Channel Z

Album: Cosmic Thing (1989)
Charted: 61
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  • I am livin' on Channel Z!

    Getting nothing but static, getting nothing but static
    Static in my attic from Channel Z
    Getting nothing but static, getting nothing but static
    Static filling my attic from Channel Z

    I don't know, I feel like something's happening
    Something good is happening
    I feel love has got to come on, and I want it
    Something big and lovely
    I want the world to change for me
    Gotta get away, away from Z
    Living on the edge of Z

    Space junk, laser bombs, ozone holes, better put up my umbrella!

    Giant stacks blowin' smoke
    Politicrits pushin' dope
    All I know, we've got to change what's happening
    Something good could happen
    I feel light has got to come through, and I need it
    Something big and lovely
    I want the world to change for me, gotta get away, away from Z
    Living on the edge of Z

    Waste dumps, toxic fog, irradiate and keep it fresh forever
    Good old boys tellin' lies
    'Bout time I got wise

    Getting nothing but static (static)
    Getting nothing but static (static)
    Static in my attic from Channel Z
    Getting nothing but static (static)
    Getting nothing but static (static)
    Static in my attic from Channel Z

    Gotta tune in, pico waves, gotta tune out, PCBs
    Gotta tune in, market crash, gotta tune out, polar shift
    Gotta tune in, narrow minds, gotta tune out, space junk
    Gotta tune in, bombs, gotta turn out, atomic lasers falling from the sky
    Where's my umbrella?

    Gonna shoot that static down the drain (where's my umbrella?)
    Gonna put that static out of my brain (where's my umbrella?)
    Gonna put up my antennae (free, ow!)

    Hamburger ads
    Pop up in my head
    On the edge of Aquarius (secret wars!)
    I'm living on the edge (take my money away)

    I know I feel a change is happening
    Something good will happen
    I feel love is coming on strong, and I want it
    We can make it happen

    I want the world to change for me
    Gotta get away, away from Z
    Living on the edge of Z

    Channel Z's all static, all day, forever (whoa-oh)
    Time to open your windows, let in better weather (whoa-oh)
    Channel Z's all static, all day, forever
    Time to take this information and shove it in the shredder

    More trash, more dips, space junk, narrow minds, aah! (whoa-oh) Writer/s: CINDY WILSON, FRED SCHNEIDER, KATE PIERSON, KEITH STRICKLAND, PAUL ASH, WALTER DONALDSON
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 3

  • 52fan from NetherworldChange Z to Xi and it makes sense today in 2022.
  • Chris from Cape Coral, Flas good as this song is it was wrong to put it out as the first single from Cosmic Thing if i was in charge of Warner bros. I'd say "Let's put Love Shack out first it's got hit all over it."
  • Dane from Lima,ohio, Fl"Static in my attic from Channel Z."This is even more true today.Too much info.One of the better songs on Cosmic Thing.Their best album I think.I saw them live in July '90(yeah 20 years ago)One of the top 3 concerts I've been to.
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