"Italian Radio" as written by and Justin Furstenfeld....
I ended the book that I'm writing,
The part about you I'm tearing it out
A simple goodnight, stop fighting
There's nothing left to even read about
I'm leaving you here, my darling
To search for a better and easy way out
Through all of the pain that I'm causing
There's nothing left to even sing about
And it goes (scat lyrics)

Recorded Italian Radio
I changed up the words to make you happy, though
In front of the midnight music show,
I beat up, I beat up the boy that made ya happy, though (scat lyrics)
I've noticed the things that you want me to be
They out-weigh the ones that make me happy
So pull out your hands and meet my, my fine new lady
She's rock and roll, and she saved me
And it goes

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"Italian Radio" as written by Justin S Furstenfeld

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    General CommentI love these guys. They're definatly the best band I've ever seen live. They play with enormous feeling and really get into the music. You can tell that they love what they're doing and it makes the show that much better.

    I think this song is about a lost love. He originally wrote a song badmouthing her, but then he decided not to sing the song. He wanted still cares about her and doesn't want to upset her. It doesn't mean he's no longer angry with her, but he respects her. He's happy now, though, he's found a new love-Rock and Roll. She's always there for you to fall back on.
    snafu28on April 15, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love Blue October, and this is such a fun song.
    samzzon July 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is my favorite blue october song atm. And I have all their songs.
    raine697on August 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is my favorite Blue October song EVER! It's such a fun song. You can dance to it easily, and the live version is simply amazing. BLue October is the only band that can have I Violin solo and the song still be kick ass!

    I like the live version better.

    I'm pretty sure this song is about a guy who is pushed around by his girlfriend, she makes him write about her in his book, she makes him play Italian Music at the radio station he works at, etc. And this song is about how he just breaks free from all that with the power of Rock and Roll.

    For some reason this song makes me think of Dexter. "I notice the things you want me to be, they outweigh the ones that make me happy." Talks about how Rita sees Dexter as a nice guy, loving, caring ,ect, but hes really a killer, and he likes it like that.
    "So put out your hand to meet my, my fine new lady, she's rock and roll, and she's saved me" Is like Lilia, Dexter's affair in the second season who is free spirited and accepts him.

    Just my 0.02$
    Stolensoulon November 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so interesting, both musically and lyrically. And I agree with Stolensoul, the live version is better. The studio version is too poppy for my taste, and doesn't really reflect the passion in the lyrics. The live is far less generic, and the roughness really makes the lyrics ring most true.

    The one line I'm curious about is the "I beat up the boy that made her happy, though," and how that relates to the "in front of the midnight music show." I get that the "though" is connecting it to the next line, saying that he did this despite the fact that he knows her expectations for him. But then wouldn't she have been the one to end the relationship with him? Because in the beginning, it seems like he ended it with her, not the other way around. ["I ended the book that I'm writing, the part about you I'm tearing it out."] I suppose that he left her because he was causing too much pain? Yes?

    Anyway, awesome song, Blue October is AMAZING.
    Fayrlieon April 22, 2009   Link
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    Song Meaning*DISCLAIMER* I have just obtained a copy of Justin Furstenfeld's book Crazy Making. It's not very detailed, but it contains all the lyrics to all current (The Answers - Approaching Normal) Blue October songs, and his inspiration behind them. As I said, it's not very detailed, but it's his words on every Blue October song that is in the book. I know everyone interprets a song differently from everyone else, but having the original intent behind the song will be helpful to people who don't fully understand a song. Also, any grammatical errors are not made by me, I'm putting down Justin's words exactly how he writes them. So yea... enjoy :)

    Italian Radio: "Happiest sad song I've ever written. Lollapalooza... 1st time I cocked a jaw"
    marquptonon June 04, 2011   Link

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