"Electricityscape" as written by and Robert Duncan Mcvey....
Oh it's strange to impress a mirror
Oh friends don't realize I'm here
I wish two drinks were always in me
I pretend I had the perfect day

Take me to the water
Make me understand that I was wrong
For me tomorrow is my first day
So please don't tempt at a wrong way

Its almost after midnight
I can see the city lights ahead

Change your mind, tonight
You belong to the city now
When you're closer now I know
You belong on the radio

I swear I'll give it back tomorrow
But for now I think that ill just borrow

All the quotes from that song
And all the words from whatever song I heard
Yes that day

Change your mind, tonight
You belong to the city now
When you're closer now I know
You belong on the radio

I will not disturb you
I was just returning you the compliment


Lyrics submitted by electricityscape, edited by Bskiffington

"Electricityscape" as written by Julian Casablancas

Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Electricityscape song meanings
Add your thoughts

45 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +2
    My InterpretationUnlike all of you I don't personally think this song is about a girl or relationship.
    Indeed, to me it deals with his alcoholism :
    "I wish two drinks where always in me
    I'd pretend I had the perfect day" IE : He needs to be drunk, or at least to have some alcohol in his blood to be having a good time

    And now he wants to stop this bad habit, getting away from alcohol and starting a new life sober and clean :
    "For me tomorrow is my first day
    So please don't tempt me in the wrong way
    I swear I'll give it back tomorrow"

    So it's hard from him not to drink again, and begin a new life.
    Indeed, everything in the city constantly strikes him to drink, he constantly refers to the city, with all it includes : bars, nightclubs .. And thus it's difficult not to plunge again.

    And, for most people, being famous only deals with lights and being in front of cameras and happiness whereas it has nothing to do with that :
    "Oh with strangers to impress so near
    Old friends don't realize I'm here"
    Indeed he suggest a darker life ( alcohol, maybe drugs) that was brought up by fame. He must constantly produce, make new songs, a tough rhythm :
    "for now I think that I'll just borrow
    All the chords from that song
    And all the words from that other song I heard
    Yesterday"

    I believe he's actually talking to himself in the song :
    "Change your mind tonight
    You belong to the city now
    and you're closer now, I know
    You belong on the radio"
    Meaning he cannot now get away from he's life, it's where he must be, sort of destiny and he cannot escape from it : ELECTRICITY-SCAPE : Electricity being the city ; he cannot escape from the city, from fame, from alcohol, from his new way of life
    houdanaiton August 02, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe collision of the "rock and roll dream" with "real life"

    i will not disturb you hotel signs, incoming city lights after long road trips, the loss of old time friends replaced with pressures to deliver new material to critical strangers.

    let the water cleanse me: the truth is, the soul i used to share with friends is now hoored throughout the city. i cant speak to you, my voice is lost in the radio static
    jom_tankson March 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat sounding song, just chill and let it unfold before you. Damn fine work, lads.
    gilbagon December 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTake me to the water
    Make me in the sky
    But I was wrong

    Are these lyrics correct? Sounds like "take me to the water, make me understand that I was wrong" to me.

    Great song, anyway, one of the sleepers on this album.
    caitsith01on December 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsweet intro.
    a_transienton December 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthese lyrics are TOTALLY wrong, anyway, hes obviously wants this girl, um bad, and "she belongs on the radio" meaning a form of communication, hes waitin for the day they shall be faced, and hopes she doesnt reject him
    Rockinon January 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFixed lyrics.
    electricityscapeon January 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFixed lyrics.
    electricityscapeon January 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Take me to the water
    Make me understand
    That I was wrong

    For me tomorrow is my first day
    So please don't tempt me in the wrong way"

    sounds liek a baptisim?
    lld3on January 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbaptisim? WHAT? definately not. tomorrow is his first day of LIVING, when this person is present it makes him wanna live, and he likes her, so its his first day of happiness, tommorrow, meaning, in the future, whenever the girl cums around. he doesnt want his desire to be smashed, and be let down if this chic doesnt wanna be with him, "tempt me in the wrong way" they had electricity. take me to the water, cleanse him, maybe he didnt realize his true feelings until it was too late, i dont know
    Juiceboxon January 07, 2006   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain