January 10, 2009 · she’s the real deal

On The Radio lyrics

This is how it works
It feels a little worse
Than when we drove our hearse
Right through that screaming crowd
While laughing up a storm
Until we were just bone
Until it got so warm
That none of us could sleep
And all the styrofoam
Began to melt away
We tried to find some words
To aid in the decay
But none of them were home
Inside their catacomb
A million ancient bees
Began to sting our knees
While we were on our knees
Praying that disease
Would leave the ones we love
And never come again

On the radio
We heard November Rain
That solo’s really long
But it’s a pretty song
We listened to it twice
‘Cause the DJ was asleep

This is how it works
You’re young until you’re not
You love until you don’t
You try until you can’t
You laugh until you cry
You cry until you laugh
And everyone must breathe
Until their dying breath

No, this is how it works
You peer inside yourself
You take the things you like
And try to love the things you took
And then you take that love you made
And stick it into some
Someone else’s heart
Pumping someone else’s blood
And walking arm in arm
You hope it don’t get harmed
But even if it does
You’ll just do it all again

And on the radio
You hear November Rain
That solo’s awful long
But it’s a good refrain
You listen to it twice
‘Cause the DJ is asleep
On the radio

by Regina Spektor
the kind of artist I want to be when I grow up.

fall in love with her here

8 Comments so far


  1. I adore her! (and you too!)

    Comment by otter — January 10, 2009 @ 8:54 pm

  2. I love Regina Spektor already, but thanks for getting the word out. She’s amazing.

    Comment by violetismycolor — January 10, 2009 @ 10:26 pm

  3. yes yes and yes. she is so soothing with no “whining” and intelligent lyrics.
    hey we should write liner notes.

    Comment by susan — January 11, 2009 @ 9:13 am

  4. Are you even arfing kidding? Really? Fur real? Over and over again. In love, that is, me, with her.

    Did you ever hear her interview where she compared herself to a worm? Oh god. I love her. My daughter does too. Oh, and my son. My husband, not so much.

    Comment by Woman in a window — January 11, 2009 @ 4:41 pm

  5. Will check her out, stat!

    Comment by lizardek — January 12, 2009 @ 12:18 am

  6. Wow, that third verse really hit me hard. That one will stick with me for a while. I love it when that happens.

    Comment by Chris — January 13, 2009 @ 10:38 am

  7. I think I did just fall in love.

    I’m off to google her right now. and buy this song from itunes!

    Comment by emily — January 16, 2009 @ 9:47 am

  8. Some artists just get inside you. Aimee Mann does that to me.

    I love November Rain.

    Comment by crazymumma — January 21, 2009 @ 11:08 am

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