Relient K - The Vinyl Countdown Lyrics




So to the best, to the best of our knowledge
We are doing our best to Fight technology
'Cause back when our parents were in college
We weren't even born and neither were CDs

'Cause when our folks listened to their rock and roll
They'd gather 'round and play it on the turntables
But these days their records are all worthless
'Cause DJs scratch the records on purpose

So let's put this in a perspective
In the present day in which we live
It's all the same with all the kids
No one knows what vinyl is

'Cause they just burn the MP3s
Onto their stacks of blank CDs
And during all that arsony
The records stay right in their sleeves

It's all the same with all the kids
'Cause no one knows what vinyl is

'Cause these days the kids: they are so ignorant
They have no clue what to do with a seven inch
They say, "It won't play. It's my CD player's fault.
I'll take it to the park and play some Frisbee golf.

So give me side A, give me side B
It really doesn't make any difference to me
I tried to burn it like the all the CDs that I get
But what the heck is all this melted plastic mess."

So let's put this in a perspective
In the present day in which we live
It's all the same with all the kids
No one knows what vinyl is

These days they burn the MP3s
Onto their stacks of blank CDs
And during all that arsony
The records stay right in their sleeves

It's all the same with all the kids
'Cause no one knows what vinyl is

So let's put this in a perspective
In the present day in which we live
It's all the same with all the kids
No one knows what vinyl is





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Relient K The Vinyl Countdown Comments
  1. Victor Cavallo

    Vinyl is back...

  2. Andy Reierson

    This song made way more sense in 2003 when it was originally released. It was just before vinyl really made a big comeback. I can guarantee most of my friends back then had never listened to a vinyl record. Weirdly, the technology they lament in the song (burning mp3s on to CDs) is way more uncommon than listening to vinyl in 2016, and I can say pretty confidently that burned CDs will never make a comeback... Analog will always live on in some fashion!

  3. mapology97

    talk about 2008...

  4. Joshua Olguin

    All you whipper snapper youngsters don't know what music is. Why back in my day i didn't have mp3s

  5. Matthew Minard

    Lol know we don't even burn cd's

  6. McKenzie Rice

    I think we can all agree that the teens now (born late 90s) knows what a vinyl is but the next generation is gonna be really confused... "What is all this melted plastic mess?"

  7. Richard Grape

    Amazing!

  8. Matthew Mason

    But what the heck is all this melted plastic mess?

  9. Sam Culp

    he says "rock and roll"

  10. CameraCollector3890

    They had this on a 7". It's now one of the rarest Relient K EPs. At the time I'm writing this, there are 2 copies on eBay for $100 and $150, respectively. Wish I could afford a copy...

  11. Madison Nichols

    I'm a teenager, and I know what vinyl is! I actually own a lot of records, including many Beatles ones and 7 inches!

  12. ProductivePlayStudio

    I love this song. I was born in the late 90's, but I know exactly what vinyl is and how to work the turntable, because my parents have one along with an original Chicago record. Totally sweet, right? I feel silly though, because I'm listening to this on an iPod.

    And for those of you who don't know what vinyl is, feel free to look it up on Wikipedia. Quick, easy, and ironic.

  13. Rachel Robinson

    I'm 18 and I still buy vinyl LOL

  14. Paravillintiniay

    Okay, So.. whats up with this?.. I love relient k always have ever since I was 3, but I've always liked the songs I have no idea what they mean XD Like In love with the 80's and I'm lion-o and now this XD

    (I understand I'm lion-o now)

  15. Franco Shade

    I don't get it either

  16. antlerman1357

    jsut wait for people born after 2005..... jsut wait...

  17. Morgan Friday

    I cannot relate to this song. I've always known what vinyl is and I'm currently 16 going on 17. Everyone I've known, from my knowledge, knows what vinyl is too. Plus record players are still being sold today.

    I love Relient K and think this song it good but these lyrics confuse me (;

  18. Brittany Starkey

    Relient K is my all time favorite! Has been since I was 13. thats like 9 years!

  19. Jemima Joy

    Totally agree with the song, but a feel like a bit of a hypocrite listening to this on my iPod..

  20. Aaron Trujillo

    @SarahJoyMusic ha ha nice to meet someone who agrees with me :)

  21. Sarah Joy

    @atrujillo9 Dude. You are so Freaking Right!!!!! like I agree with you 150%!! I Love them Sooooooooooooooooooooooooo Much!! they are so amazing, and have amazing Lyrics along with Amazing music which is hard to find in music these days. so many of their songs explain exactly the way I feel most of the time! it's ridiculous! they have been my Favorite Band the First day i heard of them and still are!! :)

  22. daryl esese

    @chillinwithher5 i dont hear it

  23. Dakota Adams

    Actually, I've been listening to Relient K since 3rd grade. And I'm not a teenage girl =P

  24. Marvi Ali

    haha omg it really does say spongebob!

  25. Ruby Sh

    lol. spongebob...guess someone thought'd it be funny to slip that in there (:

    i'm ashamed to admit that i really don't know what vinyl is. D:

  26. Jared Heller

    ur right it does, or something like that

  27. interwinedpalice

    ahah, i heard that!

  28. Claudia Medrano

    I think after hearing this song, a lot of people are going to look up vinyl.

  29. Aaron Trujillo

    okay cool

  30. Michael Tita

    oh no i meant that in a sarcastic way, becuase i too, believe that relient k is the best band to walk the earth

  31. Aaron Trujillo

    I'm just throwing this out there, I think Relient K is the best band to ever walk the earth. Listen to I need you, The one I'm waiting for, must have done something right , and mood rings , and you'll see what I mean

  32. SarahRose

    I love love love this song!! and relient k!!! :D

  33. StupidMovieinc

    vinyl is a record, that is played thru a needle reading the groves that print on the vinyl...and the needle vibrates which is ampilfied which creats sound. It's known among audiophiles for having better sound quality than cd and mp3s....

  34. Zelda nerd guy

    its a type of record...like the big one

  35. Michael Tita

    how is relient k so awesome? i just dont get it! great song

  36. jungSSD

    I have the CD! AWSOME song!

  37. Lisa Morales

    lol i luv this song!!! check out my relient k vids! awesome vid

  38. Mercedes Coyle

    I love Relient K..... and everything about them :)

  39. Amanda Nordhaus

    this song is ok,i like:the scene and the heard,and the lining is silver!!!