Back in the old days, in the golden times
My grandparents kissed and thought up simple rhymes
In the popcorn smell back of the RKO
They'd wait in line between the red velvet ropes
The love on the theater screen mirrored all their hopes
They'd keep the ticket the ticket taker never took

And he'd say:
"Take me to the talkie
Gild my silver screen
You can take me to the talkie
And I'll tell you that I love you
And you'll know what I mean"

Now it's a new day, say, can you remember when
We still share a kiss every now and then?
Every now and then
All those old pictures, more real than we'll ever be
Black-and-white's good for love
Colors always tend to bleed
We could renew our vows at the sepia altar

And we'd say:
"Take me to the talkie
Gild my silver screen
You can take me to the talkie
And I'll tell you that I love you
And afterwards I'll leave"

La da da da da, la da da da da, la da
La da da da da, la da da da da, la da
I will take the train, you will take the plane, you will
You will take the train, I will take the plane, I will
I will take the work, you will take the pain, you will
You will take the work, I will take the plane, I will
I will take the plane, I will take the plane, I will take the plane, I will take the plane
I will take the plane, I will take the plane, I will take the plane, I will take the plane
I will take the plane, I will take the plane, I will take the plane, I will take the plane
Whoa...
Whoa...

The times are never simple and they never fly
Shut down the RKO, deliver me the satellite
You take your chances
On the things the eye can't see
You take your chances
On the things the eye can't see

You can
Take me to the talkie
Gild my silver screen
You can take me to the talkie
You can take me to the talkie, oh no no
You can take me to the talkie
But you can't make me believe

"The secret ending"


Lyrics submitted by Eamon

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