Turn Up The Radio

by Gayle Skidmore

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Engineered and mixed by Keith Orfanaides. This track was a limited release (only 20 copies were made). This is the original, stripped down version of the song, which was written about the loss of a friend.

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The empty house next door speaks of things that are no more
The empty walls echo back the voice that calls, wondering where you are
The empty streets we used to roam have been whispering since you’ve gone
But I close my ears, pretending I don’t hear them call your name
I turn up the radio, turn down my heart
Turn up the stereo, don’t fall apart
I’ve got a ways to go, and oh! it’s hard to make it if I never start
I cuddle up to dreams, ‘cause after chasing all these things
I realized I don’t love anything you didn’t touch
In quiet moments when I hide and don’t let the world make me decide
My heart still beats at thoughts of you
The most gentle soul I ever knew
So I turn up the radio, turn down my heart
Try to forget you, but dying’s an art
And I’ve got a ways to go, and oh! it’s hard
To get there if I cannot start
I’ve almost forgotten what it’s like to see a doorway with you inside
But I won’t forget my foolish love
Though when all is said and done it wasn’t enough
So I turn up the radio, turn down my heart
No matter where I go I’ll always love the very thought of you
And what it was that made you shine so much
Turn up the radio, turn down my heart
Turn up the stereo, don’t fall apart
I’ve got a ways to go and oh it’s hard to make it if I never start

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released January 27, 2007
Vox/Guitar: Gayle Skidmore

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Gayle Skidmore San Diego, California

Seven-time San Diego Music Award nominee Gayle Skidmore has written over 2000 songs since she began songwriting at the age of 8. She just won Best Pop in the 2015 San Diego Music awards, and her latest album and coloring book, “Sleeping Bear,” won Best Pop Album in 2014. She won Best Singer-Songwriter in the 2013 San Diego Music Awards, and her song "Paper Box" was featured on HBO's "Looking." ... more

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