"Electricity" as written by and Dan/hendryx Hartman....
Seems like you never really knew me
Seems like you never understood me
Seems like you never really knew how to feel
But electricity ooh it drew you near to me
What you needed was to be rid of me
There were times you really made me smile
And there were times you really made me cry
And there were times I never really knew how to feel
But electricity ooh it drew you near to me
What you needed was to be rid of me
And the fear made you so unsure of me
What you needed was to be rid of me
But electricity ooh it drew you near to me
What you needed way to be rid of me
And the fear made you so unsure of me
What you needed was to be rid of me


Lyrics submitted by HughLloyd

"Electricity" as written by Nona Bernis Hendryx Dan Hartman

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    General CommentWhen I listen to this song, to me Electricity is that strong connection of love that grows merely out of being in a relationship for a very long time, and the longer it's there, the stronger it holds. Even when things get incredibly bad, the fear of change and loss takes over. At this point in this person's relationship, they've lost a great deal of understanding, and have gotten to a point where they can't seem to know how either of them feels. The singer seems to understand, though, that the best thing would be to be rid of each other, but time makes it so hard to do so. I guess that's just what I was feeling when I listened to it.
    HeroInADreamon September 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentProbably my favorite from A Natural Disaster. It's gorgeous. It's meaning I can't pinpoint but I'm getting the impression that he is drawn to someone but he's need to be rid of them in order to live...or something...
    Waves Of Delusionon December 26, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthe end of a "love story" and what the guy thinks of it

    this song is beautiful, and in my life has a deeper meaning
    TheHumanFlyon June 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentProbably my favorite anathema song so far.
    At first I thought it was pretty simple, but over the time the analogy between love and electricity kept getting more and more complex every time my mind wandered about it. This song explored my life, and made me find out what love means to myself.

    I'm glad anathema exists.
    kaoru_ninon November 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm only just fully appreciating this song, it's so beautiful that piano part, it's a great song to have in the background playing softly.

    What I am trying to grasp though is what it is trying to signify was wrong with the love. It seems to say that there were good things and things that made the person smile and enjoy life. However there is the bits that say you never really understood me, and that you feared me or there was a fear of full commitment. I'm not sure what the fear is of, if it is the person or the love?
    Lailseaxon March 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about a guy looking back on his relationship; he had good times and bad times and sometimes he wasn't sure how he felt towards her.
    he felt very attracted to her, and she liked him too, but she still felt that she needed to be rid of him for some reason...
    "and fear made you so unsure of me"
    maybe she felt he had a bad influence on her, or perhaps she thought he was cheating on her, but he isn't like that at all, so that's why he sings "seems like you never really knew me"

    love this song!
    Luthien_9on May 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOR

    Another way I actually just kinda saw it as was that the singer is a more dangerous figure than it seems. Perhaps the singer is an abusive and violent (next song "Violence"?..) person in the relationship, yet there was some odd sort of excitement, or Electricity, in the relationship that made the girl stay. Fear of him made her unsure all the time, but she never fully understood, so she's stayed with him. Finally, this song tells her that she seriously must leave this seemingly good, yet horrible relationship before something really bad happens.... IE: Violence.
    HeroInADreamon September 08, 2008   Link

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