RadioHead

(c) 2003, G. Johanson and Reformschool music


Hi, Folks:

While normally i concentrate my songwriting efforts to Christian Contemporary stuff, mostly for performances at Coffeehouses in and about central Florida ( we can be found at Jeremiah's place in Orange City, or Deland's "Upper Room" on Rich and Woodland ), i couldn't resist cobbling together something for radio. I mean, with all due respect to the band "RadioHead", the term has been around longer than those kids have been alive. I was called a Radio Head as far back as the 1960s.

I remember my old S-38E. She would accompany me for breakfast and sing me to sleep at night, and escort me across a world of music, languages, events, all burned into my memory as a collage of mental pictures. To this day, my biggest thrill in radio is listening to Irish Gaellic songs from Clannaud, or hip hop from Praha, or the sweet timbrels of the carribean.

Or International Code (CW) with my favourite group of brasspounders.

This is probably the only ode to a Shortwave Radio set on the web, or anywhere else for that matter. To hear the song, click here.


RadioHead


I can hear you --- on the sky wire

I can hear you --- skip across the sky

I can see you --- on th'microammetre

I can see you --- with my magic eye



Im a Radio Head --- that's what they call me

Maybe i'm not but that's what they all say . . . 

Lay awake at night --- i hear you callin'

I turn you on and you - take me away


I'm a RadioHead . . .

I'm a RadioHead . . .


We go places --- i never dreamed of

or maybe i did - in an old magazine

Mile upon Mile, at the turn of the dial

we fly undetected

we travel unseen


Like your music --- on MegaMix Mondays

. . . and the cricket scores --- on BBC

Deutsche Welle --- ich hab' ihnen gehöhren

Hear the Gospel --- on HCJB


I'm a RadioHead . . .

I'm a RadioHead . . .


Heard the pope once --- didn't understand him,

Radio Vatican didn't come in that day

'n all the code guys --- talk to each other

If i copied code i could hear what they say

I'm a RadioHead --- that's what they tell me

Say i'm eccentric, but i like it that way

Lay awake at night --- i hear you calling

I turn you on and you - take me away

I'm a RadioHead . . .

I'm a RadioHead . . .

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On a cold nite --- see the stars shinin'

Just you 'n me - and the warmth of your glow

you can keep your --- dish and your cable

cause i got the world here

in my radio

I'm a Radio Head . . .

I'm a Radio Head . . .


I can hear you --- on the sky wire

I can hear you --- skip across the sky

I can see you --- on th'microammetre

I can see you . . .

with my magic eye . . .