Singin' through you to me
Thunderbolts caught easily
Shouts the truth peacefully
Electricity

High voltage man kisses night to bring the light
To those who need to hide their shadow deed
Go into bright, find the light
And know that friends don't mind just how you grow

Midnight cowboy stained in black
Reads dark roads without a map
To free-seeking electricity
Seeking electricity
Midnight cowboy stained in black
Reads dark roads without a map
To free-seeking electricity
Seeking electricity

Lighthouse beacon straight ahead
Straight ahead across black seas to free
Seeking electricity

High voltage man kisses night
To bring the light to those who need to hide
Their shadow deed
Hide their shadow deed
High voltage man kisses night
To bring the light to those who need to hide
Their shadow deed
Hide their shadow deed

Seek electricity
Seek electricity
Electricity
Seek electricity
Seek electricity
Seek electricity
Seek electricity
Electricity


Lyrics submitted by kienholzfan

Electricity Lyrics as written by Herb Bermann Don Van Vliet

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  • +4
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    Three comments is a disgrace. This song is insane on every level. Listening to it you are propelled across the same dark roads and black seas...

    caitsith01on February 09, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General Comment

    "I sing the body electric"

    futatoriuson July 18, 2008   Link
  • +1
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    Thanks futatorius. That makes perfect sense, considering it was 1967, and he's referencing Midnight Cowboy. Too bad the song didn't make it on the 1969 soundtrack for the movie ..

    I read some Beefheart interview where the interviewer was asking him if Electricity had to do with working with electric guitars, the sounds that came out of the amps, etc. .. I kid you not. Vliet played it off beautifully and said "yeah man, you got it". I'll bet he did that quite a bit with people.

    Anyway, connnecting the dots with Whitman's poem, the midnight cowboy reference and Vliet's own compassionate mindset of total freedom for everyone .. it all comes together now.

    Hawkeye2008on August 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    awesome

    the_white_stripeon January 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Right on, caitsith01! This song is majestic, the way he conducts the raw power and energy of the music is mind-blowing, particularly through the use of the theremin, the vocals and the guitar. It's incredibly unique, but it doesn't feel like an experiment whose only purpose is to try to innovate, he uses his inventive and visionary methods to make the song itself work, and not the other way around.

    lemgruberon September 09, 2012   Link
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    I've heard it explained somewhere (the John French book I think) that it's a "self discovery as first step on path to personal freedom". In which case it's similar to "Trust Us" [even if John French couldn't see it that way 'cause he reads religion into everything]. In fact Herb Bermann wrote the words to this

    Dia270on May 12, 2016   Link

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