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ARE FRIENDS ELECTRIC vs GARY NUMAN
30/06/1979 - 4 weeks at #1 - 16 weeks on chart

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 wonder 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
Where I can think for myself
About little deals
And S.U's
And things I just don't understand
Like a white lie that night
Or a sly 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 candlelit shadow on a wall near the bed

You know I hate to ask
But are friends electric
Only mine's broke down
And now I've no-one to love

So I found out your reasons
For the phone calls and smiles
And it hurts
And I'm lonely
And I should never have tried
And I missed you tonight
Still it's time to leave
You see it meant everything to me

Gary Numan
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