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The premiere of MTV was a sign of the future (youtu.be)

This was the iconic first video played on MTV. I recently rewatched the video and the symbolism is there. The little girl being a symbol of the children they had plans for and how radios go down and the tvs pop up. And the odd woman trapped in a tube and dances weird. I’m assuming she is a symbol of a entertainer because in one part the little girl keeps looking up to her in awe. Plus in one verse he says “In my mind and in my car. We can’t rewind we’ve gone too far.” In the premiere of MTV the song played for 13 minutes despite the song being around 5 minutes long. Let me know what you think. And here are the lyrics:

I heard you on my wireless back in ’52
Lying awake, intent at tuning in on you
If I was young, it didn’t stop you coming through(meaning no choice but to listen as a kid)

Oh-a, oh-a

They took the credit for your second symphony
Rewritten by machine and new technology
And now I understand the problems you can see

Oh-a oh-a
I met your children
Oh-a oh-a
What did you tell them?

Video killed the radio star
Video killed the radio star
Pictures came and broke your heart
Oh-a-a-a oh

And now we meet in an abandoned studio
We hear the playback and it seems so long ago
And you remember the jingles used to go

Oh-a oh-a
You were the first one
Oh-a oh-a
You are the last one

Video killed the radio star
Video killed the radio star
In my mind and in my car
We can’t rewind, we’ve gone too far

Oh-a-aho oh
Oh-a-aho oh

Video killed the radio star
Video killed the radio star

In my mind and in my car
We can’t rewind, we’ve gone too far
Pictures came and broke your heart
Put the blame on VCR(The masses can’t go back to things before hand)

You are a radio star
You are a radio star(I’m assuming this means the masses)

Video killed the radio star
Video killed the radio star
Video killed the radio star
Video killed the radio star
Video killed the radio star

Video killed the radio star
Video killed the radio star
Video killed the radio star
Video killed the radio star

What do you think?

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Smart Alec
Smart Alec
8 months ago

I definitely see the hidden messages, but it could be a coincidence 🤷🏼‍♀️

mstap
mstap
8 months ago

I always liked this song.
At that time it was such a difference, something new.
But looking now at the lyrics it scares me. How could they have known.