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    "Tape Recorder Man" Lyrics

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    Come all ye rounders if you want to hear the tale
    Of a tape recorder man
    He traveled far and wide through the dusty countryside
    The tape recorder man

    Collecting songs of love, collecting songs of blood
    Sometimes songs of evil men and sometimes songs of good
    And sing irie aritty ardie and sing irie arrity anne

    He said the age of the machine would make us all the same
    The tape recorder man
    And we should tape record the songs the old men sing
    The tape recorder man

    Because when the old were gone, there'd be no more songs
    Just mechanical din
    And sing irie aritty ardie and sing irie arrity anne

    At a music festival he presented to the world some of the folk greats
    Then, with a condescending smile,
    he introduced us all to some electronic fakes
    Saying 'The old folks don't need gimmicks to make the music new
    But here's a group of college kids who apparently do'
    And sing irie aritty ardie and sing irie arrity anne

    And he left the stage to seek some nerdy boffin geeks
    who sounded like the Pogues
    Singing like the BeeGees, dancing like freaks, playing modular Moogs
    I met him in the dressing room at the end of the show
    I said you used to be my hero but tonight you've fallen low
    And sing irie aritty ardie and sing irie arrity anne

    I said tape recorder man damn your Memorex
    What about innovation, man, what about art and sex?
    He couldn't share my point of view, and he freely said so
    So me and the tape recorder man quickly came to blows
    I hit out at his shoulder where his tape recorder hung
    It slipped to the floor with a crash, the strap must've been undone
    And sing irie aritty ardie and sing irie arrity anne

    It exploded like a bomb from the first world war
    And seven spools of folk recordings rolled across the floor
    A random burst of yodelling rubbed up against the heads
    That woozy crazy spool was like John Cage or Varese
    I cried 'Tape recorder man, this I won't forget
    This is folk music... concrete!'
    And sing irie aritty ardie and sing irie arrity anne
    This song was submitted on November 20th, 2013 and last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Sony/atv Music Publishing Llc.
    Written by Nicholas Currie.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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