Where is my outline I start to fade
No concentration means 'fail' these days

I leave the table saying 'i am real'
I feel the pressure like your eyes on me
Don't mention that name and books on love
I can't be sure, I can't be sure

You end on reel one
You end on reel one

You quote from 'anxious' and things we do
I need protection from the likes of you

Do you begin to see that I don't know
I live on memories that are hard to find
Send me a card and write 'i think of you'
I'll say you lied, I'll say you're lying

You are, you are

Tell me a secret I'm sure to fall
My dog runs a.w.o.l. I blame you all

We're in formation saying 'safe, safe, safe'
Turn up my collar and mix with dark
The speaker turns on me spot her eyes
It's hard to breathe, it's hard to breathe

You end on reel one
You end on reel one

You are, you are

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Telekon Lyrics as written by Gary Numan

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    General CommentI quickly fell for this song, and the rest of the album. I could never understand why Numan didn't hit bigger in the States than he did, considering other less talented acts went on to greater commercial success.
    The use of film referrences is common theme in Numans' songs (see also Films, I Die; You Die, I Don't Believe)
    Major Valoron August 10, 2006   Link
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    General Comment'You end on reel one'... of course! That's what he says there! I always thought it was 'You random real one' but I knew that didn't make any sense. Thank you karl for enlightening me!

    Also, isn't this an odd song? The drums sound so unbalanced. And the synth parts are equally unsettling. The whole thing sounds like it's coming unhinged and could go hatstand at the drop of a hat (see what I did there?). The music matches with the lyrics too, they both give the impression of a man who's going quietly mad.
    Monopatinistaon February 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentNuman stated that he was on the verge of a nervous breakdown at the time, which is why the lyrics don't make a lot of sense.
    MrLongroveon November 03, 2009   Link

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