"Electricland" as written by and Paul Bernard Rodgers....
The neon lights go flashing by
Electric land is in my eyes
The underworld is on the move
And everybody's got something to prove
The taxi driver delivers the news
Somebody out there has blown a fuse
We're passing the scene a man is dead
A thirty eight blew away his head
A jolt of lightning set's me back a pace
Feel like a visitor from outer space
Please excuse me if I don't quite understand
I'm just a stranger in electric land
Willing to have a good time
You live for the moment the moment is fine
You're up in your room the lights are low
Before you know it's time for the show
A jolt of lightning set's me back a pace
Feel like a visitor from outer space
Please excuse me if I don't quite understand
I'm just a stranger in electric land


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"Electricland" as written by Paul Rodgers

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    General CommentNo comments?!? This is one of my favorite songs by Bad Company!
    Richie45069on June 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI could relate this to a psychedelic experience.

    "The neon lights go flashing by
    Electric land is in my eyes"

    - everything looks different, your vision changes

    "The underworld is on the move
    And everybody's got something to prove"

    - besides physical changes, you begin to think differently. you see deeper meaning to everything somebody does or says

    - the next verse is about a taxi driver and a dead body; reality, yet it doesn't seem to touch you in the same way as usually

    "A jolt of lightning set's me back a pace
    Feel like a visitor from outer space
    Please excuse me if I don't quite understand
    I'm just a stranger in electric land"

    - he's just a stranger, in a world that until some time ago, he lived in as well. he sees the world in different eyes

    "Willing to have a good time
    You live for the moment the moment is fine
    You're up in your room the lights are low
    Before you know it's time for the show"

    - feeling good backstage, yet as long as it lasts, when you're interrupted, it feels like it was too short - time for the show
    lukat93on May 09, 2013   Link
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    General CommentI had not heard this song in I don't know how many years - maybe, decades. Then I saw the title, went to YouTube and..."just wow." Immediately, at "Jolt of lightning...," I thought I was listening to a song Foreigner would do. It made me so curious, I had to check out Foreigner's repertoire on this site, just to see if they had never done a cover of it - or, was it a Foreigner song, and BC did THEIR cover of it? [laughing]

    I do think this is the one song that helped me to remember that Bad Company exists. This, and "Feel Like Makin' Love." You could have told me years ago that Electric Land was originally by Foreigner, and I would have believed you until today. Just like I would have believed, if I'd been told that BC originally did "Hot Blooded," and Foreigner made it famous.

    I will be hearing this song more often now, since I liked it so much back in the day when it was on the air so often.
    Hipnoticedon April 10, 2016   Link

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