie's tours, most recently opening For You, For Me.

Background and composition

"Light Years" was written by Kylie, Richard Stannard and Julian Gallagher and was produced by the latter two. The song begins with a countdown, and goes on to talk about life in the future. "Light Years" was also in contention for release as the fourth single from Light Years but ultimately it was decided that "Please Stay" would be released instead.

Live Performances

"Light Years" first made a live appearance on Kylie's On a Night Like This Tour in 2001, launched to promote the album Light Years, where it opened the penultimate section. She then opened her "V 100" set with the song. The song then appeared on the KylieFever2002 in the "Cybertronica" section, where it followed a performance of "Limbo" and was mashed with the Donna Summer song, "I Feel Love". It then was part of the Homecoming tour in 2006/2007 where it was mixed with "Turn It into Love" and served as the final song of the main set. The song's most recent performance was on the For You, For Me Tour in n 2009 where it opened the show as Minogue was descended to the stage atop a large skull. The countdown of the song was used at the start of Kylie's performance at the F1 Grand Prix in 2016, which came before "Better the Devil You Know" and also incorporated elements of "Skirt"

Lyrics

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

Listen can you hear the distance calling
Far away but we'll be with you soon
Rocketing to outer space in orbit
Take us to the pop stars on the moon

Ah, ah, ah, travel in light years
Ah, ah, ah, travel in light years

Have yourself a taste of foreign glamour
Speeding on our way to something new
Missing for a night but gone forever
The crew are here to take good care of you

Ah, ah, ah, travel in light years
Ah, ah, ah, travel in light years

Please fasten your seat belts
My name is Kylie
I'll be your purser
The exits are in the front and the rear of the craft

Get up to get down at discoteca
Take a breath and take the plunge my dear
Maybe things that you don't know are better
I'll take you in my capsule out of here

Ah, ah, ah, travel in light years
Ah, ah, ah, travel in light years

Thank you for flying KM Air
We hope you had a pleasant flight
Please, fly with us again

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