Buggles - Johnny on the Monorail Lyrics

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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

Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Living in the Plastic Age
  • 2 Video Killed the Radio Star
  • 3 Kid Dynamo
  • 4 I Love You (Miss Robot)
  • 5 Clean, Clean
  • 6 Elstree
  • 7 Astroboy (and the Proles on Parade)
  • 8 Johnny on the Monorail


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Geoffrey Downes, Trevor Charles Horn
    album: Track 8 in album The Age of Plastic
    release date: 1980
    popularity : 52 users have visited this page.
    genres: Electronic Rock Pop
    styles: Pop Rock/Synth-pop/Disco/Art Rock
    length: 5:27
    Album Information
    label: Island
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin