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DT: come reap
Posted on 2002.28.10 at 18:39
How I feel about it all: nostalgicnostalgic
Soundtrack: Traffic - Low Spark of High Heeled Boys
Okay, happy camper day for an avowed music-obsessive. I knew a song when I was verra, verra young (hint: Nixon was president. I kid you not.). It's called Roadrunner and it's by Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers (I think..there are other versions).

I've been haunted by one lyric forever (I'm in love with the modern world...Massachusetts when it's late at night). That's the only lyric I could remember, which is not surprising since I was born and bred in Massachusetts.

Anyway, I always despaired of finding it on Kazaa, because Duh, I didn't know the title or the artist. So today I had the brilliant idea of doing a Google search. After a few false alarms, Eureka! I found it, and am in the process of downloading it. Yee!

Okay, so the lyrics go like this...does anyone know it, or am I the only geek in the world who does?.....


Roadrunner, roadrunner
Going faster miles an hour
Gonna drive past the Stop 'n' Shop
With the radio on
I'm in love with Massachusetts
And the neon when it's cold outside
And the highway when it's late at night
Got the radio on
I'm like the roadrunner


Alright
I'm in love with modern moonlight
128 when it's dark outside
I'm in love with Massachusetts
I'm in love with the radio on
It helps me from being alone late at night
It helps me from being lonely late at night
I don't feel so bad now in the car
Don't feel so alone, got the radio on
Like the roadrunner
That's right


Said welcome to the spirit of 1956
Patient in the bushes next to '57
The highway is your girlfriend as you go by quick
Suburban trees, suburban speed
And it smells like heaven(thunder)
And I say roadrunner once
Roadrunner twice
I'm in love with rock & roll and I'll be out all night
Roadrunner
That's right


Well now
Roadrunner, roadrunner
Going faster miles an hour
Gonna drive to the Stop 'n' Shop
With the radio on at night
And me in love with modern moonlight
Me in love with modern rock & roll
Modern girls and modern rock & roll
Don't feel so alone, got the radio on
Like the roadrunner
O.K., now you sing Modern Lovers


(Radio On!)
I got the AM
(Radio On!)
Got the car, got the AM
(Radio On!)
Got the AM sound, got the
(Radio On!)
Got the rockin' modern neon sound
(Radio On!)
I got the car from Massachusetts, got the
(Radio On!)
I got the power of Massachusetts when it's late at night
(Radio On!)
I got the modern sounds of modern Massachusetts
I've got the world, got the turnpike, got the
I've got the, got the power of the AM
Got the, late at night, (?), rock & roll late at night
The factories and the auto signs got the power of modern sounds
Alright



At least I know leithian will understand my obsession. *hugs her*

I'll shut up now.

Comments:


Franzi
franzeska at 2002-10-28 19:02 (UTC) ()
Hey, my hallmates are listening to that.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2002-10-29 03:38 (UTC) ()
Yay, I'm not the only one!
Leithian
leithian at 2002-10-28 21:43 (UTC) ()
*hugs back* You know I do.
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