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Elvis Costello Radio Radio Lyrics

Last updated: 10/02/2008 11:00:00 AM

I was tuning in the shine on the light night dial
doing anything my radio advised
with every one of those late night stations
playing songs bringing tears to me eyes
I was seriously thinking about hiding the receiver
when the switch broke 'cause it's old
They're saying things that I can hardly believe.
They really think we're getting out of control.

Radio is a sound salvation
Radio is cleaning up the nation
They say you better listen to the voice of reason
But they don't give you any choice
'cause they think that it's treason.
So you had better do as you are told.
You better listen to the radio.

I wanna bite the hand that feeds me.
I wanna bite that hand so badly.
I want to make them wish they'd never seen me.

Some of my friends sit around every evening
and they worry about the times ahead
But everybody else is overwhelmed by indifference
and the promise of an early bed
You either shut up or get cut up;
they don't wanna hear about it.
It's only inches on the reel-to-reel.
And the radio is in the hands of such a lot of fools
tryin' to anaesthetise the way that you feel


Wonderful radio
Marvelous radio
Wonderful radio
Radio, radio...

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Radio!! | Reviewer: Billy McDonald | 10/2/2008

I just finished watching Morgan Spurlock's "Where in the world is Osama Bin Laden?". It eneded with E. Costello's Peace, Love and Understanding, I thought this would be a better choice. Peace to our brethen in the mideast and all their families.

Radio, of the greats! | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/10/2005

This song has helped me through so many bad nights...when GW Bush was elected...and then re-elected...because it simply tells it like it is about those in power.

Elvis is KING!