When I was young a long, long time ago.
I went to school far from home.
And every night with my little radio
I knew that I would never be alone.
Under my pillow, when it was dark and it was late,
Voices from across the sea.
Radio Lux, Fab 208,
With Ricky, Don and Phil, and Bobby Vee.
They were playing my song.
Wish upon a star,
Baby, I love you,
Crying in the rain,
They kept me strong.
Candy kisses, a homecoming queen,
It was all such a mystery.
But I knew if I could slip away into that sunny teenage dream,
What a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful world it would be.
And now when life gets cynical and I’m feeling kind of low
I’ll sing one of those magical old songs that go –
So here we are, the years have flown
I’m still standing here somehow.
And all those old songs have had little songs of their own
Like this sha-la-la-la song I’m singing now.
Terence Blacker – vocals, guitar
Fortunata Monzo – backing vocals
Giovanni Crescenzi – bass
Domenico de Marco – percussion