"Body Electric" as written by and Andrew Eldritch....
Through the cables and the underground now
The faceless breathless calls
This is Babel, Sensurround now
This place is death with walls
This place is death with walls
This place is death with walls
This place is death with walls

Too much contact, no more feeling
The sound around them all
Acid on the floor so she walk on the ceiling
And the body electric flashes on the bathroom wall
And the body electric flashes on the bathroom wall
Crawling to the corners where the idiot children call
See the body flashing on the wall


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"Body Electric" as written by Andrew Eldritch

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    General Comment"Through the cables and the underground now"
    Underground tube is in underground. Of course.
    "The faceless breathless calls"
    Anouncements over the PA.
    "And the body electric flashes on the bathroom wall"
    Someone wrote that the walls in many London tube stations are tiled like in bathrooms.
    "Acid on the floor so she walk on the ceiling"
    I have heard that Sisters used some drugs so maybe they were tripping in tube when inspiration to this song was gained.
    Infion March 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is apparently about the Bar Phono club in Leeds, formerly Le Phonographique. It's a famous "goth" venue, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that Eldritch would deride it. ;)

    barphono.com/
    The Knaveon May 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe title is taken from Walt Whitman's poem I Sing The Body Electric:
    bartleby.com/142/…


    Contemporary cashflow problems at Merciful Release meant that the Sisters second single was released on the CNT label out of York. CNT (Confederacion National de Trabajo) was the name of an anarchist worker's collective which was active in the Spansih Civil War. The cover features Francis Bacon's excellent Head VI, one of a series of Bacon pictures based on Velasquez's portrait of Pope Innocent X.
    laurelinwyntreon October 16, 2007   Link

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