"Are 'Friends' Electric?" as written by and Gary Anthony James Webb....
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


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"Are 'Friends' Electric?" as written by Gary Anthony James Webb

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    General CommentThis song is a Gary Numan cover; the site ate the name: Are "Friends" Electric, not 'are'. Harland actually says Gray Hair, where Numan says Gray Hat.
    EugeneBelfordon July 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAll good points. I suppose it ate it because of the quotes? Doh :/
    Helmuton October 30, 2006   Link

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