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Atmospherics: Listen To The Radio

from War Baby: Hope And Glory [1984] by Tom Robinson

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Leave the bureau in the snow
Catch a tram to Onkel Poe
Early evening ring around the moon
Slip in by the concierge
By the bikes and up the stairs
Snap the latch and creep into the room

Throw off your coat, pick up the post
And put a coffee on
Lie down on the bed, lay back your head
Smoke a cigarette

And listen to the radio...
Listen to the radio

In the city late tonight
Double feature, black and white
'Bitter Tears' and 'Taxi to the Klo'
Find a bar, avoid a fight
Show your papers, be polite
Walking home with nowhere else to go

You throw off your coat, pick up my note
Put another coffee on
Lie down on the bed, lay back your head
Smoke another cigarette

And listen to the radio...
Listen to the radio

Atmospherics after dark
Noise and voices from the past
Across the dial from Moscow to Cologne:
Interference in the night
Thousand miles on either side
Stations fading into the unknown...

So throw off your coat, butter some toast
Put another coffee on
We'll lie down on the bed, lay back our heads
Smoke another cigarette

And listen to the radio...
Listen to the radio
We'll listen to the radio...
Listen to the radio
All night long...

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from War Baby: Hope And Glory [1984], released January 31, 2013
Written by Peter Gabriel & TR, produced by TR, engineered by Mike Pela, Dennis Weinreich and Johnny Schinas. Recorded at Windmill Lane, Dublin and Redan Recorders, London. Steve Laurie (dr), Marsha Hunt (b.vox), Martin Ditcham, Steve Laurie (perc), Pat Davey (bs), Paul Harvey (gtr), TR (kyb), Ian Ballamy (sax), Guy Barker (tpt)

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Tom Robinson London, UK

Tom Robinson (b.1950) is a UK songwriter & broadcaster first known in the 70s as an anti-racist and LGBT campaigner. He released 19 albums between 1975-2001 with various bands and has co-written songs with Elton John, Peter Gabriel, Dan Hartman and Manu Katché. He's an award-winning presenter at BBC Radio 6 Music, and released Only The Now (his first album in 19 years) in October 2015. ... more

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