Roadrunner

Studio CD: The Modern Lovers, The Original Modern Lovers, The Modern Lovers (castle), Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers +4
Single: Roadrunner/It Will Stand, Roadrunner (B4701), Roadrunner/Pablo Picasso, Roadrunner (Once)/Roadrunner (Twice), The Morning Of Our Lives/Roadrunner (Thrice), My Little Kookenhaken/Roadrunner (Thrice), Egyptian Reggae/Roadrunner
Live CD: Live At The Long Branch Saloon, Precise Modern Lovers Order, Live At The Long Branch And More
Compilation: The Beserkely Years, 23 Great Recordings, A Plea For Tenderness, Radio On, Roadrunner, Buzz Buzz Buzz, I Must Be King, Roadrunner Roadrunner
Other: Home of the Hits
Compilation Bootleg: For All The Modern Lovers, Rare Songs 1976-1982, Songs Of Rememberance, Regression
Live Bootleg: 1971 Stonehenge Ipswich, Radcliffe, Town Hall 1976, The Boarding House, New York University, The Paradise 1977, Pinkpop, Live In Bristol 1978, The Quiet Knight Club 1978, 3 Soundboard Shows 1978-1979, The Roxy, The Peppermint Lounge, Sesto Calende 1991, Irving Plaza
Roadrunner (Once)/Roadrunner (Twice)

Lyrics

One two three four five six
Roadrunner, roadrunner
Going faster miles an hour
Gonna drive past the Stop 'n' Shop
With the radio on

I'm in love with the Modern world
Massachusetts when it's late at night
And the neon when it's cold outside
I Got the radio on
Just like the roadrunner

Goin around the highway

I walked by the Stop n Shop
Then I drove by the Stop n Shop
I like that much better than walking by the Stop n Shop
Cause I had the radio on
I felt in touch with the modern world
I felt in love with the modern world
I felt in love with ???
Cause I had the radio on
I felt like the roadrunner
With the radio on

Now I said hello to the spirit of old 1956
It was patient in the bushes next to '57
Well the highway was my only girlfriend cause I went by so quick
And suburban trees were out there
And consequently it smelled like heaven
And so I say roadrunner once
Roadrunner twice
We're in love with this feeling now and we'll be out all night

All right, now we can tell them about our love, you band [???]

(Radio On!)
I got the AM
(Radio On!)
I've got the power, I feel the feeling now
(Radio On!)
I feel the feeling and it's feeling all right now
(Radio On!)
And I feel in touch with the modern world

Ok let's go down route 128

Oh yeah

Can you feel it out in Needham now?
Out in route 128 by the power lines
It's so exciting there at night
With the pine trees in the dark
It's so cold here in the dark
With 50,000 watts of power
We go by faster miles an hour
With the radio on

Roadrunner Roadrunner
(Radio On!)
Going faster miles an hour
I'm gonna drive past the stop n shop
With the radio on
See I'm in love with the modern world
Massachusetts when it's late at night
And the neon when it's cold outside
You see I have the radio on
Like the roadrunner

Now what do you think about that you guys?
(Radio On!)
Good! we got the AM
(Radio On!)
I think we got the power, got the magic now
(Radio On!)
We got the feeling of the modern world
(Radio On!)
We got the feeling of the modern sound
(Radio On!)
The sound of the modern radio feeling when it's late at night
(Radio On!)
Got the sound of the modern loneliness when it's cold outside
(Radio On!)
Got the sound of Massachusetts when it's blue and white
(Radio On!)
Got route 128 on a dark and lonely
(Radio On!)
I feel alone, and cold and lonely
(Radio On!)
I feel alone in the cold and neon
(Radio On!)
I feel alive I feel the love I feel alive I feel the rockin
(Radio On!)

[[Ok, again it continues but it is hard to follow]]

(Radio On!)
Go home now, yes
(Radio On!)
Gonna go home, yes
(Radio On!)
Roadrunner go home, here we go now
(Radio On!)
We're gonna drive 'em home you guys

Here we go

That's right

Again

Bye bye!

The Modern Lovers

Chords

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#This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of the #
#song You may only use this file for private study, scholarship or research#
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Song title:       Roadrunner
Original Album:	  The Modern Lovers

Words and Music by Jonathan Richman
Copyright 1975 Rockin' Leprechaun Music and Modern Love Songs
Published by Modern Lovers Music

Transcribed by Gavin Chart (contactus@gartfretsnet)


NOTES:
For the Guitar Figure 1, you could play open or barre chords 
Vary it to get the sound you want And try the Asus2 (x02200)
to get a drone going with your guitar See what you think!


INTRO:

NC
One two three four five six!


VERSE:

Guitar Figure 1

  D               A
|-5-------5-------0-------0---0--|-0-------0---0---0-------0---0--|
|-7-------7-------2-------2---2--|-2-------2---2---2-------2---2--|
|-7-------7-------2-------2---2--|-2-------2---2---2-------2---2--|
|-7-------7-------2-------2---2--|-2-------2---2---2-------2---2--|
|-5-------5-------0-------0---0--|-0-------0---0---0-------0---0--|
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| 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -| 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -|

                          Road  -  runner, road  - runner
                          Going faster miles an hour
                          Gonna drive past the Stop 'n' Shop
                          With the radio on
                          I'm in love with Massachusetts
                          And the neon when it's cold outside
                          And the highway when it's late at night
                          Got the radio on
                          I'm like a roadrunner


[play: Guitar Figure 1]  [x3]


VERSE:
Alright
I'm in love with modern moonlight
One twenty-eight when it's dark outside
I'm in love with Massachusetts
I'm in love with the radio on
It helps me from being alone late at night
It helps me from being lonely late at night
I don't feel so bad now in the car
Don't feel so alone, got the radio on
Like the roadrunner, that's right


[play: Guitar Figure 1]  [x3]


VERSE:
I said welcome to the spirit of 1956
Patient in the bushes next to '57
The highway is your girlfriend as you go by quick
Suburban trees, suburban speed and it smells like heaven
And I say roadrunner once, roadrunner twice
I'm in love with rock and roll and I'll be out all night
I'm a roadrunner - that's right!


[Keyboard SOLO over Guitar Figure 1]  [x22]


Well now

VERSE:
Roadrunner, roadrunner
Going faster miles an hour
Gonna drive to the Stop 'n' Shop
With the radio on at night
And be in love with modern moonlight
Be in love with modern rock and roll
Modern girls and modern rock and roll
Don't feel so alone, got the radio on
Like the roadrunner


CODA:
Chords:
A   x02220 or 577655 and Asus2 x02200
D   xx0232 or 557775
E   022100 or 779997


OK, now you sing Modern Lovers

[Guitar Figure 1]

(Radio On!) I got the AM
(Radio On!) Got the car, got the AM
(Radio On!) Got the AM sound, got the
(Radio On!) Got the rockin' modern neon sound
(Radio On!) I got the car from Massachusetts, got the
(Radio On!) I got the power of Massachusetts when it's late at night
(Radio On!) I got the modern sounds of modern Massachusetts, got the 
(Radio On!) I've got the world, got the turnpike, got the  
(Radio On!) I've got the, got the power of the AM, got the
(Radio On!) Late at night, red and white, rock and roll late at night
(Radio On!) The factories and the auto signs got the 
(Radio On!) Got the power of modern sounds

(Radio On!) Alright
(Radio On!) 


[play: Guitar Figure 1]  [x2]


ENDING:

[play:]

  D               A                D               A
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|-3-------3-------2--------------|-3--------3------2--------------|
|-2-------2-------2--------------|-2--------2------2--------------|
|-0-------0-------2--------------|-0--------0------2--------------|
|-----------------0--------------|-----------------0--------------|
|--------------------------------|--------------------------------|

| 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -| 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -|

                          Right!                           Right!

  D               A                E           A
|-2-------2-------0--------------|-0---0---0---0------------------|
|-3-------3-------2--------------|-0---0---0---2------------------|
|-2-------2-------2--------------|-1---1---1---2------------------|
|-0-------0-------2--------------|-2---2---2---2------------------|
|-----------------0--------------|-2---2---2---0------------------|
|--------------------------------|-0---0---0----------------------|

| 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -| 1 - & - 2 - & - 3 - & - 4 - & -|

                         Bye bye!

Lyrics

One two three four five six
Roadrunner, roadrunner
Going faster miles an hour
Gonna drive past the Stop 'n' Shop
With the radio on

I'm in love with Massachusetts
And the neon when it's cold outside
And the highway when it's late at night
Got the radio on
I'm like the roadrunner

All right
I'm in love with modern moonlight
128 when it's dark outside
I'm in love with Massachusetts
I'm in love with the radio on
It helps me from being alone late at night
It helps me from being lonely late at night
I don't feel so bad now in the car
Don't feel so alone, got the radio on
Like the roadrunner
That's right

Said welcome to the spirit of 1956
Patient in the bushes next to '57
The highway is your girlfriend as you go by quick
Suburban trees, suburban speed
And it smells like heaven(thunder)
And I say roadrunner once
Roadrunner twice
I'm in love with rock & roll and I'll be out all night
Roadrunner
That's right

Well now
Roadrunner, roadrunner
Going faster miles an hour
Gonna drive to the Stop 'n' Shop
With the radio on at night
And me in love with modern moonlight
Me in love with modern rock & roll
Modern girls and modern rock & roll
Don't feel so alone, got the radio on
Like the roadrunner
Ok, now you sing Modern Lovers

(Radio On!)
I got the AM
(Radio On!)
Got the car, got the AM
(Radio On!)
Got the AM sound, got the
(Radio On!)
Got the rockin' modern neon sound
(Radio On!)
I got the car from Massachusetts, got the
(Radio On!)
I got the power of Massachusetts when it's late at night
(Radio On!)
I got the modern sounds of modern Massachusetts
(Radio On!)
I've got the world, got the turnpike, got the
(Radio On!)
I've got the, got the power of the AM
(Radio On!)
Got the, late at night, (?), rock & roll late at night
(Radio On!)
The factories and the auto signs got the power of modern sounds
(Radio On!)
All right

Right, bye bye!

The Original Modern Lovers (first one)

Lyrics

One two three four five six
Roadrunner, roadrunner
Going faster miles an hour now
Gonna drive past the Stop 'n' Shop
With the radio on

I'm in love with the modern world
Massachusetts when is late at night
And the neon sign when it's cold outside
Got the radio on
Like the roadrunner

All right

I'm in love with the modern world
And the highway when its cold and dark
??? Industrial park
And the ?? modern lovers now
Massachusetts and radio towers
50,000 watts of power now
I'm alone and it hurts me cold at night
But I'm not so alone, got the radio on
Like the roadrunner

All right

Want to say hello to the spirit of 1956
Patient in the bushes next to '57
The highway is your girlfriend as you go by quick
Suburban trees, suburban speed
And it smells like heaven
And I say roadrunner once
Roadrunner twice
I'm in love with the am sound and I'll be out all night
Roadrunner

(Radio On!)
I got the AM
(Radio On!)
Got the sound
(Radio On!)
Got the rocking modern sound, got the
(Radio On!)
Out late at night

Now

Roadrunner, roadrunner
Going faster miles an hour
Gonna drive past the Stop 'n' Shop
With the radio on now
I'm in love with the modern world
Massachusetts when its cold outside
And the neon when its dark outside
Got the radio on
Like the roadrunner

(Radio On!)
I got the AM
(Radio On!)
Got the car, got the AM
(Radio On!)
Got the rocking modern sound
(Radio On!)
Got the rockin' modern neon sound
(Radio On!)

[[??? Whole bunch of stuff here hard to follow, but like the above]]

The Original Modern Lovers (second one)

Lyrics

Roadrunner, roadrunner
Going faster miles an hour
Gonna drive past the Stop 'n' Shop
With the radio on at night

Without loneliness

I'm in love with my own loneliness
I love the modern suburban bleakness
I love to drive alone late at night
With the radio on
Outside in the dark in cold loneliness
Like the roadrunner, ???

Yes yes yes
Say hello to that feeling when it's late at night
Say hello to that highway when it's blue and white
Well the highway is your girlfriend when you go by the cold outside ???
Suburban streets and speed and it smells real right ???

I say roadrunner once
Roadrunner twice
I'm in love with this modern feeling, I'm gonna stay out all night
All right now you tell em modern man

Radio on
I've got the car I've got the AM
Radio on
I've got the, I've got the magic power of bleakness, got the, late at night
Radio on
Oh hear we go on route 128

Roadrunner, roadrunner
Going faster miles an hour
I'm Gonna drive past that Stop 'n' Shop
With this lonely feeling late at night
With the radio on
Just like the roadrunner
Ok now, you tell them modern lovers

(Radio On!)
That's right, I got the AM
(Radio On!)
Got the car, got the magic feeling
(Radio On!)
Got the sound of this lonely feeling
(Radio On!)
When it's late at night, cause I like it
(Radio On!)
Drive alone through that blue and while field
(Radio On!)
I drive alone under the stars, radio power
(Radio On!)
I drive ??? and I like it
(Radio On!)
Cause I'm lonely, I don't have a girlfriend
(Radio On!)
I don't mind, cause I'm in love, I want to tell
(Radio On!)
I'm in love with the modern world
(Radio On!)
I'm in love with every modern feeling
(Radio On!)
??? Bye bye, I'm so in love
(Radio On!)
Gonna say bye bye, good night
(Radio On!)
From back route 128
(Radio On!)

[[I wasn't too careful with this last bit, but it is more or less right]]

The Modern Lovers (castle)

Lyrics

One two three four five six
Roadrunner, roadrunner
Going faster miles an hour
Gonna ride past the Stop 'n' Shop
With the radio on

I'm in love with Modern mornings
I'm in love with modern late at night
And the quiet suburban dawnings
If I have the radio on
I'll be a roadrunner

Oh

Oh

All right

I'm in love with the modern world
I drive alone when it's late at night
I wanna hear now, the modern sound
So I won't feel alone at night
I mean I'm in love with the modern world
I also love the modern girls
Outside I'm alone with the radio on
I Don't feel so alone, got the radio on
Be a roadrunner
With these girls there ???
That's a modern sound

Say hello to the spirit of 1956
Patient in the bushes next to '57
The highway is your girlfriend as you go by quick
Suburban trees, suburban speed
And it smells like heaven
And I say roadrunner once
Roadrunner twice
I'm in love with AM sound and I'll be out all night
Roadrunner
That's right

Roadrunner, roadrunner
Going faster miles an hour
Gonna drive unto the new sunlight ???
With the radio on
And me in love with the modern world
Route 128 when it's dark outside
In the wintertime when it's cold outside
All alone with the AM radio on
Be the roadrunner
All Right, tell them Modern Lovers now

(Radio On!)
I got the AM
(Radio On!)
All alone when it's cold outside
(Radio On!)
Massachusetts when it's late at night
(Radio On!)
Massachusetts when it's dark
(Radio On!)
And lonely outside
(Radio On!)
Roadrunner ???? goin alone ???
(Radio On!)
Lonely outside
(Radio On!)
I'm in love with the
(Radio On!)
I'm so in love
(Radio On!)
I'm in love, I'm in love
(Radio On!)
I'm in love, I'm in love
(Radio On!)
Got the AM sound
(Radio On!)
Got the New York modern neon sound
(Radio On!)
New York modern neon got the AM got the power
(Radio On!)
Got the car got the neon got the world got the sound
(Radio On!)
The power the sound got the radio
(Radio On!)

[[Continues the same sort of way but it is really hard to follow]]

Right, bye bye!

Roadrunner

Lyrics

One two three four five six
Roadrunner, roadrunner
Going faster miles an hour
Gonna drive past the Stop 'n' Shop
On a cold winter night

Feel in touch with the modern world
And I feel so lonely in the cold night
And I feel so lonely when it's late at night
Have the radio on
And feel like the roadrunner

Now I'm in love with my own loneliness
It doesn't bother me to feel so alone
At least I'm not staying alone at home
I'm out exploring the modern world
By the pine trees and the Howard Johnsons
On route 128 when it's late at night
We're heading from the north shore to the south shore
Well I see route 3 in my sight and
I'm the roadrunner

Well

And I say hello to the spirit of 1956
Patient in the bushes next to '57
The highway is my only girlfriend now as I drive by so quick
Suburban trees
And so it smells like heaven
And I say roadrunner once
Roadrunner twice
I'm in love with this feeling now and I'll be out all night
I'm a Roadrunner

Got the
(Radio On!)
I got the AM
(Radio On!)
I Got the AM, got the power
(Radio On!)
And I feel in touch with the world
(Radio On!)
As I drive by in the dark
(Radio On!)
Let's go down route 128

Now here we are by the industrial park
When it's late after dark

Well now
It's 20 degrees outside
It's cold
Put my head outside the window, roll it down
My hand's cold already

Well
I can see Boston now
I can see the Prudential tower
With the little red lights blinking on in the dark
I'm by Quinzy [???] now
I can see ??? island
I can see
Whole Boston harbour from where I am
Out on the rocks by ???
In the night

And I'm in love
With the land where I grew up
Well I'm in love
Well you might say I feel lonely
But I wouldn't say I feel lonely
I would say that I feel alive
All alone
Cause I like this feeling
Of roaming around in the dark
And even though I'm alone out there
I don't mind
Cause I'm in love with the world

And I'm hypnotized
Get back in the car

And the rhythm of the engine
Hypnotized

I've been driving for 45 minutes
I've been driving for 2 hours
I've been driving for two and a half hours
But I'm hypnotized

Now [???] here we are in western Massachusetts now
On interstate 90

The mass pike in other words [???]

Heading out to Amhearst [???] and South Greensfield

Well the college out there just rises in the middle of nothing
You've just got fields of snow and all of a sudden there's these modern buildings
Right in the middle of nothing
Under the stars

Well
Roadrunner, roadrunner
Going faster miles an hour
Gonna drive by some Stop 'n' Shop
With the radio on for company
To feel in touch with the modern world
In Massachusetts when it's late at night
I love the neon when it's cold outside
But I don't feel so alone because I feel
Like the roadrunner

Now will you help me man

(Radio On!)
I got the AM
(Radio On!)
I Got the power, I got the magic
(Radio On!)
I'm in love, I'm in love
(Radio On!)
I'm in rocking modern love
(Radio On!)
I'm in love with the world
(Radio On!)
I'm alone but I'm in love
(Radio On!)
I'm in love with this feeling
(Radio On!)
When it's late a night
(Radio On!)
I'm in love with Massachusetts
(Radio On!)
When it's cold outside
(Radio On!)
Believe me now, believe me now

Bye bye!

Live At The Long Branch Saloon

Lyrics

[Thank you we have time for one more,
We have time for one more,
You're right, you guessed it,
We're going to do a little version for those of you who came late,
This is our geographical song involving route 128,
We're gonna wait till we get back into modern lovers precise order, ok]

One two three four five six
Roadrunner, roadrunner
Going faster miles an hour
Gonna drive out on the turnpike
With the radio on

And I see you in the morning
Well I'm dressed in black and yellow
To be the thoroughly modern man
Be the thoroughly modern fellow
And be the roadrunner

That's right
(Radio on)
I got the AM
(Radio On!)
I Got the car, radio, everybody
(Radio On!)
I got the radio on
(Radio On!)

Thank you very much
Well say hello to the spirit of 1956
Stationed in the bushes next to 57
The highway is your girlfriend as you go by quick
Suburban trees, suburban speed and it smells like heaven

Roadrunner once
Roadrunner twice
The highways ??? neon ??? loving ???
I'll be a roadrunner

That's right
(Radio on)
I got the AM
(Radio On!)
Got the car, got the car
(Radio On!)
And ???
(Radio On!)
???
(Radio On!)
All right
(Radio On!)

Hey kids don't you love the dark
And on route 128 by the industrial park
Doesn't anyone love the highway?
??? Modern lovers
Because we're highway lovers
And we're such suburban lovers
And we're in love with the world
Want the radio on
We think like roadrunners

That's right
(Radio on)
I got the AM, I got the AM
(Radio On!)
We love the car, we love the car
(Radio On!)
And we love God's world
(Radio On!)
And we love God's earth
(Radio On!)
Love the highway love the neon
(Radio On!)
Love the loneliness and ?
(Radio On!)
And the bright suburban neon
(Radio On!)
All right
(Radio On!)
I got the AM, I got the AM
(Radio On!)
We're in ???
(Radio On!)
Love the ? I love the highway
(Radio On!)
All right
(Radio On!)
I got the am I got the ???

[[It continues for a while (30-40s) but it becomes hard to follow]]

Town Hall 1976

Lyrics

[Now real early in the show we're gonna tell you about what it's like to grow up and feel a little bit lonely
About 17 or 18 was just how old I was and I thought]

One two three four five six
Roadrunner, roadrunner
Going faster miles an hour
Gonna drive past the Stop 'n' Shop
With the radio on

Feel in touch with the modern world
Massachusetts when it's late at night
All alone on a cold winter night
All alone after dark
I'm like the roadrunner

I used to drive in my father's car
I used to drive all around
I used to drive late at night
All alone in Massachusetts
I used to explore the world
I used to explore the world
I used to drive around
And I was alone
I explored the world

I said hello to the spirit of 1956
Patient in the bushes next to '57
The highway ??? girlfriend when I went by quick
Suburban trees
And it smells real good
And I say roadrunner once
Roadrunner twice
I don't mind being lonely right now
But I'll be out all night
I'm a Roadrunner

???
(Radio On!)
I got the car radio on
(Radio On!)
??? Feel so lonely
(Radio On!)
??? Feel a little better
(Radio On!)
??? I felt in love with the modern world

We go down route 128

Way down

I drove by power lines
I drove late at night
I drove all around
In the dark

Way down

I was hypnotized

As I drove around Boston

I just drove around
Through all the modern places I could find
Alone

It was just me and the car

That was lonely
[[Someone shouts 'move to New York']]
I did when I was 18 and that's where I wrote this song incidentally

In fact, when I was living here
I was staying in an apartment
And I was all alone with just this guitar
And a big box of ???
What I did was I just sat there making outmoded?
Noised with the guitar which sounded like this
And I started making it up and this is what came out

Roadrunner, roadrunner
Going faster miles an hour
Gonna drive past the Stop 'n' Shop
With the radio on

I'm in love with the modern world
Now Massachusetts when it's cold outside
The neon places when they're so colourful
I drive alone I keep the radio on
??? The roadrunner
Now tell them about it Modern Lovers

(Radio On!)
I got the AM
(Radio On!)
I Got the car, I got the car
(Radio On!)
I don't feel so lonely ?? far
(Radio On!)
???
(Radio On!)
I'm in love with the world tonight
(Radio On!)
I don't feel bad now
(Radio On!)

???

Again

Bye bye!

For All The Modern Lovers

Lyrics

One two three four five six
Roadrunner, roadrunner
Going faster miles an hour
Gonna drive past the Stop 'n' Shop
With the radio on in the car [dark???]
Feel in touch with the modern world
Massachusetts when it's late at night
I love the highway when it's cold outside
And I'm drivin around alone
Like the roadrunner

Now I'm in love with the modern world
As I drive by in the lonely dark
As I drive by the industrial park
As I drive by the mall [world???]
Now I don't mind being lonely
I don't mind being this way
Cause I fell in love with the world
And I don't mind being alone at night
Like the roadrunner

Now I fell in love with ???
And I fell in love with ???
I fell in love with shoe ???
Out in the cold late at night
I don't mind being alone
Without any [???] on the telephone
Well it's ??? in the dark
By the industrial park
I feel like the Roadrunner

And I say hello to the spirit of 1956
Patient in the bushes next to '57
The highway is my girlfriend as I go by quick
Suburban trees
And it smells like heaven
And I say roadrunner once
Roadrunner twice
I don't mind being alone right now and I'll be out all night
I'm a Roadrunner

All right modern lovers, what you say?
(Radio On!)
I got the AM
(Radio On!)
I Got the car, I got the car
(Radio On!)
Got the car, got the AM
(Radio On!)
Ahh, let's go now down route 128
(Radio On!)

Roadrunner, roadrunner
Going faster miles an hour
Gonna drive by the Stop 'n' Shop
With the radio on
Feel in touch with the modern world
Massachusetts when it's late at night
I don't mind the cold outside
Cause I don't feel so all alone when I feel
Like the roadrunner

All right

(Radio On!)
I got the AM
(Radio On!)
I got the power I got the ???
(Radio On!)
I got the AM, I got the car
(Radio On!)
I feel alive, I feel alive
(Radio On!)
I feel alive, I feel alive
(Radio On!)
I feel alive ???
(Radio On!)
???
(Radio On!)

All right modern lovers let's walk them home

One more

Bye bye!

Adios

1971 Stonehenge Ipswich

Lyrics

One two three four five six

Roadrunner, roadrunner
Going faster miles an hour
Gonna drive past the Stop 'n' Shop
With the radio on at night

And I'm in love with the modern world
And Massachusetts when it's dark outside
And the neon by the neon sign
I've got the radio on
I'm just like the roadrunner

That's right
???
???

??? Massachusetts
???
I love the neon of the modern world
I love the neon when it's late at night
It's no so bad when it's late at night
I've got the radio ???
Massachusetts ???
I've got the radio on
I'm like the roadrunner

That's right

??? All right

Well say hello to the spirit of 1956
Patient in the bushes next to '57
The highway is your girlfriend as you go by quick
Suburban trees, suburban speed
And it smells like heaven
And I say roadrunner once
Roadrunner twice
I'm in love with rock and roll and we're going to be out all night
Roadrunner

Tell them modern Lovers
(Radio on)
I've got the AM
(Radio on)
I've got the power, I've got the am
(Radio on)
I've got the world, I've got the am
(Radio on)
I've got the radio on
I've got the radio on

It's lonely tonight, I'm not going to deny it
(Radio on)

???
By the ??? industrial park
??? Now
???
I'm in love with ???
??? When it's dark outside
???
I've got the radio on
I'm some kind of roadrunner

Tell them
(Radio on)
I've got the am
(Radio on)
I've got the car, I've got the am
(Radio on)
I've got the neon, I've got the power
(Radio on)
Going 60 miles an hour
(Radio on)
All right, all right

Roadrunner, roadrunner
Going faster miles an hour
Gonna drive past the Stop 'n' Shop
With the radio on at night

I'm in love with the modern world
And the modern Massachusetts now
And the modern world with neon sign [???]
I've got the radio on
I be like the roadrunner

???
(Radio on)
I've got the am
(Radio on)
I've got the car, I've got the am
(Radio on)
I've got the modern world ??? now
(Radio on)
??? Neon sign
(Radio on)
I've got the car I've got the am
(Radio on)
I've got the Massachusetts am
(Radio on)
I've got the world I've got the car
(Radio on)

Well say hello to the spirit of 1956
Patient in the bushes next to '57
The highway is your girlfriend as you go by quick
Suburban trees, suburban speed
And it smells like heaven
And I say roadrunner once
Roadrunner twice
We're in love with rock and roll and we're going to be out all night
Roadrunner

[[Recording ends abruptly]]

Radcliffe

Lyrics

One two three four five six
Roadrunner, roadrunner
Going faster miles an hour
Gonna drive past the Stop 'n' Shop
With the radio on

I'm in love with the modern world
Massachusetts when it's late at night
???
Left the radio on
Like the roadrunner

I'm in love with the modern world
Massachusetts when it's late at night
???
???
???
???
???
I've got my radio on
I'm like the roadrunner
???

(Radio On!)
I got the AM
(Radio On!)
Got the AM, got the car now
(Radio On!)
I got the radio on
(Radio On!)
???

???
???
??? Modern world
???
Highway when it's late at night
???
???
With the radio on
Like the roadrunner

(Radio On!)
I got the AM
(Radio On!)
Got the car, got the AM
(Radio On!)
Got the car, got the car now
(Radio On!)
Got the radio on
(Radio On!)

Well say hello
To the spirit of 1956
Patient in the bushes next to '57
The highway is your girlfriend as you go by quick
Suburban trees, suburban speed
And it smells like heaven
And I say roadrunner once
Roadrunner twice
I'm in love with the AM sound ???

I got the AM
(Radio On!)
I got the AM
(Radio On!)
Got the radio, got the sound now
(Radio On!)
Got the ???
(Radio On!)
Got the ???
(Radio On!)

Roadrunner, roadrunner
(Radio On!)
???
(Radio On!)
Got the car, got the AM
(Radio On!)
???
(Radio On!)
???
(Radio On!)
???
(Radio On!)
???
(Radio On!)
???

??
(Radio On!)
???
(Radio On!)
???
(Radio On!)
???
(Radio On!)
???
(Radio On!)
???
(Radio On!)
???
(Radio On!)

The Boarding House (first one)

Lyrics

One two three four five six

Roadrunner, roadrunner
Going faster miles an hour
I'm gonna drive right through the industrial park now
On this cold Sunday morning
It's 20 degrees on this Sunday morning
I'm all alone ???
??? Car
I feel ??? alone with the modern world
Alone

Now ??? lonely right now
???
???
And I have no place to go
I have no friends I want to visit right now
I just wanna drive somewhere
??? Go somewhere
???
I'm a roadrunnner

I'm alone on Route 128
Now it's 10 o'clock Sunday Morning
???
???
???
???
It's 20 degrees and it's freezing out
And I feel alone but I love my life

I fell in love with the modern world
When I was growing up in ???
I saw the industrial park from a lonely place
And they ??? like home to me
Because they were lonely like me
???
Well I liked to walk around there
And I liked how cold they were
They looked like ???
I felt like a roadrunner

When I was ???
I didn't feel as good as I feel now
I didn't have any girlfriends to talk to
Not that they could understand me
So I was lonely
And I drove ???
Alone because ??? the way I felt
???
I drove by the big industrial park
And I saw magic I saw magic
And now I think that what it did
Was remind me of the ancient long ago
???
I didn't know what was happening then
But I thought the modern world was beautiful
For reasons I did not understand
And I felt like a roadrunner

And that's why I say
I used to salute the ancient spirit of 1956
Just like the ancient spirit of '57
??? Girlfriend as I went by so quick
Suburban trees, ??? smells like heaven
I say roadrunner once
Roadrunner twice
I don't mind being lonely now ???
Roadrunner

???
(Radio On!)
???
(Radio On!)
Well now I don't feel lonely at all
(Radio On!)
???
(Radio On!)
??? Cut the noose

[The start of the talking verse is hard to follow]

Well now it's 5 o'clock
It's kind of snowing a little
Temperature rose to 21 or 22
???
??? Head home, my father's gonna need his car
?? He's got to go deliver some stuff ???
I better get him his car back now
??? About 7:30
My Father's nice, he never bothered me if I was a little late

Going back now ?? side roads for awhile
Now we're back on Route 128

Right that was fun
Still out

??? Out going down south down Route 128
???
By the riverside
Grove street exit
By that Howard Johnson's
??? Hospital
You must know what I mean, you been out there?
Now we're by route 128 and route 9 again
??? Route 9 back to ???
???
Now we're in the ???
By the south shore line
It's 5:30 now
Everyone ???
Sun has set
Snow's falling a little
See the towers the radio towers
???
??? Way over on the left
???
And that Howard Johnson's there
???
??? Industrial park
??? I used to remember when I was growing up ??? seven or eight ??? sign 7-up sign ???
That's when I first started falling in love with the modern world
???
???
??? Chills ???
It's where I'm from
???
???
We'll get off route 128 soon
???
???
Ah here we are ???
That's right ???
Well it's dark now
???
???
???
Open late 24 hours
Free parking
I don't know anyone ???
Here we are ??? dark winter night
???
Good to see ??? beach in the winter
Where it's still on these winter nights
Sometimes it gets real cloudy and you can't sea and the sky with all the mist
And you can see the electricity in the air
Feel it
It get's very foggy
Yeah well
It's foggy now
Temperature's rising
???
???

Roadrunner, roadrunner
Going faster miles an hour
I'm Gonna drive past the Stop n Shop
On this cold winter night
??? In touch with the modern world
In Massachusetts when it's late at night
???
I'm all alone but I don't feel alone
I'm like a roadrunner
??? 2 in the AM

(Radio On!)
I feel alive now
(Radio On!)
I got the power I got the magic
(Radio On!)
I feel alive I feel alive
(Radio On!)
I'm in love I'm in love
(Radio On!)
???
(Radio On!)
I feel in love with the modern world
(Radio On!)
???? Late at night
(Radio On!)
??? Neon and it's cold outside
(Radio On!)
????
(Radio On!)
???
(Radio On!)
Believe now believe
(Radio On!)
????
(Radio On!)
Roadrunner ???
(Radio On!)
Roadrunner ???
(Radio On!)
Roadrunner ???
(Radio On!)
Roadrunner ???
(Radio On!)
Roadrunner ???
(Radio On!)
Roadrunner ???
(Radio On!)
Roadrunner ???
(Radio On!)
Roadrunner ???
(Radio On!)

Alright, here we go ???

Hi dad, thanks for ???

Are you ready modern lovers?

Right,

That's right

Bye bye!

The Boarding House (second one)

Lyrics

[Okay, we're ready modern lovers we're ready? ??? modern lovers are we ready?]

One two three four five six

Roadrunner, roadrunner
Going faster miles an hour
Gonna drive past the Stop 'n' Shop
With the radio on in the dark

??? In touch with the modern world
In Massachusetts when it's late at night
And it's dark and it's cold outside
??? Radio on
??? Roadrunner

Now I'm in love with modern world
??? Growin up in ???
???
I was lonely but ???
??? Modern world
??? Cold winter night
???
Neon ??? like my friend
I thought I was a roadrunner

???

???

I said hello to the spirit of 1956
Patient in the bushes next to '57
The highway is ??? girlfriend now as you drive by so quick
Suburban trees, suburban speed
And it smells just like heaven
And I say roadrunner once
Roadrunner twice
I don't mind this feeling now and I'll be out all night
I'm a Roadrunner

Modern lovers ???

(Radio On!)
I got the AM
(Radio On!)
Got the car, got the magic
(Radio On!)
I feel alive I feel alive
(Radio On!)
???

Well 20 degrees, oh
Better get out of the car and look around
South shore ?? Boston
???
???
I can see it
My breath in front of my face it's getting cold out here
I just park the car for a second in the parking lot here
About 11:30 at night, about 19 degrees
Good thing there's no wind cause that would be real cold
??? It is
Well, there's Boston I can see the radio towers up ???

Let's get in that car, it's getting cold out

Roadrunner, roadrunner
Going faster miles an hour
Gonna drive past the Stop 'n' Shop
With the radio on
Feel in touch with the modern world
Massachusetts when it's cold at night
And all the neon is calling me at night
I got the radio on
I'm like the roadrunner now ???

(Radio On!)
I got the AM
(Radio On!)
I Got the car, feel alive now
(Radio On!)
I don't feel lonely like I did before
(Radio On!)
Well I don't feel lonely anymore
(Radio On!)
I feel alive
(Radio On!)
???
(Radio On!)
I'm in love with the modern world
(Radio On!)
I'm in love I'm in love
(Radio On!)
???
(Radio On!)
???
(Radio On!)
???
(Radio On!)
??? Me now
(Radio On!)
Modern lovers, get ready to walk home

Oh yeah

All Right

New York University

Lyrics

1 2 3 4 5 6
Roadrunner, roadrunner
Going faster miles an hour
I'm Gonna drive past the Stop 'n' Shop
On this cold winter night
And feel in touch with this modern world
That's Massachusetts on Route 128
On the highway when it's getting late
???
And I feel like a Roadrunner

Now I'm in love with the modern world
Massachusetts when it's late at night
??? Car outside
And I love the pine trees in the dark
And I love the big industrial park
??? So cold
???
Cause I feel like the Roadrunner

And I said hello to the spirit of 1956
Patient in the bushes next to '57
The highway is my only girlfriend as I go by real quick
Suburban trees
And it sort of smells like heaven
And I say roadrunner once
Roadrunner twice
I'm in love with this feeling now and I'll be out all night
I'm a Roadrunner

(Radio On!)
I got the AM
(Radio On!)
Got the car, got the ???
(Radio On!)
I feel alive I feel alive
(Radio On!)
???

Here we are on route 128
?? The north shore
It's ??? mall, it's ??? mall
???
(Bring it down)
Oh here we are ???
??? Fileen's
Well here's a little amusement park
???
Well heading up on Route 62 now
And it's about 7 o'clock
At night
The sun's about to set
The sun's about to set
And it's Friday night
I gonna drive ??? north shore for awhile
There's the Gloster Rockport sign
There we go
Now here's the new developments
??? Left
???
???
Here we are ???
Well past the movie theatre where they got 4 cinemas
??? Back down on the south shore
Towards route 3
Where route 3 meets route 128
Near ???
???
???
Out by ???
??? Route 128
Oh my
???
It's getting dark now
Getting dark now
All night, about 40 degrees
??? And it's misting from the ocean,
When you're ???
You can feel the ocean and it's all soggy
And everyone's jacket is all soggy
Ok and the leaves are all on the ground
And I feel like a want to get out of the car
??? See all the mist
Here on the south shore
Well let's ???
Near ???
We'll go out
Out by route 135
By Ashland and Morriston
Near my own home town ???
??? Out by Route 9 ??? motorway
???
Big mistake
Industrial park ???
On the way ???
I'm alone that's all right
Feel like a roadrunner
Now ???
??? Feel in touch with people
Now I don't need to do that now
??? I just don't need it
I could take it or leave it
The whole idea was so I could feel in touch with the modern world

So I sing
Roadrunner, roadrunner
Going faster miles an hour
I'm Gonna drive past the Stop 'n' Shop
With the radio on
And feel in touch with the modern world
In Massachusetts when it's late at night
??? When it's cold outside
And I got the radio on
And I feel like a Roadrunner

Now what do we say?
(Radio On!)
I got the AM
(Radio On!)
Got the car, got the magic
(Radio On!)
I feel alive I feel alive
(Radio On!)
I feel alive ???
(Radio On!)
???
(Radio On!)
I feel alive I feel alive
(Radio On!)
I feel alive ???
(Radio On!)
I feel in touch with the modern world
(Radio On!)
Now I'm in love I'm in love
(Radio On!)
???
(Radio On!)
I'm in love with the world
(Radio On!)
I'm in love with the world
(Radio On!)
???

Bye bye!

The Paradise 1977

Lyrics

Running ??? miles an hour

We got electric lights
??? In the dark
???
These lights ???
Like streetlights you know
And there is a red sign
Like the red neon signs ???
Out by ???
??? Mass ??? maine
???
???
??? Modern world when I was seven years old
I remember ???
??? Down the south shore that way
??? By ??? route 128
They have a new sign
They had a big ??? sign
Who knows the big Moxie sign?
Who knows the seven-up bottling plant there
In ??? is that right? In ???
???

??? Howard Johnson
Yes a nice Howard Johnson
Used to have one of the great old
Thing with the pine down there

That's right
You might say
??? North Shore to the South Shore
Well I know a little bit from the east to the west
I know about ???
I know that one too

??? Route 9 Shrewsbury White City
???
With the little boats that look so dangerous
???
??? Underwater ???

Now it's a winter night
??? Traffic light
A little yellow blinking light
??? A little blinking light
Just a little yellow ???

Silent in the dark
Some lonely ???
Along some icy sidewalk
With the cars all going down
Right past me
??? On the side of the road
There that blinking yellow light

I'm walking out late

???
???
By Hanscom Field
???
On the Industrial plains land
???

You know? who knows that?
You know what I mean?
???

Roadrunner Roadrunner
I'm going to drive by some lonely place
With just the streetlights on
Well there I am in the silence
Out somewhere in the middle of Mass.
??? Late after dark
Out in the silence I feel alive
I feel like a roadrunner

??? Round the car
??? Modern industrial ???
??? Want to see Mass. late at night
And feel the highway when it's ???
Drove by the department of public works
Big trucks, orange, and the snow ploughs

??? By route 128
??? Public works right there

Radio on
???
Radio on
I feel alive ???
Radio on
I don't feel so lonely ???
Radio on
Let's go down route 128 now

Roadrunner roadrunner
Going faster faster
Going round past the Stop n shop
By the cold shopping centre
With all lights turned off
Just with a big JM Fields sign
Well it's about 50 feet high
There's just three cars in the parking lot

Roadrunner
And what do you think about that modern lovers?

Radio on
I've got the AM
Radio on
I've got the power I feel the magic lights
Radio on
I feel alive I feel alive
Radio on
??? In Mass when it's late at night
Radio on
I'm in love with the modern moonlight
Radio on
The modern sounds ???
Radio on
??? Mass ???
Radio on
Roadrunner ???
Radio on
???

I'm in love, I'm in love now
???
Radio on
I'm in love with the modern world
Mass. when it's late at night
Radio on
I love the highway when it's cold outside
Radio on
I love the dark I love the industrial park
Radio on
??? Late at night
Radio on
???
Radio on
???
Radio on
???

Oh yeah

Radio on
???
Radio on
???
Radio on
???
Radio on
???
Radio on
???
Radio on
???

One more
Bye bye

Notes

Pinkpop

Lyrics

One two three four five six
Roadrunner, roadrunner
Going faster miles an hour
Gonna drive past the Stop 'n' Shop
With the radio on ???the car - bizzare???

And feel in touch with the modern world
In Massachusetts when it's late at night
I love the highway when it's cold outside
And I drive around alone
And I feel like the roadrunner

Now I'm in love with the modern world
As I drive by in the lonely dark
As I drive by the industrial park
As I drive by alone
Now I don't mind being lonely
I don't mind being this way
Cause I fell in love with the world
And I don't mind being alone
And I feel like the roadrunner

Now I fell in love with ??? [[sounds like a place on the way - 'brazinham'???]]
And I fell in love with ??? [[sounds like a place on the way - 'aubingdale'???]]
I fell in love with ??? [[sounds like a place on the way - 'shewsberry'???]]
Oh it's cold and late at night
I don't mind being alone
Without any other telephone
But I get tired in the dark
By the industrial park
And I feel like the Roadrunner

And I said hello to the spirit of 1956
Patient in the bushes next to '57
The highway is my girlfriend as I go by quick
Suburban trees
And it sorta smells like heaven
And I say roadrunner once
Roadrunner twice
I don't mind being alone right now
And I'll be out all night
I'm a Roadrunner

All right modern lovers, what do you say?

(Radio On!)
I got the AM
(Radio On!)
I Got the car, I got the car
(Radio On!)
Got the car, got the AM
(Radio On!)
Let's go now down route 128

Roadrunner, roadrunner
Going faster miles an hour
Gonna drive by the Stop 'n' Shop
With the radio on
To feel in touch with the modern world
In Massachusetts when it's late at night
I don't mind when it's cold outside
Cause I don't feel so all alone
When I feel like a Roadrunner

All right

(Radio On!)
I got the AM
(Radio On!)
I got the power I got the dashes???
(Radio On!)
I got the AM I got the car
(Radio On!)
I feel alive I feel alive
(Radio On!)
I feel alive I feel alive
(Radio On!)
[Continues in this way but is really hard to follow]

All right modern lovers let's do rock n roll

One more

Bye bye!

Adios

Live In Bristol 1978

Lyrics

[??? Everyone, everybody listening?
Now there's a number that a lot of people are gonna request that we usually don't do, wait a minute, you know ???
This number that everyone's gonna request that we usually don't do with a condition that you gotta promise that you'll dance
Now I know some of you may not be good dancers but that's ok, we won't look, we got the blindfolds on,
We got the special kind that you can't see but they're on, that's all we have, so ???
And we don't really care if you lie as long as you promise,
You're very encouraging here,
Ok so now you're gonna promise to dance ???
You know what the number might be?]

One two three four five six

Roadrunner, roadrunner
Going faster miles an hour
Gonna drive past the Stop 'n' Shop
On a cold November night

??? In touch with the modern world
In Massachusetts when it's late at night
I love the highway when it's snowing outside
???
I feel like the roadrunner

Well I was driving around Massachusetts
???
???
Yeah I drove out ???
???
??? Drive around late at night
??? Feeling all right
??? I still drive around
I'm a Roadrunner

???

You see the radio used to help me
It helps me when I've had no friends
Sometimes it ain't a very good friend
But at least it is a friend
???
I hear ??? yellow
It makes me feel part of the community
And ???

???

Here we are up on Route 128
With the big aerial tower
And the ??? sign
By the ??? line
Here we are in the dark
By the lonely industrial park
Well it's all late at night
I feel alive
??? The world

I said hello to the spirit of 1956
Patient in the bushes next to '57
The highway is ??? your girlfriend as I go by quick
Suburban trees, suburban speed
And it smells like heaven
And I say roadrunner once
Roadrunner twice
I don't mind this feeling now, and I'll be out all night I'm a
Roadrunner

Are you gonna help us sing too?

(Radio On!)
I got the AM
(Radio On!)
I Got the car, I got the feeling now
(Radio On!)
I feel alive I feel alive
(Radio On!)
Now we're gonna take you to Route 128

Now here we are on the south shore
With the Boston in the distance
Where's there's Boston in the distance
And I'm all alone
Yes I'm all alone
And there's Boston in the distance
Yes there's Boston in the distance
???
???
I'm exploring Foxburough
I'm exploring ???
I'm exploring ???
Yes and I drive all alone
And I'm exploring the Western Part of Massachusetts
I'm by Amherst College now
Who's been to the States?
Who here's been to the United States?
Who's been to Massachusetts?
Who's been on Route 128?
Anyone? Who's been to Route 128?
All Right, you know what I'm talking about
??? North shore and the south shore
???
Who's been on route 9?
???
??? Amherst, you been out there?
??? Nothing out there
Yeah they got a college right out in the middle of nothin
??? Places are
???
What's that?

Well I said hello to the spirit of ancient 1956
Patient in the bushes next to '57
The highway is ??? your girlfriend as I go by quick
Suburban trees
And suburban, it smells like heaven
And I say roadrunner once
Roadrunner twice
I don't mind being alone this way, and I'll be out all night I'm a
Roadrunner

I got the radio On
(Radio On!)
I got the AM
(Radio On!)
I Got the car, I got the magic now
(Radio On!)
I feel alive I feel alive
(Radio On!)
I feel alive I feel alive
(Radio On!)
I'm in love with Boston now
(Radio On!)
I don't mind being alone right now
(Radio On!)
Roadrunner

Walk it home now

Adios

One More

Bye bye

The Quiet Knight Club 1978 (first one)

Lyrics

Ready? one two three four five six
Roadrunner, roadrunner
Going faster miles an hour
Gonna drive by the Stop 'n' Shop
On the cold winter night

Cause we're in touch with Boston in the dark???
??? The land where I grew up
I'm alone and ???
But I don't mind
For I feel like the roadrunner

I'm in love with the modern world
Massachusetts when it's late at night
I'm on the highway wearing blue and white
As I drive alone in the dark
I see a lonely ??? in the park ???
And I drive by late at night
I see the neon signs burning bright
And I feel lonely in the dark
And I feel like a roadrunner

Here we are in the ??? now
???
???
In the evening sun
Here we are by the ??? now
Here we are
??? Now
???

I said hello to the spirit of 1956
There in the bushes next to '57
The highway is my girlfriend as I go by quick
Suburban trees, suburban speed
Sort of smells like thunder
I say roadrunner once
Roadrunner twice
I'm in love with ??? and I'll be out all night
Roadrunner

Oh, what do you say?
I got the AM
Got the power, got the amps now
??? And I feel all right
???

Well now
Roadrunner, roadrunner
Going faster ??? an hour
Gonna drive by the Stop 'n' Shop
Turn the radio on
???
??? Feel in touch with the modern world
I feel alive, I don't feel so bad
??? Had company in the dark
I feel like a roadrunner

(Radio On!)
I got the AM
(Radio On!)
I Got the car, got the sound now
(Radio On!)
I feel alive, I feel alive now
(Radio On!)
I'm in love with the dark
(Radio On!)
???
(Radio On!)

That's right

The Quiet Knight Club 1978 (second one)

Lyrics

One two three four five six
Roadrunner, roadrunner
Going faster miles an hour
Gonna drive past the Stop 'n' Shop
On a cold winter night

Feel in touch with the modern world
And Massachusetts when it's late at night
I love the highway when it's cold outside
And I've got the radio on alone
And I feel like the roadrunner

I say hi to the lonely industrial park
Well I see it when it's late after dark
I say hello to the modern world
On the cold winter night
And I feel in touch with this world now
As I drive by there in the dark
I see the modern industrial park
And I don't mind being alone
And I feel like the roadrunner

I got the radio on now
And I don't wanna

Here we are by Ashland??? and Palmeston??? now
Heading out about by route 495
Here the Sheraton tower
Here the industrial park up there
A lot ??? of mass pipe???
Right across the lake from route 9
Heading out to Roostin??? now
Out by where White City used to be
Out in ???berry
Well we'll stop in Roostin??? for a little while
Check out the old Graftin??? street school
Check out the old ??? sporting store
Well they made many renovations in that part of town
My grandpa used to be a dentist there
Now we'll go out to the western part of Mass????
Out by Amhearst now
That's right they got a big school out there
Our near ???field and south ???field
Here on this highway
And, you get hypnotized, it's so flat
So straight too
And it's ??? still didn't come, so ???
Big giant highrises in ????

Roadrunner, roadrunner
Going faster miles an hour
Gonna drive past the Stop 'n' Shop
And keep the radio on

That's comforting on this lonely night
??? Driving miles, I'm out of sight
I'm over the New York border now
Heading out to lake Champlain
And I feel like the roadrunner

I got the radio on
I got the AM
(Radio On!)
Got the car, I got the magic now
(Radio On!)
I feel alive, I don't mind bein' alone
(Radio On!)
All right modern lovers, let's rock and roll

Bye, bye

The Roxy

Lyrics

Roadrunner
Going faster miles an hour
Gonna drive past the Stop 'n' Shop
On the cold lonely night

To feel in touch with the modern world
In Massachusetts when it's cold and lonely
I have no girlfriend ???
It's lonely up here in the dark at night
I feel like a roadrunner

??? Now

Yeah

I'm in love with the Modern world
This started when I was about ??? years old
My Father would drive us around ???
And I saw the big ??? sign you know
And I saw the Howard Johnson sign
And I saw the old ??? sign too

I fell in love with the world because it looked the way I felt
Colours you know
And I felt like a roadrunner

All right

I said hello to the spirit of old 1956
Patient in the bushes next to '57
The highway was my girlfriend
It was lonely out there
Suburban trees
It smelled like heaven
I say roadrunner once
Roadrunner twice
I don't mind being lonely now
??? Roadrunner

???

Roadrunner
That's right
I got the radio
(Radio On!)
That's right
I got the power now
(Radio On!)
I got the AM sound
For miles ???
(Radio On!)
Ok, route 128 you know
(Radio On!)

It's cold and dark
By this lonely industrial park
???
Get out of the car you know
My hand are already cold
???
It's better going back to the room
I was inside
Going to stay out together in the cold night
And be more like a roadrunner

Roadrunner Roadrunner
(Radio On!)
Going faster miles an hour
(Radio On!)
I'm gonna drive past the stop n shop
(Radio On!)
On a cold winter night
(Radio On!)
To feel in touch with the modern world
(Radio On!)
In Massachusetts when it's late after dark you know
(Radio On!)
Just me and the lights in the industrial park
(Radio On!)
Driving around and I feel like a roadrunner

Tell them now

I got the AM
(Radio On!)
I got the power I got the magic now
(Radio On!)
I'm hypnotized by the car sounds
(Radio On!)
Don't want to say good night now
(Radio On!)

The Peppermint Lounge

Lyrics

One two three four five six
Roadrunner, roadrunner
Going faster miles an hour
Gonna drive past the Stop 'n' Shop
??? Late at night

I'm in love with the Modern world
Massachusetts when it's late at night
???
???
Just like the roadrunner

I fell in love with the modern world
??? At night
???
???
???
???
???
???
Like the roadrunner

???

???

I said hello to the spirit of old 1956
Patient in the bushes next to '57
The highway is my girlfriend I go by quick
Suburban trees
And it smelled like heaven
And so I say roadrunner once
Roadrunner twice
???

???

??? Magic now
(Radio On!)
???
(Radio On!)
??? Route 128

All right

Well

??? Outside
??? Hands freezing ???
???
I was driving by the south shore

Well
???
??? Voice a little louder
How we doing?

??? North shore too

Roadrunner Roadrunner
(Radio On!)
Going faster miles an hour
(Radio On!)
I'm gonna drive past the stop n shop
(Radio On!)
??? Home late at night
(Radio On!)
I feel in touch with the modern world
(Radio On!)
???
(Radio On!)
??? Neon sign
(Radio On!)
???
(Radio On!)

???
(Radio On!)
???
(Radio On!)
???
(Radio On!)
???
(Radio On!)
???
(Radio On!)

Sesto Calende 1991

Lyrics

One two three four five six
Roadrunner, roadrunner
Going faster ???
Gonna drive past the Stop 'n' Shop
On the cold and rainy night
And feel in touch with the modern world
In Massachusetts when it's late at night
I love the highway when it's cold outside
I got the radio on at night
??? Roadrunner

???
???

I've got in touch with the modern world
In Massachusetts when it's late at night
I love the neon when it's cold outside
I felt in touch with the modern world
??? Alone at night
???
??? Girlfriend
When I would come round home
I felt like a Roadrunner

Say hello to the spirit of 1956
Patient in the bushes next to '57
The highway was my girlfriend as I go by quick
Suburban trees
??? Smells like heaven
And I say roadrunner once
Roadrunner twice
I'm in love with rock and roll and I'll probably be out all night
Roadrunner

That's right
(Radio On!)
I got the AM
(Radio On!)
Got the car,???
???
Massachusetts when it's late at night
??? Alone outside
??? Modern world
I felt in touch with ???

Right

Right

Yeah

Irving Plaza

Lyrics

I got the am
I got the power
I'm going to drive on Route 128 when it's dark outside
late at night, all right

Notes

Alternate Version 1

Chords

This song has two chords that are played the same through out the song It is in the key of A The main riff for the entire song is:

D D A

e----2-2-0-
B----3-3-2-
G----2-2-2-
D----0-0-2-
A----X-X-0-
E----X-X-X-

       one two three four five six
DD A
    Roadrunner, roadrunner
DD A
    Going faster miles an hour
DD A
    Gonna drive past the Stop 'n' Shop
DD A
    With the radio on

(and so on)

The very end of the song has a couple of E's, like this:

DD A
DD A
DD A EEE A

(here are the remainder of the lyrics)

I'm in love with Massachusetts
And the neon when it's cold outside
And the highway when it's late at night
Got the radio on
I'm like the roadrunner

Alright
I'm in love with modern moonlight
128 when it's dark outside
I'm in love with Massachusetts
I'm in love with the radio on
It helps me from being alone late at night
It helps me from being lonely late at night
I don't feel so bad now in the car
Don't feel so alone, got the radio on
Like the roadrunner
That's right

Said welcome to the spirit of 1956
Patient in the bushes next to '57
The highway is your girlfriend as you go by quick
Suburban trees, suburban speed
And it smells like heaven(thunder)
And I say roadrunner once
Roadrunner twice
I'm in love with rock & roll and I'll be out all night
Roadrunner
That's right

Well now
Roadrunner, roadrunner
Going faster miles an hour
Gonna drive to the Stop 'n' Shop
With the radio on at night
And me in love with modern moonlight
Me in love with modern rock & roll
Modern girls and modern rock & roll
Don't feel so alone, got the radio on
Like the roadrunner
OK, now you sing Modern Lovers

(Radio On!)
I got the AM
(Radio On!)
Got the car, got the AM
(Radio On!)
Got the AM sound, got the
(Radio On!)
Got the rockin' modern neon sound
(Radio On!)
I got the car from Massachusetts, got the
(Radio On!)
I got the power of Massachusetts when it's late at night
(Radio On!)
I got the modern sounds of modern Massachusetts
I've got the world, got the turnpike, got the
I've got the, got the power of the AM
Got the, late at night, (?), rock & roll late at night
The factories and the auto signs got the power of modern sounds
Alright

Right, bye bye!

Lyrics

one two three four five six
Roadrunner, roadrunner
Going faster miles an hour
Gonna drive past the Stop 'n' Shop
With the radio on

I'm in love with Massachusetts
And the neon when it's cold outside
And the highway when it's late at night
Got the radio on
I'm like the roadrunner

Alright
I'm in love with modern moonlight
128 when it's dark outside
I'm in love with Massachusetts
I'm in love with the radio on
It helps me from being alone late at night
It helps me from being lonely late at night
I don't feel so bad now in the car
Don't feel so alone, got the radio on
Like the roadrunner
That's right

Said welcome to the spirit of 1956
Patient in the bushes next to '57
The highway is your girlfriend as you go by quick
Suburban trees, suburban speed
And it smells like heaven(thunder)
And I say roadrunner once
Roadrunner twice
I'm in love with rock & roll and I'll be out all night
Roadrunner
That's right

Well now
Roadrunner, roadrunner
Going faster miles an hour
Gonna drive to the Stop 'n' Shop
With the radio on at night
And me in love with modern moonlight
Me in love with modern rock & roll
Modern girls and modern rock & roll
Don't feel so alone, got the radio on
Like the roadrunner
OK, now you sing Modern Lovers

(Radio On!)
I got the AM
(Radio On!)
Got the car, got the AM
(Radio On!)
Got the AM sound, got the
(Radio On!)
Got the rockin' modern neon sound
(Radio On!)
I got the car from Massachusetts, got the
(Radio On!)
I got the power of Massachusetts when it's late at night
(Radio On!)
I got the modern sounds of modern Massachusetts
I've got the world, got the turnpike, got the
I've got the, got the power of the AM
Got the, late at night, (?), rock & roll late at night
The factories and the auto signs got the power of modern sounds
Alright

Right, bye bye!

Alternate Version 2

Tab

It is basically just two chords with pauses here and there I prefer to use the barre chords The A chords are eighth notes and the D chords are quarter notes


A                        D
-------------------------------
-------------------------------
-------------------------7--7--
-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--7--
-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-5--5--
-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-------
                                        

Notes

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