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 © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Round Hill Music Big Loud Songs

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    My InterpretationWow, what an ingenius song. It really foreshadowed MTV and the changes in the music industry. It's about how video technology tarnished the music industry. Fancy visuals and physical appearance started to take attention away from musical talent. I think it's also about how the radio industry was once the largest medium of entertainment in America and then just faded into obseletion to make room for television. So many people had jobs in radio and it was their passion, and now it's just something in the past. As lighthearted as it sounds, it's actually really deep.
    Rotageron May 26, 2010   Link

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