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    Radio Silence

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    Radio Silence
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      About "Radio Silence"

      Lyrics for Elvis Costello - "Radio Silence"

      Signal fading, listen to what I'm saying.
      Testing, testing,
      This better be worth all of the breath I'm wasting.
      Maintaining radio silence from now on.

      Barricaded in the talk radio station
      Hostage taken
      The red 'On Air' light shines on
      Something cheaper than passes for free speech
      Will have to do

      Hear him coming through loud and clear
      Trickling in your ear
      He'll tell you anything you want to hear
      The tape starts running
      He's going to tell you something
      Strings start strumming another humdrum conundrum.
      Signing off now,
      Maintaining radio silence from now on.

      But there's one thing I should have said,
      The hostage will end up dead.
      It's just a comedy, the hostage is me.
      So pay the ransom beyond the run-out groove and
      Get my wife down here, a helicopter on the roof.
      No police marksman
      Maintaining radio silence from now on.

      Mystery voices drowned out by too much choice
      That's not to mention
      The sad waste of this wonderful invention
      Maintaining radio silence from now on.

      Libraries filled up with failed ideas,
      There's nothing more for me there.
      I trust in tender ink and gentle airs.

      Do those drug dealers still polish women made of wax?
      Gangsters and world leaders require the same protection from attack.
      From a distance it's hard to tell the difference
      Between a king and a jack
      Between a poet and a hack
      Maintaining radio silence from now on.

      SONGWRITERS:
      COSTELLO, ELVIS
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