Tubeway Army
Are 'Friends' Electric?
Replicas (1979)

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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

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ff     ff     ff     ff      x 2

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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

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  So now I'm alone
  Now I can think for myself
  About little deals and issues
  And things that I just don't understand
  A white lie that night
  Or a sly touch at times

  I don't think it meant anything to you

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

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(riff)  x 2

You know I hate to ask
But are 'friends' electric? - only
Mine's broke down
  And now I've no-one to love

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  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 missed you tonight
  It must be time to leave

  You see it meant everything to me

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...fade out