Song On The Radio

Album: Time Passages (1978)
Charted: 29
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  • I was making my way through the wasteland
    The road into town passes through
    I was changing the radio stations
    With my mind on you
    Oh your friends call you "Lily Paloma"
    But that's not the way that you are
    It's too much of a gentle misnomer
    For a shooting star

    But you and me baby
    I saw you there
    Straight away I knew
    There's really no hiding
    I'll tell you right now
    What we're gonna do
    We'll go collecting the days
    Putting the moments away
    You're on my mind like a
    Song on the Radio

    I remember the first time I saw you
    Alone in the dark with a drink
    With a candle flame burning before you
    And your thoughts closed in
    You were staring out into the distance
    Not seeming to hear what I said
    Why did you put up such resistance
    Like all the lights are red

    'Cause you and me baby
    I saw you there
    Straight away I knew
    There's really no hiding
    I'll tell you right now
    What we're gonna do
    We'll go collecting the days
    Putting the moments away
    You're on my mind like a
    Song on the Radio

    I don't know what it was that was painful
    But sometimes it's there in your face
    There are times when you just look disdainful
    Of the human race
    Ah, but then on the wings of emotion
    We circle each other in flight
    Till together we roll like the ocean
    In its bed at night

    'Cause you and me baby
    I saw you there
    Straight away I knew
    There's really no hiding
    I'll tell you right now
    What we're gonna do
    We'll go collecting the days
    Putting the moments away
    You're on my mind like a
    Song on the Radio
    You're on my mind like a
    Song on the Radio Writer/s: AL STEWART
    Publisher: Spirit Music Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 4

  • Larry from Detroit, MiJust behind "Year of the Cat"...this is my next favorite Al Stewert song.....great driving song...
  • Lisa from Milwaukee, Wi, WiDoes anyone know the lyrics? loved this song the first time I heard it, and still do.
  • Steve from Torrance, CaThis song did appear on the Billboard charts in the United States, making it up to #29 as a single release.
  • Steve from Torrance, CaWhile not as popular as "Year of the Cat" or "Time Passages", this song is Al Stewart's definitive recording. The sax is played by Phil Kenzie, who also plays on the previously mentioned titles as well as on the Alan Parsons Project's "Pyramid" album from the same year (1978).
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