"Radio Tokyo" as written by and Butch Walker....
Seven hours later
She takes the elevator
To the second floor
To the underground committee

That's where they'll decide if
You'll be praised or you'll be tied up
On the bathroom floor
As you scream for more

All the souls are dying
While the idiots are trying
To convince you that they're cooler
But they still don't know
They're about to lose control
And they'll be saying now

[Chorus]
Calling radio Tokyo
The lines are down, you're good to go
Now can't you feel
This is real
Calling radio Tokyo
The kids are feeling way too low
They're on their knees
Won't somebody please just bring them home

Get out of the black car
On the sidewalk of the big stars
Of the now and then
Kinda feels a little late

Someone had a bad day
So they sold your soul on Ebay
With an 8 x 10
Autographed in pen

All the souls are dying
While the idiots are trying
To convince you that they're cooler
But they still don't know
They're about to lose control
And they'll be saying now

[Chorus]

Seven hours later
They stopped the elevator
To the second floor
And there was no more

[Chorus]

Whoa-oa-oa-oa
Yeah!


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"Radio Tokyo" as written by Butch Walker

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    General CommentI think Butch said that this song was about a pirate radio station that was only on between 12 am and 6 am or something, and all these kids were staying up and listening to it because it was all they had, you know?
    BlueAndStarryon January 06, 2002   Link
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    General CommentHmm... I read in an interview once that Butch wrote this song about the music industry but it ended up turning out like a Vodka induced fairy tell... or so that's what Mr.Walker said
    IplayMyGuitaron April 07, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti herd it was a dream he had
    modestmouse187on December 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentPuffy AmiYumi's cover of this song is shockingly good, considering I found the originally boring and annoying.
    theotherjoeyon July 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentPuffy AmiYumi is awesome..mostly because they were produced by Butch Walker. ;D

    This song is with Freak of the Week in being one of the few Butch Walker tracks to gain some popularity. Strangely enough, both are really weak in the story/collective theme side.

    As an aside, while I'm not a fan of the story/theme elements, the way Butch sings "Calling radio Tokyo.." in the chorus makes me crestfallen.
    casualsaxon August 18, 2006   Link

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