Radio, its in the air, its in the sky, its in the portrait of your bluebone pie. And when you cry, it hears you cry, lullabies and la la la la la la la. It's in your home. The one in Rome. it moves in waves and makes broom sounds from lovely caves. Its in your hand; a lovely band; a friends that's canned, and hears your sobs from where it can.

Radio, it knows your heart and makes a song and sings its static upon your teeth. And in your car, you feel its love. Its all a best friend could ever have. And from the sky and when it snows the waves will fall and fall around your lovely skin. And from your car you drive around; and in the dark you see its blue light turn on and on. Radio sings a bloody lullaby. Radio sing a lovely whoo a whoo a whoo.

Radio, became a skull; a torrid pitch; a night of rot and burning hiss. And when you lie, and miss the sky; and through your roof comes the hidden signal of things gone wrong. So hide in trees and find the breeze and drink your water for la la la la la la la, Cause' Radio sleeps its run by creeps it clickes and beeps it sings the tunes of crooks and cheats.

Radio, it knew your heart. It made a song, and sang its static upon your teeth. And in your car, you felts its love. It's all a best friend could have had. And from the sky and when it snowed, the waves would fall and fall
around your lovely skin. And from your car you drove around and in the dark you saw its blue light turn on and on. Radio sang a bloody lullaby. Radio sang a whoo a whoo a whoo.


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    General CommentThis is a brilliant, brilliant song, and the lyrics are quite fantastic. I don't know whether it's in praise of radio as a medium, or whether it's inferring that it gets you when you're down and vulnerable. Still, excellent stuff.
    dthomason March 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI feel this song means " wherever you go, whatever you do, whoever you meet, music is followed." all that revolves around you contains music (the radio) so you're never alone. Your lifes a soundtrack.

    I could be wrong.
    skrewuguyz77on October 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYou could be right, skrewuguy. There's a chance Mercer was referring to the bigger picture, not just radio, but all music. And he chose 'radio' cuz it has a better ring to it than 'music'...? But I dunno... he's really stressing radio... here's my take on it:

    Look at the last stanza... it switches to the past tense, saying radio did all these things, most of the things to you yourself, and theyre good things for the most part, i dunno about "bloody lullaby" and "sings the tunes of crooks and cheats" but mostly the speaker is talking about the personal connection 'you' share/shared with it. These things were happening to 'you' at the present throughout most of the song, but now they 'happened'. So Mercer could be saying that radio is dead or dying - in the 3rd stanza he hints at it dying, "Radio, became a skull...a night of rot..." and in the 4th stanza he's talking about like its in the past, it has died, and it was there for you when you were down but maybe, you still didnt appreciate it enough ?

    So I think the song could be a lament towards radio's current status in the 21st century, and a lament on the subjective experience one shares with it, and that they can take it for granted, and possibly regret it when the medium is gone.
    thirsty_thursdayon February 01, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI am pretty sure it is an even bigger picture; radio being a metaphor for Governments, totalitarian censorshippy ones in particular. Or, mob psychology.
    Wafermanon June 03, 2009   Link
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    General Commentfrog eyes are fucked up
    cichon123on June 29, 2006   Link

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