Video Killed The Radio Star

Challenge: Song Lyric Sunday

For today’s song lyric Sunday Jim Adams asked us to pick a song that featured electronic communication devices (pagers, iPhone, Android, fax machine, computer, TV).

I could think of one song that answered that challenge.

Video Killed The Radio Star by the Buggles is a straight forward song-there was an uprising of technology and it not only obliterated everything in it’s path, it recreated the wreckage in it’s own image.

So this somewhat simple song that was the first video played by MTV was actually a window ( see what I did there? ) to what was coming.

I love the Web and  I love my laptop but do you know  what I miss?

Dial tones and that pop and hiss that records made when you played them late at night.

anita

I heard you on my wireless back in ’52
Lying awake, intent at tuning in on you
If I was young, it didn’t stop you coming through
Oh-a, oh-a
They took the credit for your second symphony
Rewritten by machine and new technology
And now I understand the problems you can see

Oh-a oh-a
I met your children
Oh-a oh-a
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
We hear the playback and it seems so long ago
And you remember the jingles used to go

Oh-a oh-a
You were the first one
Oh-a oh-a
You are 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-aho oh
Oh-a-aho 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
You are a radio star

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

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

Songwriters: Trevor Horn, Geoffrey Downes, Bruce Woolley

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