The Age Of Plastic Lyrics

Living In The Plastic Age
Every day my metal friend
Shakes my bed at 6am
Then the shiny serving clones
Run in with my telephones

Talking fast I make a deal
Buy the fake and sell what's real
What's this pain here in my chest?
Maybe I should take a rest

They send the heart police to put you under,
Cardiac arrest
and as they drag you the door
They tell you that you've failed the test


Living in the ...
Living in the plastic age
Looking only half my age
Hello doctor lift my face


I wish my skin could stand the pace
In the bed I read my mind
Remember how the mice were blind
I watch them fighting in their cage
Could this be the plastic age?


They send the heart police
to put you under cardiac arrest
and as they drag you the door
they tell you that you've failed the test


Living in the
Plastic age
Plastic age
Plastic age


They send the heart police to put you under Cardiac arrest
and as they drag you the door
They tell you that you've failed the test

Living in the plastic age
Plastic age
Plastic ageVideo Killed The Radio Star
I heard you on the wireless back in Fifty Two
Lying awake intent at tuning in on you.
If I was young it didn't stop you coming through.
Oh-a oh


They took the credit for your second symphony.
Rewritten by machine and new technology,
and now I understand the problems you can see.
Oh-a oh


I met your children

Oh-a oh

What did you tell them?


Video killed the radio star.
Video killed the radio star.


Pictures came and broke your heart.
Oh-a-a-a oh


And now we meet in an abandoned studio.
We hear the playback and it seems so long ago.
And you remember the jingles used to go.
Oh-a oh


You were the first one.
Oh-a oh


You were the last one.


Video killed the radio star.
Video killed the radio star.


In my mind and in my car,
we can't rewind we've gone to far


Oh-a-aho oh,
Oh-a-aho oh


Video killed the radio star.
Video killed the radio star.


In my mind and in my car,
we can't rewind we've gone to far.


Pictures came and broke your heart,
put the blame on VTR.


You are a radio star.
You are a radio star.


Video killed the radio star.
Video killed the radio star.


Video killed the radio star.
Video killed the radio star.


Video killed the radio star.
(You are a radio star.)
Kid Dynamo
Though today you might be riding
The engines of progress
Working in the major factories
Call me if you ever feel like letting go

I still remember the days of
Kid Dynamo, Kid Dynamo
Kid Dynamo, Kid Dynamo


bowowowowowo wa-ah ow
wowowowowowo wa-ah ow

Spreading in the subways
of the playback from the train tracks
I think your mind was born with water wings
and now when I see you
all the generation screams
I remember the dreams of
Kid Dynamo, Kid Dynamo
Kid Dynamo, Kid Dynamo

Kid Dynamo, I remember you
Kid Dynamo, because I sleep with you
Kid Dynamo, cause I have been with you

Oh let it be said
how the media builds stars
and our minds will not change
only our cars

Kid Dynamo, Kid Dynamo
Kid Dynamo
Kid Dynamo
Kid Dynamo


Kid Dynamo, I remember you
Kid Dynamo, because I think of you
Kid Dynamo, cause I have looked at you
Kid Dynamo,
Kid Dynamo, Kid Dynamo


Kid Dynamo, Kid Dynamo
I Love You (Miss Robot)
I love you miss robot
electronically
I love you miss robot
programmed just to please


You make love like a metronome
don't drive to fast when you take me home
touch the seam on your silver skin
I feel so hard when you take me in

I love you miss robot
electronicallyÂ…
I love you miss robot,
programmed just to please

Talk of love on the telephone
when your voice fades theres a paying tone
force a coin and your there again
and my loneliness is paid away

I love you miss robot
programmed just to please
I love you miss robot
Electronically

I must leave miss robot,
give yourself to me
I love you miss robot
Do you love me?

I love you miss robot
electronically
I love you miss robot
Programmed just to please

I must leave miss robot
give yourself to me
I love you miss robot
Clean-Clean
Oh go Johnny kick me in the head,
Aimin' for the floorboard but they pick me up instead
through the ringing from the night before
the engines running gotta pay a call

Johnny drove the halftrack
cause we could not find the jeep
with me in the morning gotta get some sleep
driving all night out of fear
got in the ribs every time I changed gear


I'm gonna take a ride, gonna pick up the team
gonna go where we've never been
I'm gonna pick up the team
(pickin up, picken up the team)


now you know how it's hard to keep the fighting clean
clean clean
clean clean
clean clean


Oh go Johnny gonna fight the war
shotgun in the morning at the local liquor store
oh go talking bout them diesel fuels
Johnny tell the chaplain go and polish his tombs
lying on the wasteground with a blanket on his face
indicating that he's left the human race
hell went open when the world came in
gotta keep your head if you wanna win


I'm gonna take a ride, gonna pick up the team
gonna go where we've never been
I'm gonna pick up the team
(picking up, pickin up the team)
now you know it's hard to keep the fighting

clean clean
clean clean
clean clean
clean clean
clean clean
clean clean
clean clean
clean clean
clean clean


lost a million in the very first attack
clean clean
don't you worry cause you know we'll get them back
clean clean
lost a million in the very first attack
clean clean
don't you worry cause you know we'll get them back

Elstree
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I had a dream on a back lot
I saw my life like a long shot
I smile at faces in a picture parade
of all the stills from the films that you've made
and we would see me solo
up there drinking coffee on the G O condo

Elstree, Remember me
I had a part in a B movie
I played a man from history
Elstree, I look at me
Now I work for the BBC
Life is not what it used to be

I took no dives in the fight scene
I had a stuntman keep my suit clean
there's no technology could make up the song
they stop the orchestra and you get it wrong

Elstree, remember me
I had a part in a B movie
I played a man from history
Elstree, I look at me
Now I work for the BBC
Life is not what it used to be
Elstree

They made a field into a war zone
I beat the enemy on my own
all the bullets just went over my head
there's no reality and no one dead

Elstree, remember me
I had a part in a B movie
I played a man from history
Elstree, I look at me
now I work for the BBC
Life is not what it used to be
Elstree
Elstree
Elstree
Elstree
Elstree
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Astro Boy (And the Proles on Parade)
All of those wild American bilinguals
who talk to you in Paris of their lonely lives
school days and last days out there in the midwest
they climb on their liners and rejoin their wives


Walking down boulevards electric eyes
would gaze at the waveforms and gasp at their size
let them be lonely and say you don't care


Astro boy, I'm watching the proles on parade
Astro boy, I'm watching the proles on parade


Una with long hair will stand by your side
and the friends who were hungry could swallow your pride
chromium pets that video screens would show
pictures of helplessness old kings and queens
radio stations that fade as in dust


all their transmitters are crumbling with rust
let them be broken and say you don't care


Astro boy, I'm watching the proles on parade
Astro boy, I'm watching the proles on parade
Astro boy, I'm watching the proles on parade
Let them be broken and say you don't care
Astro boy, I'm watching the proles on parade

Johnny on the Monorail
Don't, don't make wars and walkaway
even in the streets your feet don't move
see their faces through the perspex
turn to stare back up at you
you, your eyes are green and mine are blue
in the subway darkness I am watching you


Oh my-my, you are so sci-fi,
please will you let me ride?


Johnny, riding on the monorail
Johnny, riding on the monorail
Johnny, riding on the monorail


Monora-a-a-il
Oooh, you know that life is terminal,
it's the Paris pullman in your mind again
eyes like cameras move their lenses
take this dream I offer you

Johnny, riding on the monorail
Johnny, riding on the monorail
Johnny, riding on the monorail


All we cannot see we call invisible
Tracks that move on pylons through the sky
oh my my you are so sci-fi
please will you let me ride


Johnny riding on the monorail
Johnny riding on the monorail
Johnny riding on the monorail

Johnny on the monorail
Johnny on the monorail
Johnny on the monorail
Johnny on the monorail
Johnny on the monorail
Johnny on the monorail
Johnny on the monorail