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Record Time (33, 45, 78)

(Steve Key)

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RECORD TIME (33, 45, 78) (by Steve Key ©2000)
I'm spinning like an old turntable
Three speeds, goin' nowhere fast
I hesitate at the door to the future
Holdin' on to my bittersweet past
Me and all of the percolators
Me and all of the rotary phones
Me and all of my vinyl records
Warped and scratched and out of date
33, 45, 78

I got friends from the old hometown
We used to work at the hometown news
They got houses in a couple of cities
I'm still singin' the hometown blues
Me and all of the drive-in movies
Me and all of the afternoon papers
Me and the free-form radio
Fading in and out of date -- 33, 45, 78

I hear talk about a great depression
I hear the drummin' of the war machine
I wonder if I'm stuck in the past
Or if it all repeats, just like a CD

I'm following the railroad line
It's another job in another town
I skip around in record time
And try not to notice the candle burn down
Me and all of the Rust Belt workers
Me and all of the hot type printers
Me and all of the family farms
Auctioned off and out of date-- 33, 45, 78
Singin' oh-oh, the percolator
Oh-oh, the rotary phone
All of my vinyl records
Warped and scratched and out of date
I'm just a 33, 45, 78