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


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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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    My InterpretationVideo Killed The Radio Star much like Queens Radio GaGa is a play on the fact that more and more people are turning from the Marconi to the telly. If you will recall the line "They took the credit for your second symphony.
    Rewritten by machine on new technology,
    And now I understand the problems you can see." Quite simply they are pointing out that the digital age was coming in and doing away with the analog dialect. In this line "And now we meet in an abandoned studio.
    We hear the playback and it seems so long ago." In this context the abandoned studio would be an outdated media player e.g. an 8 track or a vinyl record and it seems so long ago would refer to it sounding vindicated. much like watching a movie on a VCR after years of blue-ray and yet to this day how many of you, of us, still have a stack of LP's? the point of this song is simple, it is pointing out what we see everyday without even noticing how quickly something becomes obsolete when at one time it didn't. What I find ironic about this song is the fact that it was the first song featured on MTV when it premiered funny isn't it, a song about the death of one media displayed on the birth of another...
    And on that bombshell I shall end goodnight!
    JeremyClarksonon January 14, 2015   Link

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