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Parralox - Are Friends Electric?

 

Are 'Friends' Electric?

Written by Gary Numan.


Verse 1
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

Verse 2
Now the light fades out
And I wonder 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

Bridge 1
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 sly touch at times
I don't think it meant anything to you

Verse 3
So I open the door
It's the 'friend' that I left in the hallway
"Please sit down."
A candlelit shadow on a wall near the bed

Verse 4
You know I hate to ask
But are 'friends' electric?
Only mine's broke down
And now I've no one to love

Bridge 2
So I found out your reasons
For the phone calls and smiles
And it hurts and I'm lonely
And I should never have tried
And I miss you tonight
So it's time to leave
You see it meant everything to me



Title Are 'Friends' Electric?
Songwriter   Written by Gary Numan.
Vocalist   Louise Love
Backing vocals   John von Ahlen
Production #   199
Engineer   Juan del Toro
Producer   John von Ahlen
Dedicated to   Derek Jarman
Studio   Subterrane Recording Studio
Software   Cubase, Soundforge
Instruments   Linn Drum, Fairlight CMI 30A, Jupiter 8, Korg Poly 6, DX 7, Matrix Brute, Moog Voyager.UVI Vintage Vault 2, Arturia V Collection 7
Time   5:05
BPM   125
Copyright   Subterrane Records 2019
Appears on   Available only on Bandcamp Subscriptions

Additional Information:
Thursday the 9th of May, 2019. Greetings from New York!

I arrived here a few days ago and am here for a little bit of songwriting (here's looking at you Jeffo), shooting a music video and catching up with friends.

To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the classic Gary Numan song Are 'Friends' Electric, which was released on the 19th of May, 1979 (doesn't time fly when you're having fun?!), Parralox have recorded a version of the track specially for the radio show "In The Moog", which will be doing a special Gary Numan Tribute on the 19th of May, 2019.

In The Moog is hosted by Chris Watts and is based in North Cotswold, United Kingdom.

Louise Love recorded lead vocals on this track, but you won't hear them on this version. You'll have to tune into In The Moog to hear our COMPLETE version of the song, which will be debuted live on radio on Wednesday the 15th of May, 7-10pm UK - www.nccr.co.uk or by downloading their App.

 

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