Cathode Ray Days

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All those memories
Sitting too close to that screen
Didn’t care we were zombies
Just give me back my old TV

Boy I really miss those days
In front of the old cathode ray
There were only 4 channels then
And none of them were 24/7

Attenborough would talk about nature
9pm would show the latest feature
And good old Mr Motivator
Would tell us not to copy the Power Rangers

Wake me up at 7am
For a Saturday morning
Cartoon marathon

Record our favourites on VHS
So we can play these moments
Again and again

All those memories
Sitting too close to that screen
Didn’t care we were zombies
Just give me back my old TV

Boy I really miss those days
In front of the old cathode ray
When we’d rent a DVD
Just to sit down with our friends or family

Games were just the disk or cartridge you get
There wasn’t DLC from the internet
And all 3D and 4K nonsense
Wasn’t trying to enhance the experience

Call your friends and we’ll have a night in
You bring the crisps and dip
I’ll get the drinks

Who’s up for PS1? I call shotgun
Or maybe that new horror film
I’ll be awake for weeks

All those memories
Sitting too close to that screen
Didn’t care we were zombies
Just give me back my old TV

Boy I really miss those days
In front of the old cathode ray
Before the whole world was online
And the choice we had could waste our time
When if we wanted to watch we’d have to wait
when piracy still came on tape
And all the famous YouTube stars
Were still sitting and watching, just like we are

All those memories
Sitting too close to that screen
Didn’t care we were zombies
Just give me back my old TV

All those memories
Sitting too close to that screen
Didn’t care we were zombies
Just give me back my old TV

Boy I really miss those Days

All those memories
Sitting too close to that screen
Didn’t care we were zombies
Just give me back my old TV

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from Two Years On, released February 6, 2016
Written, performed and produced by Nick Standing [Jabun]

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Better Than The Book! A musical project by Nick Standing AKA Jabun. Heartfelt and high energy Ska / Pop Punk slices of life from a guy born in the 90s.

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