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  1. The Radio

From the recording Ready For What I Came Here For

A love letter to growing up listening to the radio. Shout out to Ian 'Lofty' Fulton for your biography and its inspiration, and to 4MK, my hometown Mackay radio station.

Lyrics

THE RADIO

Everything I ever learned about love
Was from THE RADIO
Until I went out in the big wide world
And really got to know
That no
As much as you don’t want it to
It almost always means no
You can wish upon a star
But you can’t make somebody
Give you their heart

Flying high in the night
Never better
Got my headphones on
You know that feeling
How your soul can stir
From hearing Jackson Browne
Sing your favorite song
As much as you don’t want it to
The memory hurts when no
You had wished upon a star
But couldn’t make somebody
Give you their heart

Being fourteen
Being fifteen
Being sixteen
Relentlessly
Aching, wishing
Pining for a sign
It would be over soon

I dreamed myself into the great romances
On THE RADIO
With Jack and Diane,
Brenda and Eddie
I escaped into my cameo
My cameo
As much as you don’t want it to
Reality stings
And no amount of wishing on a star
Is gonna make somebody
Give you their heart

On THE RADIO
On THE RADIO
THE RADIO

K. Jacobsen 2021 ©Kurly Queen