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radio musicola

tracks

  1. Radio Musicola
  2. Nobody Knows
  3. L.A.B.A.T.Y.D.
  4. What The Papers Say
  5. Life Goes On
  6. Running Scared
  7. James Cagney
  8. Don't Let Me Out Of My Cage
  9. When A Heart Beats
  10. Violet To Blue



@SONG: radio_musicola 

black vinyl man with black plasticised imagination
more fodder for the new lost generation
i got a question to send you to the nearest closet
why can't you let us do it like JONI does it
there you go again, giving it your very best
trying so hard to make it sound like all thee rest
and as your factory sanctifies your wooden soul
you gave us T.V. dinners, now it's T.V. rock 'n' roll

we're growing p
we're growing up
to radio musicola

i got political inclinations to announce
but no way, if it doesn't scan with your accounts
i got some spiritual ideology for you
i know it's gotta correspond with the corporation view

we're growing up
we're growing p
to radio musicola

you can find it in the streets
you can find it in the elevators
you can find it where the ladies wash their hands
it emanates from little 
boxes on the wall and it'll
soon be coming in disposable tin cans

my soul shows art to me, but dollars says my radio
wall street liquid lunches showing us the way to go
why tolerate this numismatical polity?
there isn't any other way, there isn't any other way, more's the pity

we're growing up
we're growing up
to radio musicola





@SONG: nobody_knows

i thought i heard a lover's sigh
it wasn't very loud
it came as i was passing by
somebody else's cloud

the curtains were the finest lace
and when the night winds blew
i saw the dew upon her face
and other places too

nobody knows what you do to me
and nobody's past is history
but the thing they should know seems to be 
that it's nobody's business at all

i took a walk down lovers lane
a quick call to the boss
and yet again it seems my gain
is somebody else's loss

automobilia nowhere steer
my camera standing by
i wait for evening mists to clear
so i can find out why

nobody knows what you do to me
and nobody's past is history
but the thing they should know seems to be
that it's nobody's business at all





@SONG: L.A.B.A.T.Y.D.

permanent wave
temporary laughter
morality's soul
living happy ever after

never see the end
never in a million years
and never be afraid

cos even when my head says this is all there is
i believe there'll be another time

L.A.B.A.T.Y.D.

all our bodies 
three score years and ten
i know we're waiting for the big amen

only one chance
tears of blood and years of sweat and toil
give it all up
then shuffle off your mortal coil

don't it make you sigh
don't you want to bend and cry
don't you be afraid

cos even when my head says this is all there is
i believe there'll be another time

life's a bitch and then you die





@SONG: what_the_papers_say

i read it in the papers
it must be true
it said "girl gives birth to alien boy"
but do we see a photo of this bundle of joy --- no, no

i saw another headline
it knocked me flat
it said "dinosaur found alive today"
it's easy when you're talking the rhetorical way

it's what the papers say
you know it's right
it's down there written in black and white --- for you
it's what the papers say
you know it's true
they're responsible citizens and wold they lie to you?

i saw it on the front page
whatever next?
it read "N.A.S.A plans sex in outer space"
no doubt to procreate the human race

they put it in the late news
well, now hear this, 
it went "man with two heads learns to fly"
well, JESUS, but it must have been one hell of a guy

it's what the papers say
you know it's right
it's down there written in black and white --- for you
it's what the papers say
you know it's true
they're the pillars of society and would they lie to you?

i saw it on the newsstand
it shouted at me
it said "we are all good and they are all bad"
well drive me to the clinic 'cos it's driving me mad

it's what the papers say
you know it's right
it's down there written in black and white --- for you
it's what the papers say
you know it's true
they're responsible citizens and would they lie to you?

it's what the papers say
you know it's right
it's down there written in black and white --- for you
it's what the papers say
you know it's true
they're the pillars of society and would they lie to you?

it's what the papers say
you know it's right
it's down there written in black and white --- for you
it's what the papers say
you know it's true
they're responsible citizens and would they lie to you?





@SONG: life_goes_on

even though i think of you
life goes on

i keep your photograph in my attache'
your eyes seem to follow me from day to day

i make the curtains sing and dance in my room
i'm sure i see your smile and smell your sweet perfume
and
sometimes your face is in everything i see
forever with me
sometimes our love is more than just a memory

even though i think of you
life goes on

my heart keeps me awake as loud as it beats
i'm sure i feel your skin between the warm silk sheets
and
sometimes your face is in everything i see
forever with me
sometimes our love is more than just a memory

even though i think of you
life goes on

when i'm awake or sleeping 
when i got things to do
why does everything i see remind me of (you?)
(You) swept the broken years away
just like a brand new broom.
and there was only you there in (the room)

(the room) grows hazy and the people grow loud
i'm sure i hear your voice above the madding crowd
and
sometimes your face is in everythings i see
forever with me
sometimes our love is more than just a memory

even though i think of you
life goes on





@SONG: running_scared

noon glistens and shadows wave
who know whether we're stupid or brave
and they way we are
oh we are
running scared

no use fighting in the name of pride
when there probably isn't any place to hide
and the two of us
running scared

they're fakin' their peace and makin' their tracks
they
re watching you, watching them, watching your backs
and they know we are
oh we are
running scared

running scared
from hearsay and hate
fatality and fate
st peter's pearly gate
on the run
to merciful release
where paranoias cease
and an everlasting peace
is not a gun

we could be pushing it much too far
well maybe we, maybe, just maybe we are
and the both of us
both of us
running scared

excuse me officer, don't you know
that this is the place where you people don't go
here we go
here we go
running scared

running scared
from hearsay and hate
fatality and fate
st peter's pearly gate
on the run
to merciful release
where paranoias cease
and an everlasting peace
is not a gun

running
running scared





@SONG: james_cagney

talk tougher than james cagney
act smarter than charlie chan
love longer than valentino
or you never will be a man

i saw him down at the drive-in saturday
a forty five to blow away anyone who happens to disagree
with such panache and style, he wins the game
when all the while, i'm sitting here thinking that it could be me

suddenly, in walks a criminologist
with too much knowledge to resist and plenty of answers
for the good at heart
no fear, no pain, no sweat, the teardrop on the serviette,
oh i could be a hero if i was that smart

silver cloud, silver tongue on a liver screen
with the sweetest of the sweet and meanest of the mean

talk tougher than james cagney
act smarter than charlie chan
love longer than valentino
or you never will be a man

back to the movies where
the lady, beset by his charms, falls faintly in the lovers arms
the fate of every watching woman in his hands
after the earth moves, musn't dwell, our hero bids a fond farewell
upon his trusty camel 'cross the desert sands

with the bad guys in a fix and the ladies in a spin
where does fantasy end and reality begin?

talk tougher than james cagney
act smarter than charlie chan
love longer than valentino
or you never will be a man

when you take up the sword and you fight the good fight
with your ego in the red and your dreams in black and white.

talk tougher than james cagney
act smarter than charlie chan
love longer than valentino
or you never will be a man





@SONG: don't_let_me_out_of_my_cage

i wouldn't if i were you
thank god we're not
my finger shoots straight and true
that shows a lot

just try it on if you dare
so tough so free
my shoulder has chips to spare
save one for me

whenever these bars close before me
i'll tear them down
with one fit of temper
it's hot head, hot groove, don't look, don't move

don't let me out of my cage boy
'cos i might kill somebody
don't let me out of my cage boy
'cos i might thrill somebody

whatever their name may be
who dares, who dares?
nobody does that to me
who cares, who cares?

whenever these four walls close me in
i'll knock them down
with one flick of my wrist
it's so mean, so cute, don't scream, don't shoot.

don't let me out of my cage boy
'cos i might kill somebody
don't let me out of my cage boy
'cos i might thrill somebody

i'm counting from one to ten
one two, one two
no telling what happens then
it's up to you

it could be love or it cold be war
what will you choose
it depends what i want to get out of my cage for
choose war, you lose

whenever the roof falls down on me
i'll come right through
with one beat of my heart
it's you win, you bet, don't cry, don't fret

don't let me out of my cage boy
'cos i might kill somebody
don't let me out of my cage boy
'cos i might thrill somebody




@SONG: when_a_heart_beats

halfway to paradise
or so it seems that way
same as anyone
same as any other day

we seek eternity
in all the things we buy
not top priority
but it sure figures very high

who steals the real world
fooling us all as we go
and who gets to heaven
heaven only knows

when a heart beats, you can see forever
when our time sleeps, you can be forever

meanwhile in cuckoo land
a most delightful place
we look no further than
the nose in front of our face

no wood anywhere
we can only see trees
last train for
material refugees

when a heart beats, you can see forever
when our time sleeps, you can be forever

don't concern yourself
with matters past and future
just put your mind to where they meet
but when a heart beats
fooling us all as we go
who gets to heaven
heaven knows

when a heart beats, you can see forever
when a heart beats, you can be forever

be forever





@SONG: violet_to_blue

shades of all shades
every shape and size
promised parties in the air
danced before her eyes
but where did love go
and where were you
on the day they turned violet to blue

friends of all friends
friends that came and went
some did care
some did not
subway residents
but what did you feel
what did you do
on the day they turned violet to blue
on the day they turned violet to blue

can't stop, don't start
warm hand, cool heart
please hear my call
out cold, in deep
no sense, no sleep
at all

so before you go

kinds of all kinds
glittering like gold
selling for the highest bid
keeping out the cold
and did the angels
call by for you
on the day they turned violet to blue
on the day they turned violet to blue
on the day they turned violet to blue

can't stop, don't start
warm hand, cool heart
please hear my call
out cold, in deep
no sense, no sleep 
at all


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