"Golden Age Of Radio" as written by and Josh Ritter....
Picture they took of you in your cowboy hat
Makes you look like you are one of the boys
Out on a Saturday night, meanwhile on the outskirts of the dance hall
I'm a joke that you'd probably enjoy
On the outside of Memphis all the building look big
And the white picket fences all dare to charge around the lawn
And hold their heads up high when my headlights find them out
They'll be the first to put their hands in the air with my radio on
Singing a country song soft and low

Oh when I've got a worried mind I know
I hear the ghost of Patsy Cline
On the Grand Old Opry Show

Living on the edge of the city limit line
This is where the boundary finally ends
And I swear that we're the last living souls in a populated ghost town
All the billboards are our best friends
Which way did our last chance go and can we
Get out if we go right now?
It seems that with the malls and the mega-church stadiums
We would get out if we knew just how with the radio on

Standing in line to get my self-help book signed off
On by the reverend who shouts to the converted
Have mercy on this boy he did it all by the book
But still kind of has his doubts
Oh you look pretty good in that jonquil dress
But your smile is a wooden nickel's pride
and I know that it ain't worth much but I feels good to touch
And I think that I could dance if I tried with your radio on

Oh when I've got a worried mind I know
I hear the ghost of Patsy Cline
On the Grand Old Opry Show


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"Golden Age of Radio" as written by Josh Ritter

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    General Commentabsolutely one of my favorite songs of all time!!! Makes me want to dance/ laugh/ cry my eyes out... so freaking beautifull...
    "I'm a joke that you'd probably enjoy"
    "Standing in line to get my self-help book signed off
    On by the reverend who shouts to the converted
    Have mercy on this boy he did it all by the book
    But still kind of has his doubts"
    -- thats some freaking amazing song writing if I've ever seen it
    witchcrafton November 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAwesome song; Josh Ritter writes some great lines and it's really fun to play on any instrument.
    Mastertypoon October 25, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwhat does jonquil mean?
    matthewconteon January 11, 2009   Link
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    General CommentJonquils are flowers. As to the song, it's awesome. It's got so many mixed emotions in it, everyone will interpret it differently. Just like a lot of Josh's songs.
    ausernameon April 20, 2009   Link
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    General Commentjonquil is a brand of clothing
    katelyn22on July 25, 2010   Link

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