Never fell in love
Until I fell in love with you
Never know what a good time was until I had a good time with you
If you want to get the feeling and you want to get it right
Then the music gotta be loud
For when the music hit I feel no pain at all

Warm summer night I was drinking with my dad
He tried to give me the love that I never had
But he gave more love to his bottle of wine
So I had to go out and find love of another kind

Here it is
Here I am
Turn it up
Fucking loud

Radio, Radio, Radio

When I got the music
I got a place to go

Radio clash
Magnificent 7
I was a choir boy
You showed me no heaven
Two tools surely lost
No remorse ignoring the cost

Here it is
Here I am
Turn it up
Fucking loud

Radio, Radio, Radio

When I got the music
I got a place to go


Lyrics submitted by Kpizzle

Radio Lyrics as written by Tim Armstrong Billie Joe Armstrong

Lyrics © Wixen Music Publishing, BMG Rights Management, Downtown Music Publishing, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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    leave it to a person with a user name as original as "avril sucks" to make comments such as "Pop loving wanker" and to act like an uptight elitist who is really just masking his insecurities.

    theoddfooton May 02, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    Anyone else pick up that initially your meant to think its about a girl or possibly then his dad as it becomes more clear but its not till the chorus you realise its not a girl or his father its the radio and the music he loves

    dragonspawn66on June 26, 2007   Link
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    this rancid song is teeeerrific! i think it's kinda weird though that they decide to make a huge ass patch outta this song...when it's pretty much one of their least hardcore songs...oh well who cares,they're still the best punk band ever in my opinion!

    startinglinechikon May 07, 2002   Link
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    nothing means more to me than those first two lines.. It's sad.. I feel so connected, as if that's me and my dad..

    out of rangeon May 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    great song.. what the hell happened on the split cd? nofx killed it

    retarded-slothon May 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    One of my fav rancid songs, it it just a coincidence that billie joe armstrong from my fav band Green day co-wrote it with Tim i think maybe not

    punk_girl_ukon May 23, 2002   Link
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    I disagree. I thought the NOFX version was just as good as the original, just in a different way. I think the spilt CD was a great idea, too. Two of the greatest punk bands ever covering each other's songs. Good times!

    Skaman2on May 29, 2002   Link
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    I really thought the NOFX version was fucked. Yeah, they kind of trashed it. Everyone should love this song, it kicks ass, and it gets you into a good mood (But doesn't Rancid always?).
    And no, I have no idea what you are talking about, Punk girl. They did not co-write it. What? Did you hear that off MTV news, or something?

    Master_Bateson June 17, 2002   Link
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    General Comment

    this song means so much. "when I got the music I got a place to go" so true. so true.

    AWeekLongEmbraceon July 03, 2002   Link
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    tuRn iT Up fuCkin LoUD!..ha HA thiS SoNg IS fuCken Sic!

    kilda!on July 11, 2002   Link

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