Tubeway Army: Are Friends Electric? | Song-Factsheet


Song «Are Friends Electric?» von Tubeway Army.


Veröffentlichungsdaten: 1979 04 (Album), 1979 05 04 (Single)
Label: Beggars Banquet BEGA 007, Beggars Banquet BEG 018
Songwriter Gary Numan
Produktion: Gary Numan
Genre: Rock - Artrock - Electronicrock, Postpunk - Electronic-Postpunk


Von David Bowies Low inspirierter Song; Jon Savage schreibt in A Saint In The City über ihn als einer Kombination von TVC15 und Speed Of Life.

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Tubeway Army
Gary Numan
Gary Numan


It’s cold outside And the paint’s peeling off of my walls There’s a man outside In a long coat, grey hat, smoking a cigarette Now the light fades out And I’m wondering what I’m doing in a room like this There’s a knock on the door And just for a second I thought I remembered you So now I’m alone Now I can think for myself About little deals And *issues* And things that I just don’t understand Like a white lie that night Or a slight touch at times I don’t think it meant anything to you So I open the door It’s the `friend’ that I’d left in the hallway Please sit down A candle lit a shadow on a wall near the bed You know I hate to ask But, are `friends’ electric? Mine’s broke down And now I’ve no one to love So I find out your reason For the phone calls and smiles And it hurts And I’m lonely And I should never have tried And I missed you tonight So it’s time to leave You see this means everything to me