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Music

Made for Radio

04:19
Beatdrum
2016
Timothy Suckow

Story

Words and Music by Timothy Suckow, written in 2013.

 

"Radio, Radio - this song was made for you!" is an anthem written for my love affair with radio broadcasting. While still in high school I worked as the midnight DJ for the local (now defunct AM Christian radio station WKJR Muskegon Heights) and WQWQ. The song describes the awful trend of how music doesn't really have to be good anymore if you have a bunch of near-naked dancers in your video.

 

The lyrics make mention of Mike Trout (MLB baseball player) and musician Kenny Loggins ("Footloose" and "I'm Free (Heaven Helps the Man)."

Lyrics

What did they do back in the day
When there was no movement on a screen?
No way to tell if they're fat or lean
or green or purple, brown, or gray
I thought that words were good enough
Now if you can't dance or flash the skin
If you think there's no need for that stuff
You're digging the grave I'm in
 
Radio, Radio
This song was made for you
Radio, Radio
This song was made for you
Radio, Radio
This song was made for you
Radio, Radio
do-do-do-do-do
 
Can't write the songs the whole world sings
No, because lyrics aren't censored out
They should be fun and jump like Trout
And cost a million yen cha-ching
Notes and words should be good enough
Like Kenny be footloose and free
No need for all that extra fluff
Just a catchy melody
 
Radio, Radio
This song was made for you
Radio, Radio
This song was made for you
Radio, Radio
This song was made for you
Radio, Radio
I'd live and die for you
 
Maybe I can
If I get some help from you
If someone believes the same thing so true