Radio XLVI, side B, track 1: “Walking On Air” by Stephen Bishop

Stephen Bishop - Walking On AirOh, Stephen Bishop, I love, love, love this song.  See what I did there?  This is one of those songs that made the hours and hours and hours AND hours sitting in front of the stereo making tapes absolutely worth it.  The only time I ever heard this song was whatever Sunday it was that I recorded this song off the Hot New Music Hour, but I listened to it countless times afterwards.  This is one of those songs that just made me so unbelievably happy every time I heard it.  It’s one of those songs that sounds exactly like what you’re singing about.  Your voice is so light and happy, it DOES sound like you’re walking on air, Stephen Bishop, and I felt like I was, too, every time I listened to it.  It made my soul feel lighter, and for a kid with undiagnosed depression and anxiety issues, I can tell you that my soul was not always light.  In fact, my soul was RARELY light.  And now, now the whole idea of even HAVING a soul is in question.  If I do have one, my exterior is now reflecting that soul.  In other words, everything about me is heavy.

Well, shit, Stephen Bishop, this post took a dark turn fairly quickly, didn’t it?  I totally didn’t mean for it to, because I really do love this song so much.  It represents perfectly what it is I loved (and still love) about recording music off the radio.  I like pretty much everything that I’m lucky enough to capture, but every once in awhile, there’s that song that you discover that you just fall head over heels in love with, and it ends up being the only time you ever hear it being played on the airwaves, so if there’s anyone doubting your sanity when it comes to what you do with your free time, you can point to the song and say “See!!!  See!!!  This what it’s all about, haters!!!”

Actually, doing that might not stop the doubts about your sanity, Stephen Bishop, and as far as I know, I don’t have any haters who are hatin’ on me because of this blog.  So maybe just ignore that last paragraph.  If anything, once each person presses the “Play” button below, they will instantly understand what it means to love recording music off the radio.  So thanks for your endorsement, Stephen Bishop.  I think you can guess how that makes me feel. . .

“Walking On Air”

<awesome Stephen Bishop jam>

Like a bird flies from
Tree to treetop

On the wings of a
Special love

I hear the sound

Young hearts beating

Love is never where ya
Think you’ll find it

All you need is the very first kiss, then ya walkin’ on aaaaaiiir
Love won’t letcha come down
Walking on aaaiiiiir
Your feet will never touch
Walking on aaaiiiiir
Love has finally
Caughtcha

<awesome Stephen Bishop jam>

Love’s a ride that can
Last a lifetime

Ya findja heart
In a warm embrace

You can go around the world in just five minutes

There’s so many ways to
Say ya love her

It’s so easy once you make the first move, then ya walkin’ on aaaaaiiir

Love has really hitcha
Walking on aaaiiiiir
Walking on aaaiiiiir, yo feet will never touch
Walking on aaaiiiiir
And love won’t letcha
Come down

Love, love, love, nanana
Love, love, love

Love, love, love

Love, love, love

Love, love, love
Walkin’ on air
Love, love, love

Love, love, love

Love, love, love

How can you wonder if ya really love her
It’s so easy once you make the first move

Walking on aaaiiiiir
Love has finally hitcha
Walking on aaaiiiiir
Walking on aaaiiiiir, yo feet will never touch
Walking on aaaiiiiir
Love won’t letcha, love won’t letcha, love, love won’t letcha
Come down

Walkin’ on air
Love, love, love

Love, love, love
I’m walkin’ on air
Love, love, love

Love, love, love
Oooo, walkin’ on air
Love, love, love

Love, love, love
I’m walkin’ on air
Love, love, love

Love, love, love
I’m walkin’ on air
Love, love, love

Love, love, love
I’m walkin’ on air
Love, love, love

Love, love, love

Love, love, love

Love, love, love

Love, love, love

Love, love, love

Love, love, love

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