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Are 'Friends' Electric? (Tubeway Army Cover)

by Lycia



Lycia cover of classic Tubeway Army song


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 lights fade out
and I 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 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?
only mine's broke down
and now I've no one to love

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
so it's time to leave
you see it meant everything to me


released December 30, 2020
written by Gary Numan

John Fair: synth & drum programs
Mike VanPortfleet: vocals, guitars

mastered by Martin Bowes

cover photo by Tara Vanflower


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Lycia formed in Tempe Arizona in 1988. The current lineup is Mike VanPortfleet, David Galas, Tara Vanflower and John Fair.

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