THE TUBES : TV IS KING [1979]

Ένα τραγούδι των ιδιοφυών Tubes, αφιερωμένο στον αληθινό βασιλιά αυτού του κόσμου. Από το άλμπoυμ τους Remote Control τoυ 1979 / A song by the brilliant Tubes, dedicated to the real king of this world. From their Remote Control album of 1979.

I wish I was the man with the mechanical heart
I’d conquer all my enemies alone
I’d tear the guys apart
Then scatter the pieces
I wish I was the man in the soundproof booth
I wish I had a chance to stump the band
Or maybe tell truth
And maybe I could win a color television
I really love my–television
I love to sit by–television
Can’t live without my–television
TV is king
You’re my everything
I wish I had the girl with the bouncy hair
We’d ride off in a brand new car
Or fly a plane somewhere
Like probably Jamaica
I brush my teeth, shampoo my hair, and shave my face
Apply the necessary aerosol
In the appropriate place
And we’ll spend the night together watching television
I can’t turn off my–television
Don’t really know why–television
I understand my–television
You got your works in a drawer and your color’s on track
You have to break away but you always come back
You make a hundred changes but you’re always the same
You make me so excited and you make me so lame
You’re just a tube full of gas and a box full of tin
But you show me your charms and I want to jump in
Oh if only your chassis was covered with skin
‘Cause TV you’re my everything
I really love my–television
I love to sit by–television
Can’t live without my–television
I can’t turn off my–television
Don’t really know why–television
I understand my–television
I really love my–television
TV is king
You’re my everything
TV is king

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6 Comments

  1. Liz Gauffreau January 15, 2023 at 6:18 pm

    I think social media has overthrown television as king of the world.

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    1. Oannes January 15, 2023 at 6:41 pm

      Not totally I would say. After all, social media are direct descendants of television, meaning that, to an extent, social media IS television. The later also remains their basic news feed up to this day.

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        1. Oannes January 15, 2023 at 8:15 pm

          Thank you!

          Reply
  2. Resa January 16, 2023 at 11:14 pm

    I forgot about this band. The were quite good. I like this song.

    Reply

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