Are 'Friends' Electric?

from by Parralox



Dedicated to Derek Jarman


(Gary Anthony James Webb)

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, now I can think for myself
About little deals and issues
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
It must be time to leave
You see it meant everything to me


from Holiday '19, released November 29, 2019
Tracklist :
1. Lucretia My Reflection (Sisters of Mercy)
2. Human (The Human League)
3. Are 'Friends' Electric? (Gary Numan)
4. Heart like a Wheel (The Human League)
5. True Faith (New Order)
6. Life Kills (The Human League)
7. Duel (Propaganda)
8. Pet Sematary (Ramones)
9. But Not Tonight (Depeche Mode)

Production Credits :
Producer - John von Ahlen
Engineer - Juan del Toro
Guitars - Adrian von Ahlen (5)
Vocals - Louise Love (2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8)
Vocals - John von Ahlen (1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8)

Buchla Modular Synthesiser and Fairlight CMI 30A courtesy of Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio Limited.
Programming assistance by Ross Healy.

Recorded at Subterrane Recording Studio, Melbourne, Australia.

Original File Information :
01 Parralox - 207 - Lucretia My Reflection V4 - 2019 11 13.wav
02 Parralox - 205 - Human V2 - 2019 11 06.wav
03 Parralox - 199 - Are Friends Electric V2 - 2019 11 06.wav
04 Parralox - 202 - Heart Like a Wheel V2 - 2019 11 06.wav
05 Parralox - 208 - True Faith V5 - 2019 11 06.wav
06 Parralox - 203 - Life Kills V3 - 2019 07 26.wav
07 Parralox - 206 - Duel V4 - 2019 11 11.wav
08 Parralox - 198 - Pet Sematary V3 - 2019 11 09.wav
09 Parralox - 211 - But Not Tonight V2 - 2019 11 04.wav

US Management - CAMP Entertainment
US PR - Project Publicity

© 2019 Tunecore Publishing
℗ 2019 Subterrane Records


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If ever there was a new electronic pop band to encapsulate and emulate the legendary stylings of Depeche Mode, The Human League, Erasure, New Order, Pet Shop Boys and the spirit of Madonna in her 80s day-glo era, then Australia’s Parralox are that modern-day reincarnation. ... more


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