WKGB and Me
William J. Hall - August, 1979

  1 Everybody tries to tell us how to behave...
  2 Can't they see we're riding on the tidal wave?
  3 Temperature's rising, think we're blowing a fuse.
  4 Isn't surprising, now, we're front page news.
  5 You can believe me when I tell you it's so:
  6 Going to take my baby uptown
  7 And after dark
  8 We're going to pogo;
  9 Pogo, pogo
  10 Going to take a ride inside the general pulse of the city...
  11 Everybody crowding in the back door just to see
  12 WKGB -
  13 WKGB -
  14 WKGB -
  15 WKGB and me.
 
  16 Some of my old friends say they think it's a shame...
  17 Some of them say they think a woman's to blame.
  18 I've got to admit it's kind of hard to explain.
  19 Maybe I've changed, but the essentials remain.
  20 Still all of this time I tried to tell them it was so
  21 I'm just a rock and roller now
  22 I'm going up town,
  23 We're going to pogo;
  24 Pogo, pogo
  25 Going to take a ride inside the general pulse of the city...
  26 Everybody crowding in the back door just to see
  27 WKGB -
  28 WKGB -
  29 WKGB -
  30 WKGB and me.
 
  31 With that pearl and diamond smile
  32 Look that we gave to you
  33 We're going to see what kind of night-child
  34 We have made of you,
  35 Made of you.
 
  36 For all of these years I've just been borrowing time;
  37 Playing in the basement for some close friends of mine,
  38 Watching my photographs and looking at the walls,
  39 Staring at the telephone 'till somebody calls,
  40 And all of these changes leave me with nowhere else to go:
  41 Going to take my music uptown
  42 And until dawn
  43 We're going to pogo
  44 Pogo, pogo
  45 Going to take a ride inside the general pulse of the city...
  46 Everybody crowding in the back door just to see
  47 WKGB -
  48 WKGB -
  49 WKGB -
  50 WKGB and me.
 
  51 With that pearl and diamond smile
  52 Look that we gave to you
  53 We're going to see what kind of night-child
  54 We have made of you,
  55 Made of you.
 
  56 I said it before; I'm going to say it again...
  57 We're riding the wave and there's no need to pretend.
  58 Temperature's rising, think we're blowing a fuse.
  59 Isn't surprising, now we're front page news.
  60 And you can believe me when I tell you it's so:
  61 Going to take my baby after dark
  62 And until dawn,
  63 We're going to pogo;
  64 Pogo, pogo
  65 Going to take a ride inside the general pulse of the city...
  66 Everybody crowding in the back door just to see
  67 WKGB -
  68 WKGB -
  69 WKGB -
  70 WKGB and me.


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