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Life In The Air Age

This song is by Be Bop Deluxe and appears on the album Sunburst Finish (1976) and on the album Live! In the Air Age (1977).

Beneath the stars there are the bars that serve the bitter drink.
The barman smiles at me, his wife she gives a secret wink.
They listen patiently to me, my story I unfold.
I see their faces change, the lights go dim, I'm losing hold.

I used to be a boy, my heart was young and supple then,
But now it's stony cold, I'm old and I could use a friend.
My world is not like yours, I come from somewhere long ago.
But now there's no way back, I'm lost and feeling so alone.

You can leave me in the air age if you like,
But I'd dearly love to go back to my own time.

Life in the air age,
Isn't all the brochures say.
Life in the air age,
It's too dangerous to stay.
Life in the air age,
Airships crashing every day into the bay.

Life in the air age,
It's all highways in the sky.
Life in the air age,
All the oceans have run dry.
Life in the air age,
It's grim enough to make a robot cry.

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