Friday, February 19, 2010

Take This Tune - Radar Love




Linda of  "Are We There Yet" requested this driving music favorite of hers with the following comment.   "Before you could send a text message or call someone in their car, there was no way to communicate to a driver - unless you had a certain telepathic love that could convey from a distance your desire to be with that person, something you might call - Radar Love. In this song, the guy has been driving all night, but keeps pushing the pedal because he just knows that his baby wants him home." It's been called "One of the Ten Best Driving Songs"!

So Start Your Engines, and tell us an "On The Road" story.

I've been drivin' all night, my hands are wet on the wheel.
There's a voice in my head that drives my heel.
My baby call said I need you here.
It's half past four and I'm shifting gears.

When she's lonely and the longing gets too much,
She sends a cable coming in from above.
Don't need no phone at all.
We got a thing that's called radar love
We got a wave in the air
Radar love

The radio's playin' some forgotten song.
Brenda Lee's coming on strong.
The road has got me hypnotized,
As I spin into a new sunrise.

When I get lonely and I'm sure I've had enough,
She sends comfort coming in from above.
Don't need no letters at all.
We got a thing that's called radar love
We got a line in the sky
Radar love

No more speed I'm almost there.
Gotta keep cool, now, gotta take care.
Last car to pass, here I go.
The line of cars drove down real slow.
The radio plays that forgotten song.
Brenda Lee's coming on strong.
The news man sang his same song,
One more radar lover gone.

When I'm feeling lonely and I'm sure I've had enough.
She sends the comfort coming in from above.
Don't need no radio at all
We got a thing that's called radar love
We got a light in the sky
We got a thing and its called radar love
We got a thing that's called
Radar love

Rights belong to Universal Music Group (UMG)

5 comments:

maryt/theteach said...

Okay Jamie, I'm thinking about my favorite driving song... I'll have it up this weekend. Come to my blog to wish Mo Happy Birthday!

maryt/theteach said...

My post is up, Jamie! "Mustang Sally!" The best driving song ever! Just saying.

Travis said...

This prompt is loading me up in the Wayback Machine to revisit some original writing from another meme.

Linda said...

Up and running! Or is that up and driving??

Jamie said...

Linda really hit the bullseye with this one. Nothing like Doctor Who to drive you somewhere interesting.