"The Day the Talkies Came to Town" as written by and Michael Franks Michael Allison....
You could laugh til you cried
You could lose yourself alive
In the silent screen

You'd forget where you'd been
But you'd see you were part
Of the silver screen

All the world just passed you by
You just sat there, starry-eyed

As the lady and the geese
And an atmosphere with ease
By her expertise

And the hero that is man
While the geese are still looking
Trying to find the gan'

All the world just passed you by
You just sat there, starry-eyed

Bubba-dooba-dum
Bubba-dooba-dum
Bubba-dooba-dum

Then came the day when those
Talking pictures came to down
This innovation had people talking
For miles around

They had forgotten the thrills they had seen
When men like Chaplin had come to the screen
Where was the silence that once was a dream
The day the talkies came to town?
The day the talkies came to town
The day the talkies came to town

You could laugh til you cried
You could lose yourself alive
In the silent screen

You'd forget where you'd been
But you'd see you were part
Of the silver screen

All the world just passed you by
You just sat there, starry-eyed

Bubba-dooba-dum
Bubba-dooba-dum
Bubba-dooba-dum

Then came the day when those
Talking pictures came to town
This innovation had people talking
For miles around

They had forgotten the thrills they had seen
When men like Chaplin had come to the screen
Where was the silence that once was a dream
The day the talkies came to town?
The day the talkies came to town
The day the talkies came to town


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    General CommentIs this even a Queen song? I've got most of their rare unreleased stuff yet I've never even heard of this song.
    1guynamedchrison January 19, 2009   Link

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