Listen to the Radio Lyrics

Nanci Griffith

publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Nanci Griffith
album: Track 8 in album Storms
release date: 1989-8-8
popularity : 28 users have visited this page.
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country/Folk
length: 3:48

Cover Art

Nanci Griffith Storms cover art
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I am leaving Mississippi in the evening rain
These Delta towns wear satin gowns
In a high beamed frame
Loretta Lynn guides my hands through the radio
Where would I be in times like these
Without the songs Loretta wrote?

When you can't find a friend
You've still got the radio
When you can't find a friend
You've still got the radio
Radio, listen to the radio
Radio, listen to the radio

I left a handsome two stepped good ole boy in Tennessee
Now, he's sittin' on the sofa, lookin' for his supper,
Wonderin' what's become of me
I've got a double-o-eighteen Martin guitar in the
Back seat of the car
Hey, I'm leaving Mississippi,
With the radio on


There's a moon across the border in the Louisiana sky
I smell the Pontchartrain, I hear Silver Wings
Then, away Merle Haggard flies
That good ole boy will find a Band of Gold
On the stereo
Hey, then my Mama's gonna call and say,
"Where's she gone?"
He'll say, "Down the road with the radio on."

Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 I Don't Wanna Talk About Love
  • 2 Drive-In Movies and Dashboard Lights
  • 3 You Made This Love a Teardrop
  • 4 Brave Companion of the Road
  • 5 Storms
  • 6 It's a Hard Life Wherever You Go
  • 7 If Wishes Were Changes
  • 8 Listen to the Radio
  • 9 Leaving the Harbor
  • 10 Radio Fragile