Oh, a, oh
Oh, a, oh

I heard you on the wireless back in fifty two
Lying awake intent at tuning in on you
If I was young it didn't stop you coming through
Oh, a, oh

They took the credit for your second symphony
Rewritten by machine on new technology
And now I understand the problems you can see

Oh, a, oh
I met your children
Oh a oh
What did you tell them?

Video killed the radio star
Video killed the radio star
Pictures came and broke your heart
Oh, a, a, a, oh

And now we meet in an abandoned studio (ohh)
We hear the playback and it seems so long ago
And you remember the jingles used to go (ahh)

Oh, a, oh
You were the first one
Oh, a, oh
You were the last one

Video killed the radio star
Video killed the radio star
In my mind and in my car
We can't rewind we've gone too far
Oh, a, a, a, oh
Oh, a, a, a, oh

Video killed the radio star
Video killed the radio star
In my mind and in my car
We can't rewind we've gone too far
Pictures came and broke your heart
Put the blame on VCR

You are a radio star (oh, a, oh)
You are a radio star (oh, a, oh)

Video killed the radio star
Video killed the radio star
Video killed the radio star
Video killed the radio star

(You are a radio star) video killed the radio star
Video killed the radio star
(You are a radio star) video killed the radio star
Video killed the radio star
(You are a radio star) video killed the radio star
Video killed the radio star


Lyrics submitted by Boonechic_21

Video Killed the Radio Star Lyrics as written by Trevor Charles Horn Geoffrey Downes

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Round Hill Music Big Loud Songs

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    General CommentThis song was inspired by a Science Fiction shot story called The Sound Sweep. The story is about a distopia where all music has been outlawed and a man whose job is the sound sweep and sweeps up all the sound. The sound sweep finds an opera singer in the sewer singing his heart out.

    The part at the end of the song that goes "You are a radio star" in my opinion represents that opera singer.

    The male vocals would be the listener of the radio

    The female vocals represent the future of televison and is more flashier.

    The male vocals are also very simple and sounds like it has too much treble while the female vocals are clear and have a more pop sound.

    This songs is one of my favorites and is one of those songs that has always touched me.

    Elstree which is one of the songs on the same album "living in the plastic age" has a wonderful line that ties into this song. "Life is not what it use to be."

    It's a very bittersweet song that is nostalgic and sad.
    Feedback88on March 07, 2008   Link

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