"On The Radio" as written by Donna Summer and Giorgio Moroder....
Someone found a letter you wrote me, on the radio
And they told the world just how you felt
It must have fallen out of a hole in your old brown overcoat
They never said your name
But I knew just who they meant.

Whoa I was so surprised and shocked, and I wondered, too
If by chance you heard it for yourself
I never told a soul just how I've been feeling over you
But they said it really loud, they said it on the air

On the radio
Whoa, oh, oh
On the radio
Whoa oh oh oh
On the radio
Whoa, oh, oh
On the radio
Whoa, oh, oh

Now, now
Don't it kinda strike you sad when you hear our song
Things are not the same since we broke up last June
The only thing that I want to hear is that you love me still
And that you think you'll be comin' home real soon

Whoa, oh, yeah, yeah
And it made me feel proud when I heard you say
You couldn't find the words to say it yourself
And now in my heart I know I can say what I really feel
'Cause they said it really loud, they said it on the air

On the radio
Whoa, oh, oh
On the radio
Whoa, oh, oh
On the radio
Whoa, oh, oh
On the radio
Whoa oh oh
On the radio

If you think that love isn't found on the radio
Well tune right in you made find the love you lost
'Cause now I'm sitting here with the man I sent away long ago
It sounded really loud , they said it really loud

On the radio
Whoa, oh, oh
On the radio
Whoa, oh, oh
On the radio
Whoa, oh, oh
On the radio
Whoa, oh, oh
On the radio


Lyrics submitted by Rachel_Anne

"On the Radio" as written by Donna A. Summer Donna Summer

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  • +2
    General CommentI love this song...but I think its about someone needing closure after a bad break up. To find that closure she convinces herself that the anonymous letter was from him to her. I think its true meaning is about how love can make someone delusional and they'd make up any story to make themselves believe anything to have closure. Its really kind of sad.
    soforlaterson May 27, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationAt the end, when the music is dying down if you listen really closely she says "The only friend I know is my radio." When she said that I was like, daaaammnnn, I totally feel that way. Because sometimes songs are the only friends you have when you are going through something because they describe what you... are going through so well. Like.......songs are in explanatory solidarity.
    donnasummersfanon March 26, 2010   Link
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    General CommentA couple broke up because they couldn't properly express themselves to each other. They hear nothing of each other until the man writes in to a radio station covering the topic of lonely hearts. They kept his identity anonymous, but the woman figures it out for herself and wonders if he too heard it.
    Ultimate Panopticonon October 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentShe lost her love and she wants him back. This was always my favorite of her songs. Her voice in this song just moved me...
    FatBottomedGurlon October 05, 2011   Link

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