"Hello(Turn your Radio On)" as written by Siobhan Maire Deirdre Fahey, Jean Guiot and Marcella Levy....
Woke up this morning, and the streets were full of cars;
All bright and shiny like they'd just arrived from mars.
And as I stumbled through last night's drunken debris,
The paperboy screamed out the headlines in the street.
Another war, and now the pound is looking weak.
And tell me, have you read about the latest freak?
We're bingo numbers, and our names are obsolete.
Why do I feel bitter when I should be feeling sweet?
Hello, hello, turn your radio on;
Is there anybody out there?
Help me sing my song.
La, la, la, life is a strange thing.
Just when you think you learned how to use it,
It's gone.
Woke up this morning, and my head was in a daze.
A brave new world has dawned upon the human race,
Where words are meaning less, and everything's surreal.
Gonna have to reach my friends to find out how I feel.
And if I taste the honey - is it really sweet?
And do I eat it with my hands or with my feet?
Does anybody really listen when I speak,
Or will I have to say it all again next week?
Hello, hello, turn your radio on;
Is there anybody out there?
Help me sing my song.
Hello, hello, turn your radio on;
Is there anybody out there?
Tell me what went wrong.
La, la, la, life is a strange thing.
Life is a strange thing.
Hello, hello, turn your radio on;
Is there anybody out there?
Help me sing my song.
La, la, la, life is a strange thing.
Just when you think you learned how to use it,
It's gone.


Lyrics submitted by CharlieLove

"Hello (Turn Your Radio On)" as written by Jean Guiot Siobhan Fahey

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    General Commentyou spelled debris wrong
    necrophageon October 15, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTo me, the song is about isolation, whether real or imaginary. Sometimes when one feels alone and isolated, you can doubt your own existence. The line "gonna have to reach my friends to find out how I feel" really jumps out at me. Not only do we tend to define ourselves by the people in our lives, when we interact with others, it proves we're alive. It pulls us out of the dark places in our heads. The plaintive cry of "Hello, hello, turn your radio on" is almost like screaming out into the ether for a connection. It's a desperate cry for connection, for validation. There's a strong thread of confusion, fear, a bit of paranoia, and a whole lot of rapidly diminishing hope woven throughout the song. A shocking, and moving, snapshot of depression. Without a doubt, my favorite song. One of the most stunning songs ever written, I just wish it was more widely known. The video is breathtaking, as well.
    HillbillyProfaneon February 04, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"Gonna have to reach my friends to find out how I feel" - pretty prescient for over 20 years ago. It sounds like it could have been written for today's "always plugged in" age.
    nitroglycolon October 08, 2013   Link

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