Tubeway Army – Are Friends Electric? (1979)

Los londinenses Tubeway Army publicaron su último sencillo Are Friends Electric? el 4 May 1979. La canción está escrita y producida por Gary Numan, líder y cantante del grupo. Se incluyó en su segundo álbum de estudio Replicas, publicado con el sello independiente Beggars Banquet (UK) y Atco (EEUU).

Tubeway Army fueron una banda de música new wave y electrónica fundada en 1975, la primera en alcanzar el número uno con un tema de sintetizadores. El grupo original estaba compuerto por Gary Numan (voz, guitarra y sintetizadores), Paul Gardiner (coros y bajo) y Jess Lidyard (batería). Se disolvieron después de su segundo álbum y Gary Numan continuó en solitario.

Tubeway Army - Are Friends Electric

Tubeway Army – Are Friends Electric? (Lyrics)

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

(From Tubeway Army – Are Friends Electric? Lyrics)