Radio Soul

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I was tuning in the shine on the light night dial on the front of my radio
When the man said there's nothing in the news today except trouble and we all know
One thing we got too much of it is trouble guess you know that's true
What we need is a little music so we're here to entertain you

I was just a little wrecked about four in the morning when my head and my heart busted in
And every one of them late night stations playing music that would turn you to sin
I was seriously thinking about hiding the receiver when the switch broke 'cos it's old
Then a voice inside said are you a believer and this is your radio soul

Radio soul
It's a sound salvation
Radio soul
Riding on the airwaves clean 'cross the nation
Don't get confused by the rhythm and blues and go to the rock and roll
It's an all day all night all right station
I believe in the radio soul

Young girl dressed up looks so pretty in her dancing shoes and her fancy skirt
But when they play them sad old songs she really really hurts
It was a broken jukebox crooked lukewarm night when I went following that shuffling sound
And the wind don't chill it sort of creep up and bite you when you least of all want it around
Newspaper talking 'bout losers and winners so I don't talk at all
The TV's trying to fool us with the cheaters and the sinners
So I know who I will call
Who will you call
Who will you call

Now the bag boys are rushing 'cos it's early evening and there's still a whole night ahead
But everybody else is overwhelmed by indifference and the promise of an early bed
But for myself I don't work too much least not since I've been told
I could sail away to the songs that play upon that radio soul

Radio soul
It's a sound salvation
Radio soul
Riding on the airwaves clean 'cross the nation
Don't get confused by the rhythm and blues and go to the rock and roll
It's an all day all night all right station
If you want to get up it's an elevation
If you want to sit down it's a relaxation
If you want to celebrate it's a celebration
Got all of the facts and the information
Call all of your friends and all of your relations
I believe in the radio soul

Radio Soul (unreleased song)
Written byElvis Costello
Performed byFlip City (1974 demo)
BootlegsAim To Please
Flip City Demos
Our Aim Is True
Stiffed Again
Missed Opportunities

First known performance:
November 30, 1975, London, England
Last known performance:
2014
     (26 known performances)


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