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Nelly Furtado – On the Radio (Remember The Days) Lyrics

“…on the Radio (Remember the Days)” is the third official single from Canadian singer-songwriter Nelly Furtado’s first album, Whoa, Nelly!. The song’s album title was “Shit on the Radio (Remember the Days)”; the word “shit” was censored and removed from the title for radio airplay and substituted on the cover art with “#*@!!”.

Despite the success of Furtado’s previous two singles, the song failed to chart on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and began a string of singles for Furtado that failed to chart, until 2006 with “Promiscuous”. “#*@!! on the Radio (Remember the Days)” charted in other countries, and was a huge success in New Zealand, reaching #5. It also reached #14 on the Canadian BDS Airplay Chart.

Nelly Furtado, who wrote the song in one session, said it is about the feelings of insecurity she experienced when hiding her desire to make pop music to fit in with her underground musical peers. “I could try to be cool and whatever, but why do I have to try?”, she said. “Why can’t I just be myself? The moment you make that step and say, ‘I want to make pop music’ is a big thing. But no matter what happens to me there’ll always be someone going, ‘Oh, her music sucks now because everyone likes it.’ I feel that song a lot.”

Nelly Furtado - On the Radio (Remember The Days) Lyrics

Nelly Furtado – On the Radio Lyrics

You liked me till’ you heard my shit on the radio
Well I hate to say but pop aint’ going solo
You liked me till’ you heard my shit on the radio
But now I’m just too mainstream for you, oh no
You liked me till’ you seen me on your t.v.
Well if you’re so low below then why you watching
You say good things come to those who wait
Well I’ve been waiting a long time for it

[Chorus:]
I remember the days when I was so eager to satisfy you
And be less then I was just to prove I could walk beside you
Now that I’ve flown away I see you’ve chosen to stay behind me
And still you curse the day I decided to stay true to myself

You say your quest is to bring it higher
Well I never seen change without a fire
But from your mouth I have seen a lot of burning
But underneath I think it’s a lot of yearning
Your face, the colours change from green to yellow
To the point where you can’t even say hello
You tell me you’d kill me if I ever snob you out
Like that’s what you’d expect from me, like that’s what I’m about

[Chorus]

[Bridge:]
It’s so much easier to stay down there guaranteeing you’re cool
Than to sit up here exposing myself trying to break through
Than to burn in the spotlight, turn in the spitfire
Scream without making a sound, be up here and not look down
because we’re all afraid of heights

[Chorus]

Why ya hurt me hurt me hurt me hurt me hurt me hurt me so so,
leave me down down down down low leave me down da down down da down da down down down…shit on the radio… shit on the radio… shit on the radio… shit on the radio