Hey Judy, get Trudy,
You said to call you up if I was feelin' moody,
Hey little Donna, ahhhh still wanna
You said to ring you up when I was in Toronto.

I have lots of friends that I can ding at anytime,
Can mobilize some laughs with just one call.
Like a bunch of lunatics, we'll act till way past dawn,
Sure, we'll be rockin' till our strength is gone,
Yeah, this beat goes on.

And on, and on, and on..

Hey ladies, oooo you crazies,
Me and Zero request you in the Mercedes.
And then we'll ride
So zoomy inside
The sky's the limit, this time I'm switchin' to glide.

I don't give a hoot about what people have to say,
I'm laughing as I'm analyzed.
Lunatics anonymous, that's where we belong,
Sure, cause I am one, till my strength is gone,
Yeah, this beat goes on

And on, and on, and on...

(Instrumental break)

I have lots of friends that I can ding at anytime,
Can mobilize some laughs with just one call.
Like a bunch of lunatics, we'll act till way past dawn,
Sure, we'll be rockin' till our strength is gone,
Yeah, this beat goes on.

This beat goes on (repeated about 10x)

Nothing matters but the weekend
From a Tuesday point of view
Like a kettle in the kitchen
I feel the steam begin to brew

Switchin' to Glide, switchin' to Glide
Switchin' to Glide, switchin' to Glide

Energy can be directed
I'm turning it up I'm turning it down
Even love can be affected
Harmony's the sweetest sound

Switchin' to Glide, Switchin' to Glide
Switchin' to Glide, Switchin' to Glide

Balancing in my head..inside of me...
Taking the glide path instead.

Everybody gets the note now
Hear it ringing in they ears
Lots of ways that you can go GO!
Look around NO disappears

Switchin' to Glide, Switchin' to Glide
Switchin' to Glide, Switchin' to Glide



Lyrics submitted by JohnnyG, edited by MsPony


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  • +1
    General Comment:Very under-rated song no clue what its about though.
    kfe2on January 29, 2006   Link
  • +1
    My Opinion:This is truly one of the greatest songs ever. It was actually a "lost" classic for many years because it was out of print for quite awhile. A few radio stations contiuned to play their vinyl copies of it though, thus keeping the song alive. People would still request it. Finally several years ago it was rereleased on the CD "The Kings Are Here And More".

    I was about 3 y/o when this song came out but I love it. My brother and I had a band for many years and this song was in our repetoire.
    SusanBassPlayeron May 21, 2011   Link
  • +1
    Song Meaning:As the guy who wrote these songs, let me say that all the comments are funny, and totally wrong as far as interpretation. Drugs? No. Prostitutes? No. Waitress named Donna? No. Synth controller? No. Buy The Kings DVD and find out what it really means!
    MisterZon April 01, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My Opinion:Hey Mister Z !
    This has been one of my all time top 3 songs EVER !!!
    why do people have to analyze the song , just enjoy it !!!!!!
    thanks !!!
    tymann7on August 29, 2013   Link
  • -1
    General Comment:This is not even the whole song
    TheShillon December 21, 2004   Link
  • -1
    General Comment:There's 1 1/2 of both songs to go. What's the big idea?

    I'll try and fix it
    powers94on January 22, 2005   Link
  • -1
    General Comment:I posted the fix
    powers94on January 22, 2005   Link
  • -1
    General Comment:Well I'd think the song is about havin' lotsa people to fool around with. Also how sometimes you can't decide on just one person to be with so you basically go "fuck it, I'm just gonna take it easy" -- swiiiitchhiiin to gliiiide is just about partying and having a good time.
    malvinatoron August 09, 2007   Link
  • -1
    General Comment:Unfortunately I believe this had to do with drug references, but still a great piece.
    Couple mini corrections - near the end it's "everybody gets the note now, hear it ringing in their ears,..lots of ways that you can go down, look around, they'll disappear"
    mikeydhhon August 14, 2007   Link
  • -1
    General Comment:This song about 5pm Friday afternoon --- getting out of work for the weekend and going to have some fun.... "switchin to glide"

    I believe the line is "harmonies the speed of sound", not "harmony's the sweetest sound"
    ksandbergflon June 10, 2009   Link

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