Radio City

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This is really where "Get Raw" came from but I never envisioned it turning out quite like this. My love affair with radio has been going on all my life. Jon John the Sky King is a real person. The first time I walked into a radio station for an interview this hip announcer was cueing up my tune while talking on the mic. Jon John ... thank you for hanging with the starry-eyed kid. And for the break ... here's a ditty, it's from Radio City.

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You get the skinny, it's radio city
C'mon hit me with radio city
You get the picture, it's radio city
C'mon baby - it's radio city

I play the dial each and every night at twelve o'clock
Jon John the sky king's coming through ..
"Jon John the sky king"
Half-past the hour and I'm hit by an electro shock
It's not the stratosphere I knew ...

If it riffs and it rolls and it rocks, well it's from radio city
Cooks, it steams - yeah, it's hot, well it's from radio city

Shakes like a piston out of sync on an assembly line
Slaps out a rhythm for the man -
Black legs and miniskirts belting out the blues
Thick fingers plucking out the lows

If it riffs and it rolls and it rocks then it's from radio city
Cooks, it steams, gets hot, well it's from radio city
Riffs and it rolls and it rocks, well it's from radio city
Cooks, it steams and it's hot, well it's from radio city

Get the picture, it's from radio city
Get the skinny from radio city
C'mon hit me with radio city
C'mon baby, it's radio city

I ride the airwaves with the sky king on my radio
Lost in the crackle and the beat
"Jon John the sky king"
Crepe sole and penny loafer make the strangest pair
Word is "get rhythm" when I drive - and I drive ...

If it riffs and it rolls and it rocks then it's from radio city
Kicks, and it steams, gets hot, then it's from radio city

Here kitty .. it's from radio city
C'mon kitty, it's from radio city
C'mon hit me with radio city
Play the ditty from radio city .. play that ditty ..

Here's the ditty .. it's from radio city

credits

from Satyr's Day Parade, released June 15, 2018
RJ: Lead Vocals & Electric Guitars
Astrid Ash: Bass Guitar & Backing Vocals
Rhett Black: Drums & Backing Vocals
Beaverdell Humes: Keyboards, Horn Arrangements & Backing Vocals

Lyrics & Music (c)2018 Robert James
Angry Lion Publishing SOCAN/ASCAP
A division of House Of Horace Media
horacemedia@gmail.com

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Robert James Wetaskiwin, Alberta

Currently calling Wetaskiwin, Canada home, Robert has just released his 4th CD, "Satyr's Day Parade". Saturn's a bit of a taskmaster and the upcoming release "Kizza Me Now" is moving along at breakneck speed. The rough mixes are changing as he prepares the songs for a live setting. Although the upcoming release is a ten song affair, all the songs will get a make-over. Make-over .. mix-over. xoRJ ... more

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