"My Radio" as written by Torquil John Campbell, Christopher Allen Seligman, Evan Whitney Cranley and James Shaw....
It's hard to remember days
Mornings lost in a chronic haze
Breath is fast and the trains are slow
I barely feel it though
All day long I fantasize
In the dark, behind all the people's eyes
And when they disappear
Words get lost in the atmosphere

The truth I tell
I tell the truth
Sixteen on a summer roof
You ask for facts
Well I'll give you proof

Hot silence can
Backrubs and dress too thin (?)
For winter of her words (?)
I touched it, it felt good

All I want is my radio
All I want is my radio

He speaks in a voice I know
Sounds like sand when the tide is low
We kissed to that voice each night
Bathed in bare reactor light

I cry when the morning comes
Count my blessings and my phones
Say "thanks, god" for whatever comes
And quickly cross my fingers

All I want is a room somewhere
Far away from the chemo air
But when I go my radio
Will play a melody that lingers

All I want is my radio
Station ninety-nine point oh
Tell the DJ, DJ keep it slow
Like to fade volume low

It's hard to remember days
Mornings lost in a chronic haze
Breath is fast and the trains are slow
I barely even feel it though

All day long I fantasize
In the dark, behind all the people's eyes
And then they slowly disappear
Words get lost in the atmosphere

The truth I'll tell
I'll tell the truth
Sixteen on a summer roof
You ask for the facts
We'll give you proof
Well here's the truth

All I want is my radio
Tell me DJ, DJ keep it slow
All I want is my radio
Like to fade volume low
All I... (repeated fade out)




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"My Radio [AM Mix]" as written by Evan Whitney Cranley Christopher Allen Seligman

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    General CommentIf you live in NYC, I think this song makes more sense than ever. MY Radio has a melancholy feeling that is so in sync with the feelings of the L out of Brooklyn. Especially this part of the song.

    It's hard to remember days
    Mornings lost in a chronic haze
    Breath is fast and the trains are slow
    I barely feel it though
    All day long I fantasize
    In the dark behind of other people's eyes
    And then they disappear
    Words get lost in the atmosphere

    Basically, there is this numbness that over comes your being. During rush hour, you are completely packed in the L with all these strangers, yet there not so private conversation are stuck in your ear. Finally they reach their destination. Along with that are there life stories you overheard. All you can do is move on to another day and let it all go.
    NYC Ladyon May 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThank you so much for posting this song, its one of my favorites by Stars.
    contenton November 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love this song too much, and i can't believe that the lyrics were finally posted. thank you.
    catchinstarson December 14, 2005   Link
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    General Commentdoes anyone know what the difference is between the AM and FM mixes? I trascribed these lyrics from the AM version.
    pragmaticon March 09, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthi, i think i have some minor corrections:

    It's hard to remember days
    Mornings lost in a chronic haze
    Breath is fast and the trains are slow,
    I barely feel it though
    All day long I fantasize
    In the dark behind other people's eyes
    And then they disappear
    Words get lost in the atmosphere

    The truth,
    I'll tell, I'll tell the truth
    Sixteen on a summer roof
    You ask for the facts
    Well I'll give you proof

    Hot sun on skin
    That crimson dress too thin
    All winter up her woods (i think this might be "all winter up her words", but i'm not sure, he pronounces "words" strangely later, as well)
    I touched it, it felt good

    All I want is my radio [2x]

    He speaks in a voice I know
    Sounds like sand when the tide is low
    We kiss to the voice each night
    Bathed in pale reactor light
    I cry when the morning comes
    Count my blessings and my thumbs
    Say: "Thanks god for whatever comes"
    Then quickly cross my fingers
    All I want is a room somewhere
    Far away from the chemoware
    And when I go my radio
    Will make a melody that lingers

    All I want is my radio...
    Station ninety-nine point 'O' [99.0]
    Tell the DJ: "DJ keep it slow"
    Light to fade before you know

    It's hard to remember days
    Mornings lost in a chronic haze
    Breath is fast and the trains are slow
    Barely even feel it though
    All day long I fantasize
    In the dark behind other people's eyes
    And then they slowly disappear
    Words get lost in the atmosphere

    The truth,
    I'll tell, I'll tell the truth
    Sixteen on a summer roof
    You ask for the facts
    Well I give you proof
    Here's the truth

    It's all I want,
    Is my radio
    All I want is my radio [...repeat innumerable times]
    ...tell the DJ:
    DJ keep it slow
    ...light to fade before you know

    also, as for the fm version, i don't think that there are any lyrical differences. i'll go back and try to make sure!
    sensitivetofateon May 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentits funny one night about 2 years ago i stayed up till 5 writing down the lyrics to this album, and hawksley workman's for him and the girls, but never posted them. id like to thank those of you who have done it for me.
    paper bag writeron May 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThank you for the correction[s]. They are rather minor plus I'm feeling a bit lazy at the moment to email the admin to correct the lyrics. I personally think the line is "up her woods" because I figured it was some kind of euphemistic way of referring to female genitalia and well sex in general. But in all likelihood, the guy who wrote this song was proabably smoking weed anyway.... which may explain the first verse.
    pragmaticon June 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyou ask for facts/i'll give you proof. i like

    i love both versions, but i probably perfer the FM Version
    rocklandderekon October 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song has to do with environmental issues. Stars can be pretty political sometimes, especially if you see them in concert before a big election (even though they based in canada.)

    I think the Radio is both the actual radio - the music the group makes and the message they are trying to get accross, and also radio like radiation. There seem to be lots of references to things like nuclear energy, radiation, pollution, etc.

    "Mornings lost in a chronic haze Breath is fast and the trains are slow" - I see a hazy morning in the city, where the air pollution has blotted out most of the skyline, and the singer is having trouble breathing.

    "Words get lost in the atmosphere" - like the people who talk about global warming, their words fall on deaf ears and its just another thing floating up into the atmosphere.

    Other references: Bathed in pale reactor light, Count my blessings and my thumbs (makes me think of how radiation can cause mutations and have other odd effects, hes hoping he isnt affected), Far away from the chemoware .....

    The Sixteen on a summer roof part is him thinking back to his younger days, sitting on a roof with a girl when the air was fresh, and overall life was more enjoyable and beautiful. He didnt have the cares and worries he has now. The only reason climate change (All winter up her woods = sexual innuendo) would come to his mind was because he was thinking of how he wanted to have sex with the girl who was playing hard to get.

    "And when I go my radio Will make a melody that lingers" I think is the jist of the song. He hopes his music makes an impact.
    episodeivon January 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI believe the lyrics for the third verse are:

    Hot sun on skin
    That crimson dress too thin (I used to think it was "That girl's in dress to thin")
    "Or into other words"
    I touched it, it felt good
    nobrainnopainon July 26, 2009   Link

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