Signal fading, listen to what I'm saying. Testing, testing, This better be worth all of the breath I'm wasting. Maintaining radio silence from now on.
Barricaded in the talk radio station Hostage taken The red 'On Air' light shines on Something cheaper than passes for free speech Will have to do
Hear him coming through loud and clear Trickling in your ear He'll tell you anything you want to hear The tape starts running He's going to tell you something Strings start strumming another humdrum conundrum. Signing off now, Maintaining radio silence from now on.
But there's one thing I should have said, The hostage will end up dead. It's just a comedy, the hostage is me. So pay the ransom beyond the run-out groove and Get my wife down here, a helicopter on the roof. No police marksman Maintaining radio silence from now on.
Mystery voices drowned out by too much choice That's not to mention The sad waste of this wonderful invention Maintaining radio silence from now on.
Libraries filled up with failed ideas, There's nothing more for me there. I trust in tender ink and gentle airs.
Do those drug dealers still polish women made of wax? Gangsters and world leaders require the same protection from attack. From a distance it's hard to tell the difference Between a king and a jack Between a poet and a hack Maintaining radio silence from now on.