Play a game with your electronics
Take a step to the discotheque, and people
Go outside where there's someone watching cars go by
And the city tall with steeples
Hand in hand with the electronic renaissance is the way to go
Hand in hand with the electronic renaissance is the way to go, boy
Hand in hand with the electronic renaissance is the way to go
You're learning, soon you will do the things you wanted
Since you were wearing glitter badges

If you dance for much very longer
You'll be known as the boy who's always dancing
If you work for much very longer
You'll be known as the boy who's always working

Monochrome in the 1990's
You go disco and I'll go my way
Monochrome in the 1990's
You go disco and I'll go my way
Monochrome in the 1990's
You go disco and I'll go funkadelic, man
Is the way to go
So drop a pill and then say hello


Lyrics submitted by Empirer85, edited by GTony, Mellow_Harsher

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    General Comment

    It's about 1990s disco culture. Someone trying to keep the balance between work and going out on the town and the 24 hour lifestyle. Taking ectasy, meeting people, going outside to cool down. It's not so much a mockery of electronica as a homage to a culture and way of life for some people. The office ravers

    mozza_fanon February 10, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    I love how this song doesn't exactly break the flow of Tigermilk as an album, but keeps it cohesive and flowing.

    ThisKidLovesLifeon December 10, 2004   Link
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    General Comment

    i've recent gotten into opera, and today when i was getting back into bell & seb i realised the intro is essentially an electro version of the string intro to 'ave maria' Now i've only heard Pavarotti's version but both, 'ave maria' and B&S's 'electronic renaissance' go for 4 minutes 50 seconds ... coincidence?

    surely not unintentional the original 'ave maria' was composed by Bach during the ... you guessed it ... renaissance! however the most popular version is the one reinterpreted and composed by Schubert.

    give it a listen


    i love tigermilk!

    jgdon February 06, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    It sounds like Belle and Sebastian mocking electronica.

    Palemovieon January 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    can't believe there aren't more comments on this song, one of the best off Tigermilk.

    i think mozza fan hit it spot on, a tribute to the ravers of the 1990s. you go disco and i'll go funkadelic, man.

    davidgjoneson September 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Memory

    I always think Stuart's singing "If you've read so much Harry Potter" instead of "If you dance so much very longer"... but then I remember that Harry Potter didn't exist yet in 1996.

    charolastraon October 21, 2010   Link
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    General Comment

    I can't help but always hear "unemployed in the 1990s"

    Isaakon September 29, 2013   Link

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