The moon hung like a shadow on a rung over shanghai And the soldier boys were returning home screaming bonzai! And the kids are still playing their games, Getting hustled and rustled out in the rain As I sat inside listening to the broadcast. Oh save my soul sweet rock and roll 'cuz I'm sinking fast.
And then the band played. (out of nowhere) (everybody) (everybody)
Well now the legendary chaplain of the fighting 51st Was getting ready to go. I said padre do you know a cheap virgin who likes to tango? He said you can try linda lee Around the corner and across the sea. Oh word is out, word is out she's fast. Oh blow me down now linda, 'cuz I'm sinking fast.
Yes and them cats are sure getting fat down in the trainyard. And the sandman brings them dreams they ship out in boxcars. The union says hold break out the dice, break out the gold. It's lunchtime at last. And old big mama said george raff's tonight on the late show. She sits straddling the kitchen chair really gung-ho She shivers with chills, wet with slotcar thrills Hypnotically lost in the glass
And we all sighed... With the sunrise As we watched the credits pass. And the little blue dot went away.
And then the morning cloak fell down like a hoax over sleepytown And garbage truck big lenny's out drinking the last round He hurriedly sipped his beer, and poking fun of the queer And threatened to kick his ass.
And the bell rang And the horn blows And he's outside pumping gas But things were moving so slow tonight So the kid goes back inside the station And turns on the radio to his local am station
And the band played Right on the radio It's on the radio And he listened to the bass line And the boys in the band sang Whoa, whoa whoa-wo Whoa, whoa whoa-wo (they're so excited about it) Whoa, whoa whoa-wo (everybody alright) Whoa, whoa whoa-wo (and the band played) Whoa, whoa whoa-wo (and the band played) Whoa, whoa whoa-wo (everybody) Whoa, whoa whoa-wo