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Left Of The Dial Lyrics

Artist: The Replacements
Album: Tim

Read about your band in some local page
Didn't mention your name, didn't mention your name
Sweet Georgia breezes, safe, cool and warm
I headed up north, you headed north

On and on and on and on
What side are you on?
On and on and on and on
What side are you on?

Weary voice that's laughin', on the radio once
We sounded drunk, never made it on
Passin' through and it's late, the station started to fade
Picked another one up in the very next state

On and on and on and on
What side are you on?
On and on and on and on and...

Pretty girl keep growin' up, playin' make-up, wearin' guitar
Growin' old in a bar, ya grow old in a bar
Headed out to San Francisco, definitely not L.A.
Didn't mention your name, didn't mention your name

And if I don't see ya, in a long, long while
I'll try to find you
Left of the dial


by Twinky on 10/2/2008 10:52pm
That's boooshit
by nick W on 10/30/2008 11:59am
i could swear it's if i don't see ya there. we'll all know why. or well I'll know why. i really don't thing its a long long while
by mike kenny on 12/19/2008 1:15am
I think it is long long while. I thought he said headed up north, to illinois.
by km on 12/24/2008 9:52pm
that's a great song
by Tim on 1/15/2009 5:49pm
I'm also 100% positive its "its time to move on", not "what side are you on" though it does sound like that.
by jason kay on 1/16/2009 7:56pm
I never get tried of hearing this song.
by Derek on 4/12/2009 1:09am
There's a few things here that I don't buy are right.
I've always heard it as "If I don't see you around for a while".
Maybe I'm hard of hearing.
by Earl on 4/29/2009 3:11pm
such a classic
by Benjamin on 6/18/2009 12:16am
Esa cancion me llena tanto.Es una de mis 10 canciones favoritas de todos los tiempos.
by keundog on 8/12/2009 11:23am
Tim you are 100% wrong
by Facundo on 10/2/2009 9:24am
ese tema, es increible y la descose

100% alternative Kool!
by Capt. on 12/20/2009 9:23pm
I've been told that this was written after touring through Georgia and hearing one of their own songs on my old radio station, 90.5 FM WUOG, Athens. The title used to be the station motto. It's still one of the best stations in the country. Tune in if you're in the neighborhood.
by Pete on 4/13/2010 8:51am
I think he wrote this about Laurie Lundeen, now his wife, who was the singer for Zuzu's Petals.
by dsfsd on 7/29/2010 7:27pm
by PW on 1/28/2011 1:22pm
u guys are wrong
by Mister Whirly on 5/4/2011 11:29pm
The song is about Lynn Blakey of Let's Active.
by Ralph Eronemo on 1/5/2012 8:08pm
Maybe my favorite song of all-time.
by Mem on 7/19/2012 12:38pm
No point in arguing. Westerberg used to change the lyrics all the time eg in the shit shower shave he sings"arm in arm in arm" instead of "on and on..."

He does the same all over Bastards
by stellyd on 8/25/2012 8:38pm
Yep, it's about the woman form Let's Active....
by Donnie Rotten on 1/11/2013 4:18am
This song makes me sad for all the folks I used to know. Killer album, just devastating.
by PNK on 2/28/2013 6:51am
I'm learning to play this song so I can sing it with my band. It's been a favorite of mine forever, but learning it just makes me love it more. Making out the words is fucking hard, though... I appreciate the discussion.
by vertuous on 4/7/2013 5:25pm
Song always meant so much to be - as i DJ'd at community radio station back in the 80's. The mats never got filthy popular, but the fans they had really loved them. They burnt out, and bring back a time that is so sadly gone now. Damn I feel old..
by Shawnasativa on 6/13/2013 12:23am
by thedroid on 8/29/2013 8:12am
the song is about Lynn Blakey, who was a member of Let's Active at the time and was and is a gorgeous woman. the first line of the second verse should be "We were voices laughing . . ."
by Cap'n Canard on 8/30/2014 7:47pm
That 2nd verse may be:

Weary voice that's laughin'
on the radio once

Didn't listen too long,
cause you lead me along.
by Mats on 11/29/2014 7:02am
Pretty sure it's, 'What side are you on' double meaning, what side of getting together with someone - and what side of the dial - Left of the dial. Would go along with Cap'n Canard post - cause you lead me along - asking her 'what side are you on.'
by Mats on 11/29/2014 7:17am
Nick W. Pretty sure it's, If I don't see you then, for a long long while - (accepting loss.) We'll all know why doesn't make sense - why would 'they' all know why?'Not sure it connects back to anything in the lyrics.

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