Radio Nowhere

Album: Magic (2007)
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  • I was tryin' to find my way home
    But all I heard was a drone
    Bouncing off a satellite
    Crushin' the last lone American night

    This is radio nowhere, is there anybody alive out there?
    This is radio nowhere, is there anybody alive out there?

    I was spinnin' 'round a dead dial
    Just another lost number in a file
    Dancin' down a dark hole
    Just searchin' for a world with some soul

    This is radio nowhere, is there anybody alive out there?
    This is radio nowhere, is there anybody alive out there?
    Is there anybody alive out there?

    I just want to hear some rhythm
    I just want to hear some rhythm
    I just want to hear some rhythm
    I just want to hear some rhythm

    I want a thousand guitars
    I want pounding drums
    I want a million different voices speaking in tongues

    This is radio nowhere, is there anybody alive out there?
    This is radio nowhere, is there anybody alive out there?
    Is there anybody alive out there?

    I was driving through the misty rain
    Yeah searchin' for a mystery train
    Boppin' through the wild blue
    Tryin' to make a connection with you

    This is radio nowhere, is there anybody alive out there?
    This is radio nowhere, is there anybody alive out there?
    Is there anybody alive out there?

    I just want to feel some rhythm
    I just want to feel some rhythm
    I just want to feel your rhythm
    I just want to feel your rhythm
    I just want to feel your rhythm
    I just want to feel your rhythm
    I just want to feel your rhythm
    I just want to feel your rhythm Writer/s: BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
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Comments: 12

  • Bill from Bloomington, IndianaThe opening arpeggiated riff in "Radio Nowhere" sounds quite similar to the opening riff of The Police's similarly-themed song, "Message in a Bottle." Andy Summers' guitar in the Police song is much more treble-y and was likely played through chorus-like pedal. Bruce's guitar has the grungy quality of the riff from Blue Oyster Cult's "Don't Fear the Reaper." But, I wonder if, in writing a song about someone in a position of isolation reaching out for human connection, Bruce wasn't giving a conscious (and maybe tongue-in-cheek) nod to the Police song?
  • Andy from Glen Burnie, Mdjaybee--transpose the chords up a whole step...or try a capo on the 2nd fret...and it just MIGHT be about sattellite radio...not everything every writer writes is metaphorical...
  • Jaybee from Rochester, NyIt's not about satellite radio- it's about the homogenization of American (world?) culture, specifically music- something his music and work have always been against. One thing for sure, you can't take many of his songs too literally for risk of missing the point...
  • Jaybee from Rochester, NyChords: Em, C, G, G add B, Em..pretty standard in about a million songs!
    "mystery train" is the name of a book written by (I forgot at the moment..sorry) about the roots and development of rock and roll. I read it about 20 years ago and I think it refers to Springsteen...or at least seems to. It's also an old blues song covered by the likes of Elvis and Neil Young, among 1000 or so others
  • Anthony from North Cape May, NjIt seems like this song is about the fact that not many people listen to regular radio anymore, more so Mp3s and Cds
  • Niall from Co.kildare, -I'll never understand the Tommy Tutone controversy. This song, and Jenny, have one of the simplest chord progressions ever heard and it's one that's been used in countless tracks over the years...
  • Kevin from Albany, OrTo me it sounds like a farewell to analog radio. "But all I heard was a drone
    Bouncing off a satellite" "I was spinninround a dead dial"
  • Gene from San Diego, CaI love the orchestration in this song. I heard it on my Bose stereo I got for Christmas and was enthralled by how well is was created. I wonder how many takes it took to actually complete this song...
  • Kevin from Memphis , TnNow THIS is Bruce and the band at their best!!!
    i just wanna hear some rhythm, heck yes!!!!!
  • Max from Laconia, NhIt seems a little louder than previous Springsteen hits. I think its because Bruce is loosing his hearing as he gets older... great song, though. i love it.
  • Johnny from Los Angeles, CaThis song was used at the end of this year's world series. Or should I say last years. Well, the time the Red Sox won again.
  • Matt from New York, NyHas a similar chord progression to "867-5309/Jenny" by Tommy Tutone. However, I doubt it's anything more than a strange coincidence.
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