‘Are Friends Electric?’ performed by ‘Gary Numan and Tubeway Army’ taken from the album ‘Replicas’ (1979).
It’s cold outside And the paint’s peeling off of my walls There’s a man outside In a long coat, gray 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 S.U.’s, things I just can’t understand Like a white light that night or a slight touch at times I don’t think it meant anything to you
So I opened the door It’s the friend that I’d left in the hallway “Please sit down” A candle lit shadow on a wall near the bed
You know I hate to ask But are friends electric? [Incomprehensible], 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, it meant everything to me