"Late Night Radio" as written by and David Gray....
Oh Mary Jane
She step on a train
Head for the city lights
Yearning inside
To swim with the tide
And taste it, alright
Bag on her shoulder
Breathing the cold
There by the metal tracks
She saw it all shine
And swore in her mind
She'd never go back

And she don't mind the late night late night radio
She don't mind the late night radio
She don't mind the late night late night radio
Na na

Couldn't have dreamed
The things that she seen
There on the avenue
She stared right into a million eyes
That looked her right through
Telling Red Joe
The places she'd go
And wiping the table clean
She got no idea
The demon of fear
Or what a broken heart mean

And she don't mind the late night late night radio
She don't mind the late night radio
She don't mind the late night late night radio
Na na na na na not at all
Na na na na na not at all
Na na na na na not at all na na

New York was dark
Dirty and stark
Burning with yellow wings
Everyday come
With fever and hum
Who knows what it brings
Walking a wall
Without a thought
To fall and hit the ground
Sweet Mary Jane
With eyes like the rain
Alive to the sound

And she don't mind the late night late night radio
She don't mind the late night radio
She don't mind the late night late night radio
And she don't mind the late night late night radio
She don't mind the late night radio
She don't mind the late night late night radio
Na na na na


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"Late Night Radio" as written by David Gray

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    General CommentI think its about moving away from the past, despite its consequences. Yet, I think a lot of things.... Nice song though.
    dreamfaceon June 10, 2003   Link
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    General CommentMore specifically, I see it as being about getting out of a home-place that's become a prison, and "Seeing The World"®
    nickptaron May 08, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is, without question, the best song David Gray has ever recorded.
    CHAKAon January 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is magical.
    Anraon August 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwalking a wall
    without a thought
    to fall and hit the ground
    sweet Mary Jane
    with eyes like the rain
    alive to the sound

    I LOVE those lines... They're amazing. It's about living, just living without fear.
    crissipetzon October 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commentmary jane
    whedonist21on November 07, 2010   Link

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