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Traffic — Shanghai Noodle Factory
Album: Smiling Phases
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Released: 1969
Length: 5:04
Plays (last 30 days): 0
In a Shanghai Noodle Factr'y
Place where I once used to be
No where doing nothing
People there were made of steel
Tiny cogs in one big wheel
Turning never learning

Had to make a break
And soon I had to wake up feeling stronger, feeling stronger
In my island of dreams, with impossible schemes

In a Shanghai Noodle Factr'y


Place where I once used to be
No where doing nothing
People there were made of cans
Packed like roosters in a pen
Crowing, never knowing

Had to make a break
I knew I couldn't fake it any longer
Everything just aches
Soon I'd have to wake up feeling stronger, feeling stronger
In my island of dreams, with impossible schemes
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Love the song title.
Wow! Bill goes off the board!
Went deep tracks last few songs. Different and enjoyable. 

I wonder if substances were used while this song was written? A fun song anyway.


 a_genuine_find wrote:

EPIC
 
Epic Fail. . . 

{#Mrgreen}


 vandal wrote:

fail
 
 
EPIC

I have been listening to RP for years and this song motivated me to register. 
PLEASE DON'T PLAY THIS SONG EVER AGAIN!  PLEASE.

fail
 
{#No}

Love Traffic, but this has just never been one of my favorites from them...feels like a bad spliff made its way into the editing bay...
The album title is actually the title of a song from Mr Fantasy.  Covered by BS&T.  As for this song, not my favorite of theirs but still good.
 twitterpated wrote:
nice pun in the album title

 
Wow - I didn't catch that until now! Thanks, twitterpated!  And the song is pretty good, too. I rather love Traffic ("Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys" is one of my favorites...)

Just plain fun.
Thanks for the Traffic :o)
Thanks for always turning me on to new music -
whether I grew up with it or if it is from a minute ago, you always do it!
nice pun in the album title

 davin wrote:
Just like the real thing, you wish this traffic would end as soon as it began.
 
{#Roflol}

not enough cowbell...
Just like the real thing, you wish this traffic would end as soon as it began.
Always good to hear Traffic, not to fun to sit in it though!{#Daisy}
what a cool song!
Wow, good 'ol Traffic!  Great tune.  Wood love to hear more of them - like "Low Spark of High Heeled Boys" or whatever that really cool song is.
 kulbreez wrote:
Listening to this at work, in my cube, doing the usual thankless crap, suddenly this inane song finally makes total sense to me...
 
Like a veil was lifted. I hear ya!
Mute!
Listening to this at work, in my cube, doing the usual thankless crap, suddenly this inane song finally makes total sense to me...
Sounds 60's
Very cool! I don't think I've ever heard this one before...  {#Yes}

meh

What a horrible song.. station change
Where's the cowbell?

WOW!


 10th_rock wrote:
For all of you NY/NJ boomers who might remember WNEW-FM in it's early years, this was one of their signature songs.  In fact this was the first song I heard on WNEW-FM, and it still brings a smile to my face.  Good Goin' Bill, great addition to the play list!
{#Clap}
 
I always listened to WABC
 10th_rock wrote:
For all of you NY/NJ boomers who might remember WNEW-FM in it's early years, this was one of their signature songs.  In fact this was the first song I heard on WNEW-FM, and it still brings a smile to my face.  Good Goin' Bill, great addition to the play list!
{#Clap}

 

Scott Muni!!
Zamfir, it that you?
For all of you NY/NJ boomers who might remember WNEW-FM in it's early years, this was one of their signature songs.  In fact this was the first song I heard on WNEW-FM, and it still brings a smile to my face.  Good Goin' Bill, great addition to the play list!
{#Clap}

Great song. Great group.
 nigelr wrote:
Anything by Traffic is always a joy...........
 

{#Iamwithstupid}
Anything by Traffic is always a joy...........
Excellent song from a terrific album (the original, "Last Exit," not the "best of"). I'd love to hear "Medicated Goo," or even "Something's Got a Hold of My Toe."

Wow! cant believe this hasnt been played before!!
I always felt I should like Traffic more, but...
I've never heard this song before!
A welcome addition to the RP play list.
Nice! Haven't heard this in years. Thanks RP!  Oh, by the way-First!