Transistor radio

from by Jay Shaner

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I heard it on the B side
7 inch 33 rpm
I wore the needle down
trying to catch that feeling again
we were dancing by ourselves
shaking out of every limb
I was on the south side
you were somewhere better than I'd ever been

transistor radio
hidden underneath our coat
I heard the devil come
straight through the radio waves
I was on the other end of a telephone
saying what I could say to make your heart explode

Love I hope you know I'm sorry
for running scared from what I know was a wonderful thing
I am to blame

the California Evergreen
hangin' in a midnight sky
like the stadium lights that shine on a vacant parking lot
oh how we could run these streets
like only youthful hearts could run
sitting court side to a future that we left undone

ones and zeros
making our worlds collide
through my headphones
in a way I cannot describe
I'm just a bag of molecules
save for the heart inside
I'm a sucker for a melody with some soul to hide

Love I hope you know I'm sorry
Love I hope you know I'm sorry
Love I'm sorry for the way I ran away
I am to blame


from Ruth, released October 15, 2012



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Jay Shaner Sacramento, California

Urban life, strange happenings in the wee hours of the morning, unrequited love, midwestern idiosyncrasies are all themes in Jay Shaner's music.
Hailing from the midwest but growing up in northern California, Jay has developed his own voice as an artist, singer, and songwriter.
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